How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPad with/without Backup

Want to recover deleted notes on iPad but don’t know how? Read this guide to see how to recover deleted notes on iPad 2/3/4, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad Pro or iPad Air 2.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Nov. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 19, 2018
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No matter you or somebody accidentally deleted some important notes on your iPad, or you find that notes vanished from your iPad without no reasons. That will be a crazy thing for most iPad users. When encounter above situations, how can you recover deleted notes on iPad? Even when you haven’t synced your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iTunes on your computer before you deleted or lost notes.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad

The answer is absolutely YES. Here, we’d like to share you 3 different methods to recover deleted notes on iPad. Of course, these method is also suitable for other devices, like your iPhone, iPod touch.

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Three Methods to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad with/without Backup

Before we start, there are something you must clear,

  1. Recovering deleted notes with iTunes and iCloud backup (Method 1 and Method 2) need you to erase all existing data on your device firstly, and these deleted files can’t be recovered anymore. In addition, both the two ways will be a blindly full restore, you can’t recover only deleted notes.
  2. Since Apple offers no way for users to check the iTunes iCloud backup files details, you have to be 100% sure that the iTunes or iCloud backup you choose to restore from does contains the notes you lost, or you will lose other important files on your device and can’t get back the deleted notes either. If you’re not sure whether the backup includes the deleted notes or not, then Method 1 and Method 2 are not recommended.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Notes on iPad with iTunes Backup

If you have made an iTunes backup before losing your notes, and are quite sure that your lost notes were stored there, then follow the steps below to recover deleted notes on iPad with iTunes.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPad to the computer with its USB cable.

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

Step 3 Click on Restore button and wait for the process to finish. Don’t disconnect your iPad until it restarts.

Method 2. Recover Deleted Notes on iPad with iCloud Backup

Recovering notes with iCloud will also erasing all settings on your iPad. If you don’t want to wipe anything while recovering, move to Method 3 to complete it.

Step 1 Open Settings on your iPad > General > Reset > Tap on Erase All Content and Settings option.

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup option > Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Choose backup > Select the backup contains your lost notes to restore.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad with iCloud

Recover Notes on iPad with iCloud

Method 3. Recover Deleted Notes on iPad without Backup

For these users who have made no backup, or the backup doesn’t contains the lost notes, here’s the last way to recover deleted notes on iPad. PhoneRescue for iOS, the #1 iPhone iPad data recovery tool in the market, has helped over millions of iOS users recover deleted or lost files successfully, including notes. And below are its highlights on recovering notes on iPad.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS to your computer and run it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPad to computer with USB cable and choose “Recover from iOS Device”. Click Next to scan deleted iPad data.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPad – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad – Step 2

Step 3 By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Notes. Click Ok to start scanning.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad – Step 3

Step 4 Select “Notes” on the left. You can use filter to get only the deleted items. Just preview and select the notes you want to retrieve. And PhoneRescue for iOS allows you to retrieve deleted notes directly to your iPad. Or you can extract selected notes to computer and save them as printable format.

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPad – Step 4

How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPad – Step 4

If you cannot find the deleted notes on iPad, you can select Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud in Step 2 to get back deleted notes on iPad.

The Bottom Line

With above three methods, you may have retrieved your deleted notes on iPad successfully. And as you can see, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you recover deleted notes on iPad safely, and you can also preview notes on your backup and extract them to computer or directly transfer to your iPad. Why not give it a try?

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.