Samsung Notes APK

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Samsung Notes apk

APP Information

Download Version (410425003)
Apk Size46.99 MB
App DeveloperSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up

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App Description

Samsung Notes is samsung,android,notes,productivity, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.09 by 97 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 7058921+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

With Samsung Notes, 
you can create notes containing texts, images with footnotes, voice recordings, and music. Moreover, you can share your notes easily to SNS.
Previously made any memos from S Note and Memo also can be imported into Samsung Notes.
Samsung Notes provides various brush types and color mixers, so that you can draw fabulous paintings like professional painters.
You may also share your paintings at PEN.UP right away.
Samsung Notes is a hub for all your hand-written notes, sketches, drawings.

Creating notes
Tap + icon at the bottom of the main screen of Samsung Notes to create notes.

Locking notes
1.Tap the More options button on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, 
then select Lock notes to create a password.
2.Create a password, then tap the note you want to lock.
3.Tap the More options button while viewing a note, then select Lock.

Adding text
Tap keyboard icon at the top of the screen to enter text using the keyboard. 
Use the Rich text toolbar to edit the style of the text.

Adding handwriting
Tap Handwriting icon at the top of the screen to add handwriting. 
Handwritten text can be recognised. You can also use handwriting to search for keywords in notes.

Adding drawings
Tap drawing icon at the top of the screen to create drawings.

Adding image and voice recordings
Tap image icon at the top of the screen to insert images. 
Tap Voice recording icon at the top of the screen to insert voice recordings.

Using pen settings
Select from various pen types, sizes, and colours.

Erasing handwriting
Tap eraser icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap or swipe your finger over the handwriting you want to erase.

Using Selection mode
Tap selection icon at the bottom of the screen, then select an area of handwriting. 
You can then move the selected area, adjust its size, and more.

Using brush settings
Select from various brush types and colours. 
Tap the selected brush to view the brush settings again and change more settings such as the size and opacity.
Tap color icon, then select the colour you want to draw with.

Using Smart Switch.
Use Smart Switch to import S Note and Memo data from other devices.

Using Samsung account.
1.Tap the More options button while on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, then select Import data.
2.Select S Note or Memo data saved using your Samsung account, then tap the DONE button.

Syncing notes via Samsung Cloud
1.Tap the More options button while on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, 
then select Sync with Samsung Cloud.
2.Register with or sign in to Samsung Cloud using your Samsung account. 
Samsung Notes data will be synced automatically.

Creating notes while screen off
Detach the S Pen while the screen is turned off to create screen off memos.

Keyword : SDOC, Note, Memo

Notice : Regarding the App Access Privilege

The following permissions are required for the app service. 
For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.

Required permissions
• Storage: Used to save or load note files

Optional permissions
• Telephone: Used to check device-unique identification information for providing app update
• Microphone: Used to record the voice to be inserted into the note
• Camera: Used to take photos to be inserted into the note
• Contacts: Used to read account information to sync with your account 

App ChangeLog

  • New Features
  • 1. Export MS word format : Add feature that are export to MS word format
  • 2. Handwriting to text : Add feature that convert handwriting to text only in S Pen support devices.
  • 3. Zoom in/out : Add zoom in/out feature in edit mode.
  • 4. Change handwriting style : Add feature that change handwriting style using a pen

App Screens

Samsung Notes App Screen 1Samsung Notes App Screen 2Samsung Notes App Screen 3Samsung Notes App Screen 4


requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

interact across users
Allows the app to perform actions across different users on the device. Malicious apps may use this to violate the protection between users.

full license to interact across users
Allows all possible interactions across users.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

manage activity stacks
Allows the app to add, remove, and modify the activity stacks in which other apps run. Malicious apps may disrupt the behavior of other apps.

manage users
Allows apps to manage users on the device, including query, creation and deletion.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read sensitive log data
Allows the app to read from the system's various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, potentially including personal or private information.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

limit number of running processes
Allows the app to control the maximum number of processes that will run. Never needed for normal apps.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify/delete internal media storage contents
Allows the app to modify the contents of the internal media storage.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Samuel Breton-avatar

    Samuel Breton


    Used to be a really useful app. Since the update the app request a add-on to open my previous notes. Unfortunately the add-on installation keep crashing, rendering the my files impossible to access. UPDATE - Converting the old notes prevent the add-on installation to be triggered. This way you can keep using your old-converted notes as usual. This add-on is about, but it crash the app every time. Just convert your notes and forget about the whole add-on thing.

  2. Best Muzik-avatar

    Best Muzik


    app I hate this new update, why do we have to convert our notes to this new version and why don't we have the flexibility of still using the old format to write our stuff? Some of us don't adjust well. I like some features that are in the new update though but let's have some flexibility at least. I use the app to write music and this has been very hard to do given the format that I've been accustomed to using. Please do something about this, thanks.

  3. Ishpreet Kaur-avatar

    Ishpreet Kaur


    not working In old format, if by mistake we delete or edit some part of our already saved note, then it takes our permission for Cancel Discard or Save..... Whereas in this new format if by mistake, while writing some new points in your already saved note, you delete some part, then its gone forever... you cannot retrieve it back... its automatically saved... It never asks us Cancel Discard or Save ? Highly highly disappointing.. Please help in solving this issue....

  4. Sam McDonald-avatar

    Sam McDonald


    add on I used this app on my last 3 phones so didn't read the reviews. The latest update has ruined its simplicity. The only improvement I can see is the extra colours. I have lost some important notes after update . Definitely made it worse

  5. Aileen Aguinaldo-avatar

    Aileen Aguinaldo


    on pc This used to be a good app. Now I can't open my notes. Been trying to install add-on but it wouldn't go past 99% installation. WHAT HAPPENED??!! I need access to my notes and now it feels like my notes were stolen. I HOPE YOU FIX THIS SOON ASAP!

  6. T L-avatar

    T L


    online It won't let me change the color of my font anymore, I'm livid! I use be able to have a diffrent color font with each paragraph I write but I can't do that anymore! I'm deleting this app.

  7. That Person-avatar

    That Person


    update Good use, I get a little confused sometimes with the tools, but every besides that is great. Works fine, and simple.

  8. Emily Williams-avatar

    Emily Williams


    windows 10 Love the app but it all of a sudden won't let me view any of my notes without downloading an add on that doesn't load past 99%!! Very frustrating!!

  9. Chris Crosby-avatar

    Chris Crosby


    backup Why is this app constantly updating? A notepad is a simple application that should be installed on every phone like a calculator or FM radio and require no updates. Zero stars.

  10. Weelee Joeng-avatar

    Weelee Joeng


    apk Add on installation always fail at 99% now the older files can't be open..... what a failure !!!!!

  11. Dimitry Petruk-avatar

    Dimitry Petruk


    Always tried to find the best notebook. So I did! Love this app! I use this app every day. It's helped me be organize. A lot of options. Recommended!

  12. Dan McD-avatar

    Dan McD


    Trash update. The app is more difficult to use and has no more functionality than before. I would give 0 stars if possible.

  13. Sir-avatar



    Crashes everytime I try to use it because of the update.

  14. Miss Amanda-avatar

    Miss Amanda


    I used to love this app!! Then it recently updated and everything changed.

  15. Tom Foale-avatar

    Tom Foale


    Use it essentially as my Internet database and library of ideas. Very useful.

