How to Fix Notes Disappeared from iPhone After iOS 14/13 Update

Notes disappeared from iPhone after the update? Read this guide to get 5 ways to recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 14 update. iPhone 12 supported.

iMobie Last Updated: Nov. 27, 2020

As everyone expected, the newest iOS 14 comes and brings some expected amazing new features. Besides these new features, this update also includes some bug fixes and improvements as usual.

However, we still hear a lot of users’ complaints about data like notes, contacts, videos, photos, music, messages missing, or not getting the text notifications after the iOS 14/13 update. Here in the post, we are going to introduce 5 methods to fix notes disappeared from iPhone after iOS update.

PhoneRescue for iOS – iPhone Notes Recovery

Want to recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 14 update? If you want, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you make it, no matter you have a backup or not.

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone

This is the basic tip you can always have a try if you meet any iPhone related problem.

  • To restart iPhone 6 to iPhone 8/8 Plus: Press and hold the Side button until the slider appears, then drag the slider to turn the iPhone off, finally press and hold the Side button again to power on your iPhone
  • To restart iPhone 12 and earlier models: Press and hold the Side button, simultaneously press either volume button and waiting for the slider to appear, then switch from left to right to turn the iPhone off. Finally, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Solution 2. Check iCloud Sync

Generally, the Notes app contains two types of notes: iCloud notes and the notes only on your iPhone. You can go to Settings to turn on Notes Sync to see whether the notes will come back. Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Turn on Notes.

Turn on Notes in iCloud

Turn on Notes in iCloud

Solution 3. Check Your Email Settings

You may sync your notes with an email account unknowingly. If you delete an email address or haven’t entered your new email password, you just cannot access the notes. Go to check your email settings.

Or you may turn off iCloud sync for your email account, which leads to iPhone notes disappeared. Go to your email account to see if the Notes Sync toggle is off. If it is, then just turn it on. Settings > Mail > Accounts > Tap your account > Turn Notes on.

Turn on Notes in Email Settings

Turn on Notes in Email Settings

Solution 4. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone with iTunes And iCloud Backup

Part 1. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone from iTunes & iCloud Backup

If you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before losing notes, then you can recover the disappeared notes from iTunes or iCloud backup directly. But you need to know that retrieve from iTunes or iCloud backup will erase all your current data on iPhone. If you insist on restoring from iTunes or iCloud, then you can follow the steps below to make it. If you don’t want to lose any data, you can move to part 2.

Restore from iTunes backupConnect your iPhone to the computer > Launch iTunes on the computer > Click on phone icon > Summary > Click on Restore Backup.

Restore from iCloud BackupGo to Settings on iPhone > General > Reset > Choose Erase All Content and Settings > Tap Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen.

Part 2. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone from iTunes & iCloud Backup without Erasing

If you want to free yourself from the limits and recover deleted notes without erasing, you can try to use PhoneRescue for iOS, which is one of the best iPhone data recovery tools that allows you to view and selectively recover content on iTunes/iCloud backup. More importantly, compared with the traditional method to restore iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup, it won’t erase anything on your iPhone. Here we take iTunes backup as an example.

Step 1. Install PhoneRescue for iOS and choose Recover from Backup.

Free Download and launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC > Connect your iPhone to your computer via its USB cable > Choose “Recover from Backup” and click the right arrow button.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Choose Recover from Backup

Choose Recover from Backup

Select an iTunes backup from the list and click on the right arrow. You can choose to scan all data in a backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup.

Choose iTunes Backup on iPhone

Choose iTunes Backup on iPhone

Step 3. Select the type of notes.

Uncheck “Select All” option and get “Notes” checked. Click “OK” to begin scanning.

Check Notes and Click OK to Continue

Check Notes and Click OK to Continue

Step 4. Choose the lost notes you want to recover.

Choose the lost notes after iOS 14/13 update. Click on “To iDevice” button to get them back to your iPhone or “To Computer” to download the lost notes to computer.

You can Recover Notes to Device or Computer

You can Recover Notes to Device or Computer

Solution 5. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone without Backup

If you have no available backup, PhoneRescue for iOS provides you a choice to Recover from iOS Device. As one of the best iPhone data recovery tools, PhoneRescue for iOS is capable of helping you scan iPhone deeply and display phone content on the screen so that you can preview all data and then selectively recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 13/12/11/10 update. Sending them right back to iPhone or to the computer is totally your choice.

Go to the PhoneRescue download page to get PhoneRescue for iOS installed on your Mac or PC. Run it, connect iPhone to the computer via USB cable, and then follow the steps to find and recover lost notes on iPhone.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

The Bottom Line

If your notes on iPhone get lost after you update to iOS 13 or the latest iOS 14 or 14.2, then here are 5 ways you can try to get lost notes back to your iPhone. And with Phonerescue for iOS, you can recover notes and other data from your iTunes/iCloud backup. If you haven’t backed up, then recover from the device is an alternative choice.

iMobie

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