How to Recover Notes from iPhone That Were Lost or Deleted
Lost notes on your iPhone and want to find it back? Well, it's not that difficult to recover deleted or lost notes from an iPhone in fact. This article shows you how to recover your iPhone notes in 3 ways. Just read on.
Method 1: Directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted notes
What you need in this way: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (a Windows/Mac version)
Pros: Scan lost notes directly on an iPhone; Preview notes before recovery; Selectively recover any items; Support all iPhone models.
Cons: Not free (but offering a trial version).
Now take the Mac version as an example. Let's check how to recover deleted notes directly from an iPhone in steps.
Step 1. Select the Recover from iOS Device mode
When launching the program, stay in this mode: Recover from iOS Device. Then connect your iPhone to the computer and you'll see the window below.
For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S:
For iPhone 4/3GS:
Step 2. Scan your iPhone
Then for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, you need to enter into the iPhone's system by following the steps below:
After entering your iPhone system, the program will begin scanning your iPhone and find out all your lost and existing data on it.
For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, you can simply click the Start Scan button on the window to begin scanning it.
Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iPhone notes
After the scan, you can preview the found notes one by one. Mark those you want and click Recover, you can save them on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.
Method 2: Recover deleted notes on an iPhone from iTunes backup
To recover lost notes on your iPhone from iTunes backup, there are two preconditions: you've synced your iPhone with iTunes after you created the lost notes on it AND you didn't sync your iPhone with iTunes after you lost the notes on it. Then you can consider to restore your iPhone from the backup, or you won't recover the lost notes. It's a simple work to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup.
First of all, you need to disable auto synchronization on iTunes:
For Windows users: Run iTunes, go to < Edit < Preferences... < Devices.
For Mac users: Run iTunes, go to < iTunes < Preferences... < Devices
When arriving there, check the box to prevent your iPhone from syncing automatically. After it, connect your iPhone to the computer and click Restore Backup... on the main window of iTunes (or right click on your iPhone's name showing on the left side of the iTunes window and choose Restore from Backup...). Then choose the backup file for your iPhone and click on the Restore button. That's all.
If you have no idea about the content of the backup, you can try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, a trustworthy iPhone data recovery tool let's you preview and selectively recover whatever you want from iTunes backup.
|Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS||Restore via iTunes|
|Devices Supported||For all iPhones||For all iPhones|
Preview iTunes backup content before recovery;
|Cons||Paid software with a trial version.||
|Download||Windows version, Mac version||iTunes|
Step 1. Select a recovery mode
After downloading and installing the program, run it on your computer. To start the recovery, you need to select a recovery mode first. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top. Then you'll see the window as follows.
Select the backup of your iPhone and click Start Scan to scan and extract the specific contents in it.
Step 2. Recover deleted iPhone notes
After the scan, you can check and preview details of your iPhone notes, and save them on your computer by clicking Recover.
You also can watch the video tutorial below.
Download the trial version below to recover deleted notes from iTunes backup. Try it for free now!
Method 3: Recover iPhone notes from iCloud backup
Don't have an iTunes backup? You still can recover deleted iPhone notes from iCloud backup if you have one. Before you do this, make sure that you really have the deleted notes in the backup, and then restore your iPhone from iCloud backup, or you'll lose the notes forever after the restore. Now follow the steps below.
1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Choose Erase iPhone on the pop-up window to continue.
2. Then your iPhone will be restarted, and you'll be led to the Setup Assistant, sign in to iCloud, tap Restore from a Backup, then choose from the list of your backups in iCloud.
Now, all data of the iCloud backup are entirely restored to your iPhone, including notes. Just as restoring from iTunes backup, you'll lose all existing data on your iPhone after the restore. If you don't want to give up the existing data. You can move on and try the third way.