How to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared After iOS 12.1/12/11 Update

Notes disappeared from iPhone after the update? Read this guide to get 5 ways to recover lost notes on iPhone XS/X/8/7/6s after iOS 12.1/12/11 update.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Nov. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 14, 2018
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As everyone expected, the newest iOS 12/12.1 finally brings some expected 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, photos or messages missing after iOS update. Here in the post, we are going to introduce you 5 methods to fix iPhone notes disappeared after update to iOS 11/12/12.1.

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Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone

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

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.

Fix Lost Notes on iPhone After Update – Check iCloud Sync

Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared After 12.1/12/11 Update – Check iCloud Sync

Solution 3. Check Your Email Settings

You may sync your notes with 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.

Fix Notes Lost After iOS 11 Update

Fix Notes Lost After iOS 12.1/12/11 Update

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 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 1Free Download and launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC > Connect your iPhone to your computer via its USB cable > Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click the right arrow button.

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How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after iOS 11 Update – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after iOS 12/11 Update – Step 1

Step 2Select an iTunes backup from the list and click on the right arrow. You can choose to scan all data in backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Notes after iOS 11 Update – Step 2

How to Recover Lost iPhone Notes after iOS 12/11 Update – Step 2

Step 3Uncheck “Select All” option and get “Notes” checked. Click “OK” to begin scanning.

Fix Notes Disappeared after iOS 11 update – Step 3

Fix Notes Disappeared after iOS 12/11 update – Step 3

Step 4Choose the lost notes after iOS 12/11 update. Click on “To iDevice” button to get them back to your iPhone or “To Computer” to download the lost notes to computer.

Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after Update – Step 4

Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after iOS 12/11 Update – Step 4

Solution 5. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone without Backup

If you have no available backup, then you can turn to PhoneRescue for iOS for help. 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 12.1/12/11 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 to 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 after iOS 12.1/12/11 update.

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Step 1On the homepage, choose and enter “Recover from iOS Device” mode. Then hit the right arrow to continue.

How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after iOS 11 Update – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone after iOS 12/11 Update – Step 1

Step 2Uncheck “Select All” option, choose “Notes” and click “OK” to start the scanning of your iPhone.

How to Recover Lost iPhone Notes after iOS 11 Update – Step 2

How to Recover Lost iPhone Notes after iOS 12/11 Update – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the notes you lost after iOS 12/11 update. Click on “To iDevice” button to get them back to your iPhone or “To Computer” to download the lost notes to the computer.

How to Fix Notes Disappeared after iOS 11 update – Step 3

How to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared after iOS 12/11 update – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover lost notes after iOS update, applying for iOS 11/12, and the newly iOS 12.1. If you like this guide, please share it to help more people. If you have any question, just leave a comment and we will help you out as early as possible.

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.