  16. Mark Jeffery-avatar

    Mark Jeffery


    It shouldn't have to be able to access my contacts and phone to update the app

  17. Darka #44 Artist-avatar

    Darka #44 Artist


    The old one was better this is rubbish everything is unorganised terrible now!!!!!!

  18. Sean N-avatar

    Sean N


    While the new update added needed functionality, removing the ability to search the contents of all notes was a ridiculous and terrible decision. Awful. There is now no way to search for a note based on anything other than its title. In fact, it seems you can search note contents for terms, but for some reason it only results in a fraction or none of the notes that contain said term, and never all or even half of them. Utterly useless. Fire whoever approved this update.

  19. Romal Bullock-avatar

    Romal Bullock


    This new version is unnecessarily cumbersome. This was supposed to be to jot down quick notes, usually to act on later. All i needed to do was quickly type something and then hit save. Now i have to click several times to get to the save option. Nobody needs all of these features for a simple little notes app. I want the old one back. Instead of trying to update a note app, leave the note app alone and develop some different kind of productivity app.

  20. KG P-avatar

    KG P


    The latest version requires the following after install. 1) A secondary add-on install. 2) A conversion of saved notes to new format for editing. The new format is white text on black background. Very annoying and was not able to locate a template for black text on white background. Rated very poor. I will not be using this app, Samsung failed to understand user preferences.

  21. Zakira Starlight-avatar

    Zakira Starlight


    I loved the app but since the update it hasn't been good please make a way to go back to the old version or choose a new version because the old version was way better, also it'd be nice when you organize things for there to be a color but it won't let you do that anymore and you used folders, plus it's like word which I don't like. So please give us a choice to go back or not.

  22. Rithy Som-avatar

    Rithy Som


    Why does it make multiple copies of notes? When you edit a note and save it, it saves that copy and the keeps the previous version. I edited a note 4 times to reproduce the issue. Now I have 5 different versions of that note; the original plus the 4 revisions. So when you save a note, you have to remember to delete the old one. Please go back to old version of this app!!!

  23. Jeff Rich-avatar

    Jeff Rich


    Update ruined it. Sure it adds tons of fancy features, but for those of us who want a simple note taking app, it takes away the "save" button. It turns the background of the page from white, which I prefer, to black, which I hate, and if there's an option to change it back they hid it so well I can't find it. Why did I have to "convert" all my existing notes to be able to edit them? Etc... Sorry. I thought I had a nice simple, easy to use app for keeping track of my notes but this update ruined.

  24. Dean Fresonke-avatar

    Dean Fresonke


    Updated review based on newest release..... All problems and missing features are fixed. Works great! ++++++++++++ Earlier review: This this update is absolutely terrible. The older notes had so much more functionality and was much easier to use the pen to create pages. The new version won't allow you to shrink or grow your note page which is a huge limitation. It also does not allow you to scroll through pages with your fingers.

  25. Connie McCoy-avatar

    Connie McCoy


    I used to love this app... I used it to make notes on everything even so far as to where I put things for when my absent-minded memory failed. I HATE this "new" advanced Update ! I find it confusing at best & the prompts to help you are confusing or non-existent. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... If there is anyone human out there bring back the old app... Or at least give people the option to choose between the original or "new & not improved" version.

  26. Tracy Hengesbach-avatar

    Tracy Hengesbach


    If you are reading this before updating, read other reviews, too! I thought Notes was great before. With the latest update, not so much. Not only did I have to download the update, there was also an add-on to download THEN old notes have to be converted. Why so much? Then I went to save...UGH! I just wanted to save a flippin note as a note--why take away that option unless I go through 5 other screens? At least all my old notes can be converted and I did figure out how to just simply save.

  27. Jordan Muller-avatar

    Jordan Muller


    Hi, Dev Team! I have a request. Please could you make the minimum line width smaller? I find that having such fine control really allows one to put loads of extra detail in, especially when zooming into the page. Currently, if I zoom in fully, at the thinnest line width, it is clunky and difficult to write with. Otherwise, i dig the app! The new update has been quite good, as well. Thank you for your time end effort.

  28. Arthur Veling-avatar

    Arthur Veling


    The app in a word is (unique) so far I haven't found another like it with the abilities that it has. Please update it. And keep it always available and updating it................... Sorry I've decided to decrease the rating do to it no longer has the page functionality that it had before the update and now I hate it and for that reason I've gotta give it a 2 star rating. I would only change it back to a 5 if the functionality was put back the way it was.

  29. Ren Mace-avatar

    Ren Mace


    I used to love this app but the updates sucks, the pages break up all my notes they don't look good anymore, I can't easily make checklists anymore, its harder to use, I refuse to convert my notes to this version. I want the old version back. The page format wouldn't be so bad if I had the option to turn it off. Another thing I noticed that I hate about this update is making audio notes in a list is now impossible or confusing at best. I'll be uninstalling once I pull all my notes off. I'm sad.

  30. Marijo Overpeck Templeton-avatar

    Marijo Overpeck Templeton


    Ever since I updated yesterday I can't get into any of my original notes. Not sure what happened with the update but please fix it. This is where I keep all my important info like medical, addresses, birthdays etc. and I can't open any of them. I keep getting a pop-up that says I need to install an add on but it won't install. HELP!!!

  31. AE Rabe-avatar

    AE Rabe


    Not a fan of the update. I relied on this for years: shopping lists, meeting notes, new years resolutions, halloween costumes, measurements, etc. Was easy to use for a variety of tasks. At first I was excited about the update, it seemed to add the capacity to edit/notate .pdf files. In fact, now the whole app is more like full blown word processing and formal files. I want the ability to use and organize like the previous version AND be able to import .pdfs. Now to reorganize years of notes...

  32. Resilient-avatar



    I used to love this app, but absolutely hate it since the latest update. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 is because I used to use it everyday. With the latest update it feels like a flashback to 1999. The features are cool, great, but the feel of the app ruins the experience. After I write this review I'm downloading another app to replace Samsung notes and not looking back.

  33. Sammie Adamson-avatar

    Sammie Adamson


    WHAT HAPPENED!? I loved this app and I used it daily as my calendar, grocery list, checklist, journal, second brain, etc. This app was everything for me, especially since I struggle with my memory and mental health. The app updates today and everything is so messed up now! I can't access my old notes without a plugin, and then I have to convert them to edit them, but then it ruins my organization and careful color-coding and just sticks them in random ugly brown folders. Absolutely awful update

  34. Dan Sumrall-avatar

    Dan Sumrall


    No privacy. After using notes without issue for a couple of years, I was prompted to upgrade. The new upgrade requires an unnamed add on, and the mystery add-on requires permissions for just about everything on my device. I chose not to grant that permission, so 2 years of notes are now locked up and inaccessible. Can't open, copy, or read any of my notes. Going back to a paper notebook and uninstalling this app.

  35. Jessica Chant-avatar

    Jessica Chant


    I ABSOLUTELY HATE THIS APP AFTER THE RECENT UPDATE! The update has ruined what was a great app. But since the update nothing is simple anymore and I have to convert all of my lists in order to use them. Also, the color coded tabs are gone and the line spacing is too small. This app before the update was perfect and I used it everyday. But now, I'll be looking for something else unless the app is returned to its original version.

  36. Jay Lai-avatar

    Jay Lai


    I don't usually write reviews but I'm truly frustrated with the new update. I miss the old notes where everything was simple and clean. If we were to make it a pdf file we could have used other software to do it. As of now, it's so complicated to use I can no longer search from my search bar, when I copy from notes to another app its double spaced and I have to realign everything manually, the folders are a mess had to download the new format one by one. Come on Samsung, let us downgrade.

