Cannot backup Notes to iCloud

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mrtunes, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. mrtunes macrumors newbie

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    I head over to the iCloud tab in settings. The only things selected for backup are contacts, calendars and notes. Then I hit Storage and Backup and try to turn on iCloud Backup.

    It says there is 5 gb free, but then it says the phone cannot be backed up because there is not enough icloud storage available.
     
  2. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Stop iCloud backup. Go in ur backups, delete your backup, and restart your backup..
     
  3. mrtunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you, that didnt fix it but it lead me on the right path where i noticed it was trying to back up camera roll and all my apps. now i turned off all those (took a while to swipe through them).

    however, the backup says 'three hours remaining', and i just asked it to backup my notes. do you know what's going on?
     
  4. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    U don't need to backup notes.. If u don't what the backup of ur whole phone stop the backup, and delete it from iCloud , then go in iCloud settings and switch on notes..

    Then go in settings and scroll down to notes, put the default account as iCloud... In that way, all your notes will shift to iCloud, and will not consume your phone memory..

    So notes backup isn't required...it automatically is in sync with iCloud and all your devices..

    P.S by putting the default account to notes you won't even consume your iCloud memory since this is not counted against your storage..
     
  5. mrtunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i go to Settings... Notes and change the default account to iCloud, does that mean that only future notes are going to go into the iCloud, or will it move everything i've written over to iCloud?
     
  6. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Both the things..
     
  7. mrtunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it doesn't move previously written notes over to icloud. i think something like iExplorer might help.
     
  8. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    It does.. You can access all the previous notes from iCloud right?
     
  9. charlituna macrumors G3

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    It's not backing up your notes. if the switch is green by notes they are syncing which is a different data set. Well the notes you wrote after you hit the switch. The old stuff, if it's not linked to an email, goes in the backup. It's also backing up your messages etc which you can't turn off.
     

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