If you’re a heavy user of Apple’s Notes app on your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed a slightly weird behavior: unlike almost every other app, if you take a photo in Notes, it isn’t saved to the Photos app.

I’d guess this is so photos of things like shopping lists don’t clog up your Camera Roll, but if you use Notes as more of a journal than a to-do list, you might want any photos you take while writing a note to get saved. Here’s how to do it.

Go to Settings > Notes.

Under Media, toggle Save to Photos on.

Now when you take a photo in Notes, it will end up in the Photos app too.

This, to me at least, is a much more natural behavior for how I use Notes.

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