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iPhone 4S deletes random notes

551 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2013 2:29 PM by veebobro RSS
Ateret Calculating status...
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Apr 14, 2013 8:09 PM

About a month ago my phone randomly deleted a recipe I had put in my notes. iCloud added it to my iPad so I recovered it and stored it in my email. But when I put it back on my iphone, within a few days it deleted itself again. I haven't put it back on since then. Two days ago I had about 4-5 new notes, one was another recipe and like two grocery lists. Today I look at my notes and my new notes are gone! So! What did I do? Why I went to my iPad of course, but the moment I go to it, for a split second I have my notes, then it updates and removes the deleted notes. What is going on?? I haven't deleted anything myself! Any insight would be great. I haven't hooked my phone to iTunes in quite a while so I imagine these are not attainable again? These notes weren't too important but I fear the day it will delete something I really need!


By the way, I apologize if this has been an issue in the past that I have overlooked in searching.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3, iPhone 4S deletes random notes
  • candace8italll Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to Ateret)

    I have this same problem. While I haven't figured out a way to prevent the notes from being deleted yet, I did find a way to recover them. Do you have your iPhone connected to your laptop through iCloud or anything? I know you said you don't have it hooked up to iTunes, but that's not the only way. My phone wirelessly backs up to my email, so it sends my notes as emails to my address. When they get deleted, I just go online and email them back to myself so I can copy and paste them back into Notes. Huge pain in the rear, but at least I have my notes back :/ This seems to be a common issue, so hopefully someone can find a fix soon!

  • veebobro Calculating status...
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    May 27, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to Ateret)

    I do not use Cloud back up due to limited internet access, but whenever I sync my iPhone 4 to itunes, my notes are send to my email inbox and delted from my phone. This is super frustrating as there seems to be NO WAY to get them back into my phone. Only some notes are deleted, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason.

    Does anyone know a simple way to prevent NOTES from syncing? (This all started a few months ago when I upgraded to iOS6 from ios4, btw)



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