  37. Manuel Rivera Morales-avatar

    Manuel Rivera Morales


    With the last update this application that I have used and recommended has become very complicated and is trying to be a word processor. The new update requires that all previous notes be updated and then it impossible to use. The size of the font stays a "8" no matter what it's set to. I'd appreciate the ability to reinstall the previous version.

  38. Kee Eck-avatar

    Kee Eck


    Has been my go to app for taking notes\making lists. Have been promoted to update for the last month or so and finally did. Could not access any of my old notes without installing an add-on and once I did that, I have to convert the note to the new format before being able to edit it. Overall, not impressed by the new update. Will be looking into a new note taking app.

  39. Kat Castellon-avatar

    Kat Castellon


    This is not an update. An update is an improvement and this is far from an improvement. The search feature does not work and that defeats the entire purpose for me using this app. It is visually difficult to read notes because the spacing is very narrow between lines and it has created two systems in one (old formatted notes and new ones), you have to convert all old notes to new ones, and when you convert the search within notes feature does not work. Please fix this ASAP!

  40. Peter Kennedy-avatar

    Peter Kennedy


    The role out of this update is the stupidest arrangement one could imagine. Serving the customer hasn't even been moderately considered. A notice to update appears. You think, "That might be a good idea. I use that one a lot. " You click update. Then the delightful surprises begin. I have a large number of notes sorted into about 20 categories. After the update you can't open your old notes without downloading a companion program that allows them to be read. Now you have to convert each note...

  41. kimberly bruce-avatar

    kimberly bruce


    Don't install the update......once installed it holds your notes hostage until you agree to give access to your media, voice, pics, etc. I do not give access to all of my other data to any app, having been in IT for 40 years, I know the potential dangers this can pose! Once you install the update, unless you agree to giving them all of this access, you can no longer open any of your notes!!!!!!! Currently looking for an app that does not do this so I can import all my notes and get rid of Samsung notes.......

  42. Kenzio D Ganinda-avatar

    Kenzio D Ganinda


    It doesn't seem like you're able to discard changes anymore, that's a bummer.... Or maybe there is? This update is so confusingly different, It took me a while to realize the drawing mode is there, but you just have to insert it first. This app needs some consistency, or at least give clear instructions to where is what and what is where.

  43. B Ross-avatar

    B Ross


    The update makes you take more steps to personalize tasks list. Also, unless I'm missing it, it would be good to be able to delete tasks from the list without having to back space 🤦‍♀️ If there is an easier way, please let me know. Wow, after reading many of the reviews, I think I'm going to find a different app for notes and discontinue using this one. These should make life as simple as possible and it seems like no one is reading or responding to complaints and suggestions! Very frustrating!

  44. Cello Unicorn-avatar

    Cello Unicorn


    It's a really good app, and I find it very useful. If you place pictures or write something down and delete the pic or forget what you wrote, it'll always be there. But I tried to place a picture in a certain spot but every time I do the picture goes to a whole different area every time and deletes a few pictures on the way. I like the older version better, not this one.

  45. Lydia Bng-avatar

    Lydia Bng


    After update, the predictive text function is predicting rubbish. For every consonant I typed, a string of it appears and it's not even a proper word. Makes using it a hassle that i don't even feel like updating my notes. It happened with my previous phone too. I was given suggestions that couldn't solve the issues. Was happy for a short while with my new phone but it happened again. Please rectify or people will stop using it.

  46. Denise Ray-avatar

    Denise Ray


    Was great. Update made it just ok. Really hate the new automatic page breaks as well the cumbersome multiple steps involved in saving a note. Update: Now that I've used the new version a little longer, I've realized that I don't have to go through the multi-step process of saving a note. I simply close the note and it automatically saves any changes I've made - which is perfect ! Still not liking the page breaks. Woukd prefer to be able to insert them only when I want them.

  47. MtnYeti Barbie-avatar

    MtnYeti Barbie


    Hate, hate, hate this "upgrade". The version that came on Galaxy S9 was perfect; Easy to create categories, edit categories and notes, save, etc. This version has phenomenally small fonts and repeated attempts didn't change to the size I selected. It's a 3 step process now to save and it doesn't already have a place they save to other than straight to your internal storage, not in a folder. There's no folder holding all my old notes there. None of the new features are anything I care about.

  48. DragonShifter-avatar



    The new update is annoying! I was using the notes to keep track of my commission orders and pictures. But now I cant add a picture to the previous text without it going into the wrong place. And when I try to remove one from the list the pictures dont move with the text when you back space. They stay in the same place! Guess I'm gonna have to move to google doc instead...

  49. Sharon Thompson-avatar

    Sharon Thompson


    HATE new update. To open a file, I had to install add-on. Then convert the file to open and confirm file that it can no longer be used in older versions. There is no save button. Had to seach and found under the 3 dots. To save, go to menu select format and folder. With each edit I have to repeat each step. A royal PAIN. Should be able to just save as is. I want to go back to last version. Taking notes suppose to be quick and simple. This new update should had been a complete and separate app.

  50. Giacomo Agnello-avatar

    Giacomo Agnello


    The latest update ruined this app. I need to convert all my existing notes and there is no save button. The format is less user friendly as it compacts the list so it is harder to select lines you need to edit. Horrible update. Now, I have to write down each note and download a better app and do this all over again. Thanks for the inconvenience samsung. I'll be buying another phone soon as well. I'm done with samsung!

  51. Dominic Guo-avatar

    Dominic Guo


    Your search bar does not work properly after this update. If you type a quick list by using "enter" to split the lines, and then exit the note and use the search bar to find any words from that note, the note will not show up. How did you screw this up? Searching for any word is a basic functionality that any note app should have, and after this new update, yours is lacking. Horrible update, please fix.

  52. Andrea Zarate-avatar

    Andrea Zarate


    I absolutely HATE the newest update. I can usually adjust to changes but this one is by far the worst, as some of my favorite features are gone. I use this app to draw, and suddenly I dont have all the different pens I used to use, there's no option to change the opacity of the pens AND eraser, and while the previous update gave me the option to choose between the choppy older style, and a different button/page with more pens and settings for artists, now there's just one option. Change it back.

  53. James-avatar



    This app does a lot of things right but my biggest issue after much time has passed is it still doesn't have an optional "Night Mode", why not? Or the option to change the paper color? This would be a great addition. I don't want to have to use another note pad if I keep.all of them here. Samsung, are you listening? Edit - 9.17.20 FINALLY!!! You addressed both issues I had and and more, they look great! Thank you! Now Worthy of the FIVE STARS!!!

  54. James Mizzles-avatar

    James Mizzles


    I had hundreds of the notes on the original app I updated in lost every single one of them. No I am not happy with his app in the least. I just received another update that said that it had fixed previous bugs, so with a hopeful heart I downloaded it: I have no idea what it was that they fixed, but the app is MUCH WORSE than it had ever been. I truly loved the original one, but I truly the way it is now!!!!

  55. Ava Woods-avatar

    Ava Woods


    I don't like the newest update of the app. Now notes look painful, somehow appearing uncategorized – being a "list" they felt more like "notes". Also it is not comfortable that now I have to convert my older notes to look as bad as the new ones, after the update. I am just asking for previous version of the app, where everything was perfect.

