iPhone Note....all Blown away after a month

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  1. Strings4v macrumors newbie

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    So i had a whole bunch of important stuff written on the "note" on my iphone including 8 song lyrics of mine. It was last month i had it on there.
    I am in a foreign country FYI so today is August 1.
    Since it is the next month all my notes are gone.
    Is there any way i can get the notes from last month?
     
  2. ron7624 Contributor

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    I've never lost a note. How strange. Did you change Apple ID's?
     
  3. Strings4v thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No i haven't. It just happened all of a sudden today
     
  4. rrm74001 macrumors regular

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    Go to Settings > Notes > Default Account. Anything else showing up there other than "On My iPhone"?
     
  5. Strings4v thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It only says Gmail
     
  6. rrm74001 macrumors regular

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    I suspect Gmail synced them. Found this video on how to turn that off:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNGyCpwa9Jg

    But before you do that, log in to Gmail and see if the notes you lost are in a "Notes" folder or something similar.
     
  7. Strings4v thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My notes are nowhere to be found on my google account anywhere...
    I will try the video in the link
    Thanks...!
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Since iOS7, some of my notes occasionally vanish. Not all of them, but it is extremely unhelpful and I've set weekly reminders now to email notes to myself. At least that way if I Iose them, they're only going to be slightly out of date. These are notes that I regularly add to btw, so they are ever changing.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I've had my notes disappear as well. So much so, I avoid using this app. I can't trust that it will be there later :(
     
  10. Jhingha macrumors regular

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    You might want to try an App like Day One.
    It relies on iCloud and I never lost a note since.
     
  11. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Or use an iCloud account instead of Gmail. I've never lost a note. I have an iCloud account, something like <username>@icloud.com

    Try this:
    1) http://iCloud.com
    2) Log in with your AppleID and password

    You might be lucky in having your account setup as default and your notes will be available their.

    What country are you in? I've used iCloud notes in: US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Greece, Italy, China, Spain, Turkey, Eqypt, ect with no problems.
     
  12. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I do not trust Notes at all and just use Evernote. If files get deleted, there's at least a trash can to sift through. With notes, once it's gone it's gone. Very annoying.
     
  13. ron7624 Contributor

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    I have an Evernote account and I use it to save notes created at work during meetings. I don't use it for my every day notes though, I may try it for that.
    Have never lost a note using the cloud and the original Note app on iOS. I've been doing it for several years now and have many many notes. I have to use the search feature in Notes to find anything but that is very convenient for me to do.
     
  14. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    How are you guys losing notes of out nowhere? All of my notes are there, I still have my oldest note from 9/26/13
     
  15. cynics macrumors G4

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    Goto settings > iCloud and see if notes are turned off or on.

    My iCloud sometimes shuts off on my phone and I lose EVERYTHING contacts, calendar, notes etc. Thankfully just turning it back on seems to fix it (takes a little while to resync).
     

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