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How to Backup Notes on iPhone

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

"I really like iCloud and how it keeps my iPhone 8 Plus and Mac in sync. But I have one question that how can I backup notes on iPhone? In, there is export options for contacts so I can export and back data up in case iCloud goes wonky, but I don't see such an option in Notes. Thanks for any suggestions."

In fact, there are many ways you can back up iPhone notes. In this post, I'd like to show two most useful ways.

Solution 1: How to Backup iPhone Notes to PC

If you want to backup notes on iPhone to your Windows computer, I would like to recommend FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore to you. This software allows you to access the notes that saved on your iPhone XR/XS/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus or in an iPhone backup on your PC.

The following guidance will show you how to do it. Please free download the trial version of the program first.


1. Connect iPhone to PC

After launching the program and connecting iPhone to PC, you should enter "More Tools" > "iOS Data Backup & Restore" to get iOS data backup.

Connect iPhone to PC

2. Do a Standard Backup or Encrypted Backup

Click "Standard Backup" or "Encrypted Backup" to begin saving files on iDevice. Here recommend to use the second one since it can protect your backup.

Choose Backup Mode

3. Choose Ideal Files to Keep

The text files, media files, app files can be backed up with this tool. As for your need, tick the box in front of the data, e.g.: Notes & Attachments. Then click "Next" to go on.

Choose Data Type

4. Backing Up

After a while, the backup process will finish and you can preview what you have backed up just now. You can flexibly restore them to your iDevice.

Backing Up

Tip: If you tend to restore the notes to iOS device, you are able to edit the notes with "Edit" button and then press "Restore to Device" to get the notes back to device.

Edit Notes

Solution 2: How to Backup iPhone Notes to Gmail

To backup iPhone notes, you can also sync iPhone notes to Gmail. Here's how to do it.

1. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account and the select "Google".

Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail

2. Enter the "Name", "Password", etc of your Gmail account. Then, make sure to turn "Notes" on.

3. The notes will then be synced between iPhone and Gmail. To check it, you can go to Gmail and see the folder named "Notes".

Wrap Up:

Generally, both of the ways are very convenient to backup notes on iPhone. But I would prefer to FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore, as this software is not only helpful in backing up iPhone notes, contacts, photos, etc. to computer, but it also helps users to recover deleted files from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. What's your opinion? Leave us a comment below.


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