Notes not syncing across devices

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  1. M. Gustave, Nov 30, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016

    M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

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    iOS 10.1.1
    iPad Air (cellular) & iPhone 6s+

    I make notes in the Apple Notes app on my iPad, and they don't show up on my phone, even days later. I have all iCloud options turned on, on both devices. What am I doing wrong?

    On the same devices, Google Keep syncs almost instantaneously.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You are discovering the quirks of the iCloud ecosystem. That issue would probably be resolved, for a while, by signing out and back in on all devices. You should probably first figure out a way to back up what hasn't been synced, if anything, to iCloud (the web site).
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 65816

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    Also make sure you're saving the notes in iCloud and not locally in the app.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    This. There are two 'folders' on each device. iCloud and 'On this iPhone/iPad/Mac'. Double check the save is going to iCloud. When you first set up a new iOS device or Mac, default is local save.
     
  5. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    As I said, I'm only using iCloud.

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  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Do they show up on iCloud.com? Are the notes in the iCloud folder of your notes? Just because the toggle is off doesn't mean there isn't a local save on your phone and something is preventing it from syncing. I have that toggle off and I have an iPhone and iCloud folder in my notes app.
     
  7. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I don't have any kind of local folder, it just says "ICLOUD".

    Thanks for all the comments so far.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    What about iCloud.com?
     
  9. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A note from my iPad last night is not, but a test note I did on my iPad earlier today is. Neither shows up on my phone. I'm as confused as ever.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    That is very bizarre. I'm assuming you have, but have you toggled notes under Settings -> iCloud on both devices? The only thing else I could suggest is reset network settings to see if that triggers it.
     
  11. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That did it, at least for all except the test note I did last night. Not sure why that one's lost in limbo.

    Thanks @Mlrollin91
     

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