How to Copy iPhone Notes to PC/Mac

Any way to copy iPhone notes to PC or Mac?

The iPhone’s Notes app is really a handy way for us to write memos, make lists or even archive random ideas at any time or anywhere. However, is there any way for us to transfer iPhone notes to PC or Mac, so that we can read or manage them on our computer as well? Here, let's talk about it together and find out a way.

As we know, iTunes can help to back up iPhone notes on the computer, but doesn't allow you to access or read it on your computer. So, we can imagine this: How about back up iPhone notes with iTunes and then extact it on PC or Mac? That's a way indeed. Well, the first way rising in our mind is to transfer notes directly from iPhone to computer. If you have such a need, read on and get to know how to do this in both ways.

Two ways to transfer notes from iPhone to computer

First of all, you need to get an iPhone notes copy tool, no matter you're using which way to copy your iPhone notes. Don't have one? Here is my recommendation: Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac iPhone Data Recovery) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (for Windows users). Both of the programs can help to copy iPhone notes to Mac or PC in 2 simple clicks, and you can read, edit or print your useful notes as you wish.

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    Part 1: Directly transfer iPhone notes to PC

    Part 2: Copy iPhone 5/4S notes to Mac or PC

Part 1: Transfer iPhone notes to PC

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

Next, let's try the Windows version of Wondershare dr.fone for ios together.

After downloading and installing Wondershare dr.fone for ios, run it on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer. You'll get a window as follows.

For iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS:

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For iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S

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Step 2: Scan your iPhone

Before transfer iPhone notes to PC, you need to get into the scanning mode of your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS at first by according to the steps as follow:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click "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 10 seconds.

After you enter the scanning mode successfully, Dr. fone will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for data on it.

If you use iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you can directly click the "Start Scan" button on the start window to scan your device.

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Step 3: Preview and transfer iPhone notes to PC

When the scan completes, all data on your iPhone will be scanned out and listed in categories. Click "Notes", you can preview all the detailed information before transfer them to your computer. Then, mark it and click "Recover", you can save your notes on the computer as an HTML file.

What you should know is that notes found here are not only those on your iPhone now, but also those deleted recently. If you want to check them separately, slide the button at the bottom to "Only display the deleted items".

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Part 2: Copy notes from iPhone 6S Plus/iPhone6S/6 Plus/6/5C/5S/5/4S to Mac or PC

No matter which iOS(iOS 9 included) device you're using, you can use this way to copy notes from your device to the computer, especially when your device is not at hand. Adopting this way, you need to use iTunes installed on your computer first.

Step 1: Sync/Back up your iPhone with iTunes

First of all, connect your iPhone with the computer and run iTunes on your computer. When sync your iPhone with iTunes, don't allow it to encrypt the backup file, for the next steps going on smoothly. 

Step 2: Run Wondershare Data Recovery for iTunes or Wondershare Dr.fone

After the step 1, disconnect your iPhone and run Wondershare dr.fone for ios on your computer, just choose the right version for your computer. Next, let's take the Mac version for example.

When you run the program, the backup file of your iPhone will be found and displayed in the primary window. Choose it and click "Start Scan" to extract the content on it.

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Step 3: Preview and copy iPhone notes to your computer

After the scan, you'll get a list of the data no your iPhone. For notes, choose "Notes" category. You can preview all details of it. Mark them and click "Recover", you can save them on your computer as an HTML file, which is friendly to read or print.

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Further Reading

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