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This article explains how to export notes from an iPhone using CopyTrans Contacts. The method works with any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as with all recent Windows editions. If your notes are stored in some associated account, we have a more specific guides on how to back up iCloud notes and how to transfer notes from Gmail or Yahoo.

Follow the steps below to transfer notes from iPhone to computer:

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:

    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing, check the installation guide.

  3. Run the program and connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.

  4. In the main CopyTrans Contacts window, click the Note icon on the left-hand side panel. To transfer notes from iCloud, Gmail, or Yahoo, set up a cloud account in CopyTrans Contacts.main copytrans contacts window focused on notes section

  5. IMPORTANT: even though you see the “Edit notes” button in the screenshot, editing notes is no longer possible in iOS 11 and above due to Apple limitations.

  6. Select the notes you wish to transfer from iPhone from the notes list. To select several notes, hold down the CTRL key or use the check boxes. You can select all iPhone notes at once by pressing CTRL + A or by checking the box next to “Notes”. Click on the “Export selected” button to initiate iPhone notes backup. iphone notes backup

  7. Choose how to export the notes from iPhone. In this case we clicked “To a file (all note formats)”. As you see you can export your notes from iPhone to Outlook. iphone notes backup

  8. Navigate to the location on your PC where you wish to transfer your notes from iPhone and click OK. iphone notes backup

  9. Your iPhone notes will be backed up to your PC in the form of individual files.

How to export iPhone notes to PC in TXT format?

CopyTrans Contacts by default will export your iPhone notes to your computer in the form of .html files. If you would like to export notes to your PC in *.txt files instead, follow the steps below. The steps are also valid for any iOS device such as your iPad or iPod Touch.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article.

  3. Run the program from CopyTrans Control Center and connect your device.

  4. From the main CopyTrans Contacts window navigate to “More” and then to “Settings”: click more and then settings

  5. Click the “Advanced settings” button. click more and then settings

  6. In the Search box of the newly-appeared window, type “export.as” to find “notes.export.as_text” parameter. After this, change the value from “no” to “yes”. Press Enter.ipad notes to pc

  7. That’s it, now you can export your notes in TXT format.

Transfer notes from iPhone to computer – YouTube tutorial



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