11 Best Ways to Use Journal on Your iPhone

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Journal is a new iOS app, which allows you to see your iPhone. With this application, you can get into a journaling habit. Its suggestions, such as photos, group outings, and workouts, will facilitate you to recall your experiences. As per your choice and need, you can add videos, photos, audio, etc. Further, you can find new insights and bookmark entries for the future visit. You can use this new app on your iPhone with iOS 17.2 by using your passcode, face ID, or Touch ID.   

Update Your iPhone

Step 1: Ensure your iPhone has an iOS 17.2 or higher than it. 

Step 2: Open the Settings application on your device. 

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Step 3: Go to General, and after that, click on Software Update. 

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Step 4: Click on a respective button/tab to download and install the iOS 17.2 or later version if your iPhone is not running on this version

Set up the Journal App

Step 1: Open the Journal application on your Apple’s mobile. 

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Step 2: To turn it on, follow the instructions appearing on your device screen. 

Step 3: Personalize your journaling suggestions. 

Create A Journal Entry on Your Apple’s Smartphone

Step 1: Click on the Plus (+)  sign/icon. 


Step 2: Now, touch the New Entry tab/button. Otherwise, you can select the right one from the customized journaling suggestions. These suggestions correlate to your recent workouts, outings, music, and allied others. 

Step 3: Write what you want to enter. 

Step 4: After that, add related details like locations, photos, and audio. 

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Step 5: Click on Done as you finish your writing entries and add respective details.

Review the Journal Entries You Have Just Entered 

Step 1: Go through your previously created entries by scrolling down all one by one. 

Step 2: Click on the three vertical lines located at the top right corner and next to Journal (on the left). It will assist you to see particular types of entries.

Step 3: Now, select a group/category such as Conversations or Photos. 

Lock Your Journal

Step 1: To keep it safe from unauthorized access, lock your journal. 

Step 2: Use your passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID to lock the journal you added. For this, go to Settings, Journal, Lock Journal, and then click on Lock.  

Manage Journal Entries on Your iPhone

Step 1: Click on the ellipsis icon to manage a particular entry in the Journal. 

Step 2: Choose Edit from the menu options to modify the entry you made. 

Step 3: Tap on Bookmark to make an entry your favorite entry. 

Step 4: Click on the Delete tab if you want to remove an entry from the Journal app on your iPhone. 

Step 5: Go to the three-line icon at the right top of the Journal app screen. 

Step 6: Scroll down the options and select Bookmarked to see what entries you bookmarked or made your favorite ones. 

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Manage Your Journal Suggestions  

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your device.

iphont setting

Step 2: Choose Privacy & Security. 

privacy security

Step 3: Move to Journaling Suggestions.

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Step 4: Make the switch off if you do not want to have suggestions such as Media, Significant Locations, Contacts, or Photos. The switch is in the top section. 

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Step 5: Click on Clear History if you wish to remove all the existing suggestions.    

clear hsitory

Control the Journal Settings for Locations

Step 1: Go to the Settings application on your iPhone. 

iphont setting

Step 2: Choose Journal from the displayed options. 

Step 3: Click on the Location option, which is in the top section. 

click on the location

Step 4: Tap on Change the Location to include the current location. 

Step 5: Set it to Ask Next Time, While Using the App, or When I Share if you do not want to change your location.  

Control the Journal Settings for Photos on Your iPhone

Step 1: Open the Journal application after clicking on the Settings app on your device. 

Step 2: Choose Options after clicking on Photos in the Journal app settings. 

Step 3: Toggle the buttons for Location and Captions towards the left to turn them off if you do not wish to share certain photos with anyone. 

Step 4: Choose the types under Format you want to apply for your photos. 

Turn Off Journal Suggestions 

Step 1: Go to New Entry by tapping on the Plus sign after launching the Journal app on your device. 

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Step 2: Turn on the switch next to Skip Journaling Suggestions if you do not want to receive any suggestions. 

Set Your Schedule 

Step 1: Click the tab for Journaling Schedule, which is the screen of the Journal settings. 

Step 2: Choose days with times you wish to get reminding alerts. It will set a schedule. 

Step 3: Make the Schedule switch off if you do not wish to get reminders. 

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