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Old Nov 30, 2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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has anyone else had notes disappear?

i love using the notepad on my iphone, and since getting an ipad last month, i love using it on there too. and the syncing is great.

however...

at some point soon after getting the ipad and getting both running on ios5, i had several very important notes (with important info) disappear. i don't know when, i don't know how, i don't know how, and i certainly don't know where they went.

has this happened to anyone else?

in system settings, the default account is set on icloud - if that means anything.

thoughts?
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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Yes. I'm not sure why. Luckily, I don't keep anything too important in my notes for a long period of time.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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I've lost some notes. Some notes have been duplicated. Some notes have had the wrong title (strange, as I thought it created the title based on contents).

I sync notes with two Gmail accounts. I don't use local notes or iCloud notes. I had around 300 or so before I noticed some of the first ones were now "corrupted".
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 02:29 AM   #4
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at least, i know i'm not crazy... i knew something was strange. i believe i've had a note duplicated, as well.

i have reported the issue to apple. and i'm sure they are aware of it.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Pen and paper
I love the convenience of notes, calendar etc., but when they don't work wright , whats the point of having them. At times I feel like getting back to 3GS phone and never update any software LOL, but really that was my most fav. phone.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 09:02 AM   #6
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I have some notes disappear as well. I thought maybe I was going crazy and somehow managed to delete them. Luckily nothing too important, but I still, I sure would like them back. I am guessing that won't happen though
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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i'm imagining that with enough time, many who use notes will come forward to report disappearing notes.

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i guess this is another reasons to use evernote.

at least evernote also works on a mac. or am i missing something? is there a way for notes to work on mac?
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:52 AM   #8
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Haven't had this issue. Actually the opposite. Things I delete randomly showing up later. Think that has to do with one of my macs though.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 11:32 AM   #9
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I sync notes with two Gmail accounts. I don't use local notes or iCloud notes. I had around 300 or so before I noticed some of the first ones were now "corrupted".
That is what I do. I have all my notes synced with my Gmail account so I know I won't lose them. I don't trust storing them locally.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 06:25 AM   #10
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Exclamation Don't Trust IPAD Notes

This is the first time I have ever posted something on a Forum. I feel strongly about this. Don't trust the IPAD notes. I have just had 4 important notes disappear from both my MAC and IPAD, and another one did not save the previous entry. This is only what I know about. When I got the IPAD I tested it thoroughly and then went blissfully along until this morning when I looked for something important (where I had made multiple entries over several months). It wasn't there. It wasn't on the MAC. Gone. Won't ever trust it again.

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Old Feb 8, 2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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add me to the list as well
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Me too.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 04:58 AM   #13
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For important notes duplicate them. Save them in gmail notes and iCloud notes. That is if they are truly that important. It's what business and lawyers do. Wanna be super sure, Make Triplicate copies.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:35 AM   #14
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That is what I do. I have all my notes synced with my Gmail account so I know I won't lose them. I don't trust storing them locally.
How to access your notes from your gmail account. Like on your mac or a
Pc.. Is there any way??
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 07:24 AM   #15
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They're in the ALL MAIL folder
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 05:15 PM   #16
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Why can I go to Gmail.com on the website on a computer and create notes that will show up in the Notes app? I can delete them from Gmail.com but I can't edit them or create them. Why? Sometimes I find text that I wan't to copy and be able sync it with the Notes app.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 07:41 PM   #17
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This is probably overkill for some folks, but you might want to consider using Evernote. If all you're doing is modest note-taking, the free tier should be fine. You have web, pc, iOS, and Mac clients, and they work rather well. The only downside is that, if you haven't used the iOS app in a while, the sync-at-startup can take a moment.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:57 PM   #18
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Time Machine has saved me a couple times...
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 12:37 PM   #19
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but this is still a serious issue. I just lost a really important note and finally realized where a note I have been looking for for weeks disappeared to. The one that I've been looking for could potentially mean having lost a lot of money at my job, so long story short I will never trust this app again.

For anyone saying that we should make duplicates or triplicates of our notes, sorry to be so blunt, but that is just stupid. Apps that sync in the cloud should have 0% possibility of being lost irrecoverably. I will simply move to another app that I can trust (i.e. evernote).
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Old Oct 3, 2013, 03:42 PM   #20
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Same problem

I have also lost a very important note (part of a dissertation actually). People at apple asked me to contact Google because my synchro was done with gmail and not icloud (which do not work well together and hence this mess). the thing is Google is unreachable, when I called I was told they do not offer direct customer service. Did anyone of you try to contact Google to retrieve your magically disappeared notes????
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Old Oct 9, 2013, 07:44 PM   #21
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I have also lost a very important note (part of a dissertation actually). People at apple asked me to contact Google because my synchro was done with gmail and not icloud (which do not work well together and hence this mess). the thing is Google is unreachable, when I called I was told they do not offer direct customer service. Did anyone of you try to contact Google to retrieve your magically disappeared notes????
My notes also sync to Gmail. There is a category called Notes in the hierarchy of folders. Today I found that my notes have also been saved in the Gmail Sent Mail folder. Try looking in both places. If successful, post your results. Good luck.
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Old Oct 10, 2013, 01:03 PM   #22
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Notes app loses notes

So I too have this problem. What is the solution? I see on the computer there
is "Recovered Notes" and there are many in there, but why did they all
jump out of their folders and why isn't there a "Recovered Notes" folder on the ipad and iphone?

I was keeping important notes in there.... I don't even remember what they all were now.

Like one person wrote in this forum, "What's the sense in using it if they are going to disappear?"

Reminds me of a Western Digital backup harddrive that lost all my files.
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