How to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared 2020 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: Feb. 24, 2021

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 PhoneResfcue for iOS can help you recover notes disappeared from iPhone, no matter whether you have a backup or not.

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone 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 > Drag the slider to turn the iPhone off > Press and hold the “Side button” again to power on your iPhone.
  • To restart iPhone 12 and earlier models: Simultaneously press and hold the “Side button” and “Volume button” until the “slider” appears > Switch the “slider” from left to right to turn the iPhone off > Press and hold the “Side button” again until you see the Apple logo.

Solution 2. Check iCloud Sync

To find notes disappeared from iPhone, you may want to know where are iPhone notes stored first. Generally, the “Notes” app contains two types of notes: iCloud notes and the notes stored on your iPhone. You can go to “Settings” to turn on “Notes Sync” to see whether the iPhone notes disappeared 2020 will come back: Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Notes > Turn on.

Turn on Notes in iCloud

Turn on Notes in iCloud

Solution 3. Check Your Email Settings

You may have synced your notes with an email account someday. If you deleted the email address or forgot to enter your new email password, you cannot access the notes. Go to check your email settings: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

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 > Your account > Notes > Turn 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, you can recover the disappeared notes from iTunes or iCloud backup directly. But you need to know that retrieving from iTunes or iCloud backup will erase all your current data on iPhone. If you insist on restoring from iTunes or iCloud, you can back up your iPhone to the computer first of all. And then follow the steps below to make retrieve lost notes on your iPhone. If you don’t want to lose any data, you can also use PhoneRescue for iOS mentioned in part 2 to find iPhone notes disappeared 2020.

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 > 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 prevent 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.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

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

Freely Download 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” icon.

Choose Recover from Backup

Choose Recover from Backup

Step 2. Select the iTunes backup that contains notes that disappeared from iPhone.

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

Choose iTunes Backup on iPhone

Choose iTunes Backup on iPhone

Step 3. Select the type of notes.

Uncheck the “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 iPhone notes disappeared after iOS 14/13 update. Click on the “To iDevice” button to get them back to your iPhone or “To Computer” to download the lost notes to your 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 yet, PhoneRescue for iOS provides you a choice to recover from an iOS device. As one of the best iPhone data recovery tools, PhoneRescue for iOS is capable of helping you scan your 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 14/13/12/11/10 update. Sending them right back to the iPhone or to the computer is totally your choice.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Go to the PhoneRescue download page to get PhoneRescue for iOS installed on your Mac or PC, run the software, and connect the iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Then follow the instructions to find and recover iPhone notes disappeared.

Choose Recover from IOS Device

Choose Recover from IOS Device

The Bottom Line

If your notes on iPhone get lost after you update to iOS 13 or the latest iOS 14 or 14.3, 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.

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