At times, we accidentally delete our notes and other important data, or lost all of the notes stored in the Notes folder on iPhone due to an unsuccessful backup, a failed iOS 11 update or a touchscreen error or maybe the phone is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. This is a nightmare most of us have faced sometime or the other and if it hasn’t already happened, you probably lose sleep over the possibility that it might happen and what to do if it does.
Irrespective of whether you erased it by mistake or lost it due to an iPhone update or restore, what is really important is being able to retrieve and restore the lost notes.
Part 1: Recover Deleted Notes from the “Recently Deleted Folder”
Part 2: Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone Directly
Part 3: Retrieve Deleted Notes from iCloud or iTunes backup without Restoring iPhone
In case you have just deleted your notes or want to restore a note deleted less than 30 days prior, this method works best. Important to remember here is that any note deleted more than 30 days ago, cannot be recovered.
Step 1: Go to the Notes App.
In case you have not created any customized folders, you will see only the Notes and the Recently Deleted Folders.
Select the Recently Deleted folder.
Step 2: Once inside that folder, select the “Edit” button in the right upper corner.
Check mark the notes you want to recover.
Then click on the “Move To” button on the left lower corner. Specify any folder you want the Note to be restored to.
Step 3: Go back to the Notes Folder to view the restored Note.
The “Recently Deleted” folder only remain the recently deleted notes for 30 days. If you want to get your less recently deleted notes back, you need the help of some data recovery tool.
This can be done with ease using the iPhone Data Recovery toolkit, which can deep scan the internal storage to recover the deleted data hasn’t been overwritten, including notes, contacts, messages, photos, videos etc. Now the newest iPhone X/8/8 Plus with iOS 11 was supported as well as iPhone 7s/7/6/6s/5s/4 and earlier iOS version.
Step 1: Connect the iPhone to your computer through a USB cable.
Step 2: Launch the iPhone Data Recovery software and click “Data Recovery”.
A new window with three separate options for recovery will open up. The left upper tab states “Recover from IOS Device”, Select that tab.
Wait for the phone to be recognized by the software.
Step 3: A new window will pop up with two sections – “Deleted Data from Device” and “Existing Data on Device”.
Select “Note” directly or other data types you want to recover from either of the categories and click “Start Scan”.
Step 4: First the software with analyze the iOS device and then start the scanning process.
Once that is complete, a window with the recovered data with open up. You can check the data before restoring it.
Step 5: Select all the data or just the ones you want to retrieve. Then click on the “Recover to Computer” button on the right bottom corner.
We know that the entire data can be recovered from an earlier time iTunes or iCloud backup if you can accept the headache of restoring your iPhone to an earlier date. However, with iPhone Data Recovery software, it is also possible to retrieve only one specific folder like Notes or a particular App without having to completely restore the whole device. For this kind of retrieval, please ensure that your data is constantly synced with iTunes or iCloud.
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Step 1: Launch the iPhone Data Recovery software and click on “Data Recovery”.
Step 2: The second tab on the left states “Recover from iTunes Backup File” Select that tab.
Step 3: A new window will pop up showing a file with the previously taken backup. You can also manually search for the latest file on iTunes. Click on the “Start Scan” button.
Step 4: It will scan the iTunes backup file for all the files available. Once done, it will show all the data that is available for retrieval.
Step 5: You can select the Notes you want to retrieve. Then click on the “Recover to Computer” button on the right bottom corner.
You can now either use the files from your computer or copy it to your device.
Step 1: Launch the iPhone data Recovery software and select “Data Recovery”.
Step 2: Select the third tab “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the left states. This will ask for your iCloud login id and Password.
Step 3: Next a new window will pop up showing all the iCloud backup files list. Select the one required and choose the type of file to download it.
Step 4: Once done, the software will scan the file for all the data on it automatically. This will give you the entire backup.
You can manually sift through the file and select the Notes you want to retrieve.
Step 5: Then click on the “Recover to Computer” button on the right bottom corner.
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As you can see, there is hope even if you lose all your Notes from your iPhone. It can be retrieved easily and without hassle with the right kind of software.