How to Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update

iPhone notes disappeared after iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 update? Don’t worry. This guide will offer you several useful solutions to fix the notes missing after iOS 12/12.1 update error and help you get lost notes back quickly and easily.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2018
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I recently installed iOS 12 on my iPhone X, and all my notes have disappeared after iOS 12 update. These notes are quite important to me. Is there any way to get all my lost notes back? Thanks.

iOS 12, the new iOS version of Apple’s operating system, comes with plenty of new features, like Memoji, Screen Time, Group FaceTime, ARKit 2.0 and more. It is definitely worth installing. However, we got a lot of feedback from both iPhone and iPad users complaining of the iOS 12/12.1 problems, including notes disappearing after iOS 12/12.1 update just like above user.

If you are also encountering the same situation that notes missing after iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 update, here are some useful solutions to get all your notes back. Now, let’s check it.

How to Fix: Notes Disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 Update

Solution 1. Fix Notes Disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 Update by Checking iCloud Sync Settings

If your notes were syncing with iCloud, then you can get them back by turning on the Notes sync option (Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Turn Notes on).

If it is already on and your notes still do not disappear, go to iCloud.com on your computer and choose the Notes option. If your notes are stored there, simply switch the Notes sync off in iCloud on your iPhone/iPad, then back on.

Solution 2. Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update with Backup

If you have backed up your device with iTunes or iCloud before updating to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, and you are pretty sure the backup includes your lost notes, then you can directly get your notes back by restoring from the backup.

There’s one thing you must clear that restoring from both iTunes and iCloud backup need you to erase all data and settings on your iPhone iPad before starting the recovery process.

And it will be a full restore, you can’t restore only notes. In other words, the cost of recovering lost notes is the loss of all current data on your device. If you don’t want to lose anything while retrieving lost notes, the two guides below are helpful to you. Or you can refer to Solution 3 to recover notes from iPhone iPad directly, without any backup.
How to Recover Lost Notes from iTunes Backup without Data Loss >
How to Recover Lost Notes from iCloud Backup without Data Loss >

Solution 3. Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup

If you have no backup, there’s still a way to recover lost notes. To recover deleted or lost notes without backup, the only way is to take assistance of some top iPhone data recovery tools, which can help you dig out the lost notes that marked as deletion. And here we highly recommend PhoneRescue for iOS, the #1 iOS data recovery in the market.

It has won a good reputation among iPhone iPad users for data recovery, as it has helped over millions of iOS users recover lost notes and other files like photos, messages, contacts, etc. With it, you can even preview and selectively recover the lost notes. And it helps you recover not only notes, but also note attachments. Now, let’s see how to recover lost notes after iOS update without backup.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer firstly.

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Step 2 Connect your device to the computer > Select Recover from iOS Devices mode > Click Next button to proceed.

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 2

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Uncheck Select All button and check only Notes > Click OK button to continue.

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 3

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Select Only list deleted > Preview these deleted notes > Select the notes you want to recover > Click To iPhone or To Computer button to get deleted iPhone notes back to iPhone’s Notes App or PC/Mac computer.

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 4

Recover Lost Notes after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

With above 3 solutions, you may have fixed the notes disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 update error and have got your lost notes back successfully. If you meet other errors or data loss after updating to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, turn to PhoneRescue for iOS to do you a favor.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.