---From Apple Support Community
There are more other occasions to lose iPhone notes. But to recover deleted or lost notes, you generally have 3 methods.
No. 1: Recover Notes from iOS Devices without Backup
NO. 2: Recover Notes from iTunes Backup
No. 3: Recover Notes from iCloud Backup
Now let’s have a detailed look at each method step by step.
Part 1. Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone/iPad after iOS 8 Update
In any cases, as long as you didn’t use your device after notes lost, that is, the space is not overwritten by iOS system or other files, you can recover notes this way!
What you need is a piece of iPhone data recovery software. More and more iPhone data recovery software pours out, so the key to get your notes back is to choose reliable and good-reviewed recovery software. I used Tenoshare Data Recovery for testing and it proved to be a good one. So I will take it as the example to demonstrate how to recover lost notes from iPhone without backup.
Step 1: Download and install the free trial version at first to see whether notes are recoverable.
Note: In the trial version, you can preview the files. If the files are available to preview, then you can register to the full version to do the recovery. Free version can’t really recover files for you.
Step 2: Start to scan your iPhone after connected and run the program.
Step 3: When scan is done, then it’s the time to preview.
Step 4: After preview, you can start the recovery process by registering it with registration key.
Step 5: Specify a save path for your recovered notes when window pops up.
Part 2. Retrieve Notes Deleted after iOS 8 Update from iTunes Backup (free)
If you are fortunate and have a habit to backup iPhone before update, you can restore lost data from iTunes backup. This is free without software. Go to iTunes > Preference >Devices, you will see a list of backup files here. Choose the right one according to the data and device name, then scroll down to “Restore from Backup”.
Part 3. Recover Deleted Notes from iCloud Backup
Some users preferred to use iCloud backup to save their data. If so, you can restore iPhone from iCloud backup. Login to iCloud with your Apple ID and password, find your backup and click restore.
Note: If you failed to recover notes from iTunes or iCloud backup, you are suggested to use the first method. As you can see, iPhone data recovery software offers 3 methods to recover data. So if you can’t recover your notes with free methods, please try this iPhone data recovery software.