How to Recover Lost Notes After iOS 11 Update

Summary

iPhone notes disappeared after update? Read this guide to get 5 solutions to help you recover lost notes after iOS 11 update.

Lena

Aug. 07, 2017

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This easy-to-use tool can help you recover lost notes on iPhone after update without data loss. Just try it now to find your important notes.

The final version of iOS 11 will not come out till this fall, but you have already get iOS 11 beta on your iPhone to try the new features in advance. With the new designed App Store, Person to Person Apple Pay, and the more intelligent Siri of iOS 11, they makes iPhone better than before. 

Updating to iOS 11 is great, however, date loss happens every year after update to new iOS version. Users find they lose items like notes, contacts, messages, photos etc., or lose all iPhone data. Unfortunately, this time when you open Notes app and only find nothing: iPhone notes disappeared after update. How to get them back? Don’t worry, here in this guide we collect five practical solutions to help you recover lost notes after iOS 11 update.

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone

This is the basic tip you can always have a try if you meet any iPhone related problem. Press and hold the wake/sleep button > Drag slide to power off > Restart your device after a few seconds. If it does not work, then keep reading.

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. Restore from iTunes/iCloud Backup

If you do not want to restore your device, and just want to extract lost notes from iTunes or iCloud backup, then please go to Solution 5 to get it.

If you have backed up your iPhone in advance, then you can choose to restore your iPhone from iTunes/iCloud backup to recover the lost notes. But all the existed data will be erased and replaced by the backup.

Restore from iCloud backup: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Set up your device > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup from the Apps & Data screen.

Restore from iTunes backup: Update iTunes to the latest version and open it > Plug in your device > Choose your device > Summary > Restore Backup…

Solution 5. Recover Lost Notes with PhoneRescue

PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery can help you extract lost notes from iTunes or iCloud backup. So you don’t have to restore your device. Besides that, it also lets you recover lost notes from iPhone if you have no backup. You can recover the notes you need to iPhone directly or download to computer.

Now go to PhoneRescue download page to get the tool, please choose iOS Data Recovery to download it on your PC/Mac computer. Run PhoneRescue and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable, and follow the steps below to find lost notes after iOS 11 update.

Step 1. Three recovery mode for you to choose, here we take Recover from iTunes Backup for example.

How to Recover Lost Notes After iOS 11 Update – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Notes After iOS 11 Update – Step 1

Step 2. You can choose to scan all data on backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Notes to scan.

How to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared After Update – Step 2

How to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared After Update – Step 2

Step 3. Select Notes > Select Only list deleted > Choose the notes you want to recover > Click on To iDevice button to get them to your iPhone or To Computer button to download them to your computer.

How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone After Update – Step 3

How to Recover Lost Notes on iPhone After Update – Step 3

The Bottom Line

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