Your iPhone and iPad store your entire history of notes within the Notes app on the device. If your notes are important and you need to get them quickly copied or saved to the computer, we made an app for that - iExplorer. iExplorer lets your Mac or PC computer access the notes that are saved either on your iPhone or in an iTunes backup of your device. You can then easily export your notes as .RTF (Mac) and .TXT (PC). iExplorer even lets you export all of your notes in a single transfer.What you will need
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
- USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
If you don't already have iExplorer installed, click here for more information, or download it using the link below.
Access Notes on Your iPhone or iPad
Access Notes from an iTunes Backup of an iPhone
When you create a backup of your iPhone using iTunes, your notes and other data are saved to your computer, but they get buried deep within various semi-encrypted databases. iExplorer can do the heavy lifting for you and make this database readily available and prettily formatted so you can read and export it on your computer.
To access the notes from an iPhone backup, first open iExplorer, then click Explore Backups. From the left column, under the Browse iTunes Backups section, select the backup you want to use. Then within that backup select, Notes.
Viewing and Exporting iPhone Notes
NOTE: If your Backups data is loading blank, please make sure that you have iTunes set to backup to your computer on the Summary tab for your device and leave the Encrypt box unchecked.
Have questions that aren't addressed here? Please visit our support page for iExplorer FAQ.
Feel free to contact us if your problem persists.