General FAQ and Quick Links

The Library

Note Storage

  • By default, Notability stores all notes on a user's device. If iCloud Syncing is enabled, notes are stored on the iCloud account. 

Notability Account



Working in a Note

  • How to: Move, Edit, and Delete Images, Text boxes, and Sticky Notes
    1. While using the text tool, tap an item with one finger to select it.
    2. Alternatively, tap an image with two fingers while using another tool. This keeps you from selecting the item while you write on it.
    3. To move the item, tap and drag it.
    4. To resize the item, tap and drag one of its corners.
    5. To delete the item, tap "Delete" from the menu above it.

Typing and Keyboards 

If Full Keyboard Access is turned on under Device Settings > Accessibility > Keyboards, then you will not be able to use your space bar. This is normal behavior for Full Keyboard Access because the space bar is used to activate whatever is currently highlighted (which by default is the back button while editing a note in Notability).

In order to add an actual space while typing, use Shift+Space. Alternatively, you can change the activation key to something other than the spacebar. Disabling the feature altogether will also work.


Notability is finely calibrated for the Apple Pencil (gen 1 & 2). 

Notability's built-in palm detection and variable-width ink allows you to write with any Bluetooth stylus. At the moment, the app does not support pressure-sensitivity or hardware buttons for Bluetooth styluses other than Apple Pencil.

You can also write with your finger. 

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