iPhone Notes Backup: How to Back Up iPhone Notes to PC or Cloud Storage

2023-05-12 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

The Notes is an important inbuilt app on iPhone/iPad. Many Apple owners use it to take down essential content, such as meeting arrangements, work plans, or travel tips. It could be a real pity that vital notes are lost due to misoperation or other unpredictable reasons. Thus, it's a good idea to back them up.

Well, today, we outline 5 workable ways, helping you fix how to back up notes on iPhone easily and quickly. Among them, you can consider using a tool like iTunes or picking the popular and professional product - MobiKin Assistant for iOS to perform the task. OK, let's have an in-depth discussion now.

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Way 1: How to Back Up iPhone Notes to PC Using Email

The iPhone Notes app enables its users to share notes with their friends or to themselves via email. They can then download the content easily on a computer for backup.(iPhone notes icon missing or hidden? Click here.)

It is an advisable approach for those with few notes to proceed.

How to back up iPhone notes to PC via Email:

  • Launch the Notes app on your iPhone.
  • Choose the notes you need to back up, touch the share icon, followed by "Mail".
  • Input the email address in the recipient filed before pressing the "Send" option. (see the screenshot below)
  • Get into your email on a computer to preview and download the Notes to this computer.

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Way 2: How to Back Up Notes on iPhone via Assistant for iOS

Don't want to risk losing notes that you spend time jotting down? Doing iPhone notes backup to your computer can be your best bet. Having a great product like MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Win and Mac) is the key to get the task done well.

The program, your worry-free iOS backup tool, allows you back up the data on iDevices repeatedly, and the previous backup files won't be overwritten.

MobiKin also makes it easier for you to manage your iPhone/iPad/iPad at your will. For instance, it lets you transfer notes between two iPhones; you can export iPhone notes and other data to your PC/Mac for easy printing.

Brief Introduction of MobiKin Assistant for iOS:

  • Back up and restore data between iDevices and iTunes directly.
  • Transfer various data between iPhone/iPad/iPod and PC/Mac, such as Notes, Contacts, SMS, Book, Video, Photo, Safari Bookmarks, Music, Voice Memo, Podcast, Playlist, etc.
  • Manage all content on your iDevices from a computer with ease.
  • Easy to use, fast processing, and guaranteed results.
  • Work well on almost all iOS devices, including iPhone 12/12 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6S/6 Plus, iPod, iPad, etc.
  • It doesn't track users' privacy.

How to back up notes on iPhone to a computer with Assistant for iOS?

Step 1. Launch the program and connect iPhone to computer

Install and run Assistant for iOS on your computer after the download. Then connect your iPhone to this computer via a USB cable before tapping "Trust" and then "Continue" as you're prompted. Then, you'll see the main screen of the tool as below.

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Tips: What if the iOS device fails to connect? Here are the solutions.

Step 2. Preview and choose your desired notes

Choose "Notes" from the left menu, and the software will start to detect all notes on your iPhone. The results will be listed on the right side of the interface.

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Step 3. Back up iPhone notes to computer

Preview and mark the notes you want and click "Export" from the top menu to save them to your computer.

By the way, you can find or create a folder to get the notes stored on your computer. And doing so allows you to view and manage the notes better next time.

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Way 3: How to Back Up iPhone Notes with Google Account

As Google services integrate into Apple devices, users who want to back up notes on their iPhones have another choice. Before trying this method, it's necessary to have the iPhone associated with a Gmail account. Then iPhone notes backup can be carried out from iPhone Setting.

How do I back up notes on iPhone using Google account?

1. If there is no Gmail account on your iPhone, just add one first: go to iPhone Settings > Notes > Accounts > Add Account > Google. Next, follow the on-screen hints to get the process done.

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2. To back up iPhone notes with Gmail, you ought to activate "Notes" for the account you've added. To do this, you can touch Settings > Notes > Accounts > Gmail account.

3. A list of items will then appear, covering contacts, photos, etc., which can be synced via Gmail. You only need to turn on the "Notes" button to start the iPhone notes backup.

Tips: After the sync, you can also view the notes previously saved by logging in to the Gmail account on your computer.

Way 4: How to Save Notes from iPhone to iTunes

There's an Info section on the left side of the iTunes panel, from which you can sync your iPhone with the help of Outlook. The saved iPhone notes will be in the folder of Outlook then.

How to save notes from iPhone using iTunes?

  • Run iTunes on your computer and link the iPhone to this PC via a USB cable.
  • After iTunes recognizes your iPhone, go to Summary > Info to check "Sync notes with" > choose "Outlook".
  • Click on "Sync" to back up iPhone notes to Outlook.
  • After that, you can find the notes from the "Reminder" folder in Outlook.

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Way 5: How to Back Up iPhone Notes to iCloud

If you want to back up iPhone notes directly to some cloud storage, Apple iCloud is a good option. However, iCloud is inefficient both in backing up and restoring iOS data.

Here's how to back up notes on iPhone to iCloud:

1. Tap the "Settings" app to head to "iCloud". Then sign in to your iCloud with the correct Apple ID.

2. Switch on the "Notes" button to sync your notes to the iCloud server automatically.

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3. Install iCloud for Windows on your computer or go to Next, enter the same Apple ID to get into the cloud, and then you'll access your backup files. Now, you can choose to download them to your PC.

The Bottom Line

You may have gained suggestions from some sources that it is safer and more convenient to back up iPhone data such as notes to a separate physical storage space than a cloud server. In this regard, you can give top priority to MobiKin Assistant for iOS, iTunes, and email.

Further, although email is simple to use, it is somewhat inefficient yet, and the unfriendly designs of iTunes have also been criticized by a host of Apple fans. As such, MobiKin, a full-fledged iPhone management tool, is well worth considering.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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