How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS (Max) with/without Backup

Don’t know how to recover deleted notes from iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? Read on this this guide to get 3 different methods to retrieve deleted notes from iPhone XS (Max) in minutes.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2018
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Since 4 days ago, suddenly I’ve missed almost all my notes, most of them, very important to me. I know that it is a common situation. I did not make a backup of my iPhone XS with iTunes or iCloud. Can somebody help me? Thanks.

The experience of accidentally deleted notes is not rare to iPhone users. Various reasons can easily lead to notes loss on iPhone, such as mistaken deletion, new iOS update, device crush, etc. The problem can be made much worse if you don’t have made any backup with iCloud or iTunes. In that case, there is no option to just restore the backup to get the deleted notes back.

Worry not! In fact, the deleted notes are recoverable as long as they have not been overwritten by new data on your iPhone XS (Max). So, stop using your device until you get back all your lost notes. And now read on to see how you can retrieve deleted notes on iPhone XS (Max).

Method 1. Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS via Recently Deleted Folder

The Notes app on iPhone XS (Max) allows users to undelete the deleted notes within 30 days. So, the first method you should try is to check your Recently Deleted folder and see whether your deleted notes are still store there.

Step 1 Open Notes app on your iPhone XS > Go to the “Recently Deleted” folder.

Step 2 Click on the “Edit” button in the upper right corner > Check the deleted notes you want to recover > Tap on “Move To…” button > Choose a folder you want to move the deleted notes to. Your deleted notes should be recovered now.

Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS via Recently Deleted Folder

Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS via Recently Deleted Folder

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS with iTunes Backup

It is worth reminding that recover deleted notes by restoring from iTunes backup needs you to erase all current data on your iPhone XS. And these erased data can’t be recovered anymore. So, you’d better be 100% sure that the iTunes backup you choose to restore from do contain the notes you deleted, or you may lose more important data. If you’re not sure the deleted notes is included, we suggest you try Method 3 to get back your lost notes.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer (make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes) > Connect your iPhone XS (Max) to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2 Click the Device icon when it appears in iTunes > Select Restore Backup option > Choose the backup that contains your lost notes.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS with iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Click on Restore button and wait for the process to finish. If you have encrypted your backup, just enter the password to confirm.

Method 3. How to Retrieve Deleted Notes from iPhone XS with iCloud Backup

Just the same as iTunes, restoring from iCloud backup will also require you to wipe all data and settings on your iPhone XS firstly. So, if you can’t make sure whether your deleted notes have been backed up in iCloud, this method is not a wise choice.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPhone > Choose General > Scroll down and tap on Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings option.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS (Max) with iCloud Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS (Max) with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Follow the setup steps to reach the Apps & Data screen > Select the Restore from iCloud Backup option> Log in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Choose backup > Select the backup contains your lost notes to restore to your iPhone XS (Max).

Method 4. How to Retrieve Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup

Forgot to back up your notes to iCloud or iTunes before they are deleted? No need to worry about that too much, your deleted notes can be easily recovered even without any backup, as long as they have not been overwritten. To recover deleted notes without backup, taking advantage of some professional iPhone data recovery like PhoneRescue for iOS is the only way available to you.

PhoneRescue for iOS has helped over millions of iPhone iPad users get back lost data successfully including notes, and it is highly recommended by these users for iOS data recovery. It allows you to preview the deleted notes and selectively recover the one(s) you needed most, which makes the notes recovery more flexible. Moreover, it helps you recover not only notes, but also note attachments (videos, photos, etc.). Now, let’s check how to recover deleted notes from iPhone XS (Max) without backup.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, or you can click the Download button below to get it directly.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone XS to the computer via its USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click the Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to continue.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup – Step 2

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

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS 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.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup – Step 4

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone XS without Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

With above 4 methods, you may have retrieved your deleted notes from iPhone XS (Max) successfully. Just as you can see, Method 4 could be the best way to do iPhone XS notes recovery, as it won’t need you to erase anything on your iPhone. If you find this guide useful, just share it to help more iPhone XS users who have needs of notes recovery.

iMobie

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