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    Default How can I retrieve the notes that have disappeared from my iPhone?

    my notes have disappeared from my iphone 5. where are they
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Jessen View Post
    Just had the same thing happening to me. I have been using the native notes app for a lot of year on different iPhones - now on my iPhone 6. Due to account issues on iCloud I don't have that enacted, and today all of my notes are gone. It's insanely important data, ideas and memories and it seems to have just evaporated for I reason.

    Somebody suggested toggling on and off some email accounts, but I can't make that work. My email account attached to my iPhone is my work email, but notes weren't stores to that account before this happened, as far as I know.

    What to do?
    Read this. You may have deleted your notes from your mail.
    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=332859

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    First... There is an action that has to be taken on the users part in order for anything that requires a delete action on that users part. The notes just don't dissapear without you doing anything. Are we talking about Notes that were in you Native Notes app that came as part of the iPhone 5 OS? It cannot as you put it delete your apps unless you JB the phone or tried to do something else like update the OS or even something like reset all settings to get your phone back to factory fresh. Which one of these do you remember trying to do? If you had notes in a catagory and accidentally or wanted to remove one it is going to ask you to delete and you would have to hit the red delete but truthfully they just don't go away.

    When was the last time you do a backup a full backup of your device and how...iCloud or iTunes. If you did a recent back up and restore your phone and then use the backup button it will replace everything including your notes. If you made no backup or did not do any of this you are not going to get you notes back.. Sorry. Anyone else want to jump in with some help of your own or advice?

    Good luck to you.

    PS I forgot to ask you something... Do you have an iCloud acct? If so log in and see if your notes are there, If they are not need to proceed, If they are, Do a backup of your phone, Restore your phone and as then use the backup you made to get the notes and anything else you see in iCloud back on your phone.
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    You may have put it on the wrong account as well. Notes can be used by different accounts like gmail for example.
    Click on accounts:

    Then click on all notes:


    Hopefully that's all it is.


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    Happened to my mom recently. I did a rest (hold power and home button phone turns off). Rebooted and they all came back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    my notes have disappeared from my iphone 5. where are they
    Look in the NOTES folder on your email that was on your Notes app. To see the Notes folder in mail, you have to turn notes OFF for that email account in settings. Your notes should be in that mail (notes) folder.


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    Your notes are here:
    Also, turn Notes off in all your email accounts in settings. Then turn Notes on in iCloud in settings. Do this and you won't lose your notes. But try looking here after turning Notes OFF for gmail in settings. How can I retrieve the notes that have disappeared from my iPhone?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1403660965.233120.jpg


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    I too lost notes.

    I believe this is how it happened.

    Open an existing note.

    Reboot


    Boom, it's gone

    Ian
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    In settings, you can go to the mail section and there are toggles to have notes show based on which email account you wrote them to. If the toggle is off then they will no longer show for that email account ... I have notes on my iCloud and gmail accounts. Also in the setting under the notes part you can choose a default email to have all notes saved to.. I hope that helps


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    Notes have to be toggled off in settings to see the notes folder in mail. The notes may be in the email folder. Go to settings >Mail, Contacts and Calendars >toggle notes off. Then check the email folder.
    If notes are toggled on, you will see them in the notes app.

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    So what was the website and tool that you downloaded to recover your notes?
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    What was the recovery tool that you used? Please help, I'm desperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Dows View Post
    What was the recovery tool that you used? Please help, I'm desperate.
    To whom are you asking?


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    You are absolutely wrong to say that the user must do something or take some kind of action for the notes to just disappear. Yesterday, for the SECOND time, my notes simply disappeared from my iphone. On neither occasion did I do anything whatsoever that should have deleted the notes. I did simply turn my phone off and then off again, but no other action was taken, no other buttons were selected or pressed. And I've also heard other people say the exact same thing about their iphone. There must be some kind of glitch on some iphones that allow this to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1411 View Post
    You are absolutely wrong to say that the user must do something or take some kind of action for the notes to just disappear. Yesterday, for the SECOND time, my notes simply disappeared from my iphone. On neither occasion did I do anything whatsoever that should have deleted the notes. I did simply turn my phone off and then off again, but no other action was taken, no other buttons were selected or pressed. And I've also heard other people say the exact same thing about their iphone. There must be some kind of glitch on some iphones that allow this to happen.
    The alleged glitch is probably associated with your settings. Are you using the native Notes app or a 3rd-party app for note purposes? If you're using the native Notes app, go to Settings - Notes and then make sure the default account is set correctly. If your notes are associated with iCloud or another email service, sign out of the account on your device, reboot, and then reconfigure the account on it. If you've been experiencing other alleged glitches, I recommend you do a clean install of the latest iOS version for your device and then set it up as new.
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    Actually it DOES indeed happen. It has happened to me Twice now where I lost single folders in my NOTES.
    They are synched to my Yahoo email so every time I enter a note on my phone, it is saved between my email and on my phone.
    I have had 2 occasions where a large NOTES file was deleted off of my phone and then I went to my email and it was gone from there as well.
    In one instance, the file literally disappeared while I was looking at it. I watched it delete itself.

