Have you ever found yourself stuck in such desperate situation that some Notes entries were lost on your iPad Mini/Air/Pro? That will be a crazy thing for most iPad users if there lost notes are in urgent need. Then you are left to wonder “how to recover lost Notes on iPad?” Actually, recovering the lost notes is not impossible. This article will provide you some potential methods.
Method 1: Recover Notes from iPad with iTunes Backup
If you have made the backup in iTunes, you can use iTunes to help you recover lost data in iPad.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you are using the latest iTunes version.
Step 2: Connect your iPad to computer with the USB cable.
Step 3: Click on the Device button and tap on Summary tab. Thereafter hit on Restore Backup option.
Step 4: Pick on the file you want to recover from the list of files that shows up. Lastly, click on Restore.
Then all of the data, including these deleted or lost notes will be back to your iPad.
Method 2: Recover Lost Notes from iPad with iCloud Backup
If you have made the backup in iCloud backup, you could choose to recover lost iPad data from iCloud.
Step 1: Go to Settings> General> Erase All Content and Settings
on your iPad.
Step 2: All content and settings will be erased from your iPad. Thereafter go Setup Assistant mode with a Hello screen.
Step 3: Swipe on the screen to begin the setup process on your iPhone then connect to a WiFi network.
Step 4: Tap on Restore from iCloud backup and sign in to iCloud using your own Apple ID.
Step 5: Pick on the iCloud backup for your iPhone data that you would want to recover and after some few minutes you will get your data back on your iPad.
Before you restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup, please confirm that it is ok to overwrite the existed data on your iPad as the restore need to erase all of the data on your iPad. Then you may need to know that you can not preview the data in your backup during the restore.
Method 3: Recover Lost iPad Notes with iRefone
In order to recover lost Notes from iPad without losing the existed data on your iPad, you need the help of iPad Notes recovery software, iRefone
. It can retrieve data like notes, photos, messages, contacts and more on your iPad when you lost or deleted them. Either you have iTunes/iCloud backup or not, it could help you get back lost iPad notes. It is compatible with Windows
. First download the software for preparing the recovery process.
Part 1: Selectively Extract Lost iPad Notes from iTunes Backup
Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Click on “Select” to choose the backup of iPad you need.
The the software will ask you choose the data you want to display an preview in the iTunes backup. Click on the icon of Notes to start the scanning.
When the scanning is finished, all of the Notes in the iTunes backup will be displayed in the interface. Preview them one by one and pick out these Notes you need.
Part 2: Selectively Retrieve Lost iPad Notes from iCloud Backup
Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.
After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the Notes icon that you need to retrieve.
Preview these Notes in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC or device.
Part 3: Recover Lost iPad Notes without iTunes/iCloud Backup
Connect your iPad with computer, then the software will detect the device automatically. Click “Start” to go on.
Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Choose the icon of the Notes and start the process of analysis and scanning your iPad.
When the scanning is finished, all of the Notes on your iPad will be displayed in the software, including these lost one. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to recover to PC or device.