How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPad

Recover iPad notes with Enigma Recovery software

When it was first introduced, Notes for iOS was a very limited text writing app; providing no formatting options or even folders to organise documents. Yet it still proved to be extremely popular for creating to-do lists, drafting emails or pasting information from elsewhere. You could also synchronise with other Apple devices – iPad, Mac and iPhone – so that you were always ready to jot down important notes wherever you were.

And with a handy search function, you even had the ability to locate specific notes by simply typing key words which feature in the documents.

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Since then, the developers have recognised its worth and the app has come on come on leaps and bounds with various new features: picture annotations, folders, measuring ruler, sketching and text formatting. So it’s no surprise that this speedy app, with no delay times or annoying pop-ups, would encourage users to draft up endless amounts of notes – some of which containing passcodes, email addresses, minutes from meeting, etc.

But what happens if these were suddenly wiped by the accidental slip of a finger or a failed iOS update? Unlike a windows PC or a Mac, an iPad doesn’t allow users to restore deleted items from a trash can. So is it even possible to rescue lost notes? The good news is that with Enigma Recovery – a unique recovery software for iPads – you can scan the internal memory of the tablet and locate the missing file paths to where the notes were originally saved.

All it takes is just a few simple steps and, due to the reasonable file-sizes of notes, the data can be retrieved in a matter of minutes.

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How to Recover Notes from Your iPad

Compared to when it was first introduced as a native app on our iPads, Notes has developed into a far more dynamic text editing application. In addition to jotting down simple to-do lists and pasting in information, you can now enjoy the following:

  • Sketch – whether you’re drawing on a blank canvas or drawing notes next to an existing image in your photo library, this handy feature goes beyond the limitations of typing simple text. It even has a ruler to assist you in drawing straight lines and measuring angles.
  • Text formatting – the ability to not only use italics and bold headings, but also bullet-point or number your check-lists. You can also attach imagery and sketches to help annotate your notes.
  • Password protect – the latest iOS 9.3 update provided an added layer of security by enabling passcodes and touch IDs to protect selected notes.

With these additional features, Notes has allowed users to broaden their use of the app and contain more information than just simple text; making the information stored within the app increasingly more valuable. For this reason, users may find the experience of accidental deletion or sudden data loss, very distressing.

Fortunately, the possibility of recovering erased notes is very high. Enigma Recovery is a unique data recovery software that specialises in iOS devices such as the iPad. And one of the applications it works best with, is Notes. All it takes is a few simple steps – connect, scan and retrieve – and all of your important information could be rescued within in minutes. Read below to find out how Enigma Recovery works.

You Will Need:

  1. The iPad to recover from (and a compatible USB cable)
  2. A Laptop or computer with Enigma Recovery installed (free or full version)
  3. Latest version of iTunes

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Connect iPad

Connect your iPhone

Now connect your iPad to the computer, using your USB cable.

Step 3 – Trust Computer

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Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.

Step 4 – Scan device

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Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan Report

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After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view your recovered items.

Step 6 – View your deleted Notes

Step 6 – View your deleted Notes

Select ‘Notes’ to view your recovered iPhone Notes.

Step 7 – Export Notes

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To export your data click ‘Export’ and choose whether to Export all Notes in the tab, or selected Notes only.

That’s it!

We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!

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Software Compatible With:

  • iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd Generation
  • iPad 4th Generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • Devices with up to iOS 10


Victor Hernandez, Marketing Manager helps new and old customers to get the most out of our products. His interest in emerging tech trends have made him a trend seeker when it comes to mobile and recovery solutions

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