    This is a problem that Apple knows about and won't address. So please know that it can happen without doing anything.

    And once the notes files is gone, it's gone. I have yet to have anyone from Yahoo or Apple be able to recover them.
    Once it deletes on one platform, it deletes on all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Ris Andersson View Post
    Actually it DOES indeed happen. It has happened to me Twice now where I lost single folders in my NOTES.
    They are synched to my Yahoo email so every time I enter a note on my phone, it is saved between my email and on my phone.
    I have had 2 occasions where a large NOTES file was deleted off of my phone and then I went to my email and it was gone from there as well.
    In one instance, the file literally disappeared while I was looking at it. I watched it delete itself.

    This is a problem that Apple knows about and won't address. So please know that it can happen without doing anything.

    And once the notes files is gone, it's gone. I have yet to have anyone from Yahoo or Apple be able to recover them.
    Once it deletes on one platform, it deletes on all of them.
    I've never had a note just disappear that way. I have accidentally hit the trash can a few times. Some notes disappeared once but I found them on a Gmail email account in the Notes folder. What was odd, I didn't at first see a Notes folder. But when I toggled Notes OFF in settings for that Gmail account, the folder became visible.


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    I have a NOTES folder on my Yahoo email that my notes get synched to. But they disappeared from my phone and then got deleted from that yahoo folder. it happens more than you would think. Apple doesn't have a fix for it but it is a glitch.
    It has nothing to do with my settings. I have rebooted my phone, i have toggled things and nothing has worked.
    The notes have just disappeared.
    I no longer store things in my Notes Apps because I can't afford to lose any more. And no one can seem to give me any advice on how to recover them, INCLUDING APPLE.
    I lost a lot of valuable data from my notes in both cases. I went to the genius bar in both cases. And basically, I am S.O.L.
    Not everything Apple makes works. I know there are people who have drunk the Kool Aid, but their systems aren't fool proof. And when they fail, it is the end user who is screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Ris Andersson View Post
    Actually it DOES indeed happen. It has happened to me Twice now where I lost single folders in my NOTES.
    They are synched to my Yahoo email so every time I enter a note on my phone, it is saved between my email and on my phone.
    I have had 2 occasions where a large NOTES file was deleted off of my phone and then I went to my email and it was gone from there as well.
    In one instance, the file literally disappeared while I was looking at it. I watched it delete itself.

    This is a problem that Apple knows about and won't address. So please know that it can happen without doing anything.

    And once the notes files is gone, it's gone. I have yet to have anyone from Yahoo or Apple be able to recover them.
    Once it deletes on one platform, it deletes on all of them.
    I suggest toggling off all accounts for notes in settings. Gmail, yahoo etc. Toggle on only iCloud for notes. You won't have anymore issues.


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    Mine has just done this too.. a note ive been using for 3 years just GONE.

    Ive spent 70 on one of those restore and find programs, looked in google notes/trash/etc, did a restore to a year ago and it is GONE.. so upset.
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    Actually, yes they did disappear without ANY intentional deletion action on my part. The last two years of iPhone notes are simply gone for no apparent reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques Stern View Post
    Actually, yes they did disappear without ANY intentional deletion action on my part. The last two years of iPhone notes are simply gone for no apparent reason.
    1. To whom are you replying?
    2. Which app were you using to create your notes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vocalman81 View Post
    Mine has just done this too.. a note ive been using for 3 years just GONE.

    Ive spent 70 on one of those restore and find programs, looked in google notes/trash/etc, did a restore to a year ago and it is GONE.. so upset.
    Okay. So is it possible that you accidentally deleted your Google notes? I take it you didn't have a backup of those notes saved anywhere? On what device were you using when you noticed that the notes were "GONE"?
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    I found out this can happen...I watched it happen earlier this morning!
    I updated a note I had going, hit DONE, set the phone on my desk, was looking at the list of my notes, and blipp, the screen shifted and my most recent note was gone...!
    What's up with that?!?
    I've checked All Accounts, it's not there!
    Anyway to recover it?
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    Just had the same thing happening to me. I have been using the native notes app for a lot of year on different iPhones - now on my iPhone 6. Due to account issues on iCloud I don't have that enacted, and today all of my notes are gone. It's insanely important data, ideas and memories and it seems to have just evaporated for I reason.

    Somebody suggested toggling on and off some email accounts, but I can't make that work. My email account attached to my iPhone is my work email, but notes weren't stores to that account before this happened, as far as I know.

    What to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Jessen View Post
    Just had the same thing happening to me. I have been using the native notes app for a lot of year on different iPhones - now on my iPhone 6. Due to account issues on iCloud I don't have that enacted, and today all of my notes are gone. It's insanely important data, ideas and memories and it seems to have just evaporated for I reason.

    Somebody suggested toggling on and off some email accounts, but I can't make that work. My email account attached to my iPhone is my work email, but notes weren't stores to that account before this happened, as far as I know.

    What to do?
    Read this. You may have deleted your notes from your mail.
    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=332859
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