How to Extract Notes from iTunes Backup

With the Notes app on your iOS device constantly improving, it is little wonder that we make notes about everything. They are a great way to keep everything organized and so you want to keep them safe. Apple makes it very easy for you to do this by allowing you to back up these notes on iTunes. Crating a backup of your Notes on iTunes is one way to keep them safe and ensure that you can always get them back should you lose the notes somehow.

But in order to restore the Notes to your device via iTunes, you have to restore the entire device which means you may lose some of your other data. In this article we are going to provide you with a solution that allows you to extract only the notes from your iTunes backup.

How to Extract Notes from Your iTunes Backup

In order to restore deleted or lost notes to your iOS device via iTunes, you have to erase all the contents and settings on your device. This often means losing some of the more recent data on your device. But there is a way you can access your iTunes backup to only retrieve the missing Notes. Using iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac you can easily get into your iTunes backup file and restore your notes.

The following are just some of iMyfone D-Back’s features you will find useful.

  • You can use the program to restore notes regardless of how they got deleted in the first place. It can even be used to recover data from a damaged device.
  • Aside from notes, you can recover up to 22 other file types such as photos, messages, contacts, voice memos, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • Accessing your iTunes backup is very easy and then all you have to do is select the missing notes and restore them to the device.
  • It is very easy to use, 100% safe and compatible with nearly all iOS devices.

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Here’s how to use iMyfone D-Back to access your iTunes backup and extract notes from yor iTunes backup file.

Extract Only Notes from iTunes Backup via iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: Begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer. Launch the program and from the main menu select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start” to begin the recovery process.

 extract data from itunes backup

Step 2: In the next window, you will need to select the type of file you want to extract from your iTunes backup. In this case we select “Notes” under “Memo & Others.” Click “Next” to continue.

choose type of file

Step 3: In the next window, all of the iTunes backup files available on that computer will be displayed. Select the one that likely contains the Notes you want to restore and then click “scan.”

  Select the relevant iTunes backup files

Step 4: Wait fir D-back to complete the scanning process (it shouldn’t take too long). Once it is done, the results will be displayed in the next window just as you see below. You can click on an item to preview it and ensure that you are recovering the right file. You can also click on “Only show the deleted files” to make it easier to go through the results.
Select the ones you wish to recover and then click “Recover” to select a path to save the retrieved Notes.

preview notes in iTunes backup

With iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery software for Win or iPhone data recovery software for Mac, accessing your iTunes backup files is as easy as we have demonstrated above. You don’t have to erase your entire device just to gain access to a few Notes. Use iMyfone D-Back to easily gain access to any backup file and restore all kinds of missing data. It is also completely safe and you won’t lose any of the data on your device while using it.

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