1. Alexan81's Avatar
    All Notes are erased on my iPhone 5



    I had several notes (in yellow notes application) which are now completely erased, out of the blue.



    I want to know why this happened and if there is a way to recover this.


    By the way I restarted my phone by holding down the home page key and screen lock key (on top) simultaneously.



    Does this have anything to do with my notes disappearing?
    01-15-2013 04:50 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Are you synced with iCloud or Gmail? Look for them in both emails...
    01-15-2013 04:56 PM
  3. Alexan81's Avatar
    Are you synced with iCloud or Gmail? Look for them in both emails...
    I disabled some stuff in iCloud. This might have something to do with it
    01-15-2013 05:06 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I disabled some stuff in iCloud. This might have something to do with it
    Yes. If they were being synced, and you stopped syncing them, iOS removes them from the device.
    01-15-2013 05:17 PM
  5. Alexan81's Avatar
    Yes. If they were being synced, and you stopped syncing them, iOS removes them from the device.
    Is there a way to recover it or its gone ?
    01-15-2013 05:22 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Is there a way to recover it or its gone ?
    Have you tried turning the sync back on? If they’re on another synced device, they will come back. If not, they are probably gone for good.
    01-15-2013 05:38 PM
  7. Alexan81's Avatar
    I turned the sync back on and it asked me for an @icloud email address

    After i created it, the last note i wrote (as a test) on my phone, now was there in my computer too but all previous notes were gone
    01-15-2013 05:48 PM
  8. 03_CTD's Avatar
    Do you have a Yahoo account on your phone set to sync notes? I had all the notes disappear off my phone as well at one point. Yahoo quit syncing with my phone for some reason and took my notes with it. They were in my mail account but, I had to email them back to myself and copy and paste back into notes since I could not find a way to sync with my phone again.
    01-15-2013 06:13 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    I turned the sync back on and it asked me for an @icloud email address

    After i created it, the last note i wrote (as a test) on my phone, now was there in my computer too but all previous notes were gone
    Log into your iCloud account (iCloud.com) and see if there are any Notes there...
    01-15-2013 06:22 PM
  10. peropett's Avatar
    now was there in my computer too but all previous notes were gone
    01-15-2013 09:46 PM
  11. Alexan81's Avatar
    now was there in my computer too but all previous notes were gone
    is this a question , a response or you are saying this part of my comment was not comprehensible?

    Elaborate on your post plz
    01-15-2013 09:52 PM
  12. iheoma1123's Avatar
    I have has the same problem. My friends and I, 2 to be exact, that also have iPhones, figured it out. For whatever reason, notes I saved on my phone would also save to my friends phone. She would see these "mysterious" notes in her phone, then delete them thinking it was just weird. In turn, it also deleted from my phone. When I went to retrieve them, they "disappeared". Also, I saw mysterious notes in my phone, deleted them, and it happened to belong to a different friend. And it deleted from his phone. This may be happening to you. I haven't had a chance to call my service provider or go to the apple store to figure out why it's doing this.
    06-23-2013 11:36 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have has the same problem. My friends and I, 2 to be exact, that also have iPhones, figured it out. For whatever reason, notes I saved on my phone would also save to my friends phone. She would see these "mysterious" notes in her phone, then delete them thinking it was just weird. In turn, it also deleted from my phone. When I went to retrieve them, they "disappeared". Also, I saw mysterious notes in my phone, deleted them, and it happened to belong to a different friend. And it deleted from his phone. This may be happening to you. I haven't had a chance to call my service provider or go to the apple store to figure out why it's doing this.
    The only way that could happen is if you and your friends shared the same Apple ID especially in regard to iCloud.
    06-23-2013 11:44 AM
  14. nivars13's Avatar
    what to do to retrieve them
    07-25-2015 10:58 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Look in your email Notes folder. If you don't see a Notes folder. Then go to Settings >Mail,Contacts and Calendar > email address > turn OFF Notes. Then go to the email Notes folder. Afterwards, be sure no email account is enabled in the Notes app. Only iCloud should be on for notes.
    07-26-2015 12:10 AM

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