iPhone Notes Recovery

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone

Actually, when we mistakenly deleted notes on the iPhone, you still can undelete them. If you want to know how to recover notes in an effective and secure way, you should read this article.

Generally notes are still there at the moment when you deleted them, unless you write lots of new data on your iPhone to overwrite them. Hence, you'd better power off your iPhone or set it into the flight mode, so that you can get a greater chance to undelete notes on your iPhone. This tutorial will show you how to recover notes on iPhone with a powerful recovery software: iPhone Data Recovery (Mac) or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows). let's try to undelete iPhone notes with iPhone Data Recovery (Windows). Download the free trial version below to have a try for free, then install and launch it on Windows. If you're a Mac user, you also can take similar steps with the Mac version of the program.

A Brief Introduction to iPhone Data Recovery Software

1. Support to recover deleted iPhone notes without any iTunes or iCloud backup. No matter who accidentally delete your iPhone data, iPhone data recovery tool can help you to recover them, even if you haven’t created any iTunes or iCloud backup.

2. Extract notes contents from iTunes or iCloud backup, preview the details of backup file and selectively choose the specific notes you need to restore, save as CSV, TEXT, or HTML formate to computer so that you can view or print them at any time.

3. Support to recover 22+ file types for all iPhone iPad iPod, including photos, videos, contacts, text messages, iMessages, mms, notes, call history, safari bookmark, voicemail, voice memos, WhatsApp, WebChat, Viber, Kik, Skype, message attachments etc.

4. Support all iOS devices running a variety of versions of iOS versions, compatible with all windows and mac computer, get back lost data due to deletion, device crashed, smashed or broken, device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade or factory settings restore etc.

5. Provide the most powerful features to fix iOS system to normal, you won't lost any data after your phone stuck at apple logo/ recovery mode, white/black screen and other issue. When your iPhone iOS system appear some problems, can't boot sucessfully, you still have a way to get notes back.

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Now, please follow the tutorial to recover iPhone notes.

Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone Directly

Step 1: Choose a recovery mode

Running the program on your computer, then choose a recovery mode here: "Recover from iOS Device", which allows you to directly scan your iPhone to recover notes.

connect iPhone to computer

Step 2: Enter the iPhone's scanning mode and scan your iPhone

If you are the iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 plus/6/5/5c/5s/4s user, you can click the "Start Scan" button to scan your phone directly. For iPhone 4/3GS user, to scan your iPhone, you need to get into its scanning mode at first. You can follow the description in the program's window or the list below to do it:
  • 1) Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
  • 2) Press "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • 3) After 10 seconds, release "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 15 seconds.
Then the iPhone data recovery program will scan your iPhone by itself after you get into the scanning mode.

enter scanning mode

Step 3: Preview and recover notes from iPhone

In fact, you can begin to preview the scanned data when the scan is in progress. At the left side, there are categories of the data found on your iPhone. Click Notes to preview details. Select what the note you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. Now, your iPhone notes are restored.

Note: You can found both deleted data and those still on your iPhone here. If you only want to see those deleted ones, you can separate them by using the slide button on the top: Only display the deleted items.

recover deleted notes from iphone

Notes: Directly recover deleted notes on iPhone without backup is limited to that the deleted notes are not overwritten, once the data is covered, no iPhone data recovery software can’t help you to get them back.

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Part 2: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Notes from "Recently Deleted" Folder

As we know, the new version of the Notes app adds a Recycle Bin, when you deleted notes, they will be recycled to the “Recently Deleted” folder and stored up to 30 days. If the deletion time is more than 30 days, the deleted notes may be cleared out of the iOS devices forever.

So if you delete some important notes by mistake, the iOS Notes app allow for an undelete process, you can easy to restore deleted notes back to your iPhone iPad iPod without any assistant, follow the below tips.

1. Open the Notes app and choose the "Recently Deleted" folder.
2. Tap on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the interface, then select the notes you want to restore.
3. After you choose delete notes, they will be ticked, you can tap on "Move To…" button in the lower left corner of the interface.
4. Select a folder you have created where you want to move the deleted note back to, then go back to the recovered notes folder and view the recovered notes.

recover iphone notes from recently deleted folder


Part 3: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup

If your iPhone notes have been overwritten, but you have made an iTunes backup before losing notes, you can read the below tips to get notes back via iTunes:

1. connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes, make sure iTunes can detect your iPhone.
2. click "File" > "Devices" > "Restore from Backup" or right-click iPhone icon and press "Restore from backup", select the backup file that contains the missing notes, then click "Restore" to import the backup back to iPhone.
3. Choose the appropriate backup to restore.

recover iphone notes from whole itunes backup

But as we all know, using iTunes to restore note, the entire backup will overwrite all iPhone data, so we will lost existing data on iPhone. And we can choose another method to extract iTunes backup and selective select the notes you need to restore, so that you can keep the original data, follow the steps.

Step 1: Run the software can choose a recovery mode

After you run the software, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode, then the software will automatically check the backup file and display as a list, you can select the one that contain the deleted notes and click "Start Scan" button to extract iTunes backup.

extract iTunes backup

Step 2: Selectively recover iPhone notes

When finish the scan, you will see all data display for you to view, including photo, messages, contacts and others, choose the notes category and mark the ones you need then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.

recover iphone notes from itunes


Part 4: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Notes from iCloud Backup

If you sync iPhone notes to iCloud before, then you can get notes back via iCloud, here is the steps to recover ntoes from iCloud.

1. Click "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" on your iPhone.
2. Click "Erase iPhone" after a pop-up appear, tap "Set Up iPhone" > "Restore from iCloud Backup" after iPhone restart.
3. Login your iCloud account and choose the back contain the deleted notes to restore.

recover iphone notes from whole icloud backup

Using this way to restore iPhone notes, you will lost existing iPhone data because of the entire backup will cover all iPhone data, in order to keep the original data, you can extract iCloud backup and select the ones you need to restore, here is the steps for you.

Step 1: Choose the recovery mode and login iCloud account

Launch the software and switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File", enter your Apple ID and password to login iCloud account.

login iCloud

Step 2: Download and extract iCloud backup

After login iCloud, the software will search all iCloud backup files and display as a list, you can choose the appropriate one and click "Download", then select the notes file type in the pop-up and click "Next" to scan the backup.

extract iCloud backup

Step 3: Selectively recover deleted iPhone notes

When the scan is over, all notes will display in the notes category, you can preview all notes in detail and mark the ones you need, click "Recover" to export them as CSV, TEXT, or HTML formate to computer for your use.

recover iphone notes from icloud

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