Syncing OneNote on an iPhone With a Computer

By Michael Cox

Add your iPhone photos to shared OneNote notebooks.
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Microsoft's OneNote note-taking app offers a free iPhone version, enabling you to supplement notes you make on-the-go with photos from your iPhone's camera and check items off your to-do lists with just a tap. The mobile OneNote also syncs with the OneNote Windows app using Microsoft's free SkyDrive online service and your Windows Live ID.

Step 1

Open the OneNote app on your iPhone and tap the "Settings" icon in OneNote's Home screen. Enter your Windows Live ID if necessary.

Step 2

Tap "Sync Now" to manually sync the notebooks you created on your iPhone. OneNote syncs automatically to your SkyDrive account, but you can force a sync using the "Sync Now" button.

Step 3

Open OneNote on your computer, click "File" in the Ribbon and click "Open." Sign into your Windows Live SkyDrive account if necessary and then choose the notebook you want to open from the list under "Open from the Web."

Step 4

Edit the notebook on your computer and sync it back to SkyDrive. To sync the notebook back to your SkyDrive account from the desktop version of OneNote 2010, click "Info," click "View Sync Status" and set the desired sync options in the "Shared Notebook Synchronization" dialog box.