Help merging notes from iPad and iCloud

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  1. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

    ssdeg7

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    I need some help merging my notes from my iPad and sending them to iCloud. I seems that my notes on my iPad are separated in two: "On My iPad" and "iCloud" and I can't seem to find a way to send all from my iPad to iCloud.

    I've tried deleting my iCloud from my iPad and syncing it again and it doesn't ask me to merge notes, i've tried syncing with my mac and then again with iCloud and nothing happens. I would really appreciate your help, Thanks.
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Open Mail on your Mac and find the Notes, then right click one and choose Copy To > Notes > iCloud.

    That might work.
     
  3. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ssdeg7

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    Already tried that but it doesn't work because my notes are just on my iPad, not on my Mac

    Thanks anyway
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I didn't quite read your first post thoroughly...
     
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    I think the only way is to go to each note on iPad, copy, go back to iCloud notes , create a new one and paste. When you've done them all delete the iPad notes. Bit manual. Very manual.
     
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about syncing iPad and iPhone? Because, for me, it "just works" instantly. Can't speak to syncing with a Mac, though.
     
  7. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought of that first but I have over 500 notes and it would take too long.

    Notes get synced to iCloud on the first time you set up iCloud but for me they didn't get copied, they just stayed on my iPad so they won't sync with my Mac or with my iPhone
     
  8. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    That's very strange that they didn't get backed up... or wouldn't get backed up since then. Have you done a hard reset? (hold power button and home button at the same time until the white apple appears). Might help(??)
     
  9. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've done it a lot of times since this problem is present since the launch of iCloud, they didn't seem to want to go to the cloud so they just stayed on my iPad!
     
  10. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    I did a test of Notes with iCloud - it's nearly instantaneous sync - like making a calendar change. Change or create a note in either the iPhone or iPad, and the other is instantly updated. I do have iCloud syc turned on for notes, but otherwise, I don't think there's anything else involved.
     
  11. iOSMole macrumors newbie

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    Notes does not act like contacts and calendars in that it will not "merge" with the cloud.

    It acts like an exchange account. When you turn on Notes syncing, it will sync any notes created from that time on with icloud but any pre-existing notes on the device will not merge. You will need to recreate the note to make it sync with icloud.
     
  12. splintah macrumors member

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    same problem here

    the issue is the following
    the notes app has accounts
    - on my iphone
    - icould
    - your personal email account
    and so on

    i am also looking for a way to sync them
    this REALLY sucks
    its very annoying and should be a click of a button.

    you can set your notes app to the default user (icloud)
    then all future notes will be synced
    but that does not help you with your old notes
     
  13. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ssdeg7

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    My iPad is now stuck in iOS 5.1 as it is a 1st gen iPad and so I guess i'll never be able to sync them to iCloud without adding one by one (which i'm obviously not going to do)
     

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