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How to Restore iPhone & iPad Notes from iTunes Backup Safely

If you are among those who accidentally erase important iPhone & iPad notes, you are not bothering yourself any more because this is where you can recover the notes from iTunes backup. Just learn a quick way to get your deleted iPhone notes back.

From shopping list to checklist of work schedule, we like using notes to keep a accurate track of what to do in our mind. Certainly you don't want to bring pen and paper with you, so iPhone has become a convenient notes-taking tool to write down your thought and idea wherever you go. But the notes in your device are not always safe from being lost. You may lose the notes in your iPhone as a result of failed jailbreak, recent iOS upgrade, factory setting or other unknown reasons. If you find out your iPhone is devoid of notes but don't know why, don't worry. You still stand a chance to get back the notes from iTunes backup selectively.

Usually, iTunes is a great way to restore your lost notes on iPhone & iPad, but iTunes does not provide you with the chance to restore the needed notes from backup. Instead, iTunes covers the existing content in your device during recovery. This does not serve your purpose but make it worse.

If you are looking for a program that enables you to retrieve the notes selectively and quickly from iPhone backup you made with iTunes, then iOS Data Recovery—which was intentionally designed as an iTunes backup extractor in mind—is probably the easiest option you'll ever use. It excels in its field and helps extracting notes from iTunes backup without replacing the current data.

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Apart from making a data restoration from iTunes backup, this program also supports recovering notes and other important files such as contacts, call history, messages, memos, videos, photos, reminders, whatsapp conversation from original iOS device or from iCloud backup. Moreover, you are allowed to preview the lost files and recover what you want rather than the entire files. This is very helpful in saving your time and effort.

The iTunes extraction process is the same whether you're using MacOS or Windows computer. Here's how to get started.

Also check out our guide about how to recover deleted data from original iPhone as well as our comprehensive instructions on how to transfer stuff from iPhone to Android phone if you're ready to switch to Android camp in the future.

The restoration process

Step 1: Run the tool and choose iTunes recovery mode

Run iOS Data Recovery on your computer and click the second "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode from its main interface. The program will search for the machine and display all available iTunes backup files on the right pane.

Step 2: Scan iTunes backup

At this point, you'll have to select a backup file from the list. You should be able to identify the right backup by its created date. Then click the Start Scan button, the program will start scanning the data files contained in the backup.

After the scanning process is complete, you will have an overview of the files which are classified by specific category.

Step 3: Preview notes from iTunes backup

You can preview specific notes content by clicking the "Notes" category under "Memos & Others" section on the left side. You then can click each item on the middle pane to view the details of notes on the rightmost side.

Step 4: recover notes from iTunes backup

Now, check the items you want to extract one by one on the middle pane or simply tick the "Notes" category on the left side to select all notes.

Next, hit the Recover button at the bottom-right corner. At this moment, a pop-up appears, asking you to pinpoint a path in your computer to keep the restored files.

After everything is ready, press the Recover button in the pop-up dialog box and this program starts recovering your selected notes and export to the local folder in HTML file.

That's it! When the extraction process is finished, you're ready to view the notes in your computer.