  56. R Jones-avatar

    R Jones


    This app used to be perfect. The new update wanted permission to contacts and photos which I denied bc why would this app need that. It's just for writing down ideas, phone numbers and addresses. Now it won't let me access old notes saying, permissions would be required. So I give the permission to get my old notes back but it won't let me access them anyway. DON'T get this app. [I am furious and deleted a lot of swearing in this.]

  57. Joseph McDonald-avatar

    Joseph McDonald


    I miss some of the simpler & more straight forward features of of the previous--such as adding labels, sorting accordingly, color coding subject/ title management, simple saving, etc... I use this for making a lot of notes for work, Ministry, School and things like that. It felt more like an advance note app. Now it feels more like Microsoft Word into note form. The advance features are nice however it would be nicer if we were still had the option and ability to do the simpler things.

  58. Rifai Muhammad-avatar

    Rifai Muhammad


    Hi, i 've been using it.for 2 years. It is simple and easy to use. Theres only 1 issue i found. I ineed to make a quick PDF report from the field so i use insert pict form camera. But when i convert the file into PDF the size is too big. There is no option i could resize or compress the file to reduce the image quality. Therefore it cannot be sent quickly using email, since the size over the limit. Will be back and add the star when this prolem solved

  59. Arya Salvi-avatar

    Arya Salvi


    I've always liked Samsung Notes from when it was just simple notes to now when it is a all functional app and I like it ofcourse. The ONLY problem I have the view. All the options in "view" is unappealing compared to what it was before update: the title bold & clear and on the right the picture that we had put in so I want it back like before. It was more clear than a typo mess like it is now. I hope this gets considered.

  60. Jenna Herrera-avatar

    Jenna Herrera


    I used notes all the time before the update. The worst thing I did was update it before looking at reviews. I used notes for various things, from supply runs to my writing. I had 8 categorized formats. Now I need to download a separate app just to look at my old notes before the update. And i hate using folders, i wish they would go back to the old format including the color system. I am always on the go and do not need another Microsoft, for fast easy notes. I want an option to go back.

  61. Pam Ortiz-avatar

    Pam Ortiz


    Absolutely HORRIBLE update! I wish I could go back and remove the latest update! Every time I try to type a sentence, it changes the word to what Samsung THINKS I want and I absolutely HATE it! I just want to be able to type what I want and make my own corrections. I don't need any help from Samsung to do that. Also, having to download an add-on just to read/look at old notes is downright disgusting!

  62. Lo Go-avatar

    Lo Go


    What happened to this once-great app? Navigating to edit, add images, and delete the folders is annoying and time-consuming! I hate it! Please revert to the previous update. This one sucks! 😡 Also, please put the SAVE button back! When I leave the app, I have no idea whether the new things I add are saved or not, so then I'm forced to go back into the page to confirm. Total disappointment!

  63. Biohazardous-avatar



    The old Samsong Notes did have a few imperfections, but it was nearly perfect. However this update made it almost like Microsoft Word, and I can't stand that. From the infinite, empty space of a Note Page that's there for no good reason, to the deleted in-app notification that would allow you to save and leave, or delete and leave your current progress on a Note Page. This new update had ruined the near perfect typing app that was the old Samsung Notes. Worst! Update! Ever!

  64. Phyllis White-avatar

    Phyllis White


    I have been using the Notes app for a couple of years, and have never had a problem. I copied text from websites, emails, or Facebook posts, pasted into the app, and savedor printed it out. I could edit later, and the edits were automatically saved when I closed or printed the note, Today, I updated. I HATE IT. Defaults to a 16pt text, and when I try to edit to 12pt it won't save nor give me the print option. CHANGE IT BACK or fix it. It is virtually useless to as it is.

  65. Jason Cunningham-avatar

    Jason Cunningham


    Horrible, after I updated! It worked for about a week, after the update, then crashed while entering new data. Everything, EVERYTHING, except the data I was currently entering disappeared. I have a Verizon Note9. Was not informed in any way that my weekly saves were doing nothing because Samsung Cloud isn't available on Verizon "SAMSUNG" phones. Why?? I relied on the data and pictures to help make my job easier and more efficient. Will never rely on Samsung Notes again.

  66. christopher gunawan-avatar

    christopher gunawan


    Dear samsung, A lot of us uses notes only for something simple, like making shopping list. But in the last update, comes "professional" features.The previous version are far better for casual uses. But that is not the biggest problem here though, the notes that we made from previous versions can't be open, it asks to download add-ons, but it ALWAYS stops at 99% and then fails. Please update Notes again, and give a choice between using the new "professional" or the old "casual" in the home screen

  67. MrNews Media-avatar

    MrNews Media


    Never Syncs. If you use more than one device (phone AND tablet) forget about syncing document changes between them. (Both are Samsung devices.) I couldn't even access my Samsung notes on their server- gave up after trying for half an hour. Worked on device syncing issue for several hours- there is no way. If you just want to make notes on one device, and access them there, fine. If you're looking for syncing and access via desk/laptop, forget it.

  68. Victoria Styles-avatar

    Victoria Styles


    Somehow, my neat, tidy recipes that I kept in this app turned into horrors. They printed up a reasonably easily read 12pt font. Now, recipes that took a single printed page now takes 3 and a half pages, or more! Because I don't know if the fault is with the app itself or an unannounced Samsung system update, I'm giving this 2 stars. The app used to be a solid 5-star, 10 stars if I could have. Now, I'd give it zero if I that was possible. Once my recipes & notes are copied over, uninstall!

  69. Bob Klase-avatar

    Bob Klase


    Previous version was better. This one is white letters on black background which is harder for me to read. Can't find an option to change that. Bigger problem is if you make errors during an edit, you can't discard changes & return to the original note- if you accidently delete something it's gone unless you can remember it all.

  70. Salima Sweet-avatar

    Salima Sweet


    WTH!!! The last update ruined this app! Can't write in app, can no longer sort my notes into categories. I set it for a light background and it keeps going back to black. Doesn't work at all with old saved notes. I used this for recipes and study notes, now I can't make changes to the old ones. The controls are too complicated and many are unnecessary. When you are making notes, it should be simple and quick. You have turned this into and editing program. That's what Office is for.

  71. Jennifer Wooten-avatar

    Jennifer Wooten


    I hate everything about this new update. I want my old sorting method back, where I could organize categories and color-code them. I want the old writing style back, with easier font control, without pages, and without the ugly backgrounds. I want the old method of drawing back, instead of this new convoluted mess. Even the UI is drab and uglier than before.

  72. Lim Kai Xian-avatar

    Lim Kai Xian


    I have two Samsung phones, galaxy note 8 and note 10 plus. Both phones are installed with the latest version of Samsung note app version Ever since the update, when I search for the keyword, the search result only shows the titles of the notes with the keyword, and not shows the content of the notes which also has the keyword. For example, when I search for 'cooking', only the notes with the title containing 'cooking' will appear, but the others notes having the exact keyword in the content of the notes but don't have the keyword in the title, won't appear. Before the update, the search will show the notes with keyword in the title and/or in the the content, and also handwritten content! I tried clear the data and cache and redownloaded the notes from the cloud for several times. Strangely, sometimes it works normally for several searches before the issue comes back again. The picture doesn't stay at where it should be in relative to the text if u add texts in the lines before the picture

  73. Prem Aby Joy-avatar

    Prem Aby Joy


    Save or discard option was very helpful. Now I cannot go back if i make a mistake.. this is so annoying... the earlier version and the categories were very good.. also I see that some fonts in language Malayalam is not properly pasted.. earlier I didnt have any problem.. please give us an option to go back to old version if we prefer that... the new version is far from good... we are really suffering because of this... The page style view is making it difficult to understand paragraph.

