iOS 9 Update, all my notes are gone

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by rlantagne21, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. rlantagne21 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2012
    Upon updating my iPad, went to open the notes app. I was prompted with an informational screen about the changes, however after clicking "ok", it only lists the notes that I've created in the last two days. Everything prior to that is gone.

    I still have a copy of all them on my Mac, but was wondering if anyone had this issue?
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  3. GaryNoine macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2015
    Having it as well, maybe i'm overlooking something but all notes on my iPhone have disappeared
  4. DMaki650 macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    South Saint Paul, MN
    I had the samething turns out for me at least if you have multiple email accounts each email account gets its own Notes account. It was set to show Notes from an email account I don't have or use any notes for.
  5. rlantagne21 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2012
    Should have mentioned I already did the typical troubleshooting (rebooting the iPad, disabling notes in iCloud and re-enabling, etc)... Still no luck.

    Notes between my iPad, iPhone, and are all the same. It only shows notes from the last two days. They all sync with each other. However, on my Mac, it still has all of my notes, however when updating or creating a new note on my Mac, it does not show up anywhere else.
  6. Alameda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2012
    How does one definitively backup ALL of the phone's notes?
  7. utente__mac macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2015
    Same here!
    I mass moved hundreds of notes from various accounts and local to my iphone directly into the main iCloud account, all from my iPhone.
    A couple of days later I had to logout from my iCloud account and log in again. Not an issue then, at least I didn't check mt notes.
    A few more days later, this evening I check my notes: only 5 instead of 500+. Only those I cerated post iOS 9 upgrade.
  8. warburg macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    My 41 notes appeared on my iPhone but only 15 of them were on my iPad. Further, when I try to send a note by mail the type zooms on both the iPhone and iPad. I've spent about three hours on two different days with a senior Apple technician, but it's still an open case.
  9. subzero123 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Yea I can no longer sync notes with my macbook Yosemite. So dumb. Have to install El Capitan to regain that feature
  10. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Notes told me that it wasn't going to able to sync with MacBook until El Capitan if I updated - so I chose not to update - will update my notes After updating my MBP
  11. subzero123 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
  12. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    Ditto. Anyone think having all my notes stored in iCloud is the best option? I don't have enough room to have it on my iOS devices.
    *I don't like this updated Notes, all my notes aren't updated and synced like before. They used to update on all devices even if i typed it on my MacBook, iPad, or iPhone. Now it doesn't do that. :mad:

  13. subzero123 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    I also hate the little preview line under the title when viewing a folder. Wish that could be turned off
  14. Alameda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2012
    This kind of problem makes me doubt my commitment to Apple. If they cannot reliably backup plain ASCII text, it makes me really concerned that their management has completely lost touch with its customers. They seem concerned about creating bugs which force us to buy iCloud storage subscriptions. I stopped using Macs in 1995, when Apple similarly had lost touch with its customers. A lot of people did, and the company nearly went bankrupt. It could happen again. It starts when the management stops having concern for their product quality and the customer's experience.
  15. bigmacattack69 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2015
  16. bigmacattack69 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2015
    I am in total agreement. All of these updates etc,.. just keep messing up what was a decent system. I have now lost 2 years worth of notes for work! I reference my material often and now I no longer have access to all of that information. this is horrible! I am so upset with apple right now, and it is apparent I'm not the only person. So infuriating!
  17. pdxmatts, Oct 2, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015

    pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
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    I thought I had lost my notes on my MBP after updating to El Capitan. These were my options. Under iCloud tabs, I only had about 15 notes in there, but when I clicked on the Gmail notes, they are all there. I am afraid to click on that update button :confused: Here is a screen shot from my phone as well.

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  18. Joyous30 macrumors newbie


    Oct 8, 2015
    Yes, they deleted all my notes! I think they are trying to force everyone to use iCloud, but I don't want to because I lost everything before when I used it. For all the perks with Apple, this is one thing I hate about them: They limit our choices.
  19. geopanich macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    North Carolina
    I can't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure all my notes survived the transition to iOS 9 and the iPhone 6S (in that order). However, when I opened notes on my macbook for the first time since El Capitan, I was asked to turn on notes in iCloud settings, then to upgrade to the new notes. When I did both of those things, I had no notes. I checked my phone, but they were gone from there as well. Anyone have any luck recovering their lost notes?
  20. madscijrjr macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
  21. madscijrjr, Oct 22, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015

    madscijrjr macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
    I've been running IOS 9.x on iPhone 5 for a while now, and have been keeping up with Apple's frequent updates.

    So I finally got brave (foolhearty?) enough to press the magic "upgrade" button for the notes,
    and OH NO! WHERE DID MY NOTES GO??? All 2550 of them under "FROM MY PC"???
    (I'm not as worried about the ones linked to e-mail acounts.)

    It hasn't been that long since I synced with my PC - I'm in Windows,
    and iTunes syncs iOS "FROM MY PC" notes to Outlook 2013.
    It works okay, except it doesn't preserve rich text formatting for the newer notes,
    and there are some pretty important notes since I last synced.

    I was freaking out and checked my iPhone again, and the "FROM MY PC" Notes count is no longer zero, and is ever so SLOWLY increasing. So it must be moving them over to iCloud.

    However, if I try switching to another app on the iPhone, and then switch back to Notes, the count goes back to zero. So what if I need to use my phone, or if someone calls?

    Now I am seeing after a couple of minutes, the iPhone closes Notes and goes back to the home screen, on its own... I'm afraid this will never be done. It's plugged into the charger too and I have autolock disabled. It's connected to a good wifi signal. I turned cellular data off in case that would make any difference.
    How do you make it keep Notes open until the transfer finishes?

    Then if & when they ever get transferred to iCloud, how will I sync them to the PC? Will they be associated with my iCloud mailbox and accessible through the Notes folder there?

    Any help appreciated!

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