# How do I lock notes with private vault?

Notesnook is a private notes app. All your notes are encrypted and secure by default. We can not read them even if we want to on our servers. However you can still add an extra layer of security and encrypt your most important and sensitive notes by adding them to a vault.

Adding notes to private vault is useful when you do not want anyone to read your notes, even if they have access to your phone.

# Creating a vault

  1. Go to Settings from Sidebar.
  2. Click on Create a vault in Vault section.
  3. Enter the password for the vault in dialog.
  4. Click on create to create the vault.
  5. Now you will be able to lock your notes with the password for vault.
  1. Go to Settings from Sidebar
  2. Scroll down to Privacy and Security section
  3. Press on Create vault
  4. Enter password for the vault and reenter to confirm.
  5. Press on Create button to create the vault.
  6. Now you will be able to lock your notes with the password for vault.

# Locking a note

  1. Right click on any note
  2. Select Lock from the Note properties menu
  3. Enter the password for the vault in dialog.
  4. Click on Lock to lock the note.
  1. Press on the three-dot menu button
  2. Press on Add to vault button in Note properties menu
  3. Enter password for the vault
  4. Press on Lock to add note to vault.

# Open/Edit/Delete a locked note

To open, edit or delete a locked note, you must provide the password for the vault to unlock it.

# Unlocking note permanently

  1. Right click on any note
  2. Select Unlock from the Note properties menu
  3. Enter the password for the vault in dialog.
  4. Click on Unlock to remove note from vault
  1. Press on the three-dot menu button
  2. Press on Remove from vault button in Note properties menu
  3. Enter password for the vault
  4. Press on Unlock to remove note from vault.

# Changing vault password

  1. Go to Settings from Sidebar.
  2. Click on Change vault password in Vault section.
  3. Enter the old and new password for the vault in dialog.
  4. Click on Change to update password
  5. All your locked notes will be encrypted with the new password.
  1. Go to Settings from Sidebar.
  2. Scroll down to Privacy and Security section
  3. Press on Change vault password
  4. Click on Change to update password
  5. All your locked notes will be encrypted with the new password.