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How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone Without Backup

By Novak Bozovic / February 11, 2021

Apple's Notes app has become one of the most capable apps of its kind. Thanks to the ability to store all sorts of data (text, images, drawings, etc.), this app can hold very precious data. So, what can you if you delete a note accidentally? Well, one thing is sure – you'll want to know how to recover deleted notes on your iPhone without a backup. 

First of all, know that recovering lost notes is possible. There are a couple of ways to achieve that, and we'll walk you through both of those methods. And once you recover your data, don't forget to back it up on time, with Apple's iCloud being the most convenient backup solution available (helping you prevent situations like this one in the future). 

2 Methods to Restore Deleted Notes on Your iPhone – If You Don’t Have a Backup!

As mentioned above, these are two ways to restore accidentally deleted notes on your iPhone or iPad. We’ll first show you a handy trick found in the Notes app, and then we’ll advise you to use a third-party app to scan your device for recoverable notes. Here’s all you need to know. 

Method #1: Restore Deleted Notes via the Notes App (Using Your iPhone)

Did you know that the Notes app doesn't delete your notes automatically? Instead, it stores them in a special folder called 'Recently Deleted,' keeping your notes for up to 30 days. Here's how to access that folder and recover deleted notes on your iPhone. 

Recovering Deleted Notes iPhone
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Once you get to the 'Recently Deleted' folder, you can delete a note permanently if you swipe on it from the right. This will force the Note app to delete your note instantly, instead of letting the app do that in 30 days.

Method #2: Restore (Permanently) Deleted Notes via Specialized Software (Using Your Computer)

In case you've deleted notes from your iPhone permanently, there's still one way to recover them. Considering that we're talking about recovering notes on your iPhone without a backup, you should turn to specialized software. So, go through the following steps. 

Dr. Fone Wondershare macOS Home Screen
Dr. Fone Wondershare Selecting Recoverable File Types
Recovering Lost Notes on iPhone Specialized Software

This is where we conclude our guide on how to recover deleted notes on your iPhone – without a backup. Make sure to let us know if this article helped you recover lost data. And if you have any questions, let us know via the comments section below. Thanks for reading!



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