4 Easy Ways to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

The Notes app on an iPhone is an extremely useful one as it allows you to note down thoughts and even tasks that you want to work on at a later time. People have been using the app for a long time for their personal and professional note taking tasks. Sometimes however, it happens that you accidentally end-up deleting a note on your iPhone. If you know how to recover deleted notes on iPhone, it would not make a difference in your life.

In the following guide, you are going to learn to recover deleted notes iPhone XS/XS Max/XR so that your precious notes are never lost on your device.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from "Recently Deleted" Folder

If you have ever deleted a note in the Notes app on your iPhone XS or any other model for that matter, you'd know that it does not get permanently removed from your device. It just moves to the Recently Deleted folder in the Notes app on your iPhone.

What that means for you is you can restore your accidentally deleted notes from the Recently Deleted folder on your device. The following is how you can do it.

Step 1: Launch the Notes app from the springboard of your iPhone and tap on Recently Deleted.

recently deleted folder

Step 2: On the following screen, tap on Edit at the top-right corner to be able to select your notes for recovery.

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Step 3: Tickmark the notes you wish to recover and click on the option that says Move To at the bottom-left corner.

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Step 4: Select a folder where you would like to save your recovered notes.

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That's all. Your deleted notes will be successfully recovered on your iPhone XS Max or any other model that you are using.

Method 2. Get Deleted iPhone XS/XS Max/XR Notes from iCloud.com

If the notes that you create on your iPhone sync with your iCloud account, then you can head over to the iCloud website and get your notes restored from there. Just like the Notes app on your iPhone, iCloud also has a web-based Notes app to help you create and restore notes. Here's how to recover notes on iPhone from iCloud.com:

Step 1: Open a browser and head over to the iCloud website and log-in to your account. Then, click on the option that says Notes to launch the web-based Notes app.

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Step 2: When the Notes app launches, you will find a folder saying Recently Deleted in the left-hand side. Click on it to view your deleted notes. Select the note you want to recover and click on Recover.

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Your selected note or notes will be recovered on your device.

Method 3: Recover Lost Notes on the iPhone XS/XS Max/XR from Gmail/Yahoo Mail

The Notes app on your iPhone XR and all other models can create and store notes from your email accounts such as Gmail and Yahoo. If you have the notes sync enabled for your account, you can view and restore such notes on your device. The following is how to do it.

Step 1: Get the latest version of iTunes and install it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes app.

Assuming you have your notes with your Gmail account, head to Settings > Notes > Accounts > Gmail and turn the toggle for Notes to the ON position. All your notes from your Gmail account will be retrieved on your iPhone.

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Method 4: Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with iPhone Note Recovery

If you haven't had any luck with the methods mentioned above, you may probably want to try out a third-party app to recover your notes. There is a nice software called UltData that allows you to recover notes on your various iPhone models.

Tenorshare UltDatais an all-in-one iOS data recovery tool that lets you recover many items including notes on your iOS devices. It's easy to use the software and can recover your notes in no time. Here's how to retrieve deleted notes on iPhone using UltData:

1. Recover Notes on iPhone without Backup

If you don't have a backup of your iPhone, this section will help you out. It shows how you can make use of the software to recover your notes without having access to a backup.

Step 1: PPlug-in your iPhone to your computer and open the software. Click on Recover from iOS Device at the top to get started. Select Notes & Attachments on the screen that follows and click on Start Scan.

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Step 2: Preview your notes, select the notes you want to recover, and click on the Recover button. The software will recover the selected notes on your iOS device.

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2. Selectively Restore iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup

If your notes are part of an iTunes backup, you can use the software to extract those notes and restore them on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: Open the software and click on Restore from iTunes Backup File at the top. Select an iTunes backup and click on Start Scan.

select itunes backup

Step 2: Let the software scan your backup. Then, select the notes you want to recover and click on Recover. Your selected notes will be recovered from the iTunes backup file.

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3. Recover Disappeared iPhone Notes from iCloud Backup without Resetting

If your notes happen to be in an iCloud backup, you can restore the backup on your device which will restore all your notes. However, if you do it using the standard method, you'll lose all the data on your device. The following shows how to restore notes from an iCloud backup without resetting your device.

Step 1: Launch the software and click on Recover from iCloud Backup File at the top. Sign-in to your iCloud account. Choose an iCloud backup and click on Next.

choose backup file

Step 2: Select Notes & Attachments on the following screen and hit Next. Preview your notes, select the notes you wish to recover, and click on Recover. All your selected notes will be downloaded from iCloud and restored on your device.

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Conclusion

If the iPhone notes disappeared on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR for any reason on your device, the above methods will help you bring your notes back on your iPhone. As it's clearly seen, UltData offers the most efficient way to restore notes on your iPhone models.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone XS Follow @Jenefey Aaron