Most iPhone owners use the default Notes app to take notes. This app allows them to create, edit, and delete notes. However, it can really be frustrating if you later find out that you still the notes you recently deleted.
If some of your iPhone notes disappeared mysteriously or you deleted them accidentally, this article is for you. Here, we will cover some of the methods that you can use to restore missing notes on your iPhone. But first, let’s look at some of the reasons why your iPhone notes are missing.
There are a couple of reasons why your iPhone notes are missing. They are already listed in the following. You should examine these situations and prevent them from happening again.
These are some of the simple ways to discover or recover missing notes on your iPhone.
Spotlight Search is a powerful feature that iPhone users rely on to find any files and apps on their devices. If you can’t find the notes you created, you can use the Search to find these notes. Here is how to do it:
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iOS allows users to back up or sync their notes with any email account of their choice. If you store your notes with a third-party account or email service, like Gmail or Yahoo. You can check your account settings to find the missing notes on your iPhone. Below are the steps to do it:
Firstly, open the Settings app on your iPhone, and tap Mail > Accounts.
Next, choose the email account that you used to store the Notes. Make sure the toggle is green (turned on).
If you have more than one email account set up with Notes, simply repeat the steps and you will find the disappeared notes.
You can also use iCloud sync to get back the disappeared notes on your iPhone. This method is only suitable when you have a backup or sync the notes to iCloud. Follow the steps below:
Open Settings and tap your Apple ID on the top.
Choose iCloud > Show All > Notes.
Click on Notes and make sure the toggle is turned on.
The Notes app has a recently deleted folder that stores all deleted Notes for up to 30 days. Therefore, you can find the disappeared notes here if you deleted them accidentally within 30 days. Try it out.
To view these disappeared notes, you should open the Notes app.
Under folder list, find the Recently Deleted folder and then you will see the missing notes.
If you want to move the notes to another folder, you can click on the Edit button in the notes list.
Select any note you would like to recover, and tap Move.
If any of the above methods don’t help you to get back your notes, you may use a professional tool like Anyrecover (iOS) to restore these notes. Anyrecover (iOS) can restore deleted Notes even if you have no backups. It supports many types of data, including Notes, photos, videos, messages, contacts, and so on.
Highlights of AnyRecover (iOS):
Step 1 After downloading Anyrecover (iOS) on your PC, launch it and select the Smart Recovery mode.
Step 2 Click the “I lost or deleted data by accident” option and connect your iPhone to get started.
Step 3 Then choose the type of files you want to restore and click Scan.
Step 4 The program will scan your device and show you all the recoverable notes files on your iPhone. Now you you can preview and select the ones you need.
Also, you can recover deleted notes from an iCloud backup you created. Nevertheless, you should note that it requires a reset if you attempt this method. If you agree with it, you can get started.
Navigate to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase all Content and Settings.
After resetting your iPhone, choose Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen.
Then wait for a while, the missing notes on your iPhone will be back.
In addition, you can use iTunes or Finder backup to restore your disappeared notes.
To use this method, simply open the iTunes on your computer and connect it to your iPhone.
Under the Backups sections, click on Restore Backup.
We hope any of the above methods have helped recover the missing notes on iPhone. Among the seven methods we have shared, the most reliable way in almost every situation is by using Anyrecover (iOS). This tool can restore deleted files even if you have no backups. Let’s get started!
By Alva Doris , to iOS Data Recovery
Updated: Dec 22, 2022