How to Recover Deleted iPhone Notes without Backup

How to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup? Read this tutorial to know the easiest and best way to help you find deleted iPhone notes back without backup files.


By Lora / Updated on June 7, 2023

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Is it possible to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup?

“I accidentally deleted a note on my iPhone 7, but I don’t have iTunes or iCloud backup. I have checked the Recently Deleted folder, and there was nothing. Can I get back the accidentally deleted note on iPhone without backup?”

For iOS users,  Notes is a practical app to write down words, lists, web links, and other important information. It provides a lot of convenience for users. Besides, working with iCloud, users could view and access notes on any iOS device.  

However, it would be an annoying experience if you accidentally deleted vital notes or the notes were lost due to unknown reasons. You can easily restore from iCloud/iTunes backup. If you don’t have a habit of making backups via iTunes or iCloud, it’s a little difficult to find them back. Only the third-party iPhone data recovery software could help you retrieve deleted or lost notes on your iPhone without backup.

Two ways to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup

How to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup? It depends on how you delete notes on your iPhone. If you accidentally delete a note on your iPhone directly within one month, the "Recently Deleted" folder may allow you to recover it. The deleted note will not be permanently deleted from your iPhone until you manually delete all items from the "Recently Deleted" folder or the time is out.

Method 1. Recover iPhone notes from the Recently Deleted folder

If you want to access the deleted notes in the "Recently Deleted" folder from the Notes app, you can recover them using the steps below. Meanwhile, if you have enabled notes in the iCloud syncing service, you could go to to check the Recently Deleted folder on the iCloud webpage. 

Step 1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the back arrow to view all folders on the Notes.

Step 3. Tap the Recently Deleted folder. When you find the deleted notes you want, tap “Edit” and select them.

Step 4. Tap “Move” in the bottom-left corner to put the deleted notes in another note folder.


Method 2. Recover deleted iPhone notes via iPhone data recovery software

If you couldn’t find the deleted notes from the Recently Deleted folder, how to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup? It means your notes are permanently deleted on your iPhone. In this case, only professional iPhone data recovery software could do your favor.

MyRecover for iOS is a reliable iPhone data recovery tool. Due to its high recovery success rate and simple operation, it has won a lot of reputation among iOS users. It could really recover permanently deleted notes on iPhone without iTunes or iCloud backups.

Tips: When you accidentally permanently delete notes, you’d better turn on the Airplane mode on your iPhone to avoid the deleted notes being covered by new data.

Why do you choose MyRecover for iOS?
Recover more than 10 types of iPhone data, including photos, videos, notes, reminders, contacts, WeChat history, etc.
Preview all recoverable data from iOS devices.
Support iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 10 and later.
Compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP.
Download Software iOS 10 and later
Secure Download

Step 1. Connect iPhone to the computer.

Download and install MyRecover for iOS on your computer. Use a lightning cable to connect iPhone to the computer. And then tap “Trust” on your iPhone to authorize this PC.


Step 2. Click “Scan Now”.

MyRecover for iOS will identify your iPhone after authorization. Click “Scan Now” on the software, your iPhone data will be scanned at a fast speed. Usually, it would need minutes to complete.


Step 3. Click “Recover”.

When the scanning process finishes, you can click “Notes” on the left panel to view all deleted and existing notes on your iPhone. After you find the deleted note you want, select it and click the “Recover” button on the top-right corner to save it to your computer.


Bonus tip: Making iPhone backup easily

Hopefully, you could use MyRecover for iOS to recover deleted iPhone notes without backup. With this professional iPhone data recovery software, you can restore other types of iPhone data with a few simple clicks. However, making an iPhone backup always is the best way for iPhone data loss. 

Everybody knows the importance of iPhone data backup, but a few people would really do it. Why? There are some common reasons for iOS users don’t use iTunes or iCloud to make iPhone backups.

There are some internal errors when using iTunes for backup on Windows computers.
Always being interrupted automatically due to the third-party charging cable.
It costs too long to make an iPhone backup via iTunes.
There is not enough iCloud storage to make an iCloud backup for a free iCloud account.
It can’t make an entire iPhone backup including all data on the iPhone via iCloud.

To solve the issues above, it’s strongly recommended to try the free iPhone backup tool-FoneTool. It not only supports custom and full iPhone backup but helps users to transfer iPhone data between iPhone to iPhone or iPhone to the computer. It makes iPhone backup easier than iTunes or iCloud backup and is really worth trying!

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.