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Question: Notes slow and unreliable after ios 11

Hi all,


Notes has been slow and unreliable for me after the upgrade to ios11.


The app constantly crashes or freezes

When entering search terms that I *know* are in the database, it comes up blank.

Whereas notes used to be sorted by most recently edited, now they sometimes come up in random order.

Problems now manifest on my macbook pro, and on the icloud web interface.


I have been in touch with Apple and they suggested turning icloud sync on and off. I did so, and it took over an hour to re-sync.


I suspect that something about the ios11 upgrade introduced a corruption into the notes database. If this is the case, any advice on how I can go about repairing the database? Or any thoughts on other causes of this issue?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 14, 2017 3:39 PM in response to professional_photog In response to professional_photog

Since you don't own or have administrator access to the database, you don't really have any options outside of starting from scratch. You can copy your notes to another application, completely wipe your Notes applications on each device affected, then copy the text back and see what happens.

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