Use Apple Notes’ block quote function to include a paragraph or two of citations in your note. One of the new features of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma is the block quote, which offers the appropriate method for formatting long quotes in a legible and visually appealing manner. I’ll demonstrate how to add and delete block quotes in this post, along with how well note transfers function!
In Apple Notes, you can add a block quote either before or after you type your content. Simply adhere to these easy guidelines.
- How to add block quotes in Notes on iPhone and iPad
- How to add block quotes in Notes on Mac
- Bonus: Move block quotes from Notes to Apple Pages
How to add block quotes in Notes on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Notes app You can go to a new or existing note.
- Place your cursor where you want the block quote.
- If you already have your text, place it anywhere within the text.
- For more than one paragraph, select all of the text by double-tapping a word and dragging the highlight through it.
- Select the Formatting (Aa) icon above the keyboard on iPhone or in the toolbar at the top on iPad.
- Tap the Block Quote icon (box and line) in the lower right corner of the format tools.
A vertical gray line the entire width of your text will show up on the left. Moreover, your block quote has a small indentation.
Remove block quotes on iPhone and iPad
You may quickly remove a block quotation from Notes on your iPhone or iPad if you decide to do so later.
- Place your cursor anywhere within the block quote.
- Select the Formatting (Aa) icon.
- Tap the Block Quote icon to deselect it.
After that, you ought to see your content revert to the note’s original layout.
How to add block quotes in Notes on Mac
It is as easy to add a block quotation to Notes on a Mac as it is on a mobile device, and you may use this style either before or after you type your text.
- Place the cursor where you want the block quote.
- If you already have the text, place your cursor anywhere within the text, or if you have more than one paragraph, select the text by dragging your cursor through it.
- Then, do one of the following:
- Click the Formatting (Aa) icon in the toolbar.
- Right-click and move to Paragraph Styles in the shortcut menu.
- Pick Format in the menu bar.
- Select Block Quote, which places a checkmark next to it.
Then, your quote will appear, slightly indented and with a vertical line on the left.
Remove block quotes on Mac
It’s just as simple to remove a block quote from your note after you’ve added it on a Mac.
- Put your cursor anywhere within the text of the block quote.
- Then, click the Choose a Style icon, right-click and move to Paragraph Styles, or pick Format in the menu bar.
- Deselect Block Quote, which removes the checkmark next to it.
Your text will then appear in its original format.
Bonus: Move block quotes from Notes to Apple Pages
Have you been utilizing Apple Notes’ Open in Pages feature? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that a block quote added in Notes will appear when you open the note in Pages. This is even more helpful because Pages does not presently have an integrated block quote capability.
- On iPhone, iPad, and Mac, add the block quote as described above Select the Share icon.
- Pick Open in Pages, and you ll see your note along with its block quote in a new Pages document.
Advice: For linking notes, make sure to check out another brand-new Notes feature with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma.
Simple block quotations!
For extensive quotes, you can utilize the Apple Notes block quote function instead of indenting the text or using quotation marks. You can open the message in Apple Pages or receive one that is neatly formatted as a result. Do you find the block quote feature in Notes useful? Send it to us!