How to Download Notes from iCloud to iPhone/Computer

If you want to download notes from your iCloud account to your iPhone or computer, there are various ways to do the task. This guide will walk you through the steps so you can download your notes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 03, 2020

AnyTrans – iCloud Notes Extractor

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One of the useful stock apps that come preloaded on your iPhone is the Notes app. This app allows you to jot down your thoughts, lists, tasks, and any other things that you want to note down so they do not get forgotten. The app has received many new features and improvements in the latest iOS 13 and it is now a robust app for taking notes on the iPhones.

Most users have their notes synced with their iCloud accounts. This is to ensure their data is safely secured and they can restore it when things go wrong on their devices. There are also occasions when you need access to your notes on your iPhone iPad or on your computer.

At those times, if you know how to download notes from your iCloud account, you could easily get your notes downloaded on your machines. And in case you do not know how to do it, learning it is pretty easy. Our guide below should teach you how to perform the task of downloading notes from iCloud to a computer or iPhone.

Part 1. How to Download Notes from iCloud to Mac

Since Mac is also manufactured by Apple and is iCloud enabled, downloading your iCloud notes to your Mac is pretty easy. The options that you need to download the notes are already available on your machine and all you need to do is utilize them to get your task done.

The following should teach you how to download notes from iCloud to Mac:

  1. Click on the Apple logo at the top-left corner.
  2. Select the option that says System Preferences.
  3. Click on the one that says iCloud.
  4. Access your iCloud content.
  5. Put a tick-mark in the Notes option.
  6. It tells your Mac to keep your notes in sync with your iCloud account.
  7. This will also download the new notes from your account.
  8. Click on Launchpad in your Dock, search for Notes.
  9. Click on the app when it appears on your screen.
  10. Select the note or notes you would like to download to your Mac.
  11. Click on the File menu at the top and select the option that says Export as PDF.
  12. Enter a name for your notes file, specify the location.
  13. Click on the Save button.
Export Notes as PDF on Mac

Export Notes as PDF on Mac

Part 2. How to Download Notes from iCloud to PC

If you are a Windows user, you are going to need to install the iCloud app on your machine as it does not come preloaded on Windows-based computers. Once you have got the app, you just need to sync your notes with Outlook and you are good to go.

  1. Download and install the iCloud for Windows app on your computer.
  2. Launch the app, sign-in to your account.
  3. Checkmark the Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks option.
  4. Click on the Apply button at the bottom.
  5. Launch the Microsoft Outlook app on your computer.
  6. Head to File > Options > Advanced.
  7. Click on the Export button.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to download your iCloud notes to your PC.
  9. All of your iCloud notes should now be available in your chosen folder on your Windows computer.
Enable Notes Sync in iCloud for Windows

Enable Notes Sync in iCloud for Windows

Part 3. Download Notes from iCloud to Computer/iPhone

While you can always access your iCloud notes on your iOS-based device, you cannot really download those for offline keeping on your device and on your computer. That is where you need to use a dedicated third-party app to do the task.

Enter AnyTrans, an app that enables you to download contents including notes from your iCloud account and save them to either iPhone or computer. It is extremely easy to use the app as it has a nice and modern interface and works like a charm with any of the iCloud accounts.

AnyTrans – iCloud Notes Extractor

  • Download notes from iCloud to computer, then move to the iPhone.
  • Also download messages, contactsphotos, and more from iCloud.
  • Copy notes from iPhone to iPhone directly.
  • Transfer notes from iPhone to computer in pdf, txt, or CSV.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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The following shows how to use AnyTrans to download notes from iCloud to your computer:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and install it on your computer. If you want to download notes to your iPhone, just connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Launch AnyTrans on your computer, click on iCloud Manager in the left sidebar, and then enter in the required details and then click on the Sign in button to sign in to your iCloud account.

Log-in to Your iCloud Account in AnyTrans

Log-in to Your iCloud Account in AnyTrans

Step 3. You will then see the content categories for your iCloud account. Click on the Notes option to access your iCloud notes.

Access Your iCloud Notes in AnyTrans

Access Your iCloud Notes in AnyTrans

Step 4. The following screen will list out all the notes available in your iCloud account. What you need to do here is to select the notes you would like to download to your computer and click on the To Computer button at the top.

Download iCloud Notes to Computer with AnyTrans

Download iCloud Notes to Computer with AnyTrans

Wait while your notes are being downloaded to your computer. Your iCloud notes have been successfully downloaded to your computer. You can now use the same app to have these notes transferred over to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

We hope our guide above on how to download notes from iCloud to iPhone, Mac, and PC help you download all of your notes for safe keeping on your local machines.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.