where are Notes stored on my Mac (iTunes keeps syncing unwanted notes to iPhone)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by felixen, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    So a while ago I had to test something in either the Notes app on the iPhone or somewhere on my Mac (I can't remember) so I created a bunch of different Notes with random names. Soon after I deleted them, but now they keep coming back when I sync with iTunes. The ONLY place I can find any notes on my Mac is in Mail, and in there the random notes have already been deleted (don't remember if I did it myself or if it happened cause I've deleted them on iPhone and then synced).

    So I really don't see where these notes are coming from. They must be stored somewhere on my Mac and iTunes thinks I want them. Where can I find and delete them on my mac?
     
  2. budman1961 macrumors regular

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    They are in the mail.app, in the left hand bar.
     
  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's what I figured, but then why aren't these random notes I created there? In Mail.app on my mac I only have three notes, and I wish to keep those. The other ones aren't there, but I keep getting them back on my iPhone each time I sync.
     
  4. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Change the settings in iTunes so it dosen't sync notes.
     
  5. jessmaster006 macrumors newbie

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    where are Notes stored on my Mac (iTunes keeps syncing unwanted notes to iPhone)

    Hello,

    I've been having a similar and yet, different problem. It seems that Notes from my iPhone do not sync properly with Notes from Mail. I can write a note in the iPhone and then sometimes it just won't sync to the Mail program. In order to sync, I manually connect the phone to the computer via usb.

    This is beginning to get frustrating (hence my cry for help) and I'm starting to lose notes all together. I will delete a note on my computer, then I'll want it back, so I connect my phone and then of course that gets deleted also. What device (phone or computer) has proprietary information -- as in, what device is the control and which is simply a mirror?

    I guess this is a bigger question. Is there any way (ANY WAY) to have all my notes backed up to my hard drive without having to open the Mail app? I feel that the Mail program is finicky when it comes to notes and I'd prefer to have an automatic fail-safe here if possible. I enjoy the Mail interface, so just avoiding the program and saving .txt files is not a solution for me.

    Any ideas?
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    They cross sync, so if you delete the note on EITHER it will remove it from both next time you sync. At least that's my experience.
     
  7. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I have a mobile me subscription and sync notes with that.

    So the notes will be on my handheld, in "the cloud", and on my mac. The sync is pretty quick and works quite well. I have found the notes quite useful lately and really enjoy the ability to write on my my computer and know it will be on my iphone when I need it.

    I know that's not exactly what you asked, but I hope it helps.
     
  8. jessmaster006 macrumors newbie

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    Where are Notes stored on my Mac (iTunes keeps syncing unwanted notes to iPhone)

    How about Evernote or some other software that might enable saving backups to a hard drive location? Is there a software besides Mail that might be better suited for my needs (taking notes, then sync-ing to iPhone / computer as well as backing up all information written)?


    Thank you.
     

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