“Notes” is a very popular application on the iPhone and iPad, through which you can create shopping lists, draw, lock personal data and do other useful things without installing additional third-part applications, which are often paid or distributed by subscription.

Creating notes and photos with “remember marks” on our phones becomes a necessity in our daily routine, and we are used to always find them.

But imagine if once you need to work with notes, and they are disappeared? You lose ideas and information that can be very important.

In this article I will explain how to recover deleted notes on the iPhone and iPad, and under what conditions it can be done.

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone Without Backup

If you are lucky one, that the way below to recover your notes be easily, just folow the steps.

  • Launch the Notes application and, if you are not in the root directory;
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone
  • Click on the “Back” button (left arrow in the upper left corner);
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone
  • In the “iCloud” section, select “Recently deleted”;
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone
  • In “Recently Deleted” folder choose note in this list, which you want to recover and tap on it;
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone
  • Tap on an empty part of the document and the application will prompt you to restore the file;
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone
  • Hooray we did it!
How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone

Backup Method

If you did not find your notes in the “Recently deleted” section, it means that you are out of luck.

A iOS recovery feature is available to recover deleted photos, notes and other important files in iOS, where you have up to 30 days to act before the system software takes over and permanently deletes files.

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But if you have made a backup copy in iTunes before the deletion, you can restore the your notes from the device backup.


How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone

In order to further prevent losing notes or data I strongly recommend make attention to some parameters:

  • Periodic Backups;

Make sure that you phone automatically made periodic backups of your data in this case you will be saved from permanently losing your files.

  • iCloud Storage.

The easiest and most effective way to backup your notes and data is enabled saving notes and other important data to iCloud. You can restore them with synchronization of your Apple ID on other device in emergency situation. Anyway, you can always restore the files or view them through the iCloud website.


Keeping personal data saved becoming an increasingly important activity in modern life. In this article I have given list of measures that will allow avoiding incidents with data loss, and in case of emergency, restore them immediately.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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