It is not uncommon to lose data on your iPhone from time to time. One of the most common pieces of data that you can lose on your iPhone is Notes. Your notes are important to you especially if you need to keep reminders on various aspects of your daily life. This is why it is important to have a reliable way to recover your Notes in case you lose them; accidentally or otherwise. This article is going to look at the best way to do this.
Why people lose Notes on the iPhone
There are several reasons why you may lose your Notes on your iPhone. Some of the most common include;
- Accidental deletion is one of the leading causes
- Virus attack can cause you to lose some of your data
- A firmware update gone wrong can cause you to lose some of your data including notes
The Best way to Recover deleted Notes on iPhone
The best way to recover lost data on any iOS device is Wondershare Dr Fone for iOS (iPhone data recovery software) . This application is ideal for data recovery on any iPhone or iOs device and some of the features that make it ideal for recovering your lost notes include;
- It is easy to use. All you need is your device, USB cables and the software will do the rest
- It allows you to preview data before recovery so that you choose which notes you specifically want to recover
- Allows you to recover data directly on your iPhone, from your iTunes backup or your iCloud backup.
Use one of the following 3 ways to recover your notes from your iPhone using Wondershare Dr Fone.
Recover notes Directly from iPhone
Step 1: Launch Wondershare Dr Fone on your computer and then connect your iPhone using USB cables. The application will detect your device. In the primary window choose “Recover from iOs device”
Step 2: Click on “Start Scan” to allow the application to scan the device for all the lost files.
All the data available on your device will be displayed on the next window. If you see the data you are trying to recover (in this case, Notes) simply click on “Pause” to stop the scanning process.
Step 3: Preview all the recovered data and choose your lost notes in the list. Click on Recover.
Step 4: Choose whether you want to save the recovered data on your computer or on the device.
Recover notes from iTunes Backup File
Step 1: launch Wondershare Dr Fone and click on “Recover from iTunes Backup File.” All the iTunes backup files on your computer will be displayed in the window. Choose the one that contains your lost Notes.
Step 2: Click on “Start Scan” and wait for Dr Fone to extract all the data in the iTunes file you selected.
Step 3: Preview the files and choose the lost Notes and then click on “Recover”
Step 4: Choose whether you want to save the recovered notes on your computer or on your device.
Recover lost notes from iCloud Backup
Step 1: launch Wondershare Dr Fone and then Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” you will be required to enter your iCloud account ID and password to log in to your iCloud account.
Step 2: the application will list all of the available iCloud backup files. Choose the one that contains your lost notes and then click on “Download”.
In the popup window that appears, choose the types of files you would like to download. This will save you time since you don’t have to download the entire iCloud file.
Step 3: Preview the files downloaded and choose the notes. Click on “Recover” You can then choose whether you want to save the files on your computer or on your device.
Restore iPhone Notes from your iTunes or iCloud Backup
- Using iTunes Backup
You can restore data on your iPhone using your iTunes backup. This is one way to get your notes back. Here’s how;
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer. iTunes should open automatically (open it if it doesn’t). Click on the device name on the top right corner
Step 2: Choose Restore backup in the Backups Column> Choose Backup to restore
Ensure that Find my Phone is turned off before doing this.
There are two main disadvantages of using this method:
- You will lose some of the data if the backup you choose to restore is not recent
- You cannot preview the data hence you cannot just choose the notes to restore
- Using iCloud
Follow these simple steps to restore lost iPhone notes using iCloud.
Step 1: On your iPhone Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings> Restore from iCloud backup.
Step 2: Select the latest iCloud backup ad wait for it to be downloaded and restored.
This method also has a number of disadvantages some of them are:
- You may also lose some of your data if the iCloud backup is not recent
- You cannot preview files before restoring so you may not be able to restore just the notes
- You need to be connected to the internet to download your iCloud backup.