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How to recover deleted notes from iPhone without backup

Rob Parsons Updated on Nov 30, 2022 8:19 PM

The Notes app preinstalled on iPhone brings a lot of convenience to users, whether for jotting down important items, setting an agenda or creating a checklist. It could be a painful experience if you lose notes caused by accidental deletion, iOS upgrade or other incidents. Fortunately, the Notes app introduces a nifty feature known as "Recently Deleted" folder, from which you could restore notes without involving iCloud or iTunes backup.

You should bear in the mind the fact that the undelete feature of Notes app comes with a time frame that allows you to recover the deleted notes within 30 days. After that time, iPhone will automatically empty the folder, leaving you little chance for recovery.

If the grace period has passed and you haven't backed up your iPhone in months, then the recovery of the lost iPhone notes in the absence of backup is tricky, but still possible, provided that the missing notes haven't been overwritten and no damage has ever been inflicted on your iPhone.

That's what we will discuss in this article—recovering the lost notes from iPhone memory without backup by the help of a third-party specialist tool. And iOS Data Recovery is our favorite.

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It is a exceedingly trustworthy program that allows you to scan iPhone internal storage completely and recover deleted notes and other data files, no matter whether you have backups or not. Additionally, it provides an option to let you preview the details of the lost notes and select which items you want to restore.

To retrieve deleted iPhone notes that haven't been backed up, the first thing to do is install the software on your computer and follow the instructions below to get them back.

Step 1: Run the program

Run this utility on the computer and its main interface shows up. Since you are unable to use backup to get back the deleted iPhone notes, please choose the first "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

Next, use a supplied USB cable to set up a stable connection between iPhone and computer.

Step 2: Scan iPhone for all the deleted notes

Once the connection is made successfully, go ahead and check "Notes" option among data types, then hit the Scan button to let it search the entire memory of your iPhone for deleted notes.

When it finished, it will show you a list of files on the interface.

Step 3: Find the lost notes

All the data will be divided into different categories with the number of items in the parenthesis. Before recovery, you can preview the deleted notes. To do this, simply click the "Notes" category and all the corresponding items are presented on the right pane.

Next, select the deleted notes you want to retrieve from iPhone. You can either select individual notes files using the checkboxes or you can click the top checkbox to select all files.

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Step 4: Export deleted iPhone notes to the computer

Once selected, press Recover button at the lower right corner. A window will pop up for you to choose a path for saving the recovered files.

After that, click on Recover button again to get the whole process started.

After the process is over, you can open up the local folder to check the lost notes of iPhone.

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