Help! I stupidly deleted all 86 notes on my iPhone including all my reading records, random work ideas and even the measurements of my mom’s garment. They are so important! Can anyone help me get them back? BTW, iOS 12 is running on my iPhone!
Accidentally deleting Notes is actually very common, a problem that can lead to a lot of other problems especially when the notes carry important information. If you have lost some of your notes, this article will show you 4 different ways to get them back whether you have a backup or not. And this article works even you are using the latest iOS 12.
1 Recover Deleted iPhone Notes from "Recently Deleted" Folder
It is possible that the missing notes could still be in the Notes App and as such, quite easy to recover. They may be available in the "Recently Deleted" folder where all deleted Notes are stored for a period of 30 days. Here's how to check.
Step 1: Go to the "Recently Deleted" folder in the Notes app.
Step 2: Click on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Select the notes you want to recover and click on "Move To…" button in the lower left corner.
Step 4: Choose a folder you want to move the deleted notes to. Then go to the folder to view the undeleted notes.
Note: Notes in the "Recently Deleted" folder are permanently deleted after 30 days.
2 Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone without Backup (iOS 12 Included)
If the notes are not in the "Recently Deleted" folder and you don't have an iTunes or iCloud backup of the missing notes, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac can help. This program can help you recover deleted notes on your iPhone even you use iOS 12. If you don't have a backup or don't want to restore the device from iTunes or iCloud (which will overwrite data on your device), then the program will help. The following are some of the tool's additional, useful features.
iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 12 Supported)
- Supports to recover 22+ file types from iPhone such as photos, contacts, messages, notes, voice memo, messages from WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat etc;
- Supports to extract 22+ file types from unreadable iTunes and iCloud backup file to computer without overwriting data on your iPhone;
- Supports to preview the deleted data before performing recovery;
- Supports the latest iOS 12 and almost all the iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 4 etc.
Steps to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone without Backup
Step 1: Choose the Recovery Mode
Open iMyFone D-Back on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" from the 4 recovery modes.
Connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and click "Next".
Step 2: Choose the File Type
Choose note in the file type list and click on "Scan" button. The program will start to scan the deleted notes on your iPhone.
Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Notes
When the scan is complete, preview the Notes in the results page, and select the ones you want to recover. Click "Recover" to save them to your computer.
1. Unlike restoring an iTunes or iCloud Backup, iMyFone D-Back can recover deleted Notes safely, without the risk or losing any of your other data.
2. Apart from Notes, you can also use it to recover other types of files including contacts, text messages, iMessages and even WhatsApp history.
3 Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone from an iTunes Backup
3.1 Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup
If you regularly backup your iPhone data to iTunes, it is likely that your deleted Notes could be in your iTunes backups. Here’s how to recover them from iTunes.
Step 1: Connect the iPhone and Open iTunes on the computer you synced your device with.
Step 2: Click "Restore Backup" to restore the device to the latest iTunes backup.
But there is one disadvantage of recovering deleted notes from iTunes backup. The iTunes backup will overwrite the existing data on your iPhone. So please back up the existing iPhone data before recovery to ensure no important files will be lost.
3.2 Extract iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup
iMyFone D-Back can also come in handy when you have a backup of the notes on iTunes. You can simply use it to extract them from the backup. Here’s how.
Step 1: Choose "Recover from iTunes backup". Click "Start".
Then you will see all the iTunes backups on your computer. Choose an iTunes backup from those listed and then click "Next".
Step 2: Select "Note" as the type of data to extract. Click "Scan" to allow the program to scan the selected backup file.
Step 3: When the scan is complete, all Notes will be displayed on the next window. Select the ones you need and click "Recover" to save them.
4 Recover Deleted iPhone Notes from an iCloud Backup
4.1 Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup
If you have turned on iCloud backups and satisfy the requirements for an automatic iCloud daily backup, your deleted Notes may be included on an iCloud backup file.
If they are, all you have to do is restore the iCloud backup to get them back. Apple provides the instructions here.
But just as it is with an iTunes restore, you risk losing recent data on your device. Fortunately, you can extract the Notes from an iCloud backup, the same way we did with an iTunes Backup.
4.2 Extract iPhone Notes from iCloud Backup
The steps to extract notes from iCloud backup using iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac are similar as to extract them from iTunes backup. Just check the tutorial: How to extract data from iCloud backup >>
Do you get back your deleted notes by the four methods? Don't forget that they all work for the latest iOS 12. If you have other good suggestions about how to recover deleted notes on iPhone, be free to leave us a comment.