iPhone Just Randomly Deletes My Notes! How to Fix It?

You tapped on the Notes app on your iPhone, wrote some texts down on the Note, then saved and exited the app. Some hours later, you tapped the same Note only to discover that all you wrote done and saved were gone.

Can you relate to this scenario? Many iPhone users do, and it is not funny when you lose that precious information you put down in your Notes. Nevertheless, there are things you can do to fix the problem of your notes getting deleted randomly by your iPhone. We will look at some solutions, but let us find out what cause iPhone to delete notes randomly first.

Why Notes Disappear on iPhone

A number of reasons could be responsible for the disappearing of notes on iPhone. The most common ones are discussed below.

1 Email Deletion

If you have just deleted your email recently, it is possible you also removed your Notes accidentally. Deleting email can create a situation whereby your iPhone can no longer locate your notes related to the email account. As a result, your notes will not show up. However, it does not mean your notes are completely gone. It is just that your iPhone no longer finds them in the app because you deleted your email.

2 Email Connection Issue

If you have had a difficult time to login to your email because you changed your password of your email account but you don’t update the password on your iPhone, you might not be able to see your notes on iPhone. The change in the password will cause the notes to disappear temporarily until you update it.


How to Find Your Disappeared Notes on iPhone

Now that you have known what can cause your notes to disappear from your iPhone, it is time you find and restore your notes. How can you this? We will discuss 3 tips.

1 Turn On Notes Option in Settings of Email Account

You can find your notes by using the email setting option on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to get it done.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Click Mail option then go to Accounts.
  • Click on each email account and turn on Notes for each.

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You should be able to see your notes when you tap the Notes app after you perform the above steps. But, what if you have recently removed your email account? You can use the second tip below to get your notes back.

2 Add Your Deleted Email Account Back

The steps are pretty similar with tip 1. See how to do it.

  • Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Add Account and then set up your email account.
  • After setup complete, turn on Notes for the email account.

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Then you can open your Notes app and check the emails notes to see whether your notes are back.

3 Edit Notes Slightly to Get iPhone Notes Back

The last tip we would like to share with you to get your notes back is slightly editing your notes on other devices which can show your disappeared iPhone notes. If you use the same iCloud account on Mac, simply carry out simple edit on each of the notes. Follow these steps.

  • Log in to iCloud on your Mac.
  • Open Notes and change the notes slightly. For example you can change one word in title.
  • Go back to your iPhone to see if your notes are restored.

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That is it. All the three tips above can help you get your notes back. However, it is often better to back up your notes for safety. This way, if anything happens to your notes, they will not be lost completely, and you can have access to them anytime. To effectively back up your notes, you need software like iMyFone D-Port.


Back Up iPhone Notes to Avoid Any Data Loss

To back up your notes on iPhone so that your notes will not be lost but remain intact, you need to use iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter. D-Port is reliable and effective software that helps to back up data from your iPhone device to the computer. D-Port exports data quickly and gives you the options of what to do with your data. It has some unique features. Let us look into few of these.

Features of iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter

  • Back Up Notes and Attachments: D-Port can back up your notes and notes attachments from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. You may choose to backup your notes to PC or Mac, and D-Port will help achieve that.
  • View Notes in iTunes or iCloud: With iMyFone D-Port, you can easily view notes in iTunes/iCloud backup. It is not possible to see these notes previously. However, D-Port will make these notes visible, and you can view them.
  • Export More than 20 Data to Computer: You can also export more than 20 different files/data to your computer including iMessages, WhatsApp, photos, videos, etc.

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How to Use iMyFone D-Port to Back Up Notes

Having examined the features of this excellent software program, you may want to know how to use it to back up your iPhone notes. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Run the program on your PC/Mac and click Export from iOS Device tab. Click Start to choose what you want to back up. Here you can choose Note and other data.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the program and click Scan after connection. D-Port will take some time to scan the notes and other data on your device depending to the data types you choose in last step and storage of your device.

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Step 3. After scanning, you can preview the notes and notes attachments to confirm which ones you need to back up. Then click Export button to choose a place for storing notes on your computer.

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Using iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter to back up iPhone notes is surely a good decision as it helps prevent your notes from being lost. When next you do not see your notes on your iPhone, do not fret. Just use the information in this piece to get back and do not forget to back them up using D-Port.

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