I am using the Notes app on iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10.2.1. I don't use iCloud.

However, a few days ago, the Notes app stopped loading all my notes. My notes app shows nothing.

However, when I search for a note using Spotlight Search, I can see the search result. When I tap on it, it opens the Notes app and showing an endless loading animation on the top of screen. Again, it doesn't load the notes.

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Is there any way to fix this problem and recover my notes either by transferring them to a Mac/PC or just fix the Notes app to load all my notes?

  • It could be that you need to update or that the battery may need to be replaced to maximize performance. Jul 9 '20 at 21:38
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    Thanks for reply is there any way to copy all the notes from terminal to MacBook or pc without updating? Jul 9 '20 at 23:26
  • I think you can share via iCloud or AirDrop. But again, the notes don’t load. You may want to update and see how it goes. It is always a good idea to keep your device up-to-date. Jul 10 '20 at 1:15
  • @JBallin I never used icloud to backup notes before this problem! Should i add iCloud account? Jul 10 '20 at 17:48
  • Why aren’t you using icloud? In that case, I would plug the phone into ur Mac and create a backup (and try to confirm the notes are indeed backed up). And then I would try connecting to icloud to see if that does anything. If not, I would restore from the backup. Possibly you can get to the raw notes within the backup itself? Just spitballing, hope that helps.
    – JBallin
    Jul 10 '20 at 17:51

You need to make sure you are looking in the right folder. When you open Notes, you should see the word Folders near the top of the window to the left. Tap on Folders and it will list all the Folders in Notes. Select the folder you want and the Notes app should display all the notes in that folder.

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    Thanks for reply. Folders show only on my phone and notes folder ( see the pic i posted) Jul 9 '20 at 23:45

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