How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone

Seeking for an easy way to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone? This detailed post will tell you 3 simple ways to copy notes to new iPhone.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2020

Q: I have a lot of notes on my old iPhone 8, and recently I’ve gotten a new iPhone 11 Pro. I don’t want to re-type the text notes on my new iPhone, so how to transfer notes from old iPhone to new iPhone 11?”

– One iPhone User from Apple Forum

When it comes to transferring notes from one iPhone to another, the normal way to do the job is using iTunes or iCloud. However, sometimes, using iTunes or iCloud to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone would be knotty and confusing for some people, as it is a little complicated, time-consuming and also may be failed in the midway due to some unknown reasons.

Here in this guide, we will not only show the normal iTunes and iCloud way, but also share you another simple way to help you transfer notes to the new iPhone easily.

Move Notes from iPhone to iPhone

Move Notes from iPhone to iPhone

Method 1. How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

To transfer notes between iPhones via iTunes, firstly you need to back up the content on your old iPhone to a computer. After the backup process is finished, it’s time to restore the backup you just created to the new iPhone.

When using iTunes or iCloud to move notes, some important info you must clear:

1. All supported file types on your iPhone will be backed up together with the notes at once, you can’t back up notes only.

2. All files have been backed up will be restored to your new iPhone, you can’t restore notes only. All the existing files on your new iPhone will be erased and replaced by the files in iTunes or iCloud backup.

3. According to the user’s feedback, sometimes, the restoring process will get stuck on the Apple logo. If the process failed, you may lose all the files, and these files can’t be recovered anymore.

Back up your old iPhone firstly:

  1. Connect your old iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  3. Click on the Device button in iTunes.
  4. Choose the Summary option on the left side of the panel.
  5. Click on This computer.
  6. Click on the Back Up Now button under the Backups section.
  7. Choose Apply to start backing up the content on your old iPhone to iTunes.
Back Up iPhone with iTunes

Back Up iPhone with iTunes

Restore iTunes backup to your new iPhone:

  1. After the backup process completes, just disconnect your old iPhone.
  2. Connect your new iPhone to the computer and run iTunes again.
  3. Click on Summary.
  4. Choose the Restore Backup… option to restore the backup you just created.
  5. When the restoring process is done, you can check the notes from your old iPhone on your new iPhone.
Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Method 2. How to Transfer Notes from One iPhone to Another via iCloud

Like using iTunes, you first need to make a backup of your old iPhone content, then restore your new iPhone from the iCloud backup you made. You’ll need to make sure that you have enough iCloud storage available for all of your notes. Also, to use this method, both iPhones need to be signed in with the same Apple ID and connected to a stable Wi-Fi.

Make a backup of your old iPhone:

  1. Go to “Settings”  > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. Choose “iCloud Backup” and turn on “iCloud Backup” if it is closed.
  3. Tap on “Back Up Now”.
Back Up iPhone with iCloud

Back Up iPhone with iCloud

Erase your new iPhone:

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Tap on “General” and choose “Reset”.
  3. Choose “Erase All Content and Settings”.
  4. Tap on “Erase iPhone”.
Erase All Content and Settings on New iPhone

Erase All Content and Settings on New iPhone

Restore your new iPhone from the iCloud backup:

  1. Set up your new iPhone until you access the “Apps & Data” screen.
  2. Choose to “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
  3. Select the backup you just created with your old iPhone.
  4. After it finishes, you can check the notes on your new iPhone.
Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Method 3. How to Transfer Notes to New iPhone in 1 Click

If you don’t want to lose any data on both your iPhones while transferring notes, then you can turn to AnyTrans for iOS, an all-in-one iPhone data transfer tool. It is said to be the simplest and quickest method to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone.

AnyTrans – iPhone Notes to iPhone

  • Transfer over 3000 notes from iPhone to iPhone within 32 SECONDS.
  • Transfer notes to new iPhone directly, no backup and restore process.
  • Support transferring other 28+ types of data from iPhone to iPhone
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Now, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer, then follow the steps below to copy notes to the new iPhone quickly.

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans and connect your iPhones to computer with USB cables > Click on “Device Manager” mode > Choose your source iPhone > Click on “More” button to continue.

Transfer Notes to New iPhone in 1 Click - Step 1

Transfer Notes to New iPhone in 1 Click – Step 1

Step 2: Click on “Notes” > Select the notes you want to transfer > Click on “Send to Another iPhone” button at the top-right corner to transfer the selected notes to your new iPhone.

Transfer Notes to New iPhone in 1 Click - Step 2

Transfer Notes to New iPhone in 1 Click – Step 2

If you just get one new iPhone, and also want to transfer other important content to your new iPhone except for notes, then you can refer to this complete guide: How to Transfer Data from iPhone to New iPhone >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone. You can go through all the methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to do the job. Actually,  AnyTrans for iOS also does a great job of transferring other data, like photos, contacts, videosmusic, ringtones, messages as well as other files from iPhone to iPhone. Feel free to let us know in the comments section below if you have any questions.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.