3 Easy Ways to Restore Notes from iCloud [NEW!]

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-04-15 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

The Notes app on the iPhone enables users to take notes on the go. Long gone are the days when most of us would walk around with writing material. The latter has taken a back seat and logically so. However, like other types of data, users run the risk of losing their notes for reasons such as a software update, unsuccessful jailbreak, deleting emails synced with your iPhone, incorrectly setting up your emails or deleting them by mistake. This article explains how to recover notes from iCloud to your iPhone 15/14/13/12/11 and other models.

Way 1. How to Recover Deleted Notes from "Recently Deleted" Folder in iCloud.com

Similar to the Notes App on the iPhone, the Recently Deleted folder also exists on iCloud.com. Like it's brother on the iPhone, it contains notes that have been deleted within the last 30 days. To recover deleted notes from iCloud, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Log in to icloud.com and click Notes.

Step 2: Click the Recently Deleted folder. Search the notes you wish to recover by typing keywords on the Search bar at the top of the interface.

Step 3: Click Recover and the note will be restored. You can then access it in the note folder.

recently deleted notes in icloud

Way 2. How to Restore Only Notes from iCloud using Notes Recovery Software HOT

Thinking of how to retrieve notes from iCloud backup? We recommend using Tenorshare UltData. It allows users to recover notes and other types of data like contacts, photos, messages and videos among others. Most importantly, this notes recovery software make users can restore their notes using iCloud backups without erasing their devices. It also allows users to review and selectively restore notes. To use Tenorshare UltData, follow the procedure below.

To recover notes using iCloud Backup file, follow the procedure below.

  • Step 1: Launch UltData and select Recover Data from iCloud.
  • log into Ultdata
  • Step 2: Enter the same Apple ID credentials you used when setting up your iPhone.
  • recover notes icloud backup
  • Step 3: Now you’ll see the main data types. Just select Notes, and then Click the “Download” button to start to download iCloud data.
  • recover notes icloud backup
  • Step 4: After finished scanning the iCloud Data. You can Preview and select the notes you wish to recover and click Recover.
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Way 3. How to Retrieve Notes from iCloud by Restoring Device

Although this method is synonymous with killing a rat by burning the whole house, it still is a solution. Note that all the data that was not backed up before restoring the device using iCloud will be lost. Wondering how to restore notes from iCloud? Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Erase the contents and settings of your device by navigating to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

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Step 2: You will be directed to the setup screen. Follow the on-screen setup prompts. When you get to the Apps & Data interface, select Restore from iCloud Backup.

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Step 3: Sign in to iCloud using the Apple ID credentials you backed up your iPhone with, select an iCloud backup and wait for the process to complete.

(Note: Ensure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and that you plug in your charger.)

Additional Tip: How to Sync iPhone Notes with Your Gmail Account

  • Users can backup their notes by syncing them to their Gmail account. To sync your notes, follow the procedure below.
  • Step 1: Navigate to Settings then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    Step 2: Tap your Gmail Account.

    Step 3: Toggle the Notes button on.

    sync iphone notes with gmail
  • Your notes can be accessed in the notes app or on your computer using a web browser. To access your Gmail-synced notes on your iPhone follow the procedure below.
  • Step 1: Launch the Notes app.

    Step 2: Scroll down to Personal Gmail.

    notes on gmail

    (Note: It is not possible to create folders in your Gmail account. However, you can add and create notes to the default Notes folder therein.)

  • To access your notes on your computer using a web browser, follow the procedure below.
  • Step 1: Run a web browser of your choice and sign in to the Gmail account you used to sync your notes on your iPhone.

    Step 2: On the left bar, click Notes to view your synced iPhone notes.

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Thinking of how to recover a note from iCloud? This article has summarized many methods for recovering notes. We recommend that you use Tenorshare UltData since it allows you to recover notes selectively after previewing them and does not erase the data on your iPhone.