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How to Save Notes from iPhone to iCloud

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Francisco Spearman

October 12, 2017 (Updated: November 30, 2017)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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If your Notes contain important information, you may want to keep them safe by backing them up to iCloud. Not only is iCloud a great way to ensure the safety of the Notes, it also makes them easily accessible whenever you need them. In this article, we are going to be looking at how accessible iCloud Notes are and how you can easily extract or restore the Notes in your iCloud account.

Part 1. What Are iCloud Notes?

Before we get to how to save notes from iPhone to iCloud or even how you can extract or restore the notes, we thought we’d explain to you what iCloud notes are. You can easily view your notes on official site of iCloud as long as you sign in to your iCloud account. This can be done on any browser, on any computer.

The Notes are listed by last-modified date and as the most recent Note you created will appear at the top of the list. If you are using the upgraded version of Notes, you will see that the notes list will contain the notes in the currently selected folder. If you are not using the upgraded version of Notes, you will not see any folders, all Notes will be listed together.

iCloud notes

Part 2. How to Save Notes from iPhone to iCloud

You can easily sync Notes to iCloud directly from your device. The following is a simple way to do it.

Step 1: Go to Settings and then tap “iCloud.” Sign in using your Apple ID

Step 2: In the list of data types find “Notes” and ensure that the button next to it is activated.

Step 3: The next time you connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network, your Notes will be synced with iCloud.

save notes to icloud

Part 3. Access and View Notes from iCloud Backup on PC

If you want to gain access to your iCloud backup on your computer and view the notes in the backup file, there is one program that will be of great help. This backup and restore tool, known as iMyFone D-Port Pro is ideal because not only can you use it to backup and restore data on your iPhone, you can also use it to extract data from an iCloud or iTunes Backup to your computer or device.

iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • Selectively export 20+ types of data from the backups made by iTunes, iCloud or D-Port Pro.
  • Fully restore or restore only Messages, WhatsApp, or WeChat without overwriting the other data.
  • Back up all the data or back up only Messages, WeChat, or WhatsApp instead of all the data on your device.
  • It is compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and other iOS devices running iOS 11, iOS 10, etc.

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Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to view and extract iCloud Notes to your Computer.

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and on the main window, select “Download iCloud Backup” from the “Extract Data from Backup” tab. Log in to your iCloud account.

download icloud backup

Step 2: Step 2: Choose the iCloud backup file that contains the Notes you want to extract and then click “Next” to download the backup.

choose icloud backup files

Step 3: Select the type of data you want to extract from the backup. In this case, choose “Notes” and click “Next.”

select one data type

Step 4: The program will begin scanning the backup for the selected Notes. Once the scan is complete, select the Notes you would like to export and click “Extract” to export the selected Notes to your computer.

save notes to computer

Part 4. How to Restore Notes from iCloud to iPhone

If you would rather restore the photos to your device, iMyFone D-Port pro can help you do that as well. Here’s how.


    The current version of iMyFone D-Port Pro doesn't support restoring notes to your iOS devices, it supports restoring Messages, WhatsApp Messages and WeChat data. It will soon reaching the goal of restoring notes.Please wait in patient!

Step 1: Launch the program and the choose “Download iCloud Backup” from the main window. Log in to iCloud, select the one you’d like to restore and then choose Notes as the type of data you want to restore. Click Next to download iCloud backup.

save notes to computer

Step 2: After downloading and scanning, this program will display the data in the backup for you to preview.

view icloud backup

Step 3: Click “Restore” after previewing to restore the data to your iPhone.

restore icloud notes to iphone

Syncing your Notes with iCloud is a matter of turning on the option in iCloud. D-Port Pro makes the process of restoring the Notes or extracting them to your computer just as easy.

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