Best Way to Restore Deleted Notes from iPhone

Diana Joan

Dec 08, 2015 08:16 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Recover deleted notes from my iPhone 4S
"I took notes in my class using the app on my iPhone but a week later when I went back to the notes it was deleted and gone. I know it was on my phone because I looked over it after class. Is there any way to recover it? I looked on my icloud but there was nothing on there. iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1"

iPhone Notes

The notes app on your iPhone is the built-in way to take , draft memos, jot down thoughts, and otherwise record text. Sometimes, if you accidentally delete some important notes from your iPhone, don't be panic, you still have the chance to get them back on the condition that the lost files have not been overwritten by new data entry. Therefore, stop using your iPhone the moment when your notes is lost. Then find a reliable solution to get your deleted notes back.

Some people might suggest you to restore deleted notes with iTunes, here, we would not recommended you to proceed this way, the main reason is that your iPhone will be restored to the moment when it was backed up last time, this also means that you will lost all the data created after the backup. Other people suggest to restore by using iCloud backup file, however, like iTunes backup file, you are limited to restore the whole backup file but not the deleted notes that you actually want. The article below will offer you a more safe and flexible way to directly recover deleted notes from iPhone.

iOS Data Recovery (Top iPhone Data Recovery Review) which grants you a more convenient way to restore deleted notes from iPhone. Just connect your iPhone to computer with its equipped USB cable, the program will take a thorough scan of your device to find all existed and lost data files on it. You can use the filter option to let the program display only deleted items, in addition, you can preview the deleted files by file category and file type to specify which is the exact file format that you desire to recover. All iPhone models including iPhone 6/6S Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4 are supported well by our program.

Besides restore from iPhone directly, the program also gives the chance to selectively recover deleted notes by extracting iTunes backup file or downloading iCloud backup file.

Step 1: Run the program, connect your iPhone to the computer.

Install and run the program on your computer, then connect your iPhone to the computer through its equipped USB cable. The program will detect your iPhone automatically and shows you the window for "Recover from iOS Device".

Tips: Before run the application, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes. To avoid automatically syncing, don't launch iTunes when running iOS Data Recovery. Here, you are advised to disable the automatically syncing in iTunes beforehand: Launch iTunes > Preference > Device, check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically".

Connect iOS device to computer

If your iPhone is iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, you can switch to the "Advanced Mode" through the button at the lower-right corner. After then follow the instruction in the window to enter device scanning mode: Hold your device, then click the Start button > Hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds > Release the Power button but keep the Home button pressed.

Enter into advanced mode

Step 2. Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data on it.

Tap the "Start Scan" button, the program will start to scan your iPhone to find for deleted or lost data. It will take a few minutes for the scanning process to be completed. During the scanning process, if you find the data you are looking for to recover, you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

Scan device for lost data

Step 3. Preview the Scanned Data

When the scanning process is over, a scan result with both lost and existing Data on your iPhone will be displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted notes on your iPhone, you can turn on the option "Only display the deleted items". You can preview the found data on its file type by clicking the “Memos & Others” > “Notes” in the left side. You can also search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box on the top right of the window.

Preview scan result

Step 4: Recover deleted notes from your iPhone.

When you find the notes you need, select them by putting a check mark in front of the box. After that, hit the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. And the recovered data will be saved to your computer by default. As for notes, when you click Recover, a window will pop-up to ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iPhone, click "Recover to Device".

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