The Notes app has to be one of the most productive iOS features. One would think that what makes this app so productive? The main thing about the Notes app is its ability to store tons of information. Notes has actually minimized the use of pens and notebooks. People of the different professions such as students, reporters and even consultants are frequently seen using the Notes app instead of notebooks. Now, all that leads to one question; if the notes app is reliable in terms of keeping the data safe? The answer to that question is yes, it is. However, for further surety, it is always good to create a backup for your Notes.
Why Creating a Back Up for Notes is Important?
No denying that the Notes app is totally secure and keeps your data safe. However, people tend to change their iPhones a lot these days. They upgrade to the newest model as soon as it is available through their network contract. Now changing of the phone means that you must have your data backed up so you can recover it on your new iPhone. Likewise, if you back up the notes then retrieving them on your new device would be easier. So, the people who use this app for storing important information must back up their notes for retrieving and additional protection as well.
Backing Up the Notes on iPhone:
You may have already developed an understanding of why backing up the notes is important. However, it would all mean nothing if you do not know how to do it. Luckily, there are a couple of very simple methods that allow you to backup the notes on the iPhone. All you need to is to read them, grasp them, and apply them regularly. This article will explain the backing up of notes on iCloud, Google, and through a third-party tool.
How to Backup Notes on iPhone via iCloud:
All the iPhone users get 5GB of cloud storage as soon as they create an Apple ID for their device. Given how big the data has become, 5GB is surely not enough. You may have to buy extra iCloud storage if your data is too big. However, if it is less than 5GB then you are good to go. Before starting the process, you just need to make sure that your iPhone has enough battery and a stable internet connection. Once satisfied, here are the steps that you need to follow.
1. Launch the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Now tap on your Apple ID. This is the first option on the Settings.
3. Once on the Apple ID screen, locate and tap on the option iCloud.
4. Now locate the option Notes and toggle its switch on. If it is already toggled on then it means that your Notes have been already backed up on the iCloud.
So, this is how easy it is to back up the notes on the iCloud. Again, it is important to understand that you must have enough cloud storage to accommodate the data. If your iCloud Storage exceeds the storage limit then your data (including notes) won’t be backed up. If it exceeds while you are backing up the notes manually then it will ask you to buy more storage to complete the backup.
How to Backup Notes on iPhone via Google:
By using Google Sync, you can sync your iPhone with Google emails, calendars and contacts. What most people do not know is that you can also backup/sync your notes to your Gmail account. The minimum requirement for this method to work is that your phone must be operating on iOS 7 or later. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
1. If you haven’t already linked the Google account on your iPhone (as you may be using Gmail app separately) then you will need to head to the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Locate the option Passwords and Accounts and tap on it.
3. Now you will be able to see the option Add Account placed under the option iCloud. Tap on this option.
4. Choose the option Google from the list of options available on the screen.
5. Now you will be asked to provide your Gmail account’ credentials to set it up on your iPhone.
6. Once you have provided the details, you will see a few options on the screen. You will see the option Notes toggled off. All you need to do is to toggle its switch on and then hit the option Save at the top-right of the screen.
7. This is it, now your Notes have been synced over the Google account. If you want to check them then sign in to your account and you will find all your notes stored under the label Notes.
Remember, this is just a one-way synchronization. You will be able to edit the notes on your iPhone and they will be updated on the Gmail. However, you cannot edit the notes on Gmail to transfer them on your iPhone.
How to Selectively Backup Notes on iPhone to your PC:
Many people wish to keep a backup file of their iPhone data on their computer as well. Doing it directly via iTunes is one way to go about the business. However, if you wish to selectively backup the Notes on the PC then you may have to take the assistance from a third-party tool. Dr Fone is one of the best tools for selective backups. One primary reason for choosing this software is its reliability and easy-to-use interface. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
1. Download the Dr Fone Software on your PC.
2. Install it and launch it on your PC.
3. Now connect your iPhone to the PC using the original charging cable.
4. The software will scan and detect the types of files you have on your device. Select the ones you want to backup. It should be the file that contains all your notes.
5. Let the software take its time to scan the backup file. How long would it take largely depends on the size of the backup file.
6. Once scanned, select the files you want to save on your PC. If you only want to save the notes then checkmark the box next to the option Notes. Click on the option Export to PC followed by clicking the option Export only this File.
7. Select the destination where you want your Notes to be saved. Let the process finish and then you will be able to access your Notes in the chosen destination.
Backing up the notes has become so easy now. The best method of backing up the notes is iCloud, but if you do not have enough storage then Google or Dr Fone can be really helpful. Make a habit of backing up all your data including notes as it can come really handy in case you get mugged or lose your iPhone somewhere.