  74. Calysta The Writer-avatar

    Calysta The Writer


    I use Samsung Notes every day when I get a creative idea in my head, and would have gladly said it was my favorite app before the update. After making hundreds of notes filled with precious writing, I had to convert them all to an unnappealing format just to edit them. I absolutely HATE the page breaks they give you no customization over, when I want a break between my words, I will place one. Please put it back, or give me the option to use the previous version.

  75. Kimberlee Middleton-avatar

    Kimberlee Middleton


    I use this app EVERYDAY. I have over 400+ old notes ORGANIZED and useful categories that I can no longer use. The convenient "Save" button is no longer convenient. The checkbox feature forces you to click on the very tiny box instead of just clicking on the line to cross off the item. The font is incredibly small! Mirroring the notes based on my phone's dark feature also sucks. I want the option of changing that by MY choosing and NOT by INDIVIDUAL notes. Update is NOT useful. Old version please

  76. Matt Harris-avatar

    Matt Harris


    I've been using this app for years. Recently updated and have to "convert" all of my old notes to edit them. I make lots of checklists and liked the old style spacing. Now everything is very crammed and makes it harder to check specific boxes. I also have the Swype keyboard and with this recent update it isn't compatible with notes and renders the app useless for me. Can't type single letters without a whole word auto populating. Swype works with all other apps, just not notes. Fix the bugs.

  77. eshwar cherukuri-avatar

    eshwar cherukuri


    I have been using this app for the past 2 years but after I was forced to install an update for the app, It started acting up. I am unable to access locked notes. The step where it asks for authentication is not happening and the screen stays blank and the phone automatically restarts. Unlocked notes are fine and I am able to access them. When I uninstalled the updates the locked notes are again accessable. I request help regarding this issue.

  78. Chepacawa-avatar



    The update ruined the simple yet effective feel of the app. I liked it when folders/groups were color coded, it helped fond them and it added just a splash of color. I wish we could manually choose where the folders go. I missed the uncategorized folder as well, you then knew where all your notes are, and I think most of us tend to keep things uncategorized, whether we forget to put it in a folder, or just because it's one topic and not big enough for a folder. I have more to complain about.....

  79. Donovan Bakin-avatar

    Donovan Bakin


    Samsung Notes used to be, in my opinion, one of the best note taking apps. With this update it's so convoluted that it takes twice as long to get anything done, and I can't even edit my old notes without converting them. I'm not sure why there was another update at all, the old version was great. This update is trying to hard to be Microsoft Word. Samsung should have just made a separate app.

  80. Cassandra Miles-avatar

    Cassandra Miles


    Do not update if you use categories for your notes. I used this app extensively for note taking and had a meticulous system for keeping my notes sorted by category. Now when I want to edit I have to first convert it into the new format and then add it to a new folder. There is no way to bulk convert and add them all to a new folder or tag at the same time. I wish I paid attention to the reviews and didn't update. It is now an app full of bloat instead of a perfectly functional tool.

  81. P G-avatar

    P G


    So I guess I'm not the only one not ecstatic about the update. It's great, updates, not so great I have 700 files to convert individually.. love option to change font size, definitely a positive when using it to write correspondences but a negative is everytime I go to edit, brings me to color painting pen. can't seem to figure out how to set to keyboard. Help! Other than that great app I've been using it for years, hence 700 files :)

  82. Faiqa Shahid-avatar

    Faiqa Shahid


    The new update is absolutely horrible. Before saving and writing notes was a lot quicker now the app crash every second. I cannot access note immediately and it takes forever to search anything inside of it. The new format is not at all reliable or helpful. Please update it properly or take it back to previous state because this one isn't working.

  83. Cole Limas-avatar

    Cole Limas


    With the new update, I am unable to categorize my notes. The color-coding system was really helpful. I also think that I am now unable to make bold letters. EDIT: the notes also cut out when typing too much just like in microsoft word. I pefer making notes on an endless paper (i hope theres an option for that). I can't also find ways to make the text in itilic or bold just like before. I also need to download my old notes one by one to be edited. They just turned the app into microsoft word.

  84. Yolanda Morales-avatar

    Yolanda Morales


    This new update is horrible, I hate it, I can't do any of the categorized lists, and I ultimately intrusive in every way. I hate it so much, due to can't do anything with it, the way I used to with the previous notes, that I finally opted to uninstall the notes app all together. And found a different notes app. Not totally happy with new app, But it allows me to do the same things the old Samsung Notes Version used to do.

  85. Sam Halliburton-avatar

    Sam Halliburton


    Recently my app has updated itself, during this the app started playing up and nothing was working properly. The app asked me to sync to samsung while doing this process the app vanished off my phone and I have had to re-download it, but can not get any off my notes back, which I am in need of. Old version worked perfectly.. how do I recover lost data??!

  86. L R-avatar

    L R


    Do not install if you want access to your existing notes. The newest update suddenly requires permissions to access your contacts, files, photos, phone logs, nearly everything, just to look at a text note. Further, you lose access to the notes you already have. So, what it comes down to is that if you take notes, then update in late 2020, they only way you get your notes back is to give Samsung all your contacts, details, photos, etc. Simply put, Samsung holds your information hostage until you pay them with your and all your contacts personal information. There is NO REASON a sticky note application needs access to your contacts. Uninstalling and and recommending everyone who values privacy also uninstall. Samsung is becoming increasingly intrusive and this is the last Samsung device my family will ever own.

  87. Blake Hammond-avatar

    Blake Hammond


    I would have given 5 stars before the update. Images used to be in line objects. Meaning, I could put an image in a note and later go edit my note above the pic and the image would move with the text, so it would stay where I put it IN RELATION TO THE TEXT. You MUST fix this and make images be able to be in-line-objects again. This update has completely ruined my experience in this app with no option to go back. Please help!

  88. Syfan-avatar



    Not in love with the update. I can't view images like I could in the old version or have them wrap in line with the text properly. Please revert or give an option to use the old interface. The older version was easily 4 or 5 stars. The only issue I had with it was not being able to use dark mode on the notes themselves.

  89. Boot too big-avatar

    Boot too big


    I hate the new update. Just everything about it. It's unpleasant to look at with everything squished together and not along in a row where I can see everything properly. I'm trying to uninstall the app to see if that works, but I'm not sure. I can't write anything down with this app, not like I literally can't but the open space just makes me uncomfortable. I liked how it was before.

  90. Seymour Schmitt-avatar

    Seymour Schmitt


    latest update is absolute garbage!! I hate the formatting of pictures in the notes. if I add more text above it then I have to move them down so they're in the right place where I want them to be. and drawing is awful!!! If I go back to edit a drawing then the width and length won't conform to the additional lines so it stays as the same ratio as before and gets squished! terrible update! makes everything much more difficult and frustrating!

  91. Daph-avatar



    The last update surpised me! I especially loved the different page templates, folders and adding more pages. It is turning into an app i can efficiently use to take notes with for school. Right now, i only wish the lines and gridlines were smaller since i find that the gaps are big for me (even the most compressed one). An option for different sizes of paper and customized stickers would be really good too!

