Disabling notes in icloud without deleting

white4s

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I'm looking to disable notes in icloud so how can I without having the notes deleted? Noob move but I think this is the first time I'm doing this. Thanks
 

AppleB

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As far as I know the notes that are there won’t delete. Any newly created notes will stop syncing to other iCloud devices
 
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white4s

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I figured it out. It has to do with the icloud/on my iphone setting within notes.

Was able to move all the notes from icloud to my phone then disabled notes in icloud.
 

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I figured it out. It has to do with the icloud/on my iphone setting within notes.

Was able to move all the notes from icloud to my phone then disabled notes in icloud.
Damn, you just literraly did in a second what I was looking for the last year :D You mean just hold the note > Move to local storage (yes, I understand how dumb I am for not checking this in fro start)? Have you found any way to export them in batch? Or only one by one?
 
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white4s

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Damn, you just literraly did in a second what I was looking for the last year :D You mean just hold the note > Move to local storage (yes, I understand how dumb I am for not checking this in fro start)? Have you found any way to export them in batch? Or only one by one?
Haha sometimes it just takes messing around to get the fix.

For my situation it was so I can disable notes in icloud without losing them on my phone. So I switched to On my iphone within notes settings (the first 2 settings) which enables you to move the notes from icloud onto your phone (within the notes app itself) then you can safely disable notes in icloud.

I only know how to move them 1 by 1.
 

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Can do a bulk move. Go into the folder with the notes you want to move. Tap "Edit". You now can select multiple Notes. Tap "Move to...". Done.
 
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white4s

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I didn't even realize there were actual folders within notes. Only found out when I started doing this.