My Notes have been disappearing from my iPhone. It began happening with my iPhone 3G, and now happens with my iPhone 4. I am truly puzzled by why this is happening. I use the Notes app to store certain info. And it would be great if they didn't delete themselves. I also notice that since this happening, I've been getting every Note I create in my email, seemingly after it deletes itself from my phone. I'm sure this will be something very stupid that I'm missing, but is there a setting I accidentally turned on or something? Or is this an actual bug?
Actually, it’s not the icon but the note contents disappear. The disappearance of note icon usually happens on jailbroken iPhone. Many people rely on Notes to store their important information. Now that the Notes icon is missing, you may be in a panic mode. If the icon is moved into a folder in home screen, but you cannot find it out, you can go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. If you try to find some recovery software to save your notes, it still would waste some precious time which would put off getting your notes back. How about trying iPhone Data Recovery? This awesome iPhone recovery tool can quickly retrieve all the disappeared notes.
Free download the trial version below and follow the specific steps: Note:iPhone Data Recovery provides you with 3 ways to recover notes: recover notes from iTunes backup, directly scan to recover notes from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and recover notes from iCloud.
Tutorial 1: Recover iPhone Notes from iTunes backup
Choose the iTunes Backup
After the installation, choose Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the main window. All of your iTunes backup files will be listed as shown on the window below. Select the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to extract the content.
Preview and recover disappeared notes
The scan will last a few seconds. When it completes, you can see the interface below. All the contents in the backup file are extracted and displayed in clear categories. Mark those notes you want back and save them on your computer.
Tutorial 2: How to Recover Notes from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS Directly
Connect device to the computer and start scan
Launch the program and connect your device to the computer. Click "Recover from iOS Device", you'll get an interface as follows. For people using iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad with Retina Display, iPad mini, iPad Air, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5, you can directly click "Start Scan" to scan your device. If you use iPhone 4/3GS, please turn to “Advance Mode” first.
Preview and Recover Lost Notes
After the scan, you can preview all the content that has been found before recovery. For notes, you can preview them in the category of Notes. Mark those you want and click "Recover", and you can save them on your computer as a HTML file on your computer.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your device. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button on the top to Only display the deleted items.
Tutorial 3: How to Recover Notes from iCloud
Choose the Recovery Mode and Sign in iCloud Account
Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" when launch iPhone Data Recovery. Then, sign in your iCloud account.
Choose and Download iCloud Backup
You can see a few backup files in your account. Choose one of them and download it. Then click “Scan” button to extract notes.
Preview and Restore iPhone Notes from iCloud
The scanning process will cost you a while. When the scan finishes, choose “Notes” under “Memos & Others” and preview notes one by one. Then save those you want back by clicking “Recover” button.