How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone

Worrying about how to restore your lost notes from iPhone/iPad/iPod? Now, this article solve your problem.

There are four ways for you to recover deleted notes on iPhone/iPad/iPad: directly scan your device and extract your iTunes/iCloud backup, recover from notes app, . The iPhone Data Recovery allows you to directly to recover deleted iPhone notes, as well as photos, text messages, call history, movies and calendar, no matter you're using iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.

The Features of iPhone Data Recovery Software

1. Provide the best function to recover notes without backup, it support to recover 22+ kinds of deleted data from iPhone, as well as third-party app data like WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Kik, Skype etc without backup.

2. Selectively restore iPhone ntoes by extracting unreadable/encrypted iTunes and iCloud backup file instead of all the notes and other backup file overwritten all iPhone data, it support recover 22+ kinds of deleted data from iPhone.

3. Preview all iPhone notes to make sure deleted notes isn't erased from iPhone internal memery before you recover them, you can save the deleted notes as CSV, TEXT, or HTML formate to your computer.

4. Get back lost iPhone data due to mistake deletion, device stuck, smashed, water damaged broken, system crash, forgotten password, virus intrusion, jailbreak, iOS upgrade etc.

5. Compatible with all the models of iPhone running a various versions of iOS system, including the lastest version of iOS 11 and new iPhone X.

6. Add a new function - "Fix iOS System" which allows to fix several common errors on iOS devices, such as iPhone stuck on Apple logo/black screen/white screen.

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Now, let's take iPhone Data Recovery (Windows) as an example. If you are iPad/iPod user, please follow the similar steps to recover your notes.

Part 1: How to recover deleted notes on iPhone without backup

Both Windows and Mac versions of iPhone Data Recovery admit you to scan your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2/1, iPad mini 4/3/2/1 and so on to restore deleted notes on it directly.

Step 1. Choose the "Recover from iOS Device" mode

After run the software you will get the interface below. Please choose "Recover from iOS Device".

Step 2. Enter your iPhone system and scan iPhone notes

I. For iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S user, You can "Start Scan" button directly to scan your iPhone, then a scanning window will be shown.

II. For iPhone 4/3GS user, you need to enter into the iPhone's system as the follow steps:

After entering your iPhone system, the program will start scanning your iPhone and find out all your lost and existing data.

enter dfu mode

scan iPhone

Step 3. Preview and restore deleted notes on your iPhone

After scanning, you can freely preview the found notes. Choose those you want to save and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with only one click.

recover iPhone notes

Note: You can also found deleted data here and those still exist on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted notes, you can use the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items among the scan result.

Part 2: How to recover deleted iPhone notes from iTunes backup

Method 1: Recover iPhone notes from entire iTunes backup

If you often manually back up iPhone data to itunes, you can recover deleted notes via iTunes. But you have to know, itunes not only back up all notes, but also back up all picture, contacts, call history, voicemail etc and you can read it, so using iTunes to restore notes, the existing data on iPhone will be overwritten by the entire backup. Here is the steps to recover from iTunes.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer, open iTunes and make sure iTunes detect your phone.

2. Click "File" > "Devices"> "Restore from Backup"; Or choose the "Summary" tab in iTunes, then click the "Restore Backup" button. If you are using iTunes 10.7 or earlier, you also can right-click on the iPhone and select "Restore from Backup".

3. Choose the appropriate backup to restore.

recover deleted notes from entire itunes backup

If you don't want to recover from entire iTunes backup, you can follow the below way to selectively restore iPhone notes by extracting iTunes backup.

Method 2: Selectively recovering iPhone notes from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose the device backup and scan it

Install and run the program on your computer. You will see a main interface. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File", select one backup you wanted and click "Start Scan" to extract your backup file.

extract iTunes backup

Step 2. Restore deleted notes on your iPhone

After scanning, you can preview your iPhone notes completely, and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover".

Recover iphone notes from iTunes

This program also can help to restore previous contacts, photos, messages and call history on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can restore them all with just one click.

Note: Actually, when you sync your iPhone with iTunes, your iPhone contents are backed up by iTunes as a sqlitedb file automatically, which can't be seen. This backup file keeps updating along with every sync. So you should pat attention to: Don't sync your iPhone with iTunes again when you know your notes are lost, or the backup file will be updated and you can't recover the lost notes.

Part 3: Recover deleted notes from iPhone by extracting iCloud backup

Method 1: Recover iPhone notes from entire iCloud backup

If you turn on the automatic sync feature on iCloud, system will back up notes to iCloud every day, after you erase them, you can get notes back via iCloud, click here to read Apple's instructions.

But as the same situation as iTunes, photo, video, contact, call history maybe backup on iCloud, you need to use entire iCloud backup file to restore notes, in order to avoid the loss of existing data, the same way as itunes, you also extract iCloud backup.

Method 2: Selectively restore iPhone notes by extracting iCloud backup

Step 1. Login in your iCloud and choose iCloud backup file

After running iPhone Data Recovery program on the computer, choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" mode. Then you need to enter your iCloud account and password to login.

login iCloud

Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup file

After logged into iCloud, the program will find and display all the iCloud backup files of your iCloud account as a list. You can select the one that you want to access and click "Download" button to get it. After that, choose notes option in the pop-up, click "Scan" button to extract your iCloud backup files.

extract iCloud backup

Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone note

When finish the scan, the program will display all the notes in scan result, it enables you to preview all the notes one by one. You can choose the notes you want to recover and click the "Recover" button to save them on your computer or back to iPhone.

recover iPhone notes from iCloud

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Part 4: Retrieve deleted iPhone notes from "Recently Deleted" Folder

After you accidentally deleted an important iPhone note, the iOS system will move the deleted notes to the "Recently Deleted" folder, it like a Recycle Bin to store the deleted notes, so you have a big chance to get them back. The deleted notes will be stored for a period of 30 days in iPhone before they are permanently erased, you have up to 30 days to restore them in Notes app without any assistant. The iCloud backup in notes app is the same situation.

If you close "On My iPhone" Account option, you can go to "Setting" > "Notes" > turn on "On My iPhone" Account. Using an "On My iPhone" account allows you to store notes on your device, your other notes won't be affected.

The steps to recover deleted iPhone notes from "Recently Deleted" Folder:

1. Open Notes app, click back arrow button "<" back to Folders view.

2. Click the "Recently Deleted" folder under on your iPhone (you also can choose it under iCloud to get the deleted iCloud notes).

3. Click "Edit" button on the right side of the interface, select the notes you want to recover, they will be ticked.

4. Click "More To..." in the lower left corner to transfer them back to Notes folder where you save those deleted notes before or iCloud. You also can click "More All" to recover all of them after click "Edit" button, then you can go back to the folder to see those deleted notes.

retrieve deleted iPhone notes steps

If the method can't help you and you don't make a iTunes backup before, you can read method 1.

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