How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone with or Without Computer

Notes contains important information for people. You might want to know how to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone. In this guide, you will be given 4 ways about how to send notes from iPhone to iPhone in detail.


By Demi / Updated on September 15, 2023

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Transferring notes from iPhone to iPhone

{Hello, I just recently purchased an iPhone 13 and I want to transfer all my notes to the new iPhone. so is there any good way to perform this? 

- Question from Apple Community

Part 1. When need to transfer notes to another iPhone?

iPhone/iPad Note is a good app for users to record anything mean to them, so that any import dates, inspiration, schedules, etc. won't be forgotten. Generally, there are 2 common situations where you want to transfer notes to another iPhone.

• Switch to new iPhone:  When you have a new iPhone, you will find a way to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone. Notes are one of the important you don't want to miss.
Better edit or manage your information: You may have another iPhone/iPad with a larger screen or performance, so you want to send notes to it to better edit your notes.

No matter what purpose, you can refer to the following content, and we will provide 5 methods of sending all notes to another iPhone easily.

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Part 2. How to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone without computer

If you don't have a computer, Airdrop and iCloud are good tools to perform this task. But you should know that they are not the best choice for sending a large amount of data. If you have much data to send or need to transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone, you can go to the next part.

Method 1. Transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop

 AirDrop provides Apple devices a wireless transfer process to airdrop photos, music, contacts, etc. Once you enable Bluetooth and connect both iPhones to the same Wi-Fi network, you can transfer notes in a short distance.

Airdrop Icon

Follow the steps below to know how to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop. Before all specific steps, turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both iPhones. If either of them enables Personal Hotspot, turn it off.

Turn on AirDrop on both iPhones

Step 1. Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to open Control Center > Press and hold the wireless control box.

Step 2. Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone. Perform the steps on both iPhones.

Access Airdrop

Contacts Only. Contacts Only means you can only share files with the person who is in your contacts.
Everyone. If you choose Everyone, all nearby Apple devices using AirDrop can see your device.

Transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop

Step 1. On the source iPhone, Go to Notes app > Browse and select the note you intend to transfer.

Step 2. Tap the share icon in the top-right-hand corner of the screen > Choose AirDrop > Choose the target iPhone to transfer the note.

Transfer Notes From Iphone To Iphone Airdrop

Step 3. On the target iPhone, a window will pop up > Hit Accept to receive the note.

Now, you can go to the Notes app on the target iPhone to check whether it has received the note. Repeat the steps above if you have more than one note to transfer.

Method 2. Transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud

If you are using the same Apple ID on both iPhones and your iCloud has enough available space,  you can make use of iCloud syncing to transfer notes between iPhones. If you turn on iCloud syncing for Notes, all the notes will be updated to iCloud, and you can view them on any device using the same Apple ID.

Tutorials about how to transfer notes to another iPhone are as follow.
Step 1. On the source iPhone, go to Settings > Tap [your name] Banner > iCloud > Scroll down to find Notes > Toggle it on if it is not.

Notes Sync

Step 2. Toggle on iCloud on the target iPhone. Then go to the Notes app, and all the note files will be transferred from iCloud to the iPhone.

Note: The notes synced in iCloud aren’t included in the iCloud backup, they are just uploaded to iCloud.

Part 3. How to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using computer

Some users want to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or Airdrop. The following methods are applied to transferring everything including notes to another iPhone using a computer. 

Method 3. Transfer notes from iPhone to another iPhone via FoneTool

FoneTool is a powerful and popular iOS transfer tool. With a clear interface and simple operations, you can easily transfer, notes, as well as photos, music, contacts, app settings, and other data to another iPhone.

This tool support transferring data from Apple ID to another Apple ID, so if you want to use another Apple account, it can be the best choice. Besides, It works well with iPhones from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 15, as well as kinds of versions of iPad and iPod. It’s also perfectly compatible with Windows.

Let’s download FoneTool first.

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Before all the procedures, there is something you need to check and be aware of.
What FoneTool transfer. Besides notes, it will also transfer photos, contacts, text messages, call history, Safari (history, bookmarks), apps (data files, preference), and system settings.
System version. To avoid any glitches, you need to make sure that the system version of the target iPhone cannot be lower than that of the source iPhone. If necessary, update iOS of the target iPhone.
Storage space. As we mentioned before, besides notes, FoneTool will transfer other files as well. Hence, make sure your new iPhone has enough storage space remained to contain all the data of the source iPhone.

If you are OK with these notes, learn how to share call logs on iPhone with FoneTool step by step.

Step 1. Launch in FoneTool > Contact both your old iPhone and new iPhone to a computer > Tap Trust This Computer on the two iPhones.

Step 2. Click Phone Transfer in the Home interface. Go to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Iphone To Iphone Transfer

Step 3. The two iPhones will be list. Enable Backup encryption, and you can make your private data encrypted.

Backup Encryption Not Enabled

※ You will be asked to enter the password when you want to access the encrypted backup files.
※ If the password of the backup files is modified, the files can only be available with the new password. Similarly, if you delete the password, the backup files will not be encrypted.

Step 4. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer. When the process is finished, the target iPhone will restart automatically, then you can check whether you have what you want.

Start Transfer

Solution 4. Transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

iTunes is the traditional backup and restore tool provided by Apple. It can create a full iPhone backup and restore your backup to another iPhone. You’d better know what iTunes backup include, and let’s get started to backup notes to computer and transfer them to the new iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes to computer > Connect the source iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner and click Back Up Now > Wait for the process to complete and disconnect it.

Backup Using Itunes

Step 3. Connect the target iPhone to the computer > Click the device icon and click Restore Backup.

Restore Itunes Backup

When the process is over, you can check whether you have what you want on the target iPhone. When you encounter any iTunes problems on Windows PC, fix them or try the iTunes alternative below.

Part 4. Conclusion

That’s all about how to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone. You can choose to send notes to iPhone with or without computer depending on your needs. You can choose AirDrop or iCloud syncing if you just want to transfer notes. If your target iPhone is a new one, both iTunes and FoneTool is available. Hopefully, this guide can help you. If it does, share this guide to help more people.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.