4 Ways to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone/iPad (iOS 14 Supported)

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“I opened the Notes app on my iPhone 11 but only found that all of my notes were gone. They include important information which means a lot to me. Can anyone help me to recover deleted notes on iPhone? Many Thanks!”

Have you accidentally deleted notes on your iPhone and struggling to bring them back? Did your iPhone notes disappeared after iOS 14 update or jailbreak? You're not alone. iPhone notes missing or getting deleted by mistake is a very common problem for iOS users. If you've lost notes on iPhone or iPad, don't worry, there are few ways you can try to get them back. In this article, we will guide you on how to recover deleted notes on iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, or iPad etc. Check the methods out below.

Way 1. Find Deleted iPhone Notes from Recently Deleted

Your iPhone notes are go-to diary for passwords, shopping list, checklists, etc. Losing them can be a frustrating experience for you. Luckily, your accidentally deleted notes could still be on your iPhone. You have up to 30 days to act to undelete and restore deleted notes from the Recently Deleted folder in your iOS Notes app. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. Click on the the back-arrow button in the upper left corner to view the notes folders.

  2. Select the "Recently Deleted" folder, then click on the "Edit" button at the top right corner.

  3. Now select the notes you want to restore and click the "Move To…" button in the bottom left corner.

  4. Choose the folder you want to move to, then back to the folder to check the recovered notes.

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When it comes to recover deleted notes on iPhone, the first thing you need to do is checking the Recently Deleted folder. However, you should know that Recently Deleted folder only keep deleted notes for 30 days and this feature only works when you deleted notes by mistake. If you find your iPhone notes disappeared after iOS 14 update, this won't help.

Way 2. Restore Deleted Notes on iPhone in iCloud.com

iCloud offers free remote backup service to help iOS users store their valuable information on its server. After signing iCloud on iPhone or iPad, your notes will be automatically saved to iCloud server. If the notes are not found in the Recently Deleted folder, you can try to recover them using your iCloud account. Here's how to do it:

  1. On your computer, open a web browser and go to iCloud.com, then sign in using your Apple ID and password.

  2. After login, tap on the "Notes" button. Then click on "Recently Deleted", you will find all deleted notes from here.

  3. Now click on "Recover", your deleted notes will restore back to your iPhone or iPad quickly.

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Way 3. Get Deleted Notes Back on iPhone via Email Settings

You may have created notes using your email account like Gmail or Yahoo, instead of your iCloud account. Then your iPhone deleted notes may be synced with that email account. In such case, you can simply get the deleted notes back to your iPhone by setting up your email account again. Follow the steps given below:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app and tap on "Accounts & Passwords".

  2. Select Gmail, Yahoo, or another mail provider you've used for notes and toggle on "Notes".

  3. Now go back to the Notes app and swipe down from the top to refresh it and restore the lost notes.

recover iphone notes via email settings

Way 4. Retrieve Deleted Notes on iPhone with Third-party Tool

If all the above solutions failed, then your other option would be to go with a third-party tool – FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. This program can help you recover deleted notes from iPhone or iPad. Not only notes, but you can also recover deleted text messages on iPhone, as well as contacts, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Wechat, photos, videos, voice memo, and more in just a few clicks. You're allowed to preview data before recovery and recover the data selectively. It supports the latest iOS 14/13.6 and almost all iOS devices such as iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad, etc.


Follow the steps given below to recover deleted notes from iPhone without backup

  1. Run FoneGeek iPhone Notes Recovery on your computer and choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices" from the 3 recovery modes.

  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect the device.

  3. Now choose "Notes" from the listed data types and tap on the "Scan" button to begin scanning for deleted notes on your iPhone.

  4. After scanning, preview the notes and select the ones you want to recover, then click "Recover to PC" to save them on your computer.

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The Final Thought

Now you don't need to curse yourself if you've deleted your iPhone notes by mistake. You can easily restore them with one of the 4 ways mentioned above. As you can see, the quickest way to get back the deleted notes is using the iPhone Recovery solution from FoneGeek. Now you can also try iOS System Recovery solution from FoneGeek to fix your iOS system to normak from some issues, such as iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone stuck in boot loop, iPhone black/white screen, etc.

Saturday on Aug 29, 2020, 21:23:20 GMT / Post By FoneGeek to iPhone Recovery

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