Why iPhone Notes Disappeared and How to Get Them Back?

iPhone notes disappeared after update to iOS 14.1 or 14.2? Get 4 Methods to get them back.

iPhone notes app is the default app that people use to record shopping lists, to-do lists, writing inspiration, and so on. And the iOS updates improve the notes app to be better every time and make the noting easy and funny.

However, there are always some users facing update issues and suddenly losing notes from their iPhone.  If you are one of these guys, this post may be helpful for you to get back your lost data.

Let’s check why your notes disappear? And get some free tricks to retrieve your notes back.

3 Reasons That Why Your iPhone Notes Disappeared

There are 3 reasons I summarized why your iPhone notes missing.

Reason 1. Forget to turn on Cloud Notes.

You’ll find there are some folders, like iCloud, Gmail, and On MY IPHONE when you tap into the Notes app on your iPhone. These folders are the places where the notes are usually stored.

For people who like to store notes using cloud storage, such as Gmail or iCloud, they may get all cloud notes disappearing after an iOS update since they may easily forget to turn on the iCloud or Gmail sync service to get notes back to their device after software update.

Reason 2. iOS 14 Update Errors.

Surely, some errors and bugs may occur during updating to the new iOS 14. And this may delete your photos, messages, or messages and note contents with the pictures, and attaches. In this case, the iPhone backup will be the lifesaver to get notes back to the iPhone.

Reason 3. Manually Deletion.

The notes may be deleted by some people or mistakenly removed by you. If you are lucky, you may find these deleted notes on the Recently Deleted Folder. And if the Recently deleted folder is empty, then it’s hard for you to get them back except you seek help from some professional iPhone data recovery programs.

4 Methods to Retrieve Your Lost Notes from iPhone

Based on the reasons, there are some tips and tools you can use to retrieve your missing notes from iPhone.

1. Retrieve disappeared Notes from Cloud

Sync Notes with iCloud
Sync Notes with iCloud

If you have synced notes from iCloud, Gmail, or some other cloud storage service to your iPhone, you can get your cloud notes back by turning on notes sync using the accounts.

  1. Go to Settings app > Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Choose Account and tap to turn on Notes sync.

2. Recover all Notes from iPhone Backup

Think back, have you backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud? If you have done some backups, you have a chance to get back all of your disappeared notes from the iPhone, cause the backup may contain your lost notes.

Apple posted an article about how to restore iPhone from backup. And you can restore your device to get your disappeared notes from the iPhone backup.

Some iPhone backup viewer helps you preview notes on iTunes backup and iCloud backup. Thus if you are not sure whether there are the missing notes and attached images stored on backup, you can have a try on the tools.

3. Recover Notes from Recently Deleted

Manually deleted notes will be automatically stored on the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days before they are permanently erased from your device. So just check the Recently Deleted folder on your Notes app to restore them.

4. Find an expert to get back missing notes

If all of these methods can’t solve your problem to get back your important notes, you can Google an iPhone recovery service and call them to recover your missing notes. And here we also listed some iPhone data recovery software that you may like to have a test.

The Ultimate Guide to Deleting Mac Apps

Cannot delete an app from your Mac? Or you want to fully remove some programs along with the leftover files? This article provides you with 4 methods to get apps property removed from Mac.

Problem: I bought a 128G MacBook in 2013. It worked well without any storage problem in the beginning years. But recently, I found the Mac disk space was always full although I’ve moved almost all my photos, videos, and documents to the iCloud.

Apps Take Almost Up To 50GB on My Mac
Apps Take Almost Up To 50GB on My Mac

Mac storage usage bar showed the apps is almost taking up to 50GB. I have no choice but to look for ways to uninstall rarely-used and unwanted apps to slim down my computer for a good system healthy. As a result, I collected 4 methods which I think would be very helpful.

  1. Long-Click to Delete Using LaunchPad
  2. Drag-and-drop from Application to Trash
  3. Manually delete app leftover
  4. Third-party app

Long-Click to delete apps through LaunchPad

This is a way just like that of you delete an app on the iPhone. This way is fast but it is only suitable to delete apps that you downloaded from the Mac App Store.

  1. Click LanuchPad and find the app you want to delete
  2. Click and hold the app icon until it wiggles
  3. Click the “X” to delete the app and confirm.

Drag-and-drop apps from the Application to Trash

Drag-and-Drop to Trash is a people-often-used method to remove files on the Mac computer. And if you want to remove a program on a Mac, just simply drag and drop its original app file to Trash bin from the Application folder.

  1. Go to the Applications folder thought the Spotlight
  2. Search the app you are going to remove
  3. Direct drag and drop it to the Trash folder
  4. Empty the Trash to permanently delete it from your Mac

Manually Delete App Leftovers

Both the above ways won’t remove app leftovers like caches and preference files to fully clean the storage space of your hard drive.

Actually, while installing and using an app, its temporary files, caches, cookies, downloaded documents, or similar files may be generated into some Mac folders, including

  • ~/Library
  • ~/Library/Application Support
  • ~/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Containers
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • ~/Library/Preferences
  • ~/Library/PreferencePanes

And the below folders may also store the app leftover files if you installed the app using APK installer or the app required admin privileges when first running on Mac.

