5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2013 1:59 PM by Sattamander
jahunter52@mac.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I use the Notes app on my iPhone, everthing works fine for a few days then unexpectedly, they all disappear.  What gives?

  • 1. Re: My notes keep disappearing from the notes app in iOS5.  Why?
    Javanni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THIS MIGHT HELP WITH THE PROBLEM OF IPHONE/IPAD NOTES DISAPPEARING - I had this problem on both my iPhone 3G, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 where all of my notes or part of them would disappear. Today I logged into my AOL email account online and I clicked on the NOTES folder and guess what? ALL OF MY LOST NOTES ARE THERE! Woo! Hoo! (spoken in the voice of Homer Simpson) Woo! Hoo! This might not be the case for you but check your email providers and your device to see if you are syncing to the NOTES folder with your email provider. I was so surprised when I found all of my lost notes in my AOL NOTES folder online. Goodness!

     

    The fix could be in changing or deactivating your folder SYNC with your email provider/inbox. Check it out and repost to let me know if this works for you. Good luck! 

  • 2. Re: My notes keep disappearing from the notes app in iOS5.  Why?
    Javanni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THIS MIGHT HELP WITH THE PROBLEM OF IPHONE/IPAD NOTES DISAPPEARING - I had this problem on both my iPhone 3G, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 where all of my notes or part of them would disappear. Today I logged into my AOL email account online and I clicked on the NOTES folder and guess what? ALL OF MY LOST NOTES ARE THERE! Woo! Hoo! (spoken in the voice of Homer Simpson) Woo! Hoo! This might not be the case for you but check your email providers and your device to see if you are syncing to the NOTES folder with your email provider. I was so surprised when I found all of my lost notes in my AOL NOTES folder online. Goodness!

     

    The fix could be in changing or deactivating your folder SYNC with your email provider/inbox. Check it out and repost to let me know if this works for you. Good luck! 

  • 3. Re: My notes keep disappearing from the notes app in iOS5.  Why?
    nmotonaga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem, did you ever find a solution?  Both iPhone 4S and iPad 2.  Any help out there????

  • 4. Re: My notes keep disappearing from the notes app in iOS5.  Why?
    Sookie65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I checked my notes in my Yahoo account and there were all my iPad notes!

    Very frustrating though, and I'd like to know why it did that in the first place without any prompting?

    Thanks agin for your help :)

  • 5. Re: My notes keep disappearing from the notes app in iOS5.  Why?
    Sattamander Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Sookie65 -

     

    Same thing here and the best I can figure is that Apple AUTOMATICALLY ties your NOTES entries to the email account you entered under SETTINGS > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Accounts.  But to add to the mystery, first placed I loooked for them when they disappeared was my Yahoo account and they were NOT there.  They should up 3 WEEKS later.

     

    You might want to go to SETTINGS > Notes and see if your Yahoo account is listed there under Default Account.  If so, that is the Why of it.  As to the How, best I can guess is that this is triggered when a backup is made to your computer, but this is a guess.  Needless to say it is very upsetting.  I have since moved  over to Evernotes which is free but a little slower since it does not seem to stay open when you switch apps.