accidentally deleted a note from my iphone...please help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by psywzrd, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    So I had one note in my "Notes" app and I somehow deleted it (not sure when, how, etc.). Since I'm not sure when I deleted it, I don't want to restore from an itunes backup because I'm not even sure that any of my recent backups will even contain the note; however, I do use TimeMachine to backup my computer so I'm hoping that I still have the note somewhere in one of my old backups.

    Is there any way that I can explore the old backups and look for the note in there? The note contains some information that is very important to me and I really need to get it back.
  2. JenniferStevens macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    You can try a third-party utility tool to see if the deleted notes are in one of your backup files before restoring. Decipher BackupBrowser has a free trial which might help you see what notes are stored in any older iTunes backups on your computer.
  3. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Thank you for the reply. I ended up using Time Machine to restore an old backup and then I used iPubsoft iPhone Backup Extractor to retrieve the note from that backup. Thank God I use Time Machine or the note would have been lost forever. Now that I know I can't trust the Notes app, I have copied that info into Roboform to ensure that I don't lose it permanently.

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