How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to Computer

How to Transfer notes from iphone to computer

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3 Easy Ways to Backup Your iPhone Notes

The iPhone Notes app is a great way to quickly jot down important information without needing a notepad. iPhone note taking has evolved over the years from short text notes to a Notes powerhouse it is today, with checklists, tables, handwritten scribbles, as well as image and video attachments.

This article will guide you through 3 easy methods to backup your iPhone notes:

  1. Backup iPhone Notes to Computer with TouchCopy
  2. Export Notes from iPhone to iCloud
  3. Save Notes by Sharing on Email / Messages

Extra: How to transfer notes from iPhone to Android.

1. Backup iPhone Notes to Your Computer with TouchCopy

First up is our most robust method. The TouchCopy app for Windows and Mac allows for the quick and easy transfer of notes and other files from your iPhone to your computer. It provides complete control over which data you'd like to transfer, without any iTunes syncs, or iCloud access.

Here's a quick guide on how to use TouchCopy to transfer notes from iPhone to computer without iCloud. For full details of what TouchCopy can do with your notes, please see the TouchCopy user guide.

  1. Open TouchCopy and connect your iPhone.
  2. Click the Notes tab to view your iPhone notes on your computer
  3. Select an individual note or a folder of notes or that you wish to backup.
  4. Click on Copy to PDF, HTML or Text to backup notes in your chosen format.
  5. Select a backup location on your computer to save selected notes along with attachments.
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2. Export Notes from iPhone to iCloud

Exporting notes to iCloud is easy, and means that you can access the notes on any device which uses your Apple ID. Your notes will be stored in iCloud, and even when you make a new note, which will be automatically stored in iCloud too. Keep in mind, however, that you only get 5GB of iCloud space free - if you are storing photos and videos in iCloud as well, it can quickly fill up. You can pay monthly for more iCloud storage.

Enable iCloud storage for your iPhone notes...

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. Toggle Notes to On.
  3. Your notes will upload to iCloud.
  4. Sign in to iCloud on another device to access your notes.
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3. Share Notes using Email / Message

Next up is a quick little method for those users who wish to transfer only a couple of notes. You can share iPhone notes via email or message, but you can only send 1 note at a time.

In this way, you can send a note to a contact, or even send it to your own email address so that you can access it from another computer or device. Let's see how it's done...

  1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the note you wish to send.
  3. Tap the share icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Select which channel you would like to use to send your message.
  5. Send!

As you can see below, you can send a note via such channels as Airdrop, Message, Mail, Messenger, WhatsApp and more!

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