How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iCloud

If you want to access your iPhone notes on all of your Apple devices, you will need to transfer your notes to iCloud. It can be done easily and there are multiple ways to do the task. The following post covers two of those ways for you.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2020

The note is an integral part of many people’s lives as that is where they store their personal as well as professional thoughts. If you use an iPhone or any other phone for that matter, you are likely to use your device to jot down your thoughts. And if you do not do it, you should probably start doing it and get rid of your old pen and paper to take notes.

The great thing about having your notes on the iPhone is that you can access these notes from all of your Apple devices. The way it works is that you first move notes from your iPhone to the iCloud and then your notes become available on all of your devices with the help of iCloud.

iCloud syncs the notes across all of your devices. In order for it to work, though, you must have your iPhone notes moved to iCloud. The following should teach you how to move notes to iCloud from an iPhone.

How to Save Notes from iPhone to iCloud Directly

You do not necessarily need an app to be able to transfer notes from your iPhone to iCloud. Your iPhone already has a built-in option that should let you move around your notes and it is pretty easy to use it. It is located in the Settings app and the following shows how to access and use it to save notes to iCloud.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, tap on your name at the top, and select the option that says iCloud. It will open your iCloud settings.

Open iCloud settings on the iPhone

Open iCloud settings on the iPhone

Step 2. On the following screen, you will see various services that use your iCloud account. From the list, ensure the Notes toggle is turned to the ON position. This will help you sync your iPhone notes to your iCloud account.

Enable Notes sync with iCloud

Enable Notes sync with iCloud

Step 3. Exit the Settings app and now launch the Notes app on your iPhone. When it opens, tap on your notes folder under the On My iPhone section. These are the notes that are on your iPhone but are not available in your iCloud.

Access notes on the iPhone

Access notes on the iPhone

Step 4. When the notes screen opens, tap on the option that says Edit at the top-right corner. Tap on the notes that you want to move to iCloud and then select Move To from the bottom-left corner of your screen.

Move notes from iPhone to iCloud

Move notes from iPhone to iCloud

Step 5. Tap on the Notes folder under iCloud on the following screen. It will move your notes to your iCloud account.

Save notes from iPhone to iCloud

Save notes from iPhone to iCloud

Step 6. You might find that the Notes app still shows the same notes count on your iPhone. It is a minor issue and can easily be fixed by relaunching the Notes app on your device. Close the app and then open it from your springboard.

That is how you backup your notes to iCloud from your iPhone.

How to Save Notes to iCloud with AnyTrans

The default option to sync your iPhone notes with iCloud works better for users who only have one iCloud. If you want to transfer notes to another iCloud, you might need to seek help from some third-party tools.

AnyTrans is an app that allows you to manage and transfer content from and to your iOS-based device. One of the features in the app lets you move your notes to iCloud from your iPhone. It is fairly easy to use the app and the following shows how.

Step 1. Head over to the AnyTrans website and download and install the app on your computer. It is available for both Windows and Mac computers.

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Step 2. Plug-in your iPhone to your computer and launch the app. On the main app interface, click on the button that says More in the right-hand side pane.

Access more options in AnyTrans

Access more options in AnyTrans

Step 3. You will find various services in the left sidebar on the following screen. Click on the one that says Notes and it will open your iPhone notes. Select the notes you want to transfer to your iCloud account and click on the To iCloud button in the app.

Send notes to iCloud from your iPhone

Send notes to iCloud from your iPhone

Follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your iCloud, and your selected notes will be transferred to your iCloud account.

Then all of your devices that sync with your iCloud will have your notes available on them.

The Bottom Line

There are multiple advantages of having your notes saved in your iCloud account. This iCloud copy of your notes acts as a backup and also lets you access your notes from any device. The above guide should teach you how to move the notes to your iCloud from an iPhone.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.