How to Transfer Notes from iCloud to iCloud?

To transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud, refer to this article with 3 feasible methods and some extra info about transferring data from iPhone to iPhone.


By Lora / Updated on September 21, 2023

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Transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud


I recently created a new iCloud ID for my personal use, retaining the original for Family Purchases. I just realized that I have lost all my Notes, although these are still on the web in the original iCloud account. Is there any way I can transfer these to my new iCloud ID?


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Every Apple user creates an Apple ID when starting to use iOS devices. A user could create several iCloud accounts to access iCloud, App Store, and more Apple services.

So, when a user is switching to a new device, he/she may build a new iCloud account. But unluckily, the user will find all the data on the original account won’t appear on the new one. And sometimes users would find that notes didn't transfer to new iPhone.

No one can stand to lose any data, especially the important notes. Thus he/she needs to transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud, aka, from one account to another.


Moreover, some users may just need to share or transfer a bunch of notes or other types of data to their friends/family members or others.

To solve these problems, this article aims to elaborate on some tested methods to transfer notes from one iCloud account to another. In addition, a useful iPhone data transfer utility will be introduced as well.

Method 1. Transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud in batch

When moving to a new iCloud account, users will have the need to move notes from one iCloud account to another in batch.

Actually, the iCloud service is encrypted with at least 128-bit AES due to Apple's design intent of privacy protection. As a result, one cannot transfer data from one iCloud account to another directly.

However, there is a potential that you can realize it indirectly.

Step 1. Log in to the source iCloud account > disconnect the WiFi or Cellular data > go to Settings > Notes > enable On My iPhone.


Step 2. Go to the Notes app > click the menu icon > tap Select Notes > select the notes you need to transfer or tap Move All > move them to a folder under On My iPhone.


Step 3. Sign out from the source iCloud account > log in to the target iCloud account > move all the notes from the folder under On My iPhone to iCloud using the method in Step 2.

Then you could successfully solve the problem of “how to move notes from one iCloud account to another”.

Method 2. Transfer notes between 2 devices via AirDrop

How to move notes from one iCloud account to another? If you want to realize this goal, AirDrop could be utilized.

No matter whether you need to send your notes to other people, or you need to move notes to a new device with a new iCloud account, it can help you.

AirDrop supports wireless transfer between two iOS devices, facilitating users to transfer documents, photos, and some more files to a nearby device with a WiFi connection and Bluetooth. You could use it to AirDrop files from iDevices to PC.

But there is a big limit: it only supports transferring one by one. It doesn’t apply to those who want to move a bunch of notes at one time.

The distance between the two devices should not surpass 30 inches.
Please specify the AirDrop settings on 2 devices according to your needs. If you active the Contacts Only, then you could only send files to an iCloud account in your contacts.

Step 1. Prepare the source iDevice and the target iDevice > connect them to a WiFi network.

Step 2. On the source iPhone, head over to the Notes app > click the note you need to send > tap Share > Send a Copy > AirDrop > tap the target iCloud account.


Step 3. On the destination iOS device, tap Accept to get the notes.

This method only applies to users who only have a small number of notes to transfer.

Method 3. Transfer notes from one iCloud to another via Share Note

Sometimes you probably want to edit some notes on your iPhone, but cannot keep the contents up to date on others’ devices.

Apple also provides a tool to help people share a note and keep the changes visible to other accounts in real-time. Share Note, an inbuilt feature in the Notes app can help you transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud.

Similarly, this feature focuses on assisting users to collaborate on the notes, but not helping people transfer notes from one iCloud account to another. And one can only share a note at one time.

Step 1. Go to the Notes app > open the note you need to share with others.

Step 2. Tap Menu icon > Share Note > send invitation.


Thus you could share notes with others in real-time.

Further reading: transfer data from iPhone to iPhone easily

With official tools, users could transfer notes from iCloud to iCloud. AirDrop, Share Note, etc., several tools could help move and protect your data. However, all these tools and methods have limitations. On one hand, it takes a lot of time and effort; on another hand, it is not stable sometimes.

If you need to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, you might as well choose a professional data transfer utility FoneTool. It's a desktop program, which can help users transfer iPhone data completely without any omitting.

Or if you want an easier application on iPhone, you could just try FoneTool app.  This free app can transfer iPhone data at a high speed, helping you and your friends send data, like photos, videos, contacts, music files, etc., to each other securely and rapidly.

Let's see some shining points of this tool.

★Shining points:
Quickly. High-speed data transfer within only a few seconds.
Free. Transfer files between iOS devices without Cellular data.
Secure. Files transferring without any worries about privacy concerns.


Steps to operate this app are also very easy. Scan the QR code to install it on your iPhone > start the program > go to Connect Device > connect to the iOS device that you want to send files to > select what you need to send > tap Send.


Thus you could transfer data to others in batch quickly and securely.

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.