Tutorial to Save Notes from iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8

It is said that technology changes life. Smartphone is one of the most important technologies in this mobile world. It almost could do everything in our daily life and workplace. And the Notes app on iPhone is one of the most used apps, which replaces paper to record shopping list, meeting summary, good ideas, etc.

Save Notes from iPhone

Before clear up iPhone notes, we usually have to save notes from iPhone to computer to prevent from losing important information. There are many methods to do it and the best ways could help us save a lot time and energy. Therefore, we are going to share several best ways on how to backup notes from iPhone in this post.

Part 1. Save notes from iPhone to computer with iTunes

iTunes is one of the popular way to backup iPhone. Also, it is able to save notes from iPhone to Windows PC or Mac computer. The downside is that you cannot backup notes from iPhone separately.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone and your computer. Start the latest version of iTunes application. Wait for it to recognize your device.

Step 2. Click the "iPhone" at upper left corner of the window and go to the "Summary" tab from left hand column.

Step 3. Locate to Backups section on right panel, select "This computer" and click the "Back Up Now" button to create a backup for entire iPhone, including notes. If you want to protect the iPhone notes, check the box of "Encrypt iPhone backup" and add password on iPhone backup.

Save notes with iTunes

Even though iTunes could make a backup for iPhone, you cannot open the backup file and browse notes on computer. The only way to get iPhone notes is to restore backup to iPhone.

Part 2. Save notes from iPhone to computer without iTunes

Many people do not like iTunes, partly because it not working fine sometimes. Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore is one of the best alternative solutions to save notes from iPhone without iTunes. Its key features include:

iOS Data Backup & Restore

  • Backup notes from iPhone to computer in one click.
  • Preview iPhone notes and manage them before backup.
  • Selectively save specific notes from iPhone to computer.
  • Add password on iPhone notes and prevent from privacy leak.
  • No damage existing notes on iPhone during backup.
  • Retrieve notes from iPhone, backup to computer or iPhone at any time.
  • Support all iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Pro, Air 5/4/3/2/1, mini 6/5/4/3/2/1, iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6, etc. and iPod touch.
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In short, it is the easiest way to save notes from iPhone to Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP and Mac OS.

How to save notes from iPhone to computer

We use an iPhone 8 as the example to show you how to backup notes from iPhone.

Step 1. Install the best notes backup tool to your computer

Download the right version of iOS Data Backup & Restore based on the operating system, and install it on your computer. Connect your iPhone 8 to your computer with the Lightning cord and start the application.

iOS Data Backup and Restore Interface

Step 2. Preparation for iPhone notes backup

On the home interface, click the "iOS Data Backup" button to go to the next window. Next, you can decide to make a "Standard backup" or "Encrypted backup". If you choose the latter, drop your password and click the "Start" button to open the data type window. Here, make sure to check the box of "Notes & Attachments".

Select File Type

Step 3. Save notes from iPhone to computer

If you are ready, click the "Next" button at bottom of the window. On the popup dialog, drop a folder to save iPhone notes backup and start saving it to computer. A few seconds later, remove iPhone 8 from computer when it is complete.

Sync Notes iPhone

Part 3. Backup notes from iPhone with iCloud

Unlike iTunes, iCloud is able to save notes from iPhone separately. However, there is no option in iCloud to backup notes from iCloud to computer. It means that you have to copy the content of iPhone notes to txt file, which cannot restore to iPhone directly.

Step 1. Make sure to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network. Open the iPhone Settings app from your home screen.

Step 2. Navigate to "iCloud" and put the switch of "Notes" to "ON" position.

Step 3. Turn on your computer and access in your browser. Sign in your Apple ID and password associated with your iPhone. Answer the security questions or type in the verification code to open iCloud home page.

Step 4. Click "Notes" to view all iPhone notes saved in iCloud on computer. To save notes from iPhone to computer, select the content and press Ctrl + C on Windows or Cmd + C on Mac. Then press Ctrl + V/Cmd + V to paste it to a text file. Repeat the operation to save other notes to computer one by one.

For viewing or accessing your iPhone note backup on iCloud, you cna use iBackupBot.

Turn on Notes

Part 4. Save notes from iPhone to Gmail

Another way to save notes from iPhone is email. It is well-known that users sync notes from Android to Gmail. Similarly, you can use Gmail to save notes from iPhone as well.

Way 1: Save notes from iPhone to Gmail via Settings

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and make sure it is online. Launch the iOS "Settings" app.

Step 2. Head to "Mail" > "Account" > "Add Account" and select "Google" on the list.

Step 3. Next, enter the credential for your Gmail account and drop all information required. Once done and move to the next screen, turn on the "Notes" option. Then iPhone notes will start to sync to your Gmail account.

Save Notes to Gmail

Way 2: Save notes from iPhone to Gmail via Notes app

Step 1. Open iPhone Notes app and open the note you want to backup to Gmail.

Step 2. Tap the "Share" button at top of the screen and select "Mail" on the popup box.

Step 3. Enter your Gmail address in the "To:" field and tap the Send button to save note from iPhone to Gmail.

Then open Gmail on your Mac or Windows computer, then download the notes from Mac or Windows easily.

Share Notes


Anything you wrote down in the Notes app must be very important. Though iPhone is one of the most reliable devices, it is a better idea to save notes from iPhone to another device or cloud server. In this tutorial, we have shared four ways to help you backup notes from iPhone, iTunes, iCloud, Gmail and the best iPhone backup application, Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore. You can choose your favorite method and follow our guides to protect your notes and information.

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