  • /Library/Extensions
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • /Library/PreferencePanes
  • /Library/Preferences

To manually delete leftovers, just follow the below steps,

You may mistakenly delete some important files in this way if you don’t know much about technique skills. So we list this method in the end.

  1. Shut down the app you are going to remove. Make sure the app stops all processes in Activity Monitor, or you may not completely remove its leftovers.
  2. Go to each of the above folders we mentioned above
  3. Search the name of the app to find its leftovers.
  4. Drag and drop all the leftover files to the Trash Bin and empty them.

Use Third-Party Mac App Uninstaller

Mac app uninstallers will help you easily pick out the old/large programs with leftover files to have a quick and complete erase. Besides, it will be safer than the way of your manually deleting.

Some of these third-party apps will provide you an easy-to-use interface, with which you can drag an app to know all its related files. And you can easily remove all your selected files by 1 click.

Can’t delete the app because It is Open? Get solution!

Sometimes you may get an error saying “Can’t delete the app because It is Open”. Actually, this means the app process is still running in the background so that you can’t remove it. To fix this problem, you should go to the Activity Monitor to stop the process.

  1. Use Spotlight to search Activity Monitor.
  2. Select the CPU tap and find the app that you can’t delete.
  3. Double-click the app and then quit it.
  4. If it pops up a window asking you whether to force quit, just force quit it.
  5. Now you can delete the app successfully.

Top 6 Best iOS System Recovery Software

Get 6 top best iOS system recovery programs to fix the iPhone system issues without requiring any tech skill. (Read my reviews on Reiboot, Dr.Fone system repair, Fixppo, Tuneskit, AnyFix, and RecBoot.)

Apple is well known for its high-quality iPhone and iPad devices. However, even Apple cannot immune to system issues happening on these devices. You know that each iOS update comes with complaints about the system bugs and issues, such as iPhone stucking problems and iTunes not connecting errors.

Actually, it’s not rocket science to do system recovery for some people who know well about technology and system knowledge. And it may spend only a few minutes to get the iOS system problem solved.

However, it may be different for you. Therefore, a handy tool will be a nice choice.

Top 6 Best iOS System Recovery Software List – No Technique Required

There are so many desktop-based system repair tools for iPhone and iPad. So I just listed some top ones that I think could be better than those I didn’t list. Notice that all these tools are commercial applications that are not free for all their features.

1. Tenorshare Reiboot

Tenorshare Reiboot
Tenorshare Reiboot

Reiboot by Tenorshare is a utility specially designed for iPhone system repair. With this tool, you can easily fix more than 150+ system issues you may face on Apple devices (Apple TV is also included).

The advantage of Reiboot is that it’s free of charge to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode (support.apple.com/iphone/restore error). And it’s fully compatible with the latest iOS 14 beta. That means, this tool also works if you get system issues while or after updating to the new betas.

2. iMyFone Fixppo

iMyFone Fixppo
iMyFone Fixppo

Fixppo is a professional iOS system recovery tool developed by iMyFone to help people get the iOS device system back to normal. And this product has been recommended by some famous tech sites like MacWorld and TechAdvisor.

Similar to Reiboot, Fixppo is also be used to help you get the device out of system stuck or connect problems when you want to sync, update, restore, and backup your iPhone and iPad. Moreover, the free edition also contains the feature of 1-click enter & exit Recovery Mode.

3. iMobie AnyFix

AnyFix iOS System Recovery
AnyFix iOS System Recovery

AnyFix is a brand-new iOS system repair tool developed by iMobie. With this tool, you can easily fix most of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes issues, including iPhone disable, iPhone won’t turn on, iPad screen frozen, iTunes won’t connect, and so on.

Just like Reiboot, AnyFix is also working on the computer and requires you to connect your devices first to start the fix process. What makes AnyFix different is its unique interface and longest 60-day money-back guarantee.

4. Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS)

DrFone iOS System Repair
DrFone iOS System Repair

Wondershare Dr.Fone is an all-in-one solution for iOS and Android users to recover data, transfer data, repair systems, etc. And its System Repair tool plays a role to fix system issues for its users. For iOS system recovery, this tool offers two modes – the Standard Mode and the Advanced Mode, which similar to the above software.

And the Standard Mode is used to fix 20 common issues like devices stuck on the back screen, Apple logo, or Recovery Mode. And if you cannot fix using the Standard Mode, the Advanced Mode may be helpful, but this mode has a disadvantage that is all your data will be erased. (Just like a factory resetting)

5, TunesKit iOS System Recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recovery
TunesKit iOS System Recovery

Tuneskit iOS System Recovery is another program to reset your iOS system to normal. And it can fix 30+ iOS issues. If you connected your device to this tool, you’ll find it just like a copy of Dr.Fone System Repair because both of them have the same recovery modes, will also require you to download firmware.

