iCloud Notes not syncing to iPad

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by shazzam, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. shazzam macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    I've got notes synced on my MacBook and iPhone but I can't seem to get them to sync to my iPad. I've got the exact same settings on all three devices but only the iPad is not showing my notes. Anyone got a fix?
  2. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Have you tried turning off Notes syncing on the iPad and then re-enabling Notes?
  3. ckyoung macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012
    Troy, NY
    This worked for me.

    I'm not sure if you're having the same issues. For us, we have a Mac, iPad, iPod, and iPhone. All the devices are configured to use the iCloud on the same account and all devices had "Notes turned on" for the iCloud account. But for some reason the iPad and iPhone stopped syncing (was okay for a long while but just stopped working). It never stopped working on the iPod.

    The first thing I tried was to go into Settings and turn Notes off for the iCloud account (can be done under "iCloud" settings or "Mail" settings for that mail account). Both devices said "turning notes off" but never finished.

    The thing that worked was doing a hard reboot of both first. Then turning notes off (allow it to finish) and turning notes back on. For me, there was no need to reboot in between. After turning notes off, I went into notes and saw the account disappear. After turning notes on, I watched notes find the account then sync the notes (didn't happen instantly, got a little nervous but it worked).

    I see some other posts where people said to try deleting the account from the device and adding it back. That seems logically to me and if the hard reboot didn't work, that's probably what I would have tried next. Then the local Apple store after that. :)

    Good luck!

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