  92. Mark Blackwell-avatar

    Mark Blackwell


    I used to love this app. I would use it for everything, but since the new update it feels clunky, restrictive and unsightly. Until they at least allow an option to change it back to how it used to be (as another reviewer suggested; a simple/pro mode), I will be searching for an alternative app.

  93. Rylan Keeling-avatar

    Rylan Keeling


    The new update is terrible. I have to convert all of my notes just to edit them, there's no more color coding, & the layout is too cramped. I don't know why this update was put through, it literally did nothing to make the app function better. I used to use this app all the time, and it was very helpful for me, but, because of this update, I will have to find another note-taking app. Super disappointed.

  94. MeMe Davis-avatar

    MeMe Davis


    I have always used the notes for everything and loved it! However since the update you took the ability to save or not the changes and I don't like that because if there is an error it automatically saves the error and my information is lost. I prefer to have the right to save changes or not. Automatic save is good in the instance that you accidentally close out of your app but please bring the save feature back. Thank you!

  95. Michael Zendejas-avatar

    Michael Zendejas


    Absolutely Horrible! The app was perfect before the latest update and more importantly it was actually usable. This update completely ruined the app, I have 63 separate notes and now I can't edit them or do anything to them but look at them. I read other reviews saying their notes were deleted, I got lucky that mine weren't even though now all I can do is look at them or delete them, I can't add anything to them. Fix this.

  96. Will Auld-avatar

    Will Auld


    I installed the update which seemed to go ok, but then to access my notes it require another install. And that install required more permissions than I wanted to give it so I decline to give them. But then it would not open individual notes. I then uninstalled thinking I would go back to the old version. But then I can't find the old version. Reinstalled the new version but all my notes are gone! CAN NOT TRUST SAMSUNG, WILL NOT USE THEIR SOFTWARE ANY MORE

  97. Anne Kaplan-avatar

    Anne Kaplan


    One star because I like being able to take notes on the phone. This latest update is intrusive and requires bells and whistles for simple text saving. App needs permissions for access to damn near everything on your device when it didnt before. Also required an add on just to read a note!!! Samsung has far overstepped its bounds. If I can find another note app this one will get gutted from my device.

  98. Selaise Agyinasare-avatar

    Selaise Agyinasare


    The older version of this app was better than this. I used to be able to duplicate my handwritten notes, monthly expenditure and groceries and make major or minor changes to the new document on the older app. However that option is no longer available. I have to rewrite my monthly groceries all over again. When I could have simply duplicated the notes, kept the items I needed and changed the items I didnt need. This saved time. Bring back the "duplicate notes" option

  99. Melissa Teal-avatar

    Melissa Teal


    Cannot use this app anymore. Every time I try to use the app and I try to type something other letters take the place of the letters I typed or swiped in. At first I thought my phone had been hacked and that someone was taking away the letters I was typing in but then I realized it was only happening on Samsung Notes. So unfortunately I'm unable to use this app any longer.

  100. Hani Kusuma-avatar

    Hani Kusuma


    I like this app very much, because it can share any type of file especially on PDF. But what didn't make me feel comfortable is the writing mode, I'm currently using a Tab S6 Lite. When I am writing on the left side of my tab, the cursor of the pen is not accurate, and that makes my writing a little bit ugly. So I hope Samsung will give an update for this type of issue. Thank you for the attention. PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE ASAP!!

  101. Olayide Ajayi-avatar

    Olayide Ajayi


    Hate the latest update!! Please return most of the functionalities that were taken away...bold; bullet points; numbering, ability to change color of the font, no save feature etc The color code for different types of notes was removed. Now there is Folders which is clunky in its functionality to say the least. You virtually ruined a good app!! What were you guys thinking?? I may have to find another App😣😣 which is sad because I loved this app before the update and had used it for years.

  102. Ekaterina Blech-avatar

    Ekaterina Blech


    Earlier I used to sort my notes by category. Transfer from old format to the new one has lost this data. Moreover, I can't view notes by category, I stopped to open Samsung Notes for note reading. Without my data being even exported as some text format I managed to start work on other application. Samsung Notes suggest me to export all my 412 Notes one by one. Yep. One by one!.. Only PDF format available! I have no images in my notes.

  103. Clint Worwood-avatar

    Clint Worwood


    This app was amazing until the last update. They messed up royally. The new dark theme is awful, the page breaks are awful, etc... Everything that was good about this app has been removed, they need to revert back to the version before this update ASAP and fire who ever made this latest update. Looks like I will need to find a replacement for this app if they don't roll back their changes.

  104. 405mentality #artist-avatar

    405mentality #artist


    Everything was fine until the update from about a month ago. All of my notes, poems, and writing prompts have now disappeared. They still show up on the home page but when I actually click on each specific note composed before the update the text isn't visible to edit or copy any text. Its weird.

  105. Valerie Valerie-avatar

    Valerie Valerie


    It was fine just the way it was. How do I un due the update? I don't like it. You have to double click just to type something grrr. Also don't like how if you accidentally delete something on your note and you don't know what was deleted, it's gone and you can't get it back. Before update you could. Also have to click back twice to save instead of clicking save. Ugh

  106. Kimberly Nevins-avatar

    Kimberly Nevins


    New update is a whole different platform. If I want to change anything in "old notes" I'm forced to convert to new version which I haven't studied- don't have time - doesn't appear to have categories. My work calls for repetitive texts (delivery service) all saved in old text as. I am rated on my time. I will be removed if I take too long and texting takes too long! This app allows me to save bitmoji's or pics to my saved texts. Bottom line. If they can't del new ver I'm gone!

  107. David Mar-avatar

    David Mar


    Missing features from S Note . 1. Auto save feature is annoying . Don't have an option to discard changes. 2. Inconsistent experience across different platforms. Example: Auto Shape/Shape Recognition feature is present in Android but missing in Samsung Notes app for Windows 10. 3. Missing options:Layers , Fill color for shapes and Insert illustrations. These features are present in S Note. Please update with these missing features. S Note is far better than this

  108. Azizul Haque-avatar

    Azizul Haque


    The updated version is not suitable for giving one star also, I decide to give 0 (zero) to this updated version and as there is no option to give 0, so I am giving one star. It was handy and user friendly in Previous version, Now it becomes a Headache & harassment to me and very disappointing. My first and only suggestion :- Plz bring back the old version or you give the option of using the old version. Otherwise I, as well as, many other users like me, would be bound to uninstall this App.

  109. SARBIK SARKAR-avatar



    In previous version, we can select the text as well as pen work & attached images by long pressing from the first till I need, all the texts including pen writing & documents are copied thereby. But in this new version, by long press, only text can be selected & copied but not the pen writing or documents, there are no cursors for them. After writing a note, editing makes the texts jumbled up with the pen work. I informed this via mail & also via app contact but no positive reply has come.. 😡

  110. David Miyasato-Crawford-avatar

    David Miyasato-Crawford


    Recently upgraded to the latest version. Problem 1 I have to convert all my old notes to the latest version. Can not edit the old version. Once converted , I can only share my notes as a non-searchable PDF or Sdocx notes. Both format prevent me from using notes edit with other applications. Notes is no longer flexible and I've finally move my note taking to OneNotes. Very disappointed with the latest version. No longer a notes fan. Love my Note 10+ and S pen. works well with OneDrive!

