Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to hedgert)
Open "Settings," go to iCloud, scroll to Notes and switch to On. (Default is Off.)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2011 8:37 PM (in response to sillyvalley)
No that's the answer to a diffferent question!
My question is about the accounts the notes are held under - historically my notes are "On My Mac" - and with Cloud turned on they do sync - but they to the "On My Mac" account on each of my devices. There is now an iCloud account - and having set the appropriate default any new notes I create are in that account. How do I move my existing notes from the "On My Mac" to "iCloud" Notes accounts?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2011 10:13 PM (in response to hedgert)
I could only move Notes from one account to another in MacOS Mail, not on iPhone itself. In Mail, you just drag and drop.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 9:30 AM (in response to hedgert)
I know what you mean.
I was looking for this answer too.
The only thing I came up with was to email them to myself and then cut and paste them into a new note under the right account so they sync.
I hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 9:45 AM (in response to kidzpastor)
I don't think it's that complicated - as per the answer of sillyvalley - I'd been trying to do this just on mobile devices, but if you are Mac based, then it is very easy. I opened mail and you can configure mail to show the different notes accounts - then you just drag and drop the notes from one to the other - and they then show correctly on the iPhone/iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 10:09 AM (in response to hedgert)
That doesn't work for notes only on your iPhone under On My iPhone.
They don't show up in Mail.
So to move them the only way is to mail them to yourself and then "re-file" them.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to kidzpastor)
It's a while since I did this - so the details aren't clear - but I didn't mail them to myself and I moved the using mail.
I had a bunch of notes created on my desktop that were "on my mac", and others created "on my iphone" and I was able to configure so that these also showed up in mail and all I did was drag from one account in notes to another. I needed the Mac Mail to do it, but it did allow me to get everything into the cloud.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to hedgert)
I just did this.
On the iOS device, in settings-icloud, turn notes on.
On the Mac, in preferences-iCloud, check Mail & Notes
On the Mac, in Mail-preferences-composing-create notes in: iCloud
On the Mac, in Mail, you should see an "on my mac" account and another for iCloud under notes.
Sync the iOS device to the Mac. In iTunes on the device-info window, select sync notes. Then apply the change and sync. All notes on the device should appear in the iCloud notes folder in Mail as well as on the iCloud notes tab. Then deselect the sync square atain on the Mac in iTunes on the device-info window, tell it to remove notes when it asks, then apply the change.
On the Mac, drag notes that are in the "on my mac" account to the iCloud account.
Repeat for all iOS devices.
All notes should now appear on all iOS devices and all Macs configured for your iCloud account.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to pshill)
Thank you pshill. This worked like a charm. Now, on all three devices - iPhone, iPad, and iMac - the notes are all synced and in the Notes iCloud folder.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to hedgert)
If you are running Mountain Lion, there is a really easy way to do this.
1. Open the Notes app.
2. In preferences, add the account that you will move the notes from.
3. In preferences, add the account that you will move the notes to.
4. Back in the main app, select all the notes under the account that has them and drag them over to the account where you want them to go.