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How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Included)

Can I get the lost/ deleted iPhone notes back? When I was taking a new note, the iPhone stopped to work a few minutes, and then everything seems OK. But all the notes I have taken lost. This has never happened before and I've had some notes in there for over a year. Does anyone know how/ why this happened, and more importantly how to recover them? The notes are meaningful for me, I want to restore them. - A question from discussions.apple.com.

A lot of things can lead to iPhone data loss. Sometimes, when you try to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 9, this could cause data loss. And sometimes, when you download an unknown software and try to install on your iPhone, this may also cause data loss. Our iPhone is powerful but fragile, we have to keep iPhone in safe place and protect our useful data from losing. But data loss always happens, all we have to remedy it is to recover lost/deleted data from iPhone. This article will introduce you how to recover iPhone deleted notes in three effective ways and give you some useful tips to keep your iPhone data safe.

Part one: Directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted notes

Part two: Recover lost notes from iTunes backup(two methods)

Part three: Retrieve iPhone notes from iCloud backup

Part four: Tips to better keep your iPhone data safe

Part one: Directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted notes

To recover deleted notes on iPhone,you need Cisdem iPhoneRecovery to help you, it gives two options for iOS users to restore Notes from iPhone directly and extract notes from iTunes backup. If you always backup your notes to iTunes, you can use Cisdem iPhoneRecovery to extract notes from iTunes backup. If not, you can only use this iPhone data recovery to recover deleted or lost notes directly from iPhone. Download Cisdem iPhoneRecovery for free and follow below guidance to recover iPhone deleted notes.

  1. Connect Your iPhone to Mac. A main interface as follow will appear. Select the recovery mode of Recover from iOS Device. Connect your iPhone to your Mac and click “Start Scan” to scan your file on your iPhone.
  2. Preview and Recover Lost Notes on iPhone. After the scan, you can check and preview details of your iPhone notes, mark those notes you want to recover and start to recover them by clicking "Recover". If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the button at bottom to only display deleted items.
  3. Save the Recovered Notes on Your Mac. You can export recovered notes as HTML, excel, word, numbers, pages format and transfer your notes to other iOS devices.

Also Read: Three Ways to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

Part two: Recover lost notes from iTunes backup(two methods)

Method one: Retrieve iPhone notes from iTunes using Cisdem iPhoneRecovery

  1. Scan Backup File. Select the recovery mode of Recover from iTunes Backup File. Then select the backup of your iPhone and click “ Start Scan” to scan the iTunes backup file.
  2. Extract deleted notes from iTunes. After the scan, all files will be listed in categories. If you only want to recover your notes, you can select "Notes" category, and click “Recover” to recover the deleted notes.

Method two: Restore iPhone lost or deleted notes directly from iTunes backup

Before you do this, you have to keep in mind that the data existing on your iPhone will be completely erased by the backup you've restored. Make sure that you have backed up the important data on your iPhone.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch iTunes. Then click your iPhone’s name and click “Summary”. Then check “This computer”, and choose“Restore Backup...”.
  2. After that, you can choose the backup file that you want to restore to your iPhone. Click “Restore” and just wait until it’s done.

Part three: Retrieve iPhone notes from iCloud backup

  1. Erase your iPhone: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  2. Then your iPhone will restart and you need to set it again. When you're in front of the options of "Set Up as New iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup", choose Restore from iCloud Backup. Then sign in your iCloud account and select a iCloud backup you want to restore it from latest iPhone backups.

Part four: Tips to better keep your iPhone data safe

Tip one: backup your data to iCloud

Before backing up your iPhone data to iCloud, you need an active account which will be logged-in on your iPhone or other iOS devices. And you should make sure your available storage are enough for you to back up, if not, you have to buy more storage to store your data.Then connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

On your iOS 9 or iOS 8 device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup, then turn on iCloud Backup.

On your iOS 7 device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, then turn on iCloud Backup.

Note: iCloud will automatically back up your iPhone data if you turn on iCloud Backup. And you can backup your iPhone data manually by turning on “Back Up Now”.

Tip two: backup your iPhone data to iTunes

Backing up data iTunes requires you a USB cable and every time you connect your iPhone to Mac, iTunes will automatically back up your data.An iTunes backup includes nearly all of your device's data and settings.

  1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Click on the iPhone icon in the menu bar when it appears and right-click on your iPhone's name under the "DEVICES" on the left side. Choose"Back Up".

Note: After the process ends, you can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices. You should see the name of your device with the date and time that iTunes created the backup. If you want to backup activity, health, and keychain data, you'll need to use Encrypted Backup in iTunes.

Tip three: use Cisdem iPhoneRecovery to backup iPhone

Cisdem iPhoneRecovery deals with almost any situation of data loss such as accidental deletion, physical breakage, water damage, factory restore or iOS upgrade. You can recover photos, messages, contacts, etc from either iTunes back up file or directly from your iPhone including the newest iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus if you have not created a backup of your device. It also helps you fix your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to normal. With Cisdem iPhoneRecovery, you always keep your data in your hand.

2016-08-24 03:05:30 / Posted byRosa Reyes to iPhone Follow @ Rosa

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4 Responses

  • Nora

    I really like your post, it is very useful and comprehensive. I will save it as a favorite. Thanks, hope more useful articles will be shared.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Cheney

    very detailed, this article recommends serveral methods to recover deleted or lost notes

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Andy

    very useful tips, i will share with my friends and bookmark this article.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Lane

    Practical article,the steps are very detailed. My iPhone‘s screen was broken, but i got all notes and data back by recovering them with the recommended app.

    1 years ago REPLY

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