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How to Restore iPhone Notes from iTunes Backup Safely

If you are among those who accidentally erase important iPhone 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, water damage, 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 change to get back the notes as long as you have made regular backups of your iPhone with iTunes on your computer.

Usually, iTunes is a great way to restore your lost notes on iPhone, 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 iTunes backup you made, then iOS Data Recovery—which was intentionally designed as an iTunes backup extractor in mind—is the absolute easiest you'll ever use. It's good at its field and helps extracting missing notes and other data from iTunes backup without the loss of current data.

Apart from restoration of notes from iTunes backup, this program also supports recovering notes and other important files such as contacts, call history, messages, memos, videos, reminders, pictures, whatsapp attachments from iPhone directly or from iCloud backup. It works for the majority of iOS models, like iPhone 7/ 7 Plus/ SE/ 6s/ 6/ 5, iPad Air/ Pro/ Mini, iPod touch 5.

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

Recover the Notes from a Backup File Created by iTunes

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 scan the machine and display all available iTunes backup files on the right pane.

Step 2: Scan iTunes backup

Choose the iTunes backup file that you want to recover notes from in the list and then click the Start Scan button, the program will start scanning the file.

After the scanning process is complete, it will load the data files from backup and show them on the window. You can have an overview of the recoverable files which are classified by specific category.

Step 3: Preview and restore notes from iTunes backup

You can preview specific content by clicking the category "Notes" under "Memos & Others" list on the left side. Clicking each item on the middle pane will display the details of notes on the rightmost side.

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

Now, hit the Recover button at the bottom-right corner. At this moment, a dialog appears, asking you to specify a path in your computer to save the resulting notes files.

Select a location to save the notes to and click Recover button again to start exporting the notes from iTunes backup to the local folder in HTML format.

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

Of course, you can move the notes from computer back to your device so it is convenient and handy to take a look when you are on the go. If you want an easy transition, then iTransfer might be a good choice.