Help! I lost all of my notes!
Help! I lost all of my notes from my ipad2. How did this happen? Did everything go bye bye when I deleted my gmail account...then added it back again? I tried this because I can't get mail..I just keep getting a message that says: " Cannot get mail. IMap.gmail is not responding, verify that you have the correct account info in mail settings". But... I didn't change a thing...so the settings should have been right. But then I tried deleting the account and adding it again. I had no idea it might be connected to my notes. How can I get my notes back?
Last edited by Jorji; 08-12-2012 at 12:04 AM. Reason: Just incase I didn't post this correctly...I'm a newbie to forums.
- 08-12-2012, 02:14 AM #2
- 08-12-2012, 07:10 PM #3
Gmail has been having a problem, there was an article posted on the front of imores page:
Google says they're investigating "mail service imap.gmail.com is not responding" errors, no word on all the other errors... | iMore.com
Once you add back your gmail acct your notes should show back up. When & if they do, you should copy/paste each note into one email to your self and keep a copy of it, and add to it everytime you update your notes in your phone. Also check in your email settings for the gmail account, if notes is switched to ON then depending in what you prefer, you could turn it off and re add all of your notes again. When you do an iTunes back up via USB they'll be saved in your back up.
Unless you prefer having them synced with your gmail acct then leave everything as is.
I originally had my notes synced with my yahoo acct back in Nov., I wrote everything down on paper, shut the setting of notes off in my yahoo mail settings and then just retyped my notes all over again.
You also may want to look into an app called Evernote. You create an acct and for each device you dwld it onto, using that same acct, everytime you add/edit it'll sync to every device. A member JustMe'D suggested this to me and I use it between my ipad(1) and my Win7 laptop. Works great
Hope some of this has helped youiHeartMy4S*drink that Kool-Aid, follow my lead. now you're one of us, you're coming with me*
I sure hope I do get my notes back once apple tech support gets this resolved on th phone here. I can get my mail thru the gmail website...but not thru the iPad app...which ..I assume..is where my notes will come back. I'm not a techie, but I learn as i go..this one is new to me. Sure am on hold a long time with apple tech...maybe they're still having probs with the imap not responding issus?? Will post the resulting resolution to the prob when apple tech gets ot done. ... If my phone charge lasts long enough!
- 08-29-2012, 06:10 AM #8iPhone Intermediate
- 114 Posts
If you didn't got back you notes after resolving of the error of Gmail try some data recovery software for your iPad, it will provide your complete details of all the data stored once on your device storage memory.
- 02-27-2013, 07:57 PM #9iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
Re: Help! I lost all of my notes!
Have you ever made a backup for your stuff? If yes, you can restore them from the backup.
If you have no backup, you may need a third party iTunes data recovery software. I retrieved some deleted pictures and notes from my iPad 4. This is the tool I used, you may give it a try!
Hope I help!