With a browser or computer and an internet connection, it is quite easy to access your backed-up notes in your iCloud account. It is quite possible that you may have lost some of the notes on your device and want to get them back or there are old notes you need to refer to that are no longer on your device but are available on your iCloud account. Either way, you can easily gain access to the backed-up notes in one of the ways we’ll share with you on this article.
Part 1. View and Extract iCloud Notes to Computer
If you just want to view the notes you have on your iCloud account, there are two ways to do that;
1. View iCloud Notes Via the Web
You can easily view backed up data in your iCloud account including all Notes, messages, contacts and calendar. All you need is a working browser on any device. The following simple steps should help you do just that.
Step 1: Go to iCloud from any browser on any device and then log in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2: You will see all the data on that iCloud backup file including your Notes.
2. View and Extract iCloud Notes to Computer with iMyFone D-Port Pro
The above method is only useful when you want to just view the notes. If you need to extract the Notes to your computer, you may need iMyFone D-Port Pro. This backup and restore tool will also come in handy when you need to extract data from your iCloud backup file.
- View and extract 20+ types of data from your old iTunes or iCloud backups.
- It can be used to selectively restore data from both iTunes and iCloud backups which is very handy when you need only some notes over others.
- Back up and restore only Messages, WhatsApp data, WeChat data from backups to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Here's how to use it to view and extract Notes from your iCloud backup.
Step 1: Install D-Port Pro to your computer and then launch it. Select “Download iCloud Backup” from the “Extract Data from Backup” tab. Log in to your iCloud account.
Step 2: Choose the iCloud backup file that contains the Notes you want to extract and then click “Next” to download the backup.
Step 3: On the next screen, select “Notes” as the type of data you want to extract and click “Next.”
Step 4: The program will download the backup and scan it for the available Notes. When the process is complete, select the Notes you want to extract and click “Extract” to save the selected files to your computer.
Part 2. Get Notes from iCloud to iPhone
If you want to get the Notes from your iCloud backup file to your device, you just need to restore the backup. There are two ways to do that.
1. Restore Notes to iPhone from an iCloud Backup
One of the ways is to restore the iCloud backup to your iPhone in a regular way. The following is step by step instructions to help you do that.
Step 1: Unless you are setting up a new device, you will need to first of all erase all its contents. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This should take you to the setup screen.
Step 2: Follow the setup assistant prompts until you get to the Apps & Data Screen. Here, select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud and select the most relevant backup. Then stay connected to the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.
2. Restore Notes from iCloud to iPhone with iMyfone D-Port Pro
iMyFone D-Port Pro also offers a great way to restore the iCloud back up to your iPhone. The process is easy, quick and efficient. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer and then launch the program. Choose “Download iCloud Backup” from the main window. Log in to iCloud and choose the types of data you want to restore.
Step 2: Click “Next” and the program will begin downloading the iCloud backup file. It will then proceed to scan the backup for the selected types of data. Now Preview the data displayed in the next window
Step 3: Click “Restore” to restore the data to your iPhone. And after a while, you can view and use the data on your iPhone.
With D-Port Pro, you can easily either export the Notes to your computer or restore the iCloud backup if you want to get the Notes back on your device.