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How to migrate notes from "On My iPhone" to iCloud

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hedgert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 28, 2011 8:34 PM

My notes are "on my iPhone" - now that I've set up iCloud I want to move them into iCloud so I can sync across devices.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5, iPad 2, IMac 27"
  • sillyvalley Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Nov 4, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to hedgert)

    Open "Settings," go to iCloud, scroll to Notes and switch to On. (Default is Off.)

  • sillyvalley Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Nov 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.

  • kidzpastor Calculating status...
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    Nov 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!

  • kidzpastor Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Nov 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.

  • pshill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 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.

  • dweller51 Calculating status...
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    Jul 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.

     

    Much appreciated.

  • dland2000 Calculating status...
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    Oct 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.

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