Home > Resource > iTunes Backup > Extract Notes from iPhone Backup

How to Extract Notes from iPhone Backup on Mac

Can I extract notes from Mac iPhone backup?

I have a request: is there a program that is able to extract notes from iPhone backup on my Mac so that I can export them to my desktop? I know my iPhone notes have been synced with iTunes but I do not know how to save them on my Mac. Many thanks.

Unlike other backup files, iTunes backup file is actually invisible and inaccessible on your Mac. The only way that you can check the notes is to view them on your iPhone. It’s a good idea to save an accessible iPhone notes backup on your Mac for unexpected needs such as iPhone broke in a sudden.

Fortunately there is a program called Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) that enables you to extract notes from iPhone backup on your Mac/Windows computer. It scans your iTunes backup and extracts data from it quickly and safely.

Download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone and begin extract notes from iPhone backup now.

Download Win Version Download Mac Version

Steps to extract notes from iPhone backup on Mac/Windows computer

Step 1. Select the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode

Here, let's try with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) in steps. After installing and launching the program on your Mac, you need to a recovery mode. To extract notes from Mac iPhone backup, please select the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode.

If you want to extract notes directly from your iPhone, you can also select the “Recover from iOS Device” mode.

extract notes from iphone backup on mac 

Here Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) will detect and list all iTunes backup files on your Mac. You just need to select the one belong to your iPhone and click “Start Scan”.

Step 2. Preview and extract notes from Mac iPhone backup

Now all contents in your Mac iPhone backup file will be listed in categories like “Notes”, “Contacts”, “Messages”, etc. You can check “Notes” to preview them and select notes you need then click “Recover” to export them on your Mac.

how to extract notes from iphone backup on mac

What’s More:

1. Except from extracting notes from iPhone backup on Mac, you will be able to extract other files like photos, videos, calendars, messages, contacts, bookmarks, etc from iTunes backup.

2. The greatest feature of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is that you can recover your lost iPhone data from both iPhone (available for iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 5/4) and iTunes backup on your Mac (available for all iOS devices). You can learn more here: how to recover iPhone notes on Mac.

If you have a Windows computer, the Windows version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is your best solution to extract data from iTunes backup or recover iPhone data on Windows computer too. Learn more here: Windows iPhone backup extractor.

Download Win Version Download Mac Version

Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Selena
How about re-installing Dr.Fone for Mac on your Mac? If re-installing can not solve your problem, you can come to Wondershare support center for more help.
Sad face
The application does not even open, every time I try it quits unexpectedly :( Is there any other way of downloading notes onto my mac? I really need them as my phone was stolen.
Top