How to restore Notes without extra software

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AfterglowMP, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. AfterglowMP macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Had iphone 5 in my pocket last night in noisy place, someone sent text which I didn't notice but I must have put hand in my pocket and next thing I see a couple of apps on home page were deleted. This included Notes!

    I have back up in Itunes from short while ago but don't want to restore everything because there's new stuff there on phone since back up was last done. Now I know about the apps for my Mac that will individually restore Notes and each costs $40-$60.

    Isn't there another way???
  2. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    If you re-install the notes app the content should automatically download if you were using iCloud to back up your notes app.
  3. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    If it’s the default notes app and is connected to your iCloud account then just downloading from AppStore should work.
  4. AfterglowMP thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Have re-installed Notes app (default) from App store but no content. As above, I did the backup to Itunes so that's where the old content is.
  5. AfterglowMP thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hi - the above didn't reload the content so I'm still looking for alternative methods for separately getting my Notes content back from my backup rather than spending the money for third party apps.

    Why wouldn't Apple make it easy to do this?? I ask this because it's happened to more than just a few people, in fact so many it's sparked this avalanche of bespoke apps like this:100% Safe & Secure PrimoSync Online Store| Save up to 50% on PrimoSync Software Products.
  6. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Apple has provided iCloud to deal with any such occurrences. I don’t know why people don’t use it. It makes life so much easier and better. And it’s not expensive at all.
  7. AfterglowMP thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Icloud? Put it this way, when you're living in a city/country with limited bandwidth - and I'm including Australia here as well as the majority of the world - then uploading anything of significant size is time consuming. If you're asking how long it would take to back up a 30 or 60gb phone to icloud, I can only say it's not quick. Secondly, I keep backups and redundant drives onsite with data I'd rather not have floating around the ether.

    Next question is, why has Apple not made Itunes more flexible? It's the main backup destination/app, so why can't it restore one single app at a time, especially if, as you say, icloud does?

    But all that's beside the point. I guess I should just pay the money. Thanks for your thoughts, I do appreciate it.

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