How to Recover Lost Or Deleted Notes on iPhone 13 Pro Max, Mac (iOS 15)

Last Updated on Nov 1, 2021

Notes app has a remarkable gesture for Create New note, Delete Note, Move note into another folder, or Pin/Unpin notes in iPhone notes app. Here I find out the way to restore or recover Lost or Deleted Notes on iPhone 13 series models, iPhone 12 lineup, iPhone 11 Pro, Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X,8, 8 Plus,7,6S, 6, SE running on the latest iOS.

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Yes, it may happen accidentally or intentionally with anyone. that is very embarrassing for you if that note contains important data which means a lot to you. But don’t lose hope, there are some tricks and tips from which you can retrieve those notes easily. Here, I have mentioned four different techniques to recover your lost notes.

3 Ways to Recover Deleted Notes From iPhone, iPad

Method 1: Retrieve Notes from Recently Deleted Folder Without Mac/PC

The first option to retrieve deleted notes is you can recover your notes within Notes App only. For that you have to check in a Recently Deleted folder within 30 days otherwise you will lose your notes permanently from that folder also.

Just check how you can get notes from the recently deleted folder

  1. Launch “Notes App.”
  2. Open the “Recently Deleted” folder. At the top right corner of the iPhone, screen Find and Tap on More option. This Recently Deleted folder will keep notes are available here for 30 days after that time, Notes will be permanently deleted. This may take up to 40 Days.
Find Recently Deleted Folder in Notes app on iPhone
Find Recently Deleted Folder in the Notes app on iPhone
  • Select the Option “Select Notes..” Now find and Choose the Notes which you want to recover.
  • On the bottom left corner, you have to click on “Move To…” Toggle.
  • Select Notes from iPhone notes app and Recover it
    Select Notes from iPhone notes app and Recover it
  • Now select the folder in which you want to move recovered files and finally check notes there. And the Recently Deleted Folder can’t copy the file, Here I Got Empty folder after moved into the notes app folder.
  • Move from Deleted Folder on iPhone notes app
    Move from Deleted Folder on iPhone notes app
  • Let’s Check your iPhone notes app folder, here’s my note is under HIS Folder.
  • Recovered Deleted Note from iPhone notes app
    Recovered Deleted Note from iPhone notes app
  • That’s it. Follow the Method 2 to recover Notes if You can’t find deleted Notes under a Recently deleted folder [After 30 days or 40 Days].
  • Method 2: Recover Notes From iTunes/Finder Backup [Notes are Not Available Recently Deleted Folder]

    macOS Catalina or later macOS users can use Finder to restore iPhone/iPad Backup. Because iTunes is not available for the latest macOS. macOS Mojave and Earlier, windows users can use iTunes to Restore old Backup.

    There are a lot of advantages if you take daily backup on your iPhone. If you’ve deleted notes from your iPhone, you can get those notes from iTunes if you have a backup. In such situations, you will find that taking a regular backup is very helpful. Before restoring a backup, you need to update your iOS device to the latest software.

    • Step 1: Open “iTunes/Finder.” on Mac/PC. Connect your iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC using USB Cable. and Unlock your device, So finder/iTunes can access your Device. Check Finder Sidebar on Mac/At the top on the iTunes window.
    • Step 2: On the screen, you’ll find the “Restore Backup” tap on it and restore your latest backup to your iPhone.

    Probably you will get your deleted notes from backup. But this technique has a significant limitation; if you’re restoring the backup, then it will overwrite all of your existing files along with the settings of your iPhone. Make sure about this because when you take a new iTunes backup, it will overwrite your old backup.

    Method 3: Restore Backup from iCloud Without Mac/PC

    If you have enabled auto backup on iCloud, then there are more chances of getting your deleted notes. To restore your iCloud backup follow the Steps

    It is mandatory to update the iOS device to the latest version to retrieve data from iCloud. Check whether you have the latest iOS or not.

    • 1: Go to “Settings” and then open “General.”
    • 2: Open “Software Update,” if your device is updated, then there is no issue.
    • 3: If it does not then follow the instruction to update the iPhone.

    Most of the Users keep an iCloud backup for Notes, Contacts, Mail, Reminder, Safari, Stocks enabled to use across all Apple devices. So your iCloud Notes is always on Internet Apple Account. If you are looking for the Offline notes recovery option, then you should go with the Restore Backup from your Mac/PC techniques.

    Now we will See How to Restore Notes from Old iCloud Backup in iPhone

    • 1: Go to “Settings” and tap on your “Apple ID Name.
    • 2: Then “iCloud” > Scroll to Notes and Enable the toggle to Green.
    • That’s it. Yout iCloud Notes will we restore after a few seconds or minutes it depends on Internet connectivity and Size of Notes. Also, Check the Notes app after force close and Re-launch on iPhone.

    Restore Deleted Note on MacBook Mac Notes App

    Just like iPhone, iPad Note app, For Mac we can also restore Deleted notes from a Recently deleted folder within 40 Days from the Day of Delete Note. Once you delete Note for All Time from the Recently deleted note Folder, We can’t recover Note.

    • Open Notes app on your Mac > Find Recently Deleted folder from the sidebar and Right Click on Note that you want to restore back to your Notes app. That’s it.
    Recover Recently Deleted Notes on Mac Notes app
    Recover Recently Deleted Notes on Mac Notes app

    Hope you enjoyed it and help to fix your problem on how to recover deleted notes on iPhone.

    jaysukh patel

    Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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