"Notes won't sync between my iPhone and iPad - Recently, my notes stopped syncing between my iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd gen). I've never had this issue before. When I try to turn on Notes under the iCloud settings, it says 'Create a free @icloud.com email address to turn on Notes.' This is frustrating me because I've never had to do this for my Notes to sync between devices. Can someone please help and tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance."
One of the biggest advantages of Apple devices is that you could nearly sync all things between your iDevices including iPad, iPhone and iPod. However, sometimes you may fail to sync data and files between iOS devices. We've received a great number of questions on iOS device sync issue. In this post, we would like to show you solution on how to sync notes from iPad to iPhone in detail.
Solution 1: How to Sync Notes from iPad to iPhone via iCloud
If you have an iCloud account (specifically refers to @icloud.com type), you could easily sync Notes from iPad to iPhone via iCloud. The @icloud.com account which will allow you to sync notes across the devices. The below steps would show you how to sync Notes from iPad to iPhone via iCloud.
- On both of your iPad and iPhone devices, log in with the same @icloud.com account.
- On both iPad and iPhone devices, open "Settings > (your name) > iCloud" option to toggle on "Notes" option.
- Then, create your notes on your iPad. It will automatically sync notes from iPad to iPhone.
It should be noted that only new notes will be synced with iCloud. For the old ones you have to do it manually. (Copy from one account and paste to the other, which is detailed described below.)
Solution 2: How to Transfer Notes from iPad to iPhone via Sharing
Actually, you could also transfer notes from iPad to iPhone via email, AirDrop, other instant messaging apps like Facebook and Twitter, etc. The below steps would show you how to transfer notes from iPad to iPhone by sharing.
- Open the Notes app on your iPad.
- Go to the note you want to transfer from iPad to iPhone.
- Click the share button on the upper-hand corner.
- Then, you will see different options to share notes from iPad to iPhone, like Message, Mail, Twitter, Facebook, AirDrop.
- Select any one you prefer to and then finish the afterwards to share notes from iPad to iPhone (choose your iPhone as target).
Solution 3: How to Transfer Notes from iPad to iPhone via iTransfer
As we've mentioned above, iCloud only supports to sync newly created notes from iPad to iPhone. And the Share feature in Notes app is actually not that user friendly. Is there any way to directly transfer notes from iPad to iPhone? Of course yes. Leawo iTransfer is such kind of a 3rd-party iOS data transfer software app that could help you directly transfer notes from iPad to iPhone. It enables you to directly select notes from iPad to iPhone for transferring.
☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
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Download and install this iTransfer on your computer. The below steps would show you how to get notes from iPad to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer.
Step 1. Launch the software
Launch Leawo iTransfer and plug iPad to computer via USB cable. iPad will be automatically detected and displayed on the left sidebar.
Step 2. Export notes from iPad to computer
Go to "iPad > Library > Notes" tab. You could see all notes on your iPad. Preview and then select the notes you want to transfer to iPhone. After selecting notes, click the "Export" button to export notes from iPad to computer.
Step 3. Set output directory
You need then set an output directory on your computer.
Step 4. Import notes from computer to iPhone
Disconnect your iPad with computer after transferring notes from iPad to computer. Then connect your iPhone with computer. You will see your iPhone icon on the left side bar. Navigate to the "iPhone > LIBRARY > Notes" tab and then click the "Import" button to import notes you've exported from iPad just now on your computer.
After importing, all iPad notes are now moved to iPhone. Leawo iTransfer supports up to 14 types of data and files for you to manage from computer, including: photos, videos, music, contact, note, books, etc. You could transfer and manage all these data and files between iOS devices and computer. If you're using a Mac computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for Mac for iOS data transferring and managing on Mac.