How to Recover Lost Notes After iOS 11 Update

Summary

Notes disappeared from iPhone after update? Read this guide to get 5 solutions to recover lost notes on iPhone X/8/7/6s after iOS 11 update, including iOS 11, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 and the newest iOS 11.4.

Stephen

Jun. 01, 2018

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PhoneRescue® for iOS – Best iOS Data Recovery

This easy-to-use tool can help you recover lost notes on iPhone X/8/7/6s after iOS 11 update without data loss. Just try it now to find and get back your important notes.

As everyone expected, the newest iOS 11.4 finally brings some expected new features like AirPlay 2, multi-room audio, Messages in iCloud, etc. Meanwhile, 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 solutions to recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3/11.4 update.

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 X, press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears. Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X completely off. After your iPhone X turns off, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

To restart iPhone 8 or earlier, press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the slider appears. Drag the slider to turn your device completely off. After the device turns off, press and hold the Top (or 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.

Fix Lost Notes on iPhone After Update – Check iCloud Sync

Fix Lost Notes on iPhone After Update – Check iCloud Sync

Solution 3. Check Your Email Settings

Fix Notes Lost After iOS 11 Update

Fix Notes Lost After iOS 11 Update

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 lead to iPhone notes missing. 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.

Solution 4. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone without Backup

PhoneRescue for iOS helps you scan iPhone deeply and display phone content on screen, so that you can preview all data and then selectively recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 11 update. Sending them right back to iPhone or to 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 computer via USB cable, and then follow the steps to find and recover lost notes on iPhone after iOS 11 update.

Step 1. On 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 11 Update – Step 1

Step 2. Uncheck “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 11 Update – Step 2

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

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

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

Solution 5. Recover Lost Notes on iPhone with iTunes/iCloud Backup

If your iPhone has been backed up to iTunes/iCloud before, you can use the PhoneRescue for iOS to extract and recover lost notes from backup. Compared with the traditional method to restore iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup, this way won’t ask you to wipe away all existing phone data. Here we take iTunes backup as an example.

Step 1. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click the right arrow button.

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

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

Step 2. Select 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 iIPone and backup.

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

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

Step 3. Uncheck “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 11 update – Step 3

Step 4. Choose the lost notes after iOS 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 Update – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover lost notes after iOS update, applying for iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3, and the newly iOS 11.4. 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.

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