Accidentally Deleted Notes on iPhone? How to Get Them Back

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Notes have greatly improved the way we remain organized and more recently, with the introduction of iOS 10, you can even collaborate on Notes in real time. What has however remained the same is the fact that just like any other type of data, it is very easy to lose notes. They can be lost through accidental deletion or other reason that is completely out of your hands.

This is why backing up your important Notes is very important. But there are times when you create an important Note on your iPhone and lose or delete it accidentally before you can back it up. If this sounds like your predicament, this article will be of great help to you.

What to Do When You Delete Your Notes Accidentally

This article is geared towards helping you recover your accidentally deleted notes and we will provide you with an effective way to do just that. But just before we do so, there are a few things you need to do immediately after you realize the Notes are missing to maximize your chances of recovering them.


  • The first one is really basic. Begin by checking whether the Notes have been backed up either on iTunes or iCloud. If they are, you can simply restore the back up to get them back.
  • If they are not in any of your backups, it is a good idea to refrain from using the iPhone further until you can recover the data. This is to prevent overwriting the missing Notes and hence improving the chances of recovery.

Get Back Accidentally Deleted iPhone Notes via iPhone Data Recovery

By now you probably know that you will need to use a data recovery program to get your Notes back. to save you the trouble of having to find the right program to use, allow us to introduce iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac. This program is designed to make all things data recovery very easy even if you have never used an iPhone data recovery tool before. Its features make recovering your deleted Notes from iPgibe quite easy. They include the following;

  • You can try the program to recover Notes regardless of how they got deleted in the first place.
  • Aside from Notes, you can recover up to 22 other file types such as contacts, text messages, photos, voice memos, messages from WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat, etc.
  • You can either recover data from the iPhone, from an iTunes backup file or from an iCloud backup file.
  • It is very easy to use, 100% safe and compatible with all iOS devices.

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Here’s how easy it is to recover Notes using iMyfone D-Back. Begin by installing the program to your computer and then select one of the following recovery modes.

1 Recover Notes Directly from iPhone without Backup

You can recover the Notes directly from the device, if they are not available in any of your iTunes or iCloud Backup files. Follow these very simple steps to do it.

Step 1: launch the program and then select “Recover from iOS device tab” before clicking on “Start.” This will open a window where you can select the type of data you want to recover. Choose “Notes” under “Memo & Others” and then click “Next” to continue. You will then be requested to connect the iPhone to the computer.

connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 2: Click “Scan” when the program detects the iPhone and wait for the scanning process to be completed. Once it is done, select the Notes from the results in the next window and click on “Recover.”

select the Notes from the results

2 Extract Notes from iTunes Backup Files

If the Notes are on an iTunes backup file but would rather not restore the device completely, follow these simple steps to recovery them

Step 1: Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” in the main window and click “Start.” Select “Notes” as the type of files you want to recover and click “Next.”

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2: In the next window, select the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click “Scan.”

select the iTunes backup file

Step 3: The recovered Notes should be listed in the next window. Select and preview the Notes you want to recover and then click “Recover.”

 Select and preview the Notes

3 Extract Notes from iCloud Backup Files

Follow these very simple steps to recover the data from an iCloud Backup file.

Step 1: Begin by choosing “Recover from iCloud Backup” in the main window and click “Start”. Select “Notes” as the type of file you wish to recover and click “Next.”

choose Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: In the next window, sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password. This will allow the program to access the backup files on your iCloud account. Select the one containing the deleted Notes and click “Next.” The program will begin scanning the backup file for the missing Notes.

Select icloud bakcup file

Step 3: When the scan is complete, preview and select the missing Notes and click “Recover” to get them back.

preview and select the missing Notes