  111. RaLpH ReYNoLdS-avatar

    RaLpH ReYNoLdS


    Surprise Surprise Samsung developers have jacked up another app! Nothing works properly anymore. All of the little fixes and useful additions that were made to the Note app over the years are all now gone. I try to open my previous notes and it says I can't until in install an add-on ("unknown app from this location...") And when I change to allow it still does NOT work... This has got to be a damn joke... I keep trying to use it but it is presenting more frustrating to use each time....

  112. Aquiel Womble-avatar

    Aquiel Womble


    I liked it til the most recent update. It gets three stars because I'm a sucker for using folders to organize all my documents. But I hate writing in it. For one, I liked having the pictures move with the text in the old version, but now the text just wraps around and there seems to be no way to disable it. For another, if you type something then end up erasing it, you're left with a huge amount of white space that doesn't go away. It's so irritating. In-note gifs don't play even anymore.

  113. Anna Nardelli-avatar

    Anna Nardelli


    I have the same opinion as basically everyone else here. Loved the old app, hate the update. I can see how some of the new features would be useful, however, I didn't get Samsung Notes for high tech features. If I need to write on a pdf, I'll either do it on my computer or get a separate app. The simplicity of it was what made me love it and get so much use out of it. It had everything I needed to take a quick note and was easy to navigate with colored categories. Please let us go back.

  114. Mia-avatar



    I hate the update, I want the old version back. This one is hard to understand & I can't do bullet nor number lists, only the checklist is available as well as many other things wrong with it! It gives me really bad anxiety & its very frustrating because I was creating notes & it just randomly said I had to unstable the new version for me to continue! Please give me an option to go back to what I had or I will uninstall.

  115. Shrivash Raha-avatar

    Shrivash Raha


    Ever since the update the app is a pain. The zoom & lock feature doesn't work & abruptly resumes to original zoom suddenly while writing. The background change feature is stupid. There is no white background, so I have to switch from dark to light mode just to write in notes. There's no dedicated option for changing the app to light mode irrespective of the mobile mode. Initially it was nice when few pen widths were given. Now with 100 options, you get confused which one you chose last time.

  116. Matt Bielski-avatar

    Matt Bielski


    New update had a few new features that were kinda okay but overall has been mostly disappointing. Then today, another update now added duplicate carriage returns when you copy text out of a note. What started as a 'just what you need' app in just a few short weeks has become a mess. Annoyed that I now have to find a new note app for my Galaxy Note...

  117. Bash Gomez-avatar

    Bash Gomez


    Thanks for trying to improve. Ive been using this app for years thru multiple updates. It's why I got a samsung tab. BUT This new version is wonky and inintuitive. I can get behind updates pretty quick, but the whole File Conversion thing you have to do, made me lose functionality in some notes. The old pen color and sizes format was sleek. THis new one lacks that same creativity, imo.

  118. Melissa Boos-avatar

    Melissa Boos


    This update has me looking for a new notes program. The spacing between the lines is TERRIBLE. I typically used it for grocery list with the check box but now it's difficult to read. At the very least there should be an option of changing the line spacing. There also isn't an obvious "save" button. I miss the old version. I'll be searching for a better option immediately.

  119. Don Fiegel-avatar

    Don Fiegel


    The latest Notes App update looks good at first. But when I try to search for a word - the search feature will only search on Titles but not on the body of the note. The previous Notes App searched all the words in all notes and hi-lighted the searched word. I wish I could go back to the previous version. Not good Samsung!

  120. Mel Rolando-avatar

    Mel Rolando


    So many things are bothersome about this update... 1) They took away the color-coded categories. It was nice to see them at a glance instead of folders. 2) The simple list now has a picture of the document. This is less private than just the title/first line. 3) Page breaks are welcome, but inefficient. If you add anything to an earlier page, everything shifts down on every other page. Fixing this can be time consuming. 4) There's also no way to easily jump pages, you still have to scroll.

  121. Mackenzie Butts-avatar

    Mackenzie Butts


    I absolutely hate this new version, which sucks because it's where I keep track of my mental health/medication notes for therapy. I liked that it was simple before. Now it's too cramped and finicky. But I had to go ahead and convert everything, because I can't afford to lose any of it. Will probably transfer to Google Docs.

  122. Bohdan Trotsenko-avatar

    Bohdan Trotsenko


    So I came here with a complain and what I see is a series of 1-star reviews :) And yes, I'm bugged by the inability to have infinite space. Your added features might be great and might be even useful for me one day, but my workflow and habits are now broken. Can somebody suggest an alternative? Important notes to others: - the images in the Google play is for the previous version, - your better don't upgrade

  123. Black Tie-avatar

    Black Tie


    The new update has made this app more complex and complicated than necessary. Whatever you did with the pages that mess up the notes and tons of other functions to make editing inconvenient I can handle, but now the search engine is totally useless as it doesn't show all the notes with a particular key word. Please fix this.

  124. Marissa Fuchs-avatar

    Marissa Fuchs


    Use to be good but this last update is annoying and makes things harder- i only use the app to doodle and sketch out ideas/designs(its easier to do when i know it cant be perfect) then move to my computer. The way it treats older notes is annoying and makes them harder to reuse or edit. I would however give the previous version 4-5 stars, it was simple and easy to use and straight forward. If you can download the version

  125. Ismat Zaidi-avatar

    Ismat Zaidi


    The most horrible thing about the update is removing the category option. It needs to be brought back. The whole ordeal now of converting the previously categorised notes to folders is ineffective, inefficient and not feasible. Secondly the color coding needs to be brought back. Thirdly the numbering and dots feature needs to be brought back too. Looking forward to a newer version asap.

  126. Tiffany Diep-avatar

    Tiffany Diep


    I use this app to draw and the update made this impossible. I can't figure out how to open a fresh canvas in the note I keep all my drawings, and when I manage to create one by copy/pasting and erasing an older drawing, I can't easily move it to the top of my drawings like I used to, since there's no option to put the images in line with text. Wish there was a way for me to easily organize everything without having to move everything down manually!! This really sucks!!!

  127. Celeste K-avatar

    Celeste K


    The app was just fine before this massive overhaul they did. It was easily maneuverable, great for quick note taking, writing, and drawing. I can no longer use this to sketch and take notes on things I want to draw later or character I wish to develop. Desperately trying to find a way to roll back the update to no avail, none of these new things appeal to me. It's not at all the same app anymore.

  128. donna dillon-avatar

    donna dillon


    Annoying issues: I now have to hit the page icon at top to scroll and then hit the pen to write; the back arrow at the bottom is off the page from the pencil causing me to scroll back and forth--please change position of eraser and back arrows. I like Samsung Notes, but I do not appreciate being forced to do the update so I can continue to use the app. Scrolling around to get things written down is tedious. Please advise.

  129. Jolyn F-avatar

    Jolyn F


    Updates... This latest update is HORRIBLE!!! I use my notes for things other than just writing, but this is what the new update seems to only influence. I hate the so-called convert old notes into new notes in order to edit them. For me, this has just made it more confusing as if the last update didn't already do this. If I wanted Samsung Note 20 notes, I'd simply purchase the new freaking Samsung Note 20 ... turning off any further updates. Perhaps I'll just get the IPhone instead. Damn!

  130. Zachary Heald-avatar

    Zachary Heald


    This app used to be perfect and I literally would use it ALL THE TIME, but ever since this last update it is horrendous. It looks awful doesn't work as well and is not very functional. It's pretty much been the same for the last year but this major update I hate and will stop using the app entirely if they don't switch it back to the OLD Samsung Notes with the amazing save button!

