iPhone saves our notes in the Notes app locally or sync them to iCloud server if the iCloud Notes sync has been enabled. In an earlier article, we demonstrated how you can download notes from iCloud to your computer. Other than iCloud notes, iPhone also allows users to save notes locally on your device without syncing them to remote cloud server. To do this, from your home screen, go to Settings >> Notes, then find and enable “On My iPhone” account or “On My iPad” account if you are on an iPad. After that open the Notes app on your iOS device, you should see a folder “On My iPhone” (or “On My iPad”) that you can use to create and store notes locally on your device.
Now you want to transfer a copy of all your notes from iPhone to computer, is it possible?
Send notes via emails from iPhone
Notes can be viewed individually on your iPhone. When viewing an individual note, you’ll notice a Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the interface. Tap this button, you will see a list of all sharing options available to you. Choose Mail, the selected note will be inserted to a new email and you can then compose and send it to yourself through email. After that log in the same email account from computer to access, view or download the iPhone note.
Notes transfer via email however can’t help us batch backup or send multiple notes from iPhone to computer or other phones. Today, we’ll show you how you can easily back up your existing notes, including iCloud notes and locally-stored notes, from your iPhone to computer using a professional iPhone backup tool. Unlike iTunes, this tool supports selective data backup & restore and you have the option to view iPhone notes on computer, export iPhone notes to computer, transfer iPhone notes to another device, etc.
Backup notes from iPhone to computer without iTunes
Download this iPhone data backup & restore to your PC or Mac, then install it on your computer. You can also directly download it below.
Note that this is a toolkit with various useful tools for iOS devices, such as data recovery, data transfer, data backup & restore, data eraser, system repair, etc. Choose Backup & Restore from its home screen, then connect your iPhone to computer via USB. You will firstly see a screen with options to either backup your device or view previous backups. Select and proceed to the iOS backup, you will get a screen like below.
There are mainly three steps to backup your notes from iPhone to computer.
- Step 1. select Notes & Attachments in the file selection section
- Step 2. choose Backup path where you like to save iPhone notes and other data on your computer
- Step 3. click Backup button to start copying data from iPhone to computer
After you have backed up all the selected files and documents from iPhone to computer, you can view the iPhone notes on your PC or Mac, export the notes to computer, restore them to an iPhone or iPad.
Attached files in notes, such as pictures, will also be backed up using this iPhone backup tool.