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How can I be sure my notes are backed up from my IPAD?

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Dec 5, 2012 10:23 AM

I have set my ipad to automatically back up all my apps to the icloud. While I can view the saved content of other apps (calendar, contacts) at, There is no content online that reflects the notes files that exist on my IPAD. Are they being backed up?  thank you!

iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)

    There should indeed be an icon for Notes when you login to


    On the iPad, open the Settings app and make sure you have iCloud set to synch Notes in Mail, and that under Notes it is set as the default account.


    To test, open, modify and save a note, then check.


    BTW: there is a difference between adding Notes to an iCloud backup and synching it with icloud. I would assume you want to do both.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)

    In a browser (and unfortunately Safari on iOS - your iPad won't work) go to and login in using your appleID. You should see an icon for Notes (yellow pad like you have on the iPad). Click on that and any notes you have on the iPad should appear there.


    When you are in Notes on the iPad creating a note, tap the Account button (upper left) and select iCloud to store the note in iCloud (if you are using additional account, such as Gmail, it will show up as well). A note, for syncing purposes, can only be synched to one account. If youare in the All Notes view adn create a note, it should store it in whichever youhave selected as the default (Settings app > Notes > Default Account). Sounds like Comcast, in your case.


    For backup purposes, you should be set, I think, already.


    Clear as mud?

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)

    You're welcome


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