Get notes on your Android home screen

Important: This feature is only available for Android devices.

On your Android device, you can pin Keep notes on your home screen as widgets. You can also add a widget that allows you to create new notes and lists.

Add a note or list to your home screen

Important: You must have the Google Keep app installed. 

  1. On your Android device, touch and hold the home screen.
  2. Tap Widgets .
  3. Search for the Google Keep app.
  4. Under “Keep Notes,” find the widget you want to add.
    • To pin a note to your home screen, select the "Single note" widget.
    • To pin multiple notes to your home screen, select the "Note collection" widget.
    • To be able to quickly create notes from your home screen, select the "Quick capture" widget.
  5. Touch and hold the widget. 
  6. Slide the widget to where you want it. 
  7. If you have used multiple accounts on your Google Keep app, you can select an account.
  8. (Optional) If you added the:
    • Single note widget, choose the note you want to add to your home screen.
    • Note collection widget, choose whether you want to display all notes, pinned notes, or notes under a certain label.

Learn more about how to add a widget to your home page.

Edit a note on your home screen

If you're using the Single note widget, you can edit the note directly from your home screen.

  1. On your Android device, go to the home screen.
  2. Find the Keep note widget you want to edit.
    • To check or uncheck items off a list, tap the checkbox from the home screen.
    • To make changes to text, at the bottom right of the note, tap Open in Keep app Open in Keep
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