  131. Sandra Lewis-avatar

    Sandra Lewis


    The latest update is awful. The least they should have done is offer an undo option. Select text and accidentally touch a key on a responsive device and you'll lose important data-forever! Because Notes no longer sync with Google or Verizon. You have to use Samsung Cloud which is not available on Verizon. I'd been happily using Notes for many years due to the backup and recover option it used to have. Do the developers ever talk to real users to find out what is needed before breaking apps?

  132. Ross Talbert-avatar

    Ross Talbert


    This app was very nice but then the update happen and now its trying to be Word for your PC, its alright but its something that was definitely not needed. The older version was a lot better and simpler. I use this app everyday for work and what it is now, I can't stand it. Please please please put it back the way it was

  133. Miriam Gardner-avatar

    Miriam Gardner


    In one of the upgrades, I am not able to get into my old notes unless I either upgrade an app (which I do not want to do) or use an Install Package which Samsung said it does not trust. Very frustrating that there is not a way that Samsung would allow your old notes to automatically transfer over. I was really enjoying the app until the upgrade😤

  134. Thomasean Britten-avatar

    Thomasean Britten


    Was great....Now it's not! After the recent update my CV has been saved like a screen saver... so all of the things that was saved previously look like alphabet soup on top of my CV. Before the update I could send items where I wanted them to be save with other notes in the same category....Now I can't! I'm miserable because I have to use information saved in this app at least 10 times a week....uggggh

  135. Taalya D-avatar

    Taalya D


    DON'T INSTALL THE LATEST UPDATE! . It messed up all my notes & I can't access them easily as I used to. I use mine daily for reminders, grocery & things-to-do lists, also to save important medical & other info that I need to access quickly. Is there a way to uninstall the latest update? Does anyone know of a better notes app?

  136. Gilbert Beilschmidt-avatar

    Gilbert Beilschmidt


    The update is absolutely horrible. I need lots of notes and organization to help me keep track of my life. With this update, none of my categories transferred, so I had to make new folders, and now they're not color coordinated. And I can't have my folders in the order I want them. And now, I have to convert each note manually. They took away ease of writing and saving each note, and everything seems so scattered. It's all anxiety producing. Please revert to the old app style, it's not worth it

  137. Antonisha Washington-avatar

    Antonisha Washington


    The new upgrade suck it makes keeping note difficult. I used to be able to go in and out of old notes to edit them and I was able to put them in categories. But every s UK nce I updated the app now I have to convert my notes and the color codes I have for them becomes invaild. Please fix this or better yet go back to the original version. Thanks

  138. Joel Lemmert-avatar

    Joel Lemmert


    Newest update ruined the entire look and functionality of the app. Just making notes is now actually difficult and the size of words by default is super small, also you automatically have 2 pages that have no text so you have to click on the top of you want to start on the top, like y'know, you do with notes. Also removed all options of a white background in the notes so now it actually hurts my eyes more than before.

  139. Sylvia Falkenhagen-avatar

    Sylvia Falkenhagen


    Why did you ruin this app??? It was user friendly and so useful before this recent change. It is now confusing and horrible. There are no instructions or guidance to help transition. Samsung should have offered this mess as another app option for people who can figure it out and want to use it. Instead, this new garbage was forced on me and I am so disappointed and need to search for a new app.

  140. Airwanto 62-avatar

    Airwanto 62


    I've been a loyal users of this notes even before it was named 'samsung notes' (it was 'memo' back then). About 3 days ago, I received offer to update it, I took it, and it got updated. Now,....I CAN'T OPEN a single note or file in it. It tells me to install 'samsung notes add-on'. I followed the instructions to install it, but always failed, many times, every time. It's really RUBBISH!!!!!, I want my older version of notes back!!!!!

  141. Ankit Dimri-avatar

    Ankit Dimri


    After some pages of notes like 20, first 10 pages are not appearing, they are appearing only when u zoom them, app becomes sluggish when you scroll them. Writing to images an word document writes out the data correctly, it doesn't write correctly to pdf , first few pages in pdf will be either wrong or empty. I love this app to take notes in class room, and writing out to pdf is very handy. Please fix this issue

  142. Daniel Pierce-avatar

    Daniel Pierce


    Honestly not terrible, but was better before. Some of the new features and layout is helpful, however the pages aren't sized properly for a phone, leaving annoying breaks in your text every tenth line, you can't color code the folders for easy organizing, and it auto saves after every word so its inconvenient to go back to the unedited text if you decide it was better.

  143. Bassam z-avatar

    Bassam z


    I agree with the negative feedback that i read in the reviews about the new update, the app was working perfectly for me before the update and not anymore, and i am thinking to switch to another app if the issues are not resolved, especially the most annoying for me among all is the auto save option that i can not disable!! Dear samsung team, you should seriously and quickly think about what are you doing out there guys and do a change because this will put you to failure soon unfortunately.

  144. Insightful Wizard-avatar

    Insightful Wizard


    I see that the ability to sort pages is back and I thank you for that, devs🙏. The app is still unusable for me though because my converted notes do not have pages, they are just long strips with all the chunk divisions that I meticulously organized gone! If you add the option to convert notes in a way that preserves their internal chunks or the ability to add divisions on converted notes, then I will no longer be an exile from this app which was my home.

  145. ItsNoWonder-avatar



    I like some of the new features and redesign, but the way images are no placed on top of each other and that you have to move them through text. It's much worse than Microsoft word, and that used to completely destroy everything. The way pages are done is super annoying as well.

  146. Sandra Smith-avatar

    Sandra Smith


    At first I was unsure about the update for this app. But now, I really like it and had no trouble converting my old notes. The only thing I still don't like is that there is no prompt for saving changes after editing a file. I find that the edit is automatically saved when existing the file. Unfortunately, that can cause a big problem because some edits are a mistake and we should have a prompt asking us if we want to save the changes or not!

  147. Margaret Holm-avatar

    Margaret Holm


    I've loved this app, but just uploaded the upgrade, and now I can't use my old notes unless I allow Samsung access to my location. Why does Samsung need to know where I am in order for me to access my grocery list or Christmas gift ideas? I don't understand; it's none of your business where I am! I'll now be looking for a new notes app that doesn't require me to open my location up.

  148. Ann-avatar



    The widget's font sizes are a mess after the update, why are the sizes different depending on widget's size?? The category section is gone and changed with folders, why, it was simple and better with the colours before? I need to install an add-on to open the notes, and the installation is stuck so i cant open anything now. The layout is bad too.

  149. Theresa Vialva-avatar

    Theresa Vialva


    I hate the new update. It wants permission to access to a whole lot of features and I don't like that. When I click 'deny,' I can't even access any information I've saved before. I was hoping that if I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it I would get the previous version but I didn't. I didn't even get all the information I've saved before. So now I'm left with nothing. And my sync was on...This version don't even deserve 1 star rating. 5 stars for the previous version.

  150. Jack Rantowich-avatar

    Jack Rantowich


    Completely Disappointed. Once again I can't copy and paste because the update now has a black background with white letters, you don't have a choice when you convert your notes to the update. You have no choice, you can't do anything to your notes unless you convert. I cannot copy white letters to you a white background, are you that stupid Samsung? If I could curse you out Iwould. I just complained about this, a new update changed it back and now you did it again! Uninstalled, no more updates.