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The home page shows the Notebook pages, Sticky notes, and Samsung Notes from all your connected accounts in a single unified view. It enables you to take quick actions, such as deleting, moving, copying, sharing, or adding notes to your mobile’s home screen by long pressing the note card and selecting the desired command. 

Create Quick Notes 

The new quick capture bar allows you to capture notes in your preferred modality (text, voice, ink, image) and makes creating notes easy and fun!

Quickly capture high quality images or extract text from documents using the Camera button, dictate voice notes using the Mic button, jot down quick notes with ink using the Pen button, or create sticky notes by using the More Actions button. 

  1. Open OneNote for Android.

  2. At the bottom of the home page, tap on Page+ to create a new text page.

  3. You can also select Pen icon for an Ink Note, Mic for a Voice Note and Camera for an Image Note.

Note: This page gets saved into the default section. You can choose a new default section from the Settings. 

Do even more with your notes using these capabilities:

  • Click the Camera icon to launch Microsoft Lens.

    • Swipe left to scan documents and edit and correct text at the time of capture

    • Swipe right to capture photos, whiteboards, or business cards.

  • To capture notes using voice input, click the Mic button, record your thoughts, and then click the Mic button again to end the recording and save the note.

  • To capture a note using ink, click the Pen button and write down your thoughts.

Filter Notes on home page 

Sort & Filter your notes from the home page.

  1. Open OneNote for Android.

  2. Tap on the Sort & Filter icon on the top right of the home page. 
    The Sort & Filter bottom sheet will open with options to choose from.

  3. Sort notes by Updated date, Created date, or Alphabetically.

  4. Use the filter options to filter notes by Note type (Notebook Page, Sticky Note, Samsung Note) or by signed in account.

Change home page views 

To select your preferred view, switch between Grid view (to view more notes at the same time) and List view (to see more detail in each note card) and use the one that best fits your needs. 

  1. Open OneNote for Android.

  2. Tap on the Views icon on the top right of the home page.

  3. Tap on it to change the views of the home page.

Access Notebooks 

Home page allows you to recall your pages quickly. But you can also access your Notebooks and navigate through it in the app. 

  1. Open OneNote for Android.

  2. Tap on the Notebooks toggle on the top of the home page to access your Notebooks.

  3. Tap on Notebooks to access your sections and Pages within it.

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