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Does iCloud Backup Notes? How to View and Download Them

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Gabriel Hammond

January 9, 2017 (Updated: August 19, 2020锛

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The iOS Notes app is a very useful app on your iOS device since it allows users to take down their ideas easily. With the Notes app, you can keep track of all your thoughts and ideas and the ability to include photos and videos, makes the app even more useful. It is therefore very likely that you have very important notes on your device that you don鈥檛 want to lose.

1 Does iCloud Backup Notes?

Some people may wonder whether iCloud backup notes or not. The answer is yes, as long as your device is plugged in and connected with Wi-Fi, and you have turned on the iCloud Backup option on your iPhone.

Backing up the notes on iCloud is one way to ensure the safety of your important notes. With an iCloud backup, all you have to do in the event you do lose the notes is restoring the backup, and then you can have your Notes back. The following text looks at how to backup Notes to iCloud and also provides you with an ingenious way to view and extract the Notes from the backup.

2 How to Backup Notes in iCloud

As long as you use iCloud as your preferred backup solution, your Notes should automatically backup to iCloud as long as the option has been enabled. To backup notes via iCloud, follow these very simple steps.

Step 1: On your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and then turn-on "iCloud Backup".

Step 2: Enter your iCloud ID details if you are asked to.

Step 3: Click Back Up Now on the same page.

How to Backup Notes in iCloud

3 How to Check and Extract Notes from iCloud (iOS 13/12 Supported)

You may want to ensure that all Notes have been included in the backup or you may want to extract some of the Notes from your device in case of data loss. Restoring the entire iCloud backup just to get a few notes back is impractical since it could result in the loss of all data excluded from the backup. In this case, you need a tool that allows you to gain access to the iCloud backup and view and extract the Notes you need.

This tool is iMyFone iTransor Lite and the following are some of the features that make it your best bet to extract Notes from an iCloud backup.

  • It is a powerful data export tool that can be used to export up to 22 different types of data such as contacts, videos, messages, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp messages, Kik messages, Viber messages and more.
  • You can also use it to extract data from an iTunes backup or directly from an iOS device if you don鈥檛 have a backup.
  • It comes with a preview function that makes selective data export very easy.
  • You can also use it to backup individual app data. Such backups can be restored to your iPhone using iTransor.
  • It is fully compatible with the latest software iOS 14/13/12.

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Follow these simple steps to use iMyFone iTransor Lite to view and extract Notes from an iCloud backup file.

Step 1: Install the program to your computer and then launch it. Select " Extract Data from Backup" and then click "Download iCloud Backup" to begin.

Extract Data from an iCloud Backup

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account and then select the relevant backup from the backup files listed in the next window. Click "Next" to proceed.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3: Select "Notes" as the type of file you want to extract and then click "Next" to continue.

choose the data you would like to export

Step 4: From the results page, preview and select the Notes you want to extract and then click "Extract" to save them to your computer.

preview notes

Download the free trial version of iMyFone iTransor Lite (supporting iOS 14/13/12) to view and access your iCloud backup file.

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