iPhone Are you able to sync the new Notes over cellular?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by fiftythree, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. fiftythree macrumors newbie

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    I jus noticed the new Notes app on iOS 9 doesn't sync when the phone is on cellular to me. Only when the phone connects to wi-fi all notes get synced up. Is this the way how it works on your phones?

    Mine is iPhone 6 on AT&T LTE. Same thing on iOS 9.0 and 9.0.1. I've turned on Notes in Cellular and iCloud.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that how all iCloud syncing works. Syncs when you get on wifi. Backups, Photos, Contacts, Notes, and so on.
     
  3. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    iCloud Notes do sync over cellular (as do contacts, etc.) I have iOS 9.0.1 now and I can tell you that Notes do sync over cellular. I just checked my iCloud.com page and a note that I just updated on my 6+ synced to iCloud just fine over cellular (no, I'm not on Wi-Fi at this time).

    However ... I have not yet chosen to "upgrade" my notes to the new format, since my Mac is not on El Cap yet (once you upgrade your notes within iOS 9, I believe that you lose syncing with the Mac if its not on El Cap). So once you convert your Notes to use the new iOS 9 features, you may lose this functionality, but I highly doubt it.
     
  4. fiftythree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the confirmation. Yes, once you upgrade you have to have El Capitan to sync the new format. The iCloud version will also be upgraded to https://www.icloud.com/#notes2 from https://www.icloud.com/#notes.

    Unfortunately, it seems after the upgrade the notes won't sync over cellular any more. At least for me. It might be a bug though. I reset the cellular stats and then created a new note. The data usage did increase, but the note doesn't show up on my other devices.
     

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