How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone X/8 (Plus) with/without Backup

Want to know how to recover deleted notes on iPhone X/8 (Plus)? Read this guide to easily retrieve the deleted iPhone 8/X notes from the device directly, or from iTunes and iCloud backups.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Nov. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 01, 2019

iPhone X/8 (Plus) Notes app helps us a lot. We can use Notes app to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, plan a schedule, write down a shopping list, or save a memorandum, etc.

With so much important information in your iPhone 8/X Notes app, you may encounter notes disappearing accidents. This is not just a hypothesis. Users keep asking for help with their deleted iPhone 8/X notes, due to mistakenly deleting, iOS upgrading, failed jailbreak.

When we talk about how to recover deleted notes on iPhone 8/X, the first idea coming into our minds is restoring them from iTunes and iCloud backup. There are three reminders before you try the Apple-suggested method:

  1. You have backed up your iPhone 8/X before deleting notes.
  2. The backup files contain the notes you have deleted.
  3. Restoring notes from iTunes and iCloud backups mean all data on the iPhone will be replaced, not just notes retrieved to iPhone.

So what if you have not backed up your iPhone before notes deleted? Or what if your backup files don’t cover your deleted notes? Or what if your iPhone 8/X has many other important files, such as contacts, messages, photos, etc., but which were not saved in your backups?

In these situations, how can we retrieve deleted notes on iPhone 8/X? Here a powerful iOS data rescuing tool is ready to help you get back the missing notes, no matter you have iTunes and iCloud backup or not. And this is PhoneRescue.

Before talking about the detailed steps about recovering deleted notes on iPhone 8/X with or without backup by using PhoneRescue for iOS, let’s know more about this tool.

The Tool to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X

PhoneRescue for iOS is always the best choice of iOS users to retrieve iPhone iPad iPod touch data, ensuring you 100% secure, and top recovering success rate. Besides,

  1. It supports three modes of iOS data recovery: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes, and Recover from iCloud. You can recover deleted notes on iPhone 8/X directly, as long as these deleted files are not overwritten. If overwritten already, you can also retrieve them from your iTunes and iCloud backups.
  2. Enable you to preview the deleted data in thumbnails before recovering them. So you can selectively recover the notes you want.
  3. Allow you to save the recovered notes to CSV, TEXT, or HTML on your computer.
  4. Not just Notes, it supports recovering 20+ kinds of important iOS contents, like Photos, Videos, Text Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Call History, Calendar, etc.

So why not free download it now on your PC/Mac, and then start to retrieve deleted notes on iPhone 8/X, from the device directly, iTunes or iCloud backup?

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How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly [without Backup]

1. Run PhoneRescue on your computer and plug in your iPhone 8/X via a USB cable. Select “Recover from iOS Device” mode and click the right arrow to scan your device.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly - Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly – Step 1

2. There will be a pop-up screen to make you choose what kind of data you would like to scan and recover. So choose Notes, and click “OK”.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly – Step 2

3. After scanning, get Notes & Note Attachment checked and choose “Only list deleted” option. Then select the notes you want to recover and click on “To iDevice” button to get them to your iPhone or “To Computer” button to download them to your computer.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly - Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X Directly – Step 3

As we said at the beginning, generally, restoring notes from iTunes and iCloud backups mean all data on the iPhone will be replaced. So here we will show you how to make it without replacing data by using PhoneRescue for iOS.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes Backup

1. Connect iPhone 8/X to the computer. On PhoneRescue homepage, choose “Recover from iTunes” option and click the right arrow to scan your device.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes - Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes – Step 1

2. Among your iTunes backups, choose the one that covers your deleted notes and click “Next” to continue. Then there will be a screen to choose the data type to scan, and check Notes.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes – Step 2

3. After scanning, preview all notes on backup, and you can select any notes items to extract to your device or your computer.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iCloud Backup

1. Connect iPhone 8/X to computer. On PhoneRescue homepage, choose “Recover from iCloud” option and then click the right arrow.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iCloud - Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iCloud – Step 1

2. Sign in your Apple ID. Choose the iCloud backup that contains your delete notes and then click the “Download” button. After iCloud backup downloading, there still is a page, where you can choose Notes to scan it.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iTunes - Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 8/X from iCloud – Step 2

3. After scanning, all notes will be displayed. Choose the notes that have been deleted and you would like to recover. Get them back to your iPhone 8/X, or download to computer.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, the steps to retrieve deleted note on iPhone 8/X is such an easy task with PhoneRescue for iOS. If you have lost your iPad notes files, or for any other iOS models, you can get them back with PhoneRescue for iOS as well, easily and quickly. So why not try it now?

PhoneRescue – #1 iPhone Data Recovery

Download this iPhone iPad data recovery tool with the highest success rate in the industry, and then follow the post here about how to retrieve deleted notes on iPhone 8/Xwith it, even without backup.

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.