Recover iPad Lost Notes Attachments After Install To iOS 10.3

restore missing notes attachments after update to ios 10.3

“I used notes almost everyday to record whatever stuffs, sometimes even attach some images with it, but after update to iOS 10.3 I only can see texts but not the those attached images. Could you please help me? Thank you very much!!”

Notes is considered one of the convenient and useful apps on every Apple devices. You could mark down your important meeting notes, daily thoughts, or any information by keying in inside, plus you can add attachments on your notes too. However, it is kind of inconvenient if your important notes missing due to several reasons such as remove email account on your iPhone (if you sync your notes with it), iOS upgrade, factory reset and so on. If you happen the same thing like the user above, don’t panic. Here we’ll guide on how to recover iPad lost notes attachments after install iOS 10.3 with only simple few clicks.

Something similar: How do I recover all my lost notes on iPad Air 2?

To restore missing notes attachments after update to iOS 10.3, actually you have various ways to get them back if you have backup them earlier. You can access to your iTunes/iCloud backup files and restore from there. Retrieve directly from iTunes/iCloud backup files is agreeable but you only able to restore the whole backup files content but not the single notes attachments. Therefore, you need helps from a iOS data recovery tool to help to extract and retrieve lost notes attachments on iOS 10.3. Check it out!


In here I’m recommending  iFonebox. iFonebox is a safe, secure and user-friendly iOS data recovery software, allows you to recover as much as 16 types of data from iOS device. In addition, iFonebox supports extract and retrieve data from iTunes and iCloud backup files selectively. iFonebox also able to recover lost data when iPhone screen broken, stuck on Apple logo, iOS update failure, factory reset etc.

How To Recover iPad Lost Notes Attachments After Install To iOS 10.3?
Preparation to recover lost notes:

  1. Your iPhone
  2. USB cable
  3. Windows PC or Macbook
  4. Download and install iFonebox – iFonebox is supporting Windows version & Mac version. Select the version accordance to your PC and begin

Method 1: Recover Lost Notes From iOS Device Directly
Launch software with device connected. When you got no backup files for your deleted notes you still can retrieve your lost notes by tapping “Recover from iOS device” as your recovery mode. You need to connect your phone via USB cable, don’t forget to tap “Trust the computer” on your iPhone screen if this is the first time you connect your iPhone to PC. Then, click “Start” to begin.

Scan, preview and recover. Select “Notes Attachments” under “Media Data” column and then start to scan. When finish scanning, you are able to preview and select the notes attachments you want to recover and tap “Recover to PC” button.

Method 2: Extract & Restore Missing Notes Attachments From iTunes Backup
Run the software and scan your backup files. Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable.  Select “Recover from iTunes backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your itunes backup files. Click start scan. PS: Please click “select more” if you do not found your backup file on the interface.

Scan, preview and recover notes. Choose “Notes Attachments” under “Media Data” column and then start scanning. When done scan, you can preview and select the notes attachments you want to recover and tap “Recover to PC” button.

Method 3: Extract & Retrieve Lost Notes Attachments from iCloud backup
Launch the software and sign in iCloud. Launch iFonebox. Select “Recover from iCloud backup” as the recovery mode. Please log in your apple ID and password before proceed to next step.

Download and extract iCloud Backup. You need to select the backup you want to recover by clicking “Download”. You may only select Notes to reduce the download time. The speed of downloading is based on the number of your data.When you done downloaded the iCloud backup, you can select “Notes” item and start scanning.iCloud-data-select

Preview and Restore. After scanning, you can turn on the button “Only display the deleted” to narrow down the results to save your time. The next is select notes attachments you want to recover and tap “Recover to PC” button.

In summary, even if you have backup or without backup, iFonebox could help you to recover lost notes attachments after iOS update. Kind reminder, if you have important notes, we would like to advise you to backup regularly and frequently.

How To Recover Deleted Notes to iPad Selectively?


As one the core apps comes stock with iOS, Notes app can be used to take down a lot of important things in our daily life and work. We take notes about your travel planning, how we would like to decorate a new house, what we are going to shop from a supermarket, and the partnership proposal you will offer to your partner, what you should eat every day when you are on diet and the list goes on. Thus the notes takes such an important role in your life and work, and you cannot afford losing them. Continue reading