How to Recover Deleted iPhone Notes (iOS 12 Supported)

Undoubtedly, it is very common when you delete vital notes by mistake. The simple answer to the question "can you recover deleted notes on iPhone" is yes. When you delete the notes accidentally or intentionally, the storage space for notes changes from allocated to unallocated on your iPhone. Thus, the notes are still present on your iPhone database. There are many ways you can use to recover your deleted notes on iPhone whether you have a backup or not.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone from Recently Deleted Folder

Similar to photos, when you delete notes on iPhone, the deleted notes move to the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days. You can easily get back deleted notes from a recently deleted folder within 30 days. Below are the instructions on how to recover deleted notes on your iPhone from Recently Deleted Folder:

Step 1: To begin the process, run the Notes app on your iPhone and then, move to the "Recently Deleted Folder".

Step 2: Here, click on the "Edit" button which is at the top-right corner of your iPhone screen and then, choose the notes you want to get back.

Step 3: After that, click on "Move To" button which is at the bottom-left corner of your device screen and then, choose the folder where you want to get back deleted notes.

recover notes from recently deleted

Part 2: Recover Lost Notes on iPhone Without Backup

If your deleted notes are not found in the Recently Deleted folder, and you do not have a backup. You'll need an iPhone notes recovery tool to recover lost notes on iPhone XR/Xs/X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5. Any iOS Data Recovery can help you to get back your deleted or lost notes on iPhone without backup. This software can retrieve anything you deleted or lost on your iPhone within a few minutes. Besides notes, it can recover other file types such as photos, music, WhatsApp, etc. With this ultimate iPhone data recovery software, you can preview and recover lost files selectively. No matter on which iPhone model you lost your notes, this software is compatible with all iPhone models, and also supports latest iOS iOS 12.1/12.

Here is a simple guide on how to recover lost notes on iPhone without backup using Any iOS Data Recovery software:

Step 1: Download and install the software on your system and then, run it. Next, connect your iPhone to the computer using a cable. And then, click on "Recover Data from iOS device" option.

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Step 2: Thereafter, check the file types you want to recover, such as notes you now want to get back. Next, click on "Start Scan" to move forward.

start the scan process

Step 3: Once scanning is done, you can preview the lost files and then, select the data you want to get back. Next, click on the "Recover" button.

begin the recovery process

Step 4: Finally, you can recover data either to your iOS device or computer and it is totally up to you.

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Part 3: How to Retrieve iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup

If you have a good habit of taking a back up of your iPhone with iTunes, then you can also recover your lost iPhone notes from iTunes backup. There are two ways to retrieve notes from iTunes backup and below we have mentioned both ways in detail.

Method 1: Restore Backup from iTunes

The first method is restoring from iTunes backup within iTunes. The downside of this method is that it will recover the whole backup to your iPhone and also, overwrites existing data on your iPhone. If you are ready to take this risk, then here are simple steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Run the iTunes on your system and then, connect your iPhone to the computer using a digital cable.

Step 2: Next, tap on "Summary" tab and then, click on "Restore Backup" button under Backups section.

Step 3: Now, wait until the process is not completed. Once it gets completes, your deleted notes will be restored to your iPhone.

restore from itunes backup

Method 2: Selectively Restore Notes from iTunes Backup

Don't want to restore the whole backup for deleted notes on iPhone recover? Then, you can use Any iOS Data Recovery software as it comes with wonderful function i.e. Recover from iTunes backup. With this function, you can view and recover deleted notes and it also supports to recover files selectively and without overwriting current data. Here are the steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Run the software and then, connect your iPhone to the computer. Next, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup file". And then, choose the backup file from where you want to recover notes and click on "Start Scan" button after selecting the file.

recover from itunes backup file

Step 2: After that, go to "Notes" category and then, select the notes you want to recover and click on "Recover" button.

start the recovery process

Step 3: Now, select the location on your system where you want to save the retrieved iPhone notes.

save retrieved notes

Part 4: How to Restore Notes from iCloud Backup

You can also recover deleted notes from iCloud backup if you have taken iCloud backup of your notes before. Similar to retrieving notes from iTunes backup, there are two ways to recover notes from iCloud backup which are listed below:

Method 1: Restore from iCloud Backup

This method comes with one major downside is it will retrieve all your data, not only notes. So, if you have no problem with this, then follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone, and then, "General">"Reset">"Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 2: Next, start your iPhone and when you reach "Apps & Data interface", choose "Restore from iCloud backup".

Step 3: Now, log-in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

Step 4: Finally, select the backup and wait until the process is not completed. Once it is done, open the Notes app on your iPhone and you will see notes you deleted earlier.

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Method 2: Selectively Restore Notes from iCloud Backup

Any iOS Data Recovery software also has a function called Restore from an iCloud backup that will let you recover deleted notes selectively from your iCloud backup. This will not overwrite existing data on your iPhone, unlike the above method. Here are the steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Launch the software and then, plugins iPhone to computer. Next, choose "Recover from iCloud Backup file". And then, enter your iCloud account details.

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Step 2: After the sign-in process, select the backup file from where you want to recover deleted notes and then, click on "Next".

choose the backup file

Step 3: Next, choose the file type you want to recover and again, click on "Next" button.

select file type

Step 4: Finally, preview the notes and select ones you want to get back. Then, click on "Recover" button to recover notes from iCloud backup.

Wrapping Up

That's all on how you can recover notes on iPhone. If you want an easy way to get back deleted data on your iPhone, then Any iOS Data Recovery is a one-stop solution that can recover anything you deleted. No matter how you lost your iPhone data, this software can help you in data loss scenario.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook