iOS 11 Update Issues

[Solved] iOS Notes App Keeps Crashing on iPhone and iPad(iOS 17/16/15/14 included)

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-04-17 / Update for  iOS 11

I have been using Apple Notes for many years with no issues prior to my recent upgrade to iOS 16/17. I just upgraded to iOS 16 the day of the release and have now noticed that Notes is always crashing."

-- Robert from Apple Discussion

Till now we have experienced many iOS 17/16/15/14 bugs, and one of the recent discussions is Notes app crashes when opened in iPhone or iPad, which brings a lot of troubles to those who use Notes a lot. If you happen to have the same problem, try below 5 quick solutions to fix iOS Notes app crashing on your iPhone 14/13/12/11/XS/X/8/8+/7/6/6s/5s, iPad and iPod.

The methods illustrate in this article also support to fix Notes App crashing in iOS 17/16/15/14.

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Solution 1: Force Restart Your Device

So when you notice iPhone Notes app won't work as expected, force close the app and relaunch Notes later to see whether it's going to help. If not, you can consider giving it a reboot.

For iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button then the Volume Down button. Hold down the side button till you see Apple logo.

For iPhone 7 earlier, iPad and iPod: Hold both Home button and Power button for 10 seconds. Let go when Apple logo appears. Replace Home button with Volume Down button

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Solution 2: Temporarily Disable Cellular Data

According to some users, some notes crashes on iOS occured when using cellular data. So when you decide to edit notes, you can turn off cellular data and enable it after the work is done.

Solution 3: Turn Off Notes in iCloud and Turn On Again

The bad communication between Notes app and iCloud sometimes can lead to iOS Notes not working normally. If so, you can go to Settings > Your Account > iCloud. Turn off Notes from the list and wait for a while to turn on it later.

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Solution 4: Transfer Notes to Computer and Clean Up Memory

Those who have too many notes stored on iPhone or iPad are more likely to get Notes freezing on iOS 16/15/14 and encounter unexpected crashes. To fix this problem, I will suggest you use Tenorshare iCareFone to sync all notes to you computer and free up more memory space.

Just connect your device with Tenorshare iCareFone and select Backup & Restore > Notes > View Backup Data > Export to PC. There your notes will be moved to computer.

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Ultimate Solution: Fix Notes App Crashing iPhone/iPad without Data Loss

However, if the problem Notes app freezes and crashes won't be solved by above methods, it may have something to do with your operating system. Therefore I would recommend you use Tenorshare ReiBoot to reinstall the iOS firmware. This iOS system recovery tool aims to fix over 50 types of iOS problems without data loss, including the Notes app crashing, Notes disappeared on iPhone, iPhone crashing, and more.

  • Connect your iPhone or iPad with Tenorshare ReiBoot and click Fix All iOS Stuck > Fix Now.
  • You will be prompted to download the newest iOS IPSW file.

    update ios 11 with reiboot
  • Run repairing process once the firmware is ready. After that, your device will reboot without having Notes crashing issues.

After reading this post, hope you can benefit more or less and successfully get rid of Notes keeps crashing on iPad/iPad after updating iOS. Tenorshare ReiBoot is the ultimate solution to fix iOS to fix Notes app or Photos app crashsing. Should all these methods fail to work, you can only restore with iTunes or contact Apple support.