Manually Sync Sticky Notes in Windows 10

How to Manually Sync Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Sticky Notes is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app which is bundled with Windows 10 starting in "Anniversary Update" and comes with a number of features which the classic desktop app didn't have. Its recent versions allow you to sync your notes manually. Here's how it can be done.


As you may already know, the app allows syncing your notes between your devices and access them online on the web. The key features of the Sticky Notes app, version 3.1, are as follows.

  • Sync (& backup) your notes across your Windows devices.Sticky Notes 3 Home Page Sync
  • If you have a lot of notes, your desktop can get a bit crowded! We are introducing a new home for all your notes. You can choose which notes to stick to your desktop or tuck them away and find them again easily with search.Sticky Notes 3 Home Page
  • Before all the beautiful sunshine arrived, we channeled our dark energy into a dark themed note: Charcoal Note.Sticky Notes Dark Theme
  • Crossing tasks off feel better than deleting them! Now you can style your note with the new formatting bar.Sticky Notes Formatting
  • You may notice that Sticky Notes is performing a lot faster – that is completely on purpose.
  • We’ve applied so much polish that the app is starting to look like a shiny pony!Sticky Notes Animations
  • Drastic improvements on being more inclusive:
    • Using assistive technologies and Narrator.
    • Keyboard navigation.
    • Using mouse, touch, and pen.
    • High Contrast.
  • Dark theme
  • Manage your notes online on the web.

The sync feature uses your Microsoft Account on every Windows 10 device you own.

To Manually Sync Sticky Notes in Windows 10,

  1. Start the Sticky Notes app.
  2. Right-click on the app icon on the taskbar and select Settings from the context menu.

    Sticky Notes Settings Taskbar Menu

  3. In the app Settings and click on the Sync now button. Windows 10 Sync Notes Manually
  4. You are done.

During the operation, you may see the rotating arrows for notes that will be updated from the server or uploaded to other devices.

Windows 10 Sync Notes Progress Icon

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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