“I accidentally tap on the delete icon on my iPhone and lost some iPhone Notes. These Notes are important to me. Is there the possible way to recover accidentally deleted iPhone Notes?”
Notes app is commonly used by iPhone users to record some important information of various aspects in our daily life. Accidentally delete notes on iPhone would be a problem. In order to solve such kind of problems, this article will show you 4 Ways to recover accidentally deleted iPhone Notes. Hope these ways could solve your problem.
If your iOS version is above iOS 9, it will contain the feature named “Recently Deleted” in Notes, which will temporarry save your deleted Notes in the app. If you accidentally deleted some notes on iPhone, you could turn to the “Recently Deleted” folder to find them:
Step 1: Go to the “Recently Deleted” folder in the Notes app.
Step 2: Click on the “Edit” button in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Select the notes you want to recover and click on “Move To…” button in the lower left corner.
Step 4: Choose a folder you want to move the deleted notes to. Then go to the folder to view the undeleted notes.
If your iOS version is below iOS 10 and the first method does not work, or you did not have iTunes or iCloud backup, you could choose to recover accidentally deleted iPhone notes directly from scanning your device without backup with iRefone. This iOS data recovery software could support to recover deleted and lost data including Notes, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, WhatsApp, WeChat and more. It supports to recover deleted notes on iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4. It is fully compatible with the latest iOS 10.
Below is the detailed steps of how to recover deleted Notes from iPhone without backup.
Step 1: Launch iRefone and connect your iPhone with computer, then the software will detect the device automatically. Click “Start” to go on.
Step 2: Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Choose the icon of Notes to start the process of analysis and scanning your iPhone.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, all of the Notes on your iPhone will be displayed in the software, including these deleted one. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to recover.
Part 1: Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup
If there is the backup of your iPhone in iTunes, you could choose to restore iPhone from iTunes backup:
Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone with computer
Step 2: Click on the Device icon and go to the “Summary”, click on “Restore Backup…” to choose the backup which contains the deleted notes to restore.
Restore from iTunes backup will overwrite the existing data on your iPhone. If you do not mind losing these existing data on your iPhone, the method would be suitable, but if you do not want to keep these existing iPhone data, you could try below way.
Part 2: Extract iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup
iRefone could help you selectively extract iPhone Notes in iTunes backup.
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Choose the backup you need, click on “Select” or double click it.
Step 2: Choose the data you want to preview in iTunes backup, click the Notes icon and the software will automatically scan and analysis your file.
Step 3: After preview data in iTunes backup, you could select these notes you need to recover.
If you have the backup of your iCloud, there is also two methods for you to recover deleted iPhone notes.
Part 1: Restore iPhone from iCloud
Step 1: Go to Settings> General> Erase All Content and Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: All content and settings will be erased from your iPhone. Thereafter go Setup Assistant mode with a Hello screen.
Step 3: Swipe on the screen to begin the setup process on your iPhone then connect to a WiFi network.
Step 4: Tap on Restore from iCloud backup and sign in to iCloud using your own Apple ID.
Step 5: Pick on the iCloud backup for your iPhone data that you would want to recover and after some few minutes you will get your data back on your iPhone.
However, recovering deleted notes from iCloud is similar with from iTunes, taking the risk of data overwriting. In this situation you can also apply iRefone to extract notes from iCloud backup without overwriting the current data on your iPhone.
Part 2: Extract iPhone Notes from iCloud Backup
Step 1 Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.
Step 2 After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
Step 3 When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the Notes icon that you need to retrieve.
Step 4 Preview these Notes in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC or device.