How to Solve iPhone Notes Icon Missing or Hidden

James Davis

Feb 29, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Generally, the notes icon on the iPhone can't disappear, because it's a built-in application by Apple. What disappeared is always the note content. The exception is that your iPhone has been jailbroken. Under this situation, the notes icon may disappear. No matter which situation you've encountered, let's check how to solve both of these two kinds of issues together.

Part 1: The Notes icon disappeared (how to bring it back)

Don't worry when you find that the notes icon is missing on your iPhone, for the icon can't be deleted or be restricted. It may be moved into a home screen page or a home screen folder. If you still can't find it in any way, just go to "Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout". Here you can reset the home screen layout of your iPhone to factory settings, and you can find the notes icon in the original place.

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But except this method, there is another method to fix Notes icon disappeared.

Part 2: How to fix Notes icon disappeared without data loss due to system problems

Another reason why your Notes app icon disappear is your iOS sytems encounter errors. You need to repair the system issue of your device. And I have to say that it is not a easy thing for us to repair system issues manually. So here I recommend you a easy-to-use software, Dr.Fone - System Repair to get it through. Dr.Fone is focusing on fixing various iOS issues, iPhone errors and iTunes errors. The USP of this software is that it can easily and fastly fix your iOS issues without losing data.

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Dr.Fone - System Repair

Fix Notes icon disappeared without losing data!

Available on: Windows Mac
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How to fix Notes icon disappeared with Dr.Fone

Step 1. In order to fix Note icon disappeared problem, you are supposed to firstly download and install Dr.Fone on your computer, and then start it. Select "Repair" from the tool list.

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Connect your iPhone and click "Start" to continue the process.

start to fix Notes icon disappeared

Step 2. After that, Dr.Fone will detect your device. And you need to select your device model to download the firmware for your device.

Notes icon disappeared

Notes app disappeared

Step 3. Then the firmware will be downloaded. And Dr.Fone will continue to fix your system as shown in below:

Notes app icon disappeared

After a few minutes, the repairing process will be completed. Restart your iPhone and you can find your Note app icon again.

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Part 3: The Notes content disappeared (how to recover it)

The faster you perform the recovery, the bigger chance you can get to recover your missing notes. How? Don't be crazy. With a proper recovery tool, you can do it with no effort. Have no idea of the software? Here is my recommendation: Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS). By using the software, you can lots of missing data on the iPhone, including notes, messages, contacts, etc. What's more, if you want to backup your current notes on the iPhone, either of the software can also help to back them up.

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Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS)

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  • Provide with three ways to recover iPhone data.
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  • Extract and preview all content in iCloud/iTunes backup files.
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3.1 The Notes content disappeared - Recover it by scanning your iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad

Here, let's take Wondershare Dr.Fone toolkit for Windows as an example. The Mac version works in the same way.

When you run the program on your computer, connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer with a USB cable. Then your device will be automatically detected. Select "Recover" and you will see the window of the program as follows.

select recovery mode

Step 2. Scan your iPhone/iPad for disappeared notes

Click on the "Start Scan" button to start the scan work. The scan will take you a few seconds. When it finishes, you are able to preview the scanned data. Right now, just keep your iPhone/iPad connected during the whole process.

scan your device for disappeared notes

Step 3. Preview and recover disappeared notes from your iPhone/iPad

After the scan, you can preview all found data in the scan result, including notes and notes attachments. Check the item that you want to keep and click on the "Recover to Computer" or the "Recover to Device" button, and it's done.

recover your device for disappeared notes

3.2 The Notes content disappeared - Recover it by extracting your iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup file and extract it

Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and you can see a list of all your iTunes backup files. Choose one that you want to recover notes from. Then click "Start Scan" to extract it.

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Step 2. Preview and selectively recover your notes

You can preview all data in your iTunes backup file after the extraction. Choose "Notes" and read the content one by one. Check the item that you want to save them on your computer.

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3.3 The Notes content disappeared - Recover it by extracting your iCloud backup

Step 1. Sign in your iCloud

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after launching the program. Then enter your iCloud account and login. It's 100% safe to sign in here. Wondershare take your privacy seriously and won't keep or leak anything.

download disappeared notes in icloud

Step 2. Download and extract iCloud backup file

Once you sign in, you can see all your iCloud backup files in your account. Choose one that you want to extract and click "Download" to get it to your computer. When the download is complete, continue clicking "Scan" to extract the downloaded backup file, so that you can preview the content of your iCloud backup.

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Step 3. Preview and selectively recover notes from iCloud

When the scan is over, you can preview all data in your iCloud backup file and selectively recover what you want from it to your computer.

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