3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2013 12:40 AM by aniversareirry
brett.sunku Level 1 Level 1

I had a lot of important information written in my notes and lost it during my last backup. Foolishly I checked the box 'replace information on my iphone' with my gmail notes account. Is there a way to recover the lost information from my notes that was only on my iPhone?


Thank you so much for your help.

iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.1
  • whatheck Level 5 Level 5

    Nope, not if you choose to replace the data and there isn't a backup through iTunes or iCloud.


    Some people may suggest that you search the web for a service that will recover data erased from a drive, but it's usually expensive and it isn't guaranteed to work.

  • brett.sunku Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much for your response.


    I find this hard to believe however as I backed-up the iPhone to iTunes without chosing to replace the data only the night before. Isn't that backup from a night before available? Can't I just remove the most recent backup and use the one previous?

  • aniversareirry Level 1 Level 1

    If you synced your phone while these notes were still on it and you haven't synced again since they were deleted, you may be able to recover them by restoring your phone to your last backup (the backup includes notes).  This will revert your settings and data to those contained in the backup (not just notes) so be sure to save any more recent data prior to restoring).  To do this:


    Without connecting your phone, open iTunes on your computer and go to Preferences, on the Devices tab check "Prevent...from syncing automatically".

    Connect your phone to your computer, right-click on the name of your phone when it appears in iTunes on the left sidebar and select Restore from Backup, choose your most recent backup to restore from.

    When this finishes you can go back to iTunes>Prerferences>Devices and re-enable automatic syncing.