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4 Free Methods to Backup your iPhone Notes


Mar 09, 2023 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

If you are a smart phone user, chances are that you rely on your phone for keeping a track of all that is important to you such as notes, reminders, emails etc. Most of the iPhone users we have interacted with have highlighted how dependent they are on their iPhone notes and how they would like to create a backup for their notes as well, just in case they were to need it anytime in future.

So, here we are to introduce you the best 4 methods of creating a backup of your iPhone notes for absolutely free. But these methods may have some weakness. You are not allowed to preview and selectively backup your iPhone notes. But Dr.Fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore can help you to get it through. Besides, you can also use Dr.Fone to backup iPhone messages, Facebook messages, contacts, photos and many other data.

Part 1. Backup the notes in iCloud

iCloud is Apple’s online cloud based storage service that the company had launched in the year 2011. Creating a backup of your notes using iCloud is one of the best ways to store your important notes safely and easily.

How to backup notes with iCloud

Step 1: From your Home screen, go to "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Storage" & "Backup" and then enable the option of "iCloud Backup".

Step 2: Ensure that Notes is selected as one of the items to be backed up on iCloud screen. By default, all the available items in this list should be checked automatically.

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Part 2. Backup the notes in Gmail

Most of us already know about Google Sync that lets you sync email, contacts and calendars with your iPhone. However, there is another wonderful thing that you can do with your Gmail account; you can also sync your iPhone notes with Gmail. Let’s see how to do that.

How to backup notes with Gmail

Step 1: Go to Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account and then select "Google’ for Gmail. and then select "Google’ for Gmail.

Step 2: Now, enter your name and the credentials for your Gmail account. Once done, ensure that on the next screen, the option "Notes’ is turned on.

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Part 3. Backup the notes in iTunes

Before you begin to back up using iTunes, you must always ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. You may go to Help > Check for Updates to confirm that after launching iTunes.

Steps to backup notes with iTunes

Step 1: Connect the iPhone with your computer using the USB cable and then launch iTunes.

Step 2: Ensure that iCloud stays switched off on your iPhone as iTunes can’t create backups while iCloud is on. So, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and then switch off "iCloud Backup’.

Step 3: Once the above 2 steps have been completed, go to your device on iTunes and do a right click on it. Next, from the drop down menu, select the option of "Back Up’ and that’s it, you have successfully created a backup of everything including your notes.

backup iPhone notes with iTunes

Part 4. Backup the notes in Dropbox

Dropbox is another popular cloud storage solution. For Dropbox users, it’s also very simple to save all your iPhone notes to dropbox.

Step 1: After you edit the note, tap on the Share icon at the bottom.

Step 2: On the pop up window, select Save to Dropbox. Then you will have the option to rename the note, even select the folder where you would like to save the note.

backup iPhone notes with Dropbox

Part 5. A quick comparison of all the 4 methods for creating backups of iPhone notes



Back up the notes in iCloud

Easiest of all methods; every easy to sync between different devices

Offers higher safety as the backup is on remote servers; only 5GB free space

Back up the notes in Gmail

Considerably good option

Notes can get deleted by accident and be gone forever

Back up the notes in iTunes

Slightly more cumbersome of the three methods

With iTunes since the backups are stored locally, you stand a very small chance of losing them

Backup the notes in Dropbox

Easy way of file synchronization; support file-sharing; allow access to deleted files

Only 2GB free storage space

We can know that we can't preview and selectively backup iPhone notes with the above free methods. But with Dr.Fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore, it is very easy to reach this point. And it is fast, easy and safe for you to backup your iPhone notes.

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