How to Recover Lost Notes after iOS 11 Update

You update your device to iOS 11 only to find that some of your Notes are missing? You have a backup but the problem is you can’t restore the missing Notes because the backup was made on iOS 10. This is a dilemma that many people face when they update to iOS 11. It is also one of those problems that doesn’t have a clear troubleshooting solution. Yet, it you’ve lost important Notes you still need to get them back. The problem is in the how.

In this article, we delve deeper into this problem, giving you a solution that will help you to recover your Notes in a quick and efficient manner. This solution is guaranteed to get your Notes back whether you have a backup or not. Read on to find out what it is and how it works.

The Tool You Need to Recover Lost Notes after iOS 11 Update

One of the best tools to help you recover the missing Notes is iMyFone D-Back. This data recovery tool is one of the most powerful tools in the business. It is useful in the recovery of 22+ types of data including Notes, Contacts, Photos, Videos and even third-party app data like WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik and more.

It is also quite easy to use as we shall see very shortly. It can be used to recover data from the iOS device if you don’t have a backup or even extract data from your iTunes or iCloud backup if you have a backup that you can’t restore.

All you need to do is install the program on your computer and then in a few simple clicks, your Notes which will be saved on your computer and can then be transferred to your iPhone.

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How to Use D-Back to Recover Your Missing Notes

Like we mentioned before, using iMyFone D-Back is quite easy. To use it download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps.

1. Recover Directly from iPhone

You can recover your Notes directly from your iPhone if you don’t have a backup of the data either on iCloud or iTunes. The only issue with this direct recovery is that you have to begin the recovery process before you can overwrite the data. It is therefore essential that you begin recovery as soon as you notice the Notes are missing. It is the only way increase the chance you will recover all the notes.

That said, follow these simple steps to get your Notes back.

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and select “Recover from iOS Device” on the main window. Click “Start” and from the next window, choose “Note” as the type of data to recover.

select data types

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and once the program detects the device, click “Scan” to begin analyzing the program.

scan iPhone

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, you will see all the Notes in the next window. Click “Only Show Deleted Files” to select the missing Notes and then click “Recover.” Choose a location on your computer to save the lost files.

previous notes on iPhone

2. Recover from iTunes Backup

If the missing Notes were included in an iTunes backup, you can use D-Back to extract them. Follow these steps to do it.

Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start” to begin. Select “Note” as the type of data to recover and then click “Next” to continue.

Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2: From the list of iTunes Backups in the next window, select the backup that contains the missing Notes and then click “Scan” to begin scanning the backup file.

scan iTunes backup

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, select the missing Notes from those listed in the results page and then click “Recover.” Select a location on your computer to save the backup.

Preview note in iTunes backup

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3. Recover from iCloud Backup

To get your missing notes from an iCloud backup, you can get them back in the following simple steps.

Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.” In the next window, select “Note” as the type of data you want to recover and then click “Next.”

Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: You will then need to sign in to your iCloud account to gain access to the iCloud backups.

sign in to your iCloud account

Select the most revenant backup and click “Next.”

select an iCloud backup

Step 3: Once the analysis is complete, you will see all the Notes in your iCloud backup displayed in the next window. Select the ones you want to recover and then click “Recover.” Choose a location on your computer to save the recovered Notes.

preview notes in iCloud backup

You can then simply transfer the recovered Notes to your iPhone and continue as before.

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