How to recover deleted notes on iPhone? This guide collects 4 methods to retrieve deleted iPhone notes with or without backup. Read on to get notes back in minutes!
Nowadays more and more iPhone users tend to use the Notes app to record scattered but important information like a daily schedule, shopping list, account & password list, or a memorandum. However, you may accidentally delete notes on iPhone, or lose those notes due to various types of reasons, such as a failed jailbreak, iOS upgrade, iCloud syncing & restoring errors, etc.
No matter what reason makes your iPhone notes deleted or disappeared, it would drive you crazy. If you are stuck on this problem now, here in this post, you can get several proven ways to recover notes on iPhone, even there are no backup files. Keep reading and undo notes on your iPhone now!
If there is no recently deleted notes folder on iPhone, how do I retrieve deleted Notes from my iPhone without backing up? You can first try PhoneRescue for iOS, which allows you to recover deleted notes on your iPhone without a backup. It is software that helps iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch users to get deleted files back with the highest success rate.
You can connect your iPhone and retrieve deleted notes without backup. Also, you can preview iCloud or iTunes backup files to restore deleted notes that you need. Besides, you can repair any iOS system issues with PhoneRescue for iOS.
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Step 1. Get the latest version of PhoneRescue for iOS on a computer. Launch it and click Recover from iOS Device.
Step 2. Only Check Notes and continue.
Step 3. It will scan your iPhone notes to enable you to preview. Select the notes that you want to recover. Click To iDevice or To PC/Mac.
Here are some facts about iPhone data recovery (software) without backup you may want to know:
Just like photos, the Notes on iPhone iPad also has the Recently Deleted feature. This means if you delete some notes by mistake, the deleted notes are still on your iPhone and keep them in the folder of Recently Deleted for 30 days. Within 30 days, you can get them back at any time once you realized you deleted important notes.
Therefore, when it comes to how to recover deleted notes on iPhone, the first thing is to check the Recently Deleted folder on your iPhone. But before retrieving deleted notes on iPhone via the Recently Deleted feature, there are some things you need to know, like:
Recently Deleted only keep deleted notes for 30 days, it may up to 40 days, once it exceeds the deadline, they will be deleted permanently from Recently Deleted.
Normally, this feature only works when you delete a single note or several notes by mistake, if you find all your iPhone notes disappeared after restoring or iOS update, this is not included.
How to Restore Deleted Notes on iPhone in Recently Deleted Notes Folder:
Once you enable iCloud Notes from Settings, iCloud will make a backup any time anywhere when the Wi-Fi network is connected. And, you can log in to your iCloud account to find your notes whenever you need them. And, the iCloud web will store recently deleted notes for 30 days. Therefore, go to iCloud.com > Notes > Recently Deleted > Recover this note.
Besides, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you to download notes from iCloud backup. And, unlike restore from iCloud backup when setting an iPhone, you do not need to erase the existing data on your iPhone and you can first preview what notes are included in your iCloud backup.
Therefore, PhoneRescue for iOS is a tool that you can scan your iCloud backup and see if it contains the deleted notes you want to retrieve firstly, without restoring the iDevice. Next, follow us to scan your iCloud backup and see if it has the deleted notes you want to retrieve.
Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Install and run it > Connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable.
Step 2. On the Homepage of PhoneRescue for iOS, select Recover from iCloud > Click the Right arrow button to go next page.
Step 3. Log in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password > Select iCloud Backup.
Step 4. Sign in iCloud Account > Select the iCloud backup may contain the notes you want to retrieve > Click Download button > Select the type of data you want to download from data > Click OK button.
Step 5. Preview the notes in iCloud backup > Select the notes or note attachments you want to retrieve > Click To Computer or To iPhone button to recover deleted iPhone notes back to PC/Mac computer or iPhone’s Notes App.
If you fail to find the deleted or lost iPhone notes after scanning one iCloud backup, this means your iCloud backup doesn’t contain the notes you want to restore, at this moment, you can read on to recover deleted notes on iPhone without iCloud backup in the next Part.
Also, if you synced your iPhone to iTunes, you can restore your iPhone with the backup you made before, and then the deleted notes will be back. However, if you have taken some new photos, received new messages, created new notes, etc. after you made that backup, which is not included in the previous backup, they will be erased when restoring.
To help you locate the right iTunes backup easily and ensure this backup contains the deleted notes you want to retrieve, you can also use PhoneRescue for iOS, which works as an iTunes alternative to recover deleted files back to iPhone or computer. Here’s how to do:
Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Run it > Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable > Select Recover from Backup on Homepage of PhoneResuce > Click Right Arrow to enter the next page.
Step 3. Select the iTunes backup that contains the notes you want to retrieve > Select Only Scan Backup or Compare (select if you want to compare the contents in iTunes backup and the existing contents on iPhone) > Select Notes > Click OK button to start scanning your iTunes backup > Then PhoneRescue for iOS will scan your iTunes backup to list all the notes in iTunes backup (including the existing notes and deleted notes).
Step 4. Preview the existing and deleted notes/note attachment > Select the Notes or Note Attachment you want to retrieve > Click To Device or To Computer button to recover deleted notes back to iPhone’s Notes App or computer directly.
If your iTunes backup is encrypted, and you are unlucky to forget the password, you can read this guide – Top 5 iTunes Backup Unlockers to select one to unlock your encrypted iTunes backup.
That’s all for how can you retrieve recently or permanently deleted notes on iPhone. Hope those can help you undo notes at your needs. And, the nice iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS enables you to get deleted notes back without backup. You can also restore notes from iTunes or iCloud backup. Tap download to get it to try now!
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