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How to Restore Notes from iCloud

Your iPhone’s Notes App is a convenient way to take notes on just about anything. You can use it to write up a grocery list, lyrics to that song in your head or even just take notes in class or a meeting. It also doesn’t hurt that the Notes you create can so easily shared with other iOS devices. But Notes can be lost. You can wake up one morning to find your precious Notes missing. So notes backup is very important. It makes sure you can restore notes on your iPhone, even when they are deleted.

How to backup and restore notes from iCloud? If your device is set up with iCloud, getting them back can be as easy as restoring them to your device. But how do you do that without losing some of the existing data on your device in the process? This article will tackle that problem and provide you with proven, credible solutions - restore notes from iCloud.

Recommended reading: Learn how to transfer notes from iPhone to PC in the other article.

Part 1. Best way to Restore Notes from iCloud

If you could choose the simplest way to restore Notes from iCloud to your iOS device, we are certain you would choose the least time-consuming, easiest and most effective way to do it. After all, you don’t want to spend too much time trying to do this one thing, you do have a life. If you want to restore your Notes as quickly as possible so you can get back to your life, you want to use dr.fone as your tool of choice. Not only will you be able to restore your Notes easily and quickly, but there will be no data loss whatsoever.

Tip: Besides Notes, we also offer you methods to restore deleted voicemail data on your iPhone. Check them out.

dr.fone - Backup & Restore allows users to restore data from iCloud to their device without having to restore the device. It is also handy when you want to restore data to your device from any other backup location including iTunes, OneDrive, Blackberry and Samsung Kies. It can be used to create a full backup of your device to your computer and even transfer data from one device to another, across platforms.

How to Restore Notes from iCloud-restore from Backups

The following is how to use dr.fone to restore Notes from iCloud.

Step 1. Download and install the program to your computer and then connect the iOS device to the computer using USB cables. Make sure that the computer recognizes the device and launch dr.fone. From the main window, choose “Restore” and then select “Restore from iCloud Backups.”

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How to Restore Notes from iCloud-restore from Backups

Step 2. You will then be required to sign in to iCloud. Do so with your Apple ID and password. From the list of backup files, select the most relevant one.

How to Restore Notes from iCloud-sign in

Step 3. Wait for the program to download the backup file (this may take a while depending on the size of the backup.) Once the download is complete, click on “Start Transfer” to restore the Notes to your iOS device.

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Part 2. How to Get Notes from iCloud by Restoring iPhone

The other way to get your Notes back on to your device is of course to restore the device to the iCloud backup. The following is a simple step by step process to do that.

Step 1. You will first need to erase the device. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. We do this so the device can go back the set-up screen.

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Step 2. Follow the prompts on the Set-Up assistant until you get to the “Apps & Data” Screen. Here, select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

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Step 3. Sign in to iCloud, agree to the terms and conditions and then select the relevant backup. Wait for the process to be completed. The iPhone will reboot and you should see the Notes on your Note app.

Part 3. Bonus Tips about how to restore Notes from iCloud

Find Notes on

Although it is not a widely popular solution, you can also recover your Notes from You can only find Notes that have been lost in the last 30 days this way. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1. Go to on any browser and log in with your Apple ID

Step 2. Click on “Notes” and then select the Notes you wish to recover.

How to Restore Notes from iCloud-notes

Step 3. Click on the Email button and enter your email address as the recipient to send the Notes to yourself.

You can then open the email on your iOS device and download the attached Notes.

Check in the “Recently Deleted” Folder

It is quite possible that your Notes might be still in the Notes app in the “Recently Deleted” folder. This folder will generally hold Notes that have been deleted quite recently (up to 30 days.) Here’s how to check.

Step 1. On the Notes app, locate and open the “Recently Deleted” folder.

How to Restore Notes from iCloud-Recently Deleted

Step 2. Click on “Edit” and then select the Notes you want to recover. Click on “Move to…” button in the lower left corner.

Step 3. Choose a location to send the Notes and they should now be recovered.

Recover Deleted Notes from an iTunes Backup

If you had synced your device with iTunes, you can simply restore the backup to get your Notes back. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1. Connect the iPhone and then launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Click “Restore Backup” and select the relevant backup. Once the device is restored, the Notes should be back in your Notes App.

How to Restore Notes from iCloud-Restore Backup

We hope you are able to restore your Notes from iCloud and get them back on your device. While it may offer you a way to get your Notes from an iCloud backup without restoring the device, dr.fone is just as valuable as a backup tool. With it, you can make double-sure that your data is safe.

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Nicola Massimo

Nicola Massimo

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