“My iPhone 7 made the update to iOS 11 automatically in mid-night. I found that some notes on my iPhone 7 are missing.I want to ask is it possible to retrieve these lost notes after updating to iOS 11 on iPhone 7? Is so, how can I recover them?”
Apple iOS 11 brings new features to the current version of Apple’s mobile operating system. However, with the enjoyment of iOS 11 new features, many users may suffer from data loss problem as well. Like above user, lost some notes after iOS 11 upgrade is also common. If you are facing this issue, you are in the right place and keep on reading to find how to retrieve lost notes after updating to iOS 11 on iPhone in below content.
In order to retrieve lost Notes on iPhone 7 after updating to iOS 11, what you need is the professional iPhone data recovery software, iRefone. This program supports to recover data from iOS devices with iTunes/iCloud backup or without backup. It supports to recover nearly all data types like messages, contacts, notes, call history, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more. No matter you lost these data due to deletion, device broken, iOS upgrade/jailbreak, this tool can get back you lost data.
Recover Lost Notes After Updating to iOS 11 Directly from iPhone 7
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 lost one. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to recover.
Recover Lost iPhone 7 Notes After Upgrading to iOS 11 from iTunes Backup
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.
Note: 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 Lost Notes Upgrading to iOS 11 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.
Recover Lost iPhone 7 Notes After Upgrading to iOS 11 from iCloud Backup
If you have the backup of your iCloud, there is also two methods for you to recover lost iPhone notes after upgrading to iOS 11.
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.