How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone [5 Easy Ways]
Gone are the days when you need a pen and notebook around to take notes. With the Notes app on your iPhone, you can easily jot down anything like to-do lists, ideas, grocery lists, a rough draft of your work, notes from a meeting or class, etc. Some of these notes are so important that you may want to keep even after upgrading to a new iPhone. But how to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone? Retyping those notes on your new iPhone is tedious and time-consuming. To save you from trouble, this article will walk you through 5 ways to do notes transfer to new iPhone easily and quickly.
Part 1: How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone Using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer
Part 2: How to AirDrop Notes from iPhone to iPhone
Part 3: How to Copy Notes from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes
Part 4: How to Transfer Notes from Old iPhone to New iPhone via iCloud
Part 5: How to Transfer Notes from One iPhone to Another via Email
Coolmuster Mobile Transfer can help you copy notes from iPhone to iPhone without hassle. It is a data transfer software which enables you to transfer various files between mobile phones. For iOS to iOS transfer, it supports notes (only in versions under iOS 10), calendars, contacts, safari bookmarks and books. The transferring process is simple. After three steps: connect > select > transfer, your notes will be transferred from iPhone to iPhone correctly.
Apart from iOS to iOS transfer, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer also allows you to transfer files from iOS to Android, Android to iOS, and Android to Android. When you switch to a new phone, this useful tool can make data transfer simpler and quicker.
Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is compatible with most iPhone models, including iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max/XR/XS/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE/5C/5t, etc.
Note: Currently, the notes transfer function of Coolmuster Mobile Transfer only applies to earlier versions of iOS 10.
Download Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your PC or Mac:
How to transfer notes from iPhone to iPhone using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer:
Step 1. Download and run Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your computer, click Mobile Transfer from the toolbox.
Step 2. Connect both iPhone to computer with USB cables. Unlock your devices and tap "Trust" if the "Trust this computer" notification is prompted. The software will detect your devices automatically.
Step 3. When your iPhones are detected, make sure that the sending iPhone is under the Source phone position. After confirming, you can check the box of Notes and then click Start Copy to transfer notes from one iPhone to another.
You can also use AirDrop, the built-in feature in Apple products, to transfer notes from one iPhone to another. It works just like Bluetooth in Android. You can use it to transfer documents, photos, notes, contacts, and many other files between Apple devices wirelessly.
Follow the steps below to AirDrop notes from iPhone to iPhone:
Step 1. Enable AirDrop on your devices
On both your iPhones, head to the Control Center and then enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi first. Then long-press this section to open AirDrop. Tap AirDrop and make your iPhone to be found by Everyone or Contacts Only as you like.
Step 2. Send notes from iPhone to another
Now open the Notes app on the sending iPhone, go to the notes you need to transfer and tap the Share icon > select the AirDrop option > tap the other iPhone's name to send the AirDrop.
Step 3. Receive the notes
On your target iPhone, tap Accept to save the notes.
Tip: If AirDrop doesn't work properly, check this guide on How to Fix AirDrop Not Working on iPhone.
Another feasible way to export notes from iPhone is by using iTunes. But this method is not straightforward. You will need to back up your old iPhone to computer via iTunes first, and then restore the backup which contains notes to your new iPhone.
How to transfer notes from one iPhone to another using iTunes:
Step 1. Back up old iPhone to computer
- Connect your old iPhone to computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.
- Click the device icon and then tap Summary in the iTunes window.
- Then, select This Computer and hit Back Up Now.
After backing up all the files, including notes from old iPhone to PC, you can disconnect your iPhone from PC.
Step 2. Restore backup to new iPhone
- Now connect your new iPhone to computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes.
- Likewise, click on the device icon and go to Summary.
- Click Restore Backup and select the backup that was created from your old iPhone. After restoring, you can check if the old iPhone's notes are all moved to your new iPhone correctly.
If your new iPhone hasn't been set up, it could be a good way to transfer notes from old iPhone to new iPhone from iCloud backup. However, if the target iPhone has already been set up, you will need to erase it first.
How to transfer notes from old iPhone to new iPhone via iCloud backup:
Step 1. Back up old iPhone to iCloud
Open the Settings app > [your name] > iCloud > enable iCloud Backup > Tap Back Up Now.
Step 2. Erase your new iPhone
Now switch to your new iPhone, open Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > tap Erase iPhone to confirm.
Step 3. Transfer notes to new iPhone via iCloud backup
Follow the prompts to set up your new iPhone. When you see the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup > choose the backup to restore.
Email is very useful when it comes to transferring small-sized files between different devices. If you only got a few notes to transfer, you can simply email them from your iPhone to another.
How to transfer notes to new iPhone via email:
Step 1. Launch the Notes app on your old iPhone.
Step 2. Go to the notes you want to send and then tap the Share icon in the upper-right corner.
Step 3. Select the Mail option and send the email to yourself with the notes attached.
Step 4. You can then open the email and download the attachment on your new iPhone.
Importing notes from iPhone to iPhone is not difficult. The above methods should help you complete the notes transfer easily. If your iPhones are running older than iOS 10, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a good choice. It offers a quick and stable solution to transfer files between phones. If your iPhones are running the latest iOS versions, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer can help you transfer calendars, contacts, safari bookmarks, and books between your devices.