Can I restore notes from my iPhone after deleting them?
Can I retrieve 'notes' on an iPhone after deleting them?
I made the huge mistake of letting my 3 years old girl play with my iPhone and when I went back to check a note a few days later I was horrified to find that they were all gone. Really not good! Is there any way to recover notes from my iPhone or from within iTunes? If it makes a difference, I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell laptop.
The answer is propably yes. But we need to configure the probability of recover: Just let's see the big two 'if's in this:
- If the notes you want to recover were created before your most recent iTunes backup, you can get them back by extracting from iTunes;
- If you deleted a note from your iPhone 4, 3G, but you never didn't sync with iTunes, you still have chance to directly recover notes from your iPhone.
Note: Probability that your iPhone notes can not be recovered: 'You created notes after the recent backup. But after the notes deleting, you still synced your iPhone with iTunes again.' I'm sorry that the backup file is overwritten by the content on your iPhone. Maybe the lost notes will go forever.
If you have any of the 'if's above, you can restore your iPhone notes from either iPhone or iTunes backup. Read on and get the detailed steps.
How to restore deleted notes on iPhone?
Dr.Fone for iOS – iPhone Notes Restore
As an powerful tool to recover iPhone notes, contacts, SMS, photos, videos, voice memo, etc. Dr.Fone lets you directly scan and recover lost data from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4. With it you can also extract iTunes backup file to recover deleted notes from all of your iOS devices.
First of all, you should download the right version of this iPhone Notes Restoring software according to your device. Install and run it on your Computer. This program also provides Mac version for you to recover lost iOS data from your Mac.
Part 1: Directly Recover Notes from iPhone 5S/5C, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
For those who deleted notes from iPhone 5S/5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 3G without any syncing, they can undelete and retrieve the recently deleted notes from your iPhone device.
Step 1. Launch and Connect iPhone5S/5C/5/4S With Your Computer
Launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer and connect your iPhone with a digital USB cable. The software will detect your device and show you the following interface.
Stpe 2. Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data on it
The software will prompt your device is now connected and your device name will be displayed. Click Start button to scan your iPhone 5S/5C or iPhone 4S/5.
Step 3. Preview and Restore iPhone Notes
After the scan, all found files in your iPhone will be listed in categories. Click Notes to preview the notes one by one to check whether they are what you want to get back.
Then select the notes you need to restore and click Recover to save them on your computer.
Part 2: Recover Lost Notes Directly from iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
If you're using iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, you can following the following steps to directly find notes you deleted carelessly.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone 3GS/4 to Computer
Connect your device to the computer, then you’ll get the interface below. Just leave the software with the default mode "recover from iOS device", then read the instructions on the interface for getting into iPhone scanning mode.
Step 2. Enter iPhone Scanning mode to scan your iPhone
- Hold your iPhone and click "Start" button.
- Hold "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for extract 10 seconds.
- Release "Power" button, but keep holding "Home".
After another 15 seconds, your iPhone entered into scanning mode and the software will automatically scan your device for lost notes. The scanning process is the same as iPhone 5/4S.
Step 3. Preview and restore deleted iPhone notes
The scanning can take a while, especially if you have as many notes, photos, videos, music files and app data. Once it's done you'll see list found files that you have deleted or still on your iPhone.
Don't panic, though, because you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items. Click "Notes" option from the categories and check the notes one by one.
Part 3: Recover your notes from iTunes backup
For those who synced their iPhone with iTunes before the notes were deleted, they can turn to this recovery mode to retrieve lost iPhone notes.
Step 1. Switch recovery mode from iTunes backup
After the iPhone Data Recovery software launching, switch the recovery mode to "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Here all of the iTunes backup files of all your Apple devices show up. Just choose your iPhone device and hit on "Start Scan" to move on.
Step 2. Extract and restore deleted note from iTunes backup
As scanning from iPhone, the results of iTunes backup scanning contains all the found data that includes Photos & Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History and Notes. Click "Notes" to preview the notes you have ever synced with your iTunes. Check the ones you want to restore and tap "Recover" button to get them back.
Note: You can only use the free trial version for scanning to check whether your notes can be found or not. If you want to recover them, you need to Buy iPhone Data Recovery to get a registration code.