Can I retrieve data from appdata without a phone?

colinwebb

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Apr 12, 2016
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I've just lost my iPhone, would you believe in a river. Not being in a position yet to purchase or get a new contract I have a problem. I had many passwords for several different programs etc stored in "notes" on my iPhone. My iPhone is backed up on iTunes and what I would like to know is it possible to read the files in appdata? I know how to access the folder on my PC so is there a way to retrieve the data required?
 

dave006

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Jul 3, 2008
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Short answer is yes there are programs (tools) that can help you view or extract your notes from the iTunes backup. the bad news is that it is an trial and error process.

Do you know the iOS version that you were using on your iPhone? Some tools don't work on the latest versions. Give Google a try and you will find several options that are free to try but some can be quite expensive. Maybe someone will post a tool that has worked for them.

Dave
 
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colinwebb

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Apr 12, 2016
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After reading other posts on this site solved my problem with ibackup viewer
 
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stringent

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Jan 27, 2011
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Notes isn't a great solution to storing passwords, maybe look at iCloud keychain or even a dedicated password manager like 1Password.

Or upgrade notes to so it syncs via iCloud then you can access them from a web browser.

Glad you got them back though :)
 
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ftaok

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Jan 23, 2002
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Notes isn't a great solution to storing passwords,
Just curious as to why you feel Notes isn't a good solution for passwords. A it because of its not as secure as some of thes dedicated apps?

I'm using Notes with iCloud access and I've put a passcode to lock it. I hope that's sufficient.
 
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stringent

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Just curious as to why you feel Notes isn't a good solution for passwords. A it because of its not as secure as some of thes dedicated apps?

I'm using Notes with iCloud access and I've put a passcode to lock it. I hope that's sufficient.
I did mention about using Notes to sync to iCloud, and you have a password on it, which is a secure in terms of keeping it safe. I prefer the features of the likes of 1Password, where it can generate random passwords for those one off websites, and remember them so they fill in the website for you. Plus I need a LOT of passwords for different things, having them as Notes wouldn't help me. Plus 1Password is cross platform as well.
 
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