“I made a new email address and I deleted my old one and added the new one to my phone. I noticed I lost all my notes and I need them. how do I get them back without entering my old email address? are the notes and email addresses linked together?”
Actually, if you are sure you have set up an email address on your iPhone for syncing iPhone notes, your iPhone notes will be deleted when your email accounted is deleted or changed. This, fortunately, does not mean you can never recover the notes lost
due to changing an email account.
Restoring from iTunes backup file, however, is not a good option because data that has not been synced to iTunes and included in the iTunes backup file will be overwritten and erased forever while restoring lost notes from previous backup file. By the same token, restoring from iCloud backup can cause data wiping too.
The best way to recover lost notes due to changing an email account is to recover it directly from the iPhone. And it is quite easy to get back the notes lost due to changing email account from your iPhone or iPad and it takes just a few clicks with third party iOS data recovery software iFonebox. What’s more, iFonebox can recover the lost notes due to changing email account from iPhone or iPad selectively and transfer the recovered notes back to your iPhone or iPad again.
You can download a free trial version of iFonebox to have a try before deciding to pay for the full license.
Here is how to recover the notes lost due to changing email accounts selectively with iFonebox from iDevice.
Install and Connect
Install the full version of iFonebox and start it up. Plug in your iPhone to your computer and hit on the popped up button “Start” once your iPhone is recognized and showed on the start-up interface.
Notes: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version carefully according to what kind of computer you are using. If your iDevice cannot be recognized by iFonebox, please check whether you have unlocked your iPhone with the passcode or confirm the prompt message “Trust this computer.”
Choose the Notes to Recover
iFonebox supports recovering up to a dozen of data categories and the notes can be recovered selectively by clicking on the icon for the Notes App.
Recover and Transfer
It will take some time for iFonebox to scan and analyze your data before extracting the notes. Please wait for a while. You can take a preview after the notes items are exported and do some modifications if you prefer. Besides, you can check “Only display the deleted items” to recovered the deleted notes items only before clicking on Recover to Device.
Tips: To make sure you won’t lose the notes any more, you can back up all the notes items on your iPhone to your computer by exporting them to your computer by hitting “Recover to PC for record keeping or printing.