[Three Methods] How to Restore Notes on iPhone?

Accidentally deleted notes on iPhone? Find the three methods in detailed steps to solve how to restore notes on iPhone in this tutorial.


By Lora / Updated on June 5, 2023

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"I have written down many notes on my iPhone 6, but I accidentally erased a file that was in my Notes app. Is there a way to retrieve the deleted folder? Could anyone tell me how to restore lost notes on iPhone 6? Thanks."


It's common for iOS users to lose data on the iPhone. Notes have greatly improved the way we capture quick thoughts, create checklists, and do other things. In this case, it appears that one of the most common types of data is that notes could be lost or accidentally deleted from iPhone.

Things will go easier for iPhone notes recovery if you have your notes backed up beforehand via iTunes or iCloud. However, how to restore notes on iPhone if there is no backup? Continue reading to learn the methods to restore deleted notes on iPhone with or without backup.

Three methods to restore notes on iPhone

The notes are important because it keeps track of vital personal information, such as a daily schedule, shopping list, account, password list, or memory.

The iPhone notes loss could happen for a variety of reasons, including accidental deletion, a failed jailbreak, after an iOS upgrade, iCloud syncing, iTunes or iCloud restoring, and so on.

There are three methods to restore notes on iPhone: recently deleted folders, the iPhone directly, and iTunes/iCloud backup.

Method 1. Restore notes on iPhone without backup (Easiest)

If you accidentally deleted notes permanently, and you don't have a backup or don't want to restore the device from iTunes/iCloud, because it will overwrite data on your device, professional iPhone data recovery software could be the best choice to restore notes on iPhone without backup. It doesn’t require users to erase the existing iPhone data and completes the iPhone data recovery in simple clicks.

MyRecover for iOS is that one! As a reliable iPhone data recovery tool, MyRecover for iOS performs perfectly to help iOS users to find their vital data back. It supports to recovery of ten types of iPhone data, including photos, videos, notes, contacts, call history, WeChat history, etc.  

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Step 1. Download and install MyRecover for iOS on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a lightning cable.


Step 2. Trust the computer by tapping the popup menu on the iPhone. Click "Scan Now" to let the software scan your iPhone. Usually, it may take minutes according to the size of your iPhone data.


Step 3. Click notes from the left panel and select the notes you want to restore. Click “Recover” to save the deleted or lost notes to your computer.


Method 2. Restore notes on iPhone from the Recently Deleted Folder

If your iPhone notes disappeared, maybe you deleted them accidentally. Notes that you've recently deleted from your iPhone appear in a special folder called the Recently Deleted Notes.

Notes will remain in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days before being permanently deleted from your iPhone. If you recently deleted a note and realized you need to recover it, follow the detailed steps to recover deleted notes on iPhone.

Step 1. Tap the Note app icon to open it and then tap the back arrow in the upper-left corner to get to the Folders view in the Note app.

Step 2. Tap on the Recently Deleted folder to check the notes you have deleted and find the one you want to recover by tapping “Edit”.
Step 3. Select the note you want to restore and tap “Move” in the lower-left corner to move the deleted notes to the folder you want to put in.

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Tips: If you use notes with another service, like Gmail or Yahoo, you need to check the trash folder in the Mail app.

Method 3. Restore notes on iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup

Restoring deleted notes on iPhone from a backup requires that you have previously created an iTunes or iCloud backup that contains the deleted notes you want to restore. During this process, all current contents on your iPhone that are not included in the backup will be erased and cannot be recovered.

That is, if you take new photos, receive new messages, or create new notes after making that backup, they could disappear permanently.  

Steps to restore notes on iPhone from iTunes backup

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer where you have backed up your iPhone.

Step 2. Click the device icon and then click “Restore Backup” under the Backup menu.


Step 3. Choose a backup according to the device name and time of backups. Wait for the restoration process to finish.


Steps to restore notes on iPhone from iCloud backup

Step 1. Tap “Settings”> “General”> “Reset/Transfer or Reset iPhone” > “Erase All Content and Settings” on your iPhone to erase all the existing data to recover the deleted notes via iCloud backup.


Step 2. Follow the set-up steps on the iPhone screen. When comes to the “App & Data” screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.


Step 3. Log in to your Apple ID to check your iCloud backups. Choose the iCloud backup which includes the deleted notes.

Wrap it up

From this tutorial, it is not difficult to recover deleted notes on iPhone with the help of MyRecover for iOS and available iTunes/iCloud backup. You could try this professional and reliable iPhone data recovery software to recover more deleted iPhone data including photos, videos, contacts, and more important iPhone data.

Furthermore, it’s strongly suggested to make a regular iPhone backup via iTunes/iCloud or an iPhone backup freeware-FoneTool to selectively or fully back up the iPhone data you want to the computer for free.

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.