How To Restore Deleted Notes From iCloud Backup

Most people think that it is difficult, if not impossible, to recover deleted notes on iPhone. It is actually rather easy if you regularly backup your iOS devices on iTunes or iCloud. Even if you do not (bad idea, by the way), you will be able to retrieve lost notes from your devices' memory using a third-party data recovery tool such as Wondershare dr.fone.

Part 1: How To Restore Notes From iCloud To iPhone And iPad

If you routinely backup your iPhone and iPad using iCloud, you will be able to restore notes from iCloud to iPhone and iPad. Before you perform this process, do make sure that the deleted notes are contained in your iCloud backup files. This is because everything that you currently have on your iOS device will be overwritten with the data you have on your iCloud backup file.

On your iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings . Click on Erase iPhone .

restore notes from icloud backup-Restore Notes From iCloud To iPhone And iPad

Your iPhone will restart itself and youwill be greeted by the Setup Assistant. All you need to do is sign into your iCloud account and tap Restore from a Backup. You will need to select the backup file that contains the notes that you want.

Part 2: How To Selectively Restore Notes From iCloud Backup

If you are not comfortable about deleting your iPhone or iPad completely in order to get one file, it is best that you use this method. You will need to download dr.fone - Recover (iOS) to utilise this method. The software is able to extract individual notes from your iCloud backup files and recover it into your device. It is one of the best data recovery tools out there that is known for its ease-of-use and efficiency.

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If you are wondering how easy it is to use this software, here are the steps you need to take to restore deleted notes from iCloud backup files:

Step 1: Open the data recovery tool, click on the option of “Recover” from dr.fone interface. and select Recover from iCloud Backup Files when the landing page pops up. Log into your iCloud account by keying in your iCloud account ID and password.

restore notes from icloud backup-Log into your iCloud accoun

Step 2: The software will scan your account for iCloud backup files and will give you a list of available files once it is done. Select the file that contains your lost notes and click the Download button.

restore notes from icloud backup-scan your account for iCloud backup files

You can choose the file types that you are looking for in the pop-up window to save you some time when downloading and extracting the backup file.

Step 3: Find "Notes" to preview the files that are available for download - you can either choose to either save the files on your computer or iOS device after you click the Recover button.

restore notes from icloud backup-preview the files

Part 3: What If You Can't Recover Your Notes From iCloud Backup?

If you do not backup your iOS devices on iCloud, do not worry. You can still use the software to recover your notes.

Alternative 1: Recover notes directly from iPhone/iPad

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and run the software.

To start the recovery process, click on the Recover from iOS Device and click the Start Scan button.

restore notes from icloud backup-Connect your iPhone or iPad

restore notes from icloud backup-Start Scan

Once the scan is done, you will be able to see a list of recoverable files. Go to the "Notes" category and highlight the files to preview it. Tick the files that you want and click the Recover to Computer button.

restore notes from icloud backup-Recover to Computer

To recover your notes to your iPhone or iPad, find the files that you want to recover and select them by ticking the check box. Click Recover to Device .

Alternative 2: Recover notes from iTunes backup files

iTunes backup files are unlike any other backup files. You cannot see them as they are invisible and inaccessible on the user interface of your computer. The only way for you to be able to see them is by using iTunes or Wondershare dr.fone for iOS.

Here is how you can recover notes from iTunes backup files:

Launch the software and Select the Recover from iTunes Backup File option. A list of available iTunes backup file will appear. Choose the one that contains the notes that you want and click on the Start Scan button.

restore notes from icloud backup-Recover from iTunes Backup File

You will the be able to see a list of retrievable files. Click on them to preview their details. Select the files that you want and click the Recover to Device button.

restore notes from icloud backup-Recover to Device

While iCloud is a very useful cloud service, it is not really versatile and flexible. You are unable to customise anything because true to Apple's style, everything is automated to make sure anyone can use technology. Therefore, instead of just relying on the cloud storage service, coupling it with a third-party app like Wondershare dr.fone will make it even more powerful. Instead of eradicating everything on your iOS device just to restore one file, you can now recover deleted notes from iCloud backup selectively. This will shorten recovery time and avoid the lost of other data on your iPhone or iPad.

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dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

Recover deleted data from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backup files.

dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

Backup data on your iOS devices easily and restore backup files selectively to any device.

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