How to Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6


iPhone Notes app disappeared accidentally and completely? Check this guide to get back your Notes icon and data from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/SE easily and quickly.

December 15, 2017


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I have an iPhone 6s running the latest iOS (10.1.1) and recently my notes app has disappeared, I think it’s probably related with the new operating system, the fact is that I can’t find the app on the iPhone. I already tried searching for it on the phone with no success. In the mail app they don’t have the backup of my recent notes and I don’t have them synced with iCloud. Does anyone know how can I get my notes back? Thanks!

– A User from Apple Discussion Asking for Help

Notes app disappeared from iPhone issue is definitely not an individual accident. We have received many many user’s email complaining about and asking for help with this problem. Firstly how come iPhone Notes icon would disappear?

According to user’s feedback, iPhone Notes app disappearing mostly happens after new iOS upgrading, like the newest iOS 11.2/11.1/11, or when restoring iPhone from iTunes & iCloud, or just because users accidentally deleted Notes app on iPhone, etc. But the question is what you can do to fix this issue of Notes app disappeared from iPhone? Don’t worry. The answer is just in the following content.

How to Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone

Surely, there is a possibility that you just forget where you have put the Notes icon. You firstly need to check your iPhone home screen, and every folder on it. If you still not find it, don’t worry, and you can get back the Notes icon with resetting home screen layout: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. By this feature on iOS, you can reset your home screen layout to factory settings, and find Notes icon in the original place.

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone by Resetting Home Screen Layout

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone by Resetting Home Screen Layout

But please notice that this method just applies to such scenario: Your Notes app exists on your iPhone, and you just see it because of iOS bugs. However, if your Notes app has been removed from your iPhone, like accidentally deleting it, this way may not work for you.

Then you get back Notes app only by installing it from Apple App Store. But this way cannot ensure you that the old Notes data would come back. Mostly, if your Notes app is removed from iPhone, your Notes data would also been gone. You must ask another question:”Is there one way that helps us recover lost Notes on iPhone?”

Yes, there is. The lost or deleted data on iPhone usually will not be immediately gone forever, until the new data overwrites it. So as long as you find the Notes on iPhone before its being overwritten, you can retrieve them. But how? Please keep reading and find the solution in the next part.

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone – Getting Back Notes Data

Just on your own, you cannot find the lost Notes on iPhone. You need get help from some professional iOS data recovery applications. PhoneRescue for iOS is just the perfect one. Because it is capable of fast scanning your whole device, and find the lost Notes in minutes. And you can preview each item that PhoneRescue for iOS have found on your iPhone, and select the ones you want to get back to your iPhone Notes app directly, or save on computer. So why download it now, and follow the steps below to get back your Notes due to the issue Notes app disappeared from iPhone?

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone to it > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click right arrow.

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone - Get Back Notes Data

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone – Get Back Notes Data

Step 2. It would show you a screen to choose what kind of data you would like to scan and recover. So please choose Notes.

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone - Recover Notes Data

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone – Recover Notes Data

Step 3. After its scanning, all Notes data would be displayed. Choose the items you want, and click on To Device to recover them directly to your iPhone Notes app, or To Computer button to download them to your PC/Mac.

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone - Retrieve Notes Data

Fix Notes App Disappeared from iPhone – Retrieve Notes Data

The Bottom Line

To get back Notes icon is much more easier than retrieving lost Notes data due to Notes App disappeared from iPhone. However, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you make it. Give it a try right now. If you have any question about PhoneRescue for iOS, you can contact us via email, and we will answer you as soon as possible.

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