Recovery & Repair
Data Transfer

How to Copy Notes from iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

You can write almost everything in your iPhone Notes app: shopping list, party plans, important numbers for reference and even inspirations. All these contents make the Notes app on iPhone vital. Therefore, some people ask, "How can I copy notes from iPhone to computer as backup?"

After testing, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) is proved to finished iPhone notes transfer task successfully. This software can help you to copy all notes from iPhone to Mac or PC, even those notes are deleted. It can directly copy notes from iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5/4s or transfer notes from iTunes to PC.

Free download the trial version of this program and give it a try.

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Solution 1: Directly Transfer iPhone Notes to Computer

1. Connect iPhone to computer

Firstly, you need to download and install FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to a laptop or PC with USB cable.

Recover All Notes from iPhone

2. Scan your iPhone

Click "Start Scan" to permit the program to scan files on your iPhone.

Analyzing iPhone

3. Preview iPhone notes

After scanning, you should be able to see all data found are listed in categories. Select the "Notes" features tab and the software will reveal all existing and deleted notes found on your device. Preview them before moving.

Preview the iPhone Notes

4. Copy notes from iPhone to PC

To transfer iPhone notes, tick the boxes at the side of each note and then hit "Recover" button to save all of them on your computer as a HTML file.

Solution 2: Copy Notes from iTunes to PC/Mac

1. Backup your iPhone with iTunes

First of all, open iTunes on your computer and then backup your iPhone with iTunes.

2. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup File"

Run FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Then, choose the iTunes backup files found on your computer and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

Copy iPhone Notes from iTunes Backups

3. Preview and copy notes to computer

After scanning, you can see all your iPhone data has been categorized into different folders, such as Photo Library, Camera Roll, Messages, WhatsApp, Notes and more. Just go to "Notes" and preview them one by one.

Tick the checkbox in front of the notes you want to backup and the click "Recover" button at the lower-right corner of the interface. Within seconds, all you notes will be copied to your computer.

Copy Notes from to Computer


As you see, using FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) to sync notes from iPhone to PC as a backup is a piece of cake. Aside from transferring, this program is originally designed to recover deleted data from iOS devices (opens new window). With it, you never have to worry about losing iPhone SMS, contacts, photos and other files, as this program can retrieve them easily.

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