How do I improve the performance of OneNote for iPhone and iPad?

If OneNote for iPhone or iPad is slow, some of these performance optimization tips.

Performance Area


Additional Steps

Large notebooks

If your notebook has a particularly large section, you might want to create a new notebook for just that section. Creating a second notebook can speed things up if you have lots of content.

Try following these other tips to improve the responsiveness of the app:

  • Reduce the number of sections in your notebook.

  • Reduce the number of pages in a section.

  • Reduce the amount of content on each page.

To view how much storage space OneNote and your notebooks are using:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen, then tap General > Usage, scroll to OneNote.

  2. Tap OneNote from the list of apps to see the space used for your OneNote Documents and Data.

If your OneNote content is using up more storage than you’d like, try closing any notebooks that you’re not using. This will free up space on your device and improve OneNote’s responsiveness.

Syncing notebooks

When you sync your notebooks for the first time, it can take a while depending on your network speed and the number of notebooks you’re syncing.

Wait until all of your notebooks have completed syncing before using OneNote.

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