Problem Syncing 'Notes'

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kcmo, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. kcmo macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Has anyone had luck in syncing notes between an iPad an an iPhone?

    I entered several notes on my iPad expecting them to show up on my iPhone since I'm using the cloud, but nothing.

    Not sure why this isn't working.
  2. IronWaffle macrumors 6502



    I've activated sharing on both my iPod Touch and iPad. The iPod shows everything, but the iPad only shows notes written on it. When I check the "Accounts" it doesn't list the iPod.
  3. kcmo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011
    I just figured it out. Before, I hadn't noticed on notes on the iPad that 'Accounts' was listed. I clicked this and saw that my notes were saved 'on iPad' and not 'in cloud' I copied them there and now they show up on my iPhone. :)
  4. Beachball8 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Notes created BEFORE joining the cloud are not part of the cloud. "Rewrite" your pre-iCloud notes and they will appear on all devices.
  5. IronWaffle macrumors 6502


    That's odd. All my notes pre-date iCloud (the newest is from August), so the iPad ones shouldn't show up on my iPod but they do.

    I'm not sure what you mean by re-writing them. Do you mean copy the note and paste it into a fresh one? My iPod, which has the more important notes, has 90 notes:(

    Thanks in advance for any tips.

    Edit: I've checked under settings and both Notes apps seem to have the same settings. Might head over to the Apple store tomorrow afternoon for other stuff. Maybe the Geniuses'll figure it out.:)
  6. lnferno macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    I have the same problem. I've checked that all of my iCloud settings are correct, but my notes aren't syncing between my iPad and iPhone.
  7. lnferno macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    Here's what my setup looks like. What do I need to do to sync my Notes to iCloud???

    See that Notes for iCloud is turned on:

    When I go into the setting for my Notes application, this is displayed. Notice that there's only the "on my iPhone" option. There is no other iCloud option. What do I need to do to sync my Notes to iCloud?
  8. lnferno macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    Had to delete iCloud, hard reset then activating iCloud again fixed the issue for me. Kind of sucks that you have to do that, but oh well, it worked.

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