Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to brunosmash)
I was having reasonable success syncing notes through iCloud only on my ipad1, iphone 3gs, and ipod touch 3g prior to iOS 5.0.1 update yesterday (computer not involved as I don't want to install Lion). Now all is weird. I noticed today that on the iPhone version of Notes there are three "Accounts", All notes, On my iPhone and iCloud, but on the iPad there is just one option, no separation of types of accounts. The ones I created " on my iPhone" don't sync - I simply did not realized when I created them that they wouldn't sync to iCloud (and why don't they?.). "All notes" on iPhones shows everything but only notes created on iPhone under " iCloud" sync to iPad. What a revelation!
I can't imagine why Apple didn't make the format the same across the board. Another idiot mistake on their part.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 6:52 PM (in response to tasa)
BTW, after I finished my post I went back to "notes" on my iPhone and copied everything under the classification "on my iPhone" and then pasted those notes into the "iCloud" category, and voila! all appeared in my iPad. Such a simple solution, why did Apple have to make it so hard?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2011 1:54 PM (in response to brunosmash)
Yup, all my notes disappeared as well after the iOS 5.01 upgrade (or at least that's when I noticed it...) All notes now gone from my MacBook, iPad & iPhone... This does not make me feel good about relying on Notes for anything mission critical...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 5:00 AM (in response to johnnylion)
I just had the same issue, fortunately I had a macbook air sitting around that wasnt connected to wifi, so i at least have a local copy of my notes on 1 device, however I have no idea how to get them back into the cloud and frankly, i'm not entirley sure i want to anymore.
It's preposterous that this kind of thing can happen. Its MobileMe all over again. And sorry i couldnt offer you a solution to your problem :-(
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 2:07 PM (in response to brunosmash)
Got the exactum same problem, All except 1 note is gone! The one let was created some time ago, the ones that disappeared was All created within the last 2 weeks.. I'm disappearing too.
Back to PlainText and dropbox
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to lindasawicki)
Unfortunately, my notes never came back. However, I did have an old backup of my Hard Drive before I had migrated my notes to iCloud, and I was able to grab those notes from the Mail app. But all the changes I had made since that that backup were lost. There really should be a way to recover files from your iCloud backup. Perhaps a feature similar to Time Machine, but only for your iCloud synced items (iCal, Address Book, Mail, etc.)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to brunosmash)
I am new to the Notes app and after creating several important notes between my boss and I because we share the same notes for work purposes, they disappeared last night in front of our eyes as well! This is so frustrating since I didnt back them up. Not even sure I know how to since I'm fairly new to iphone. I thought it was a syncing problem but after readin this forum, I am truly disappointed to find out a great app will make my life harder. Hmmmm ;(
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 2:03 AM (in response to brunosmash)
same problem for me... I too saw all of my Notes in Mail.app for half a second before most disappeared.
It moved from 160 notes to 23 (the most recent ones)
I was not new at using iCloud and Notes. It had been working fine for a month...
Maybe older Notes are archived somewhere, or simply deleted automatically, but it doesn't make sense.
I CAN'T ACCEPT THIS! THOSE NOTES WERE TOO IMPORTANT! iCloud is supposed to SAVE your data!
Please help... !!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 2:53 AM (in response to Phabio)
Sadly the only work around I've found is to restore a mac from a time machine backup that has no internet connection. Your notes will be restored (up to your last backup date), you can then drag them in Mail.app from the iCloud folder to the "On My Mac" folder, reconnect to the internet, let it all sync etc and then drag them from "On My Mac" to "iCloud" folder again.
It's a P.I.T.A but you'll get the majority of your notes back when iCloud syncs form your mac and pushes them down to your iOS devices.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to Phabio)
I got a little carried away in my post… I found a solution, but I still lost a few very important notes.
I talked to Apple about 30 minutes. It seems the problem comes from updating the content of my iPhone and synching it using the cable…
Fortunately, I managed to rescue older notes by running Time Machine in Mail.app. An older version of my iCloud notes were saved there. I copied and pasted them.
For the future, I will regularly make a copy of my notes in a local folder in Mail.app.
Don’t just rely on iCloud assuming it is a perfect way to save your data…
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to brunosmash)
BTW, my notes disappeared from my iPad2 after syncing with iCloud. They did not appear on my iPhone. Important stuff...gone. Called tech support. Their reply? Your notes are gone. That's the best they could do. "My bad." Not a sorry. Not an offer of recompense. Not an iTunes card. Nothing. My mistake? Trusting iCloud. I backed up as directed. But quite simply, Apple's iCloud is not to be trusted as a backup means. Perhaps as a syncing service, yes, but not as a means to ensure preservation of data.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to brunosmash)
There may be hope. I experienced loss of all NOTES last week, without any action on my part. Fretting to the max, I
Finally went to Macbook Pro spotlight, entered a keyword for each of my Notes and Voila, they popped up. I have all of them on my MBP in editted format which is great. Have backed up with email! Don't know how to transfer them back to Ipad, other than synch. Plus why would I trust Ipad for this?