6, RecBoot – Free iPhone System Recovery

RecBoot was developed by a small team named CoreDevTeam in 2013. This program originally works only on Windows computers.  In 2016, another team developed an edition for Mac. And all these programs aim to exit/enter the Recovery Mode of the iPhone/iPad.

RecBoot vs ReiBoot/Fixppo

RecBoot is outdated after a long time of no version updates. And it has no advantages when compared to ReiBoot or Fixppo. But this freeware is still useful for some old iPhone users to get into recovery mode or fix devices stuck on Apple logo issue.

Conclusion (My personal take)

The theory behind all these iOS system recovery programs is almost the same actually. Most of the programs will reset your device to factory resetting and then restore your device to the latest firmware with the backup data.

For my personal take, I like AnyFix more because of its unique and easy-to-use interface, although the test results showed that the Reiboot and Fixppo were more stable to download firmware than others.

No Pictures Or Videos Were Found On This Device in Windows 10, How to Fix?

Can’t import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 and get an issue of “No pictures or videos were found on this device”. Read this article to get the most proficient method to fix it.

You presumably might want to move photographs from the iPhone to Windows 10, but you run into the error “No pictures or videos were found on this device”.

Windows 10: No pictures and videos found on this device
Windows 10: No pictures and videos found on this device

This is an exceptionally regular issue that numerous iPhone users face while attempting to view iPhone photos on PC. If you are looking for the answer to this issue of can’t import the iPhone photos, you can follow this article to know 8 solutions.

Solution 1. Check the USB Cable for Any Damage

Ensure that your USB cable is working and that is liberated from dust. Moreover, check for any harm. In case you’re using an outsider cable you may just have the option to charge your device, however not move any files. If you have some other extra USB cable, you can also try it.

Damaged Apple USB cable
Damaged Apple USB cable

Solution 2. Set Your iPhone As a Trusted Device.

Before moving iPhone photos to Windows 10, ensure that you’ve unlocked your iOS device with your password, Touch ID, or Face ID, particularly if you’ve never connected it with your PC before. And your computer requires the authority to access your device to get the data.

Trusted This Computer
Trusted This Computer

Solution 3. Turn Passcode Off and Try Again

People reported this is an effective fix to get out of the trouble of “No pictures and videos were found on this device”.

  1. iPhone Settings > Touch ID & Passcode to Turn Passcode Off
  2. Reboot your iPhone and connect the iPhone to the computer.
  3. Explorer > Your iPhone > Right-click to import Photos again.
Turn Passcode Off
Turn Passcode Off

Solution 4. Rename “PreviouslyAcquired.db”

This is an old fix for the problem of Cameras not connecting PC. And some users said this also worked to fix iPhone connecting problem. If you want to have a try, you can go to C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft to renamed PreviouslyAcquired.db to PreviouslyAcquired.db.old.


You may not get the AppData folder since it is a hidden system folder. So you should firstly unhide the folder and then to rename. To unhide, you should type folder in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results.

Solution 5. Install Apple Mobile Device Support

Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
  1. iOS gadgets require Apple Mobile Device Support to be installed on your PC, and so as to check if this feature is installed do the accompanying:
  2.  Open the Control Panel. You can also search Control Panel in Type here to search option on bottom-left.
  3. After opening the Control Panel, click the Programs and Features option.
  4. A list will appear. Check for Apple Mobile Device Support.
  5. If the software isn’t installed on your PC, you’ve to uninstall iTunes, Apple Software Update, and then reinstall iTunes.

Solution 6. Install iTunes Apple Mobile Device USB Driver

Apple Mobile Device USB Driver
Apple Mobile Device USB Driver
  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer. If iTunes is running, close it.
  2. Open Device Manager. You can also search for it in Type here to search option on bottom-left.
  3. A list will open. Find iTunes Apple Mobile Device USB Driver on the list.
  4. If the Apple Mobile Device USB Driver isn’t accessible on the rundown, at that point you may have an issue with your USB port, so attempt an alternate port for at least 30 seconds. In the worst scenario, your iOS device probably won’t be good with chipset drivers, and you can try updating your chipset and motherboard drivers.

Solution 7. Regularly Check for New Updates

If you still can not import photos and videos from iPhone to your computer, you can try to redownload iTunes and update it to the latest version. Or update your iPhone to the latest iOS.  This may help you fix the error.

Solution 8. Transfer To Another Computer for Test

If everything else fails, you can attempt to interface your iPhone to another PC to check whether if it’s working fine. If the issue continues it implies that something isn’t right with your iPhone and you may need to contact an expert to fix that. By connecting your iPhone to another PC you can without much of a stretch analyze if the issue is identified with your PC, driver issue or if it’s an issue with your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

The above-mentioned are the most probable reasons due to which you might be facing the error “No pictures or videos were found on this device”. Check these solutions to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 and get rid of your problem. If there is any question, be free to post it on the below section.

iPhone Says Voicemail is Full But There’s No Messages? How to Fix

It may sound absurd if your iPhone warns you that the Voicemail is 95% or 100% full, but actually, there is nothing or only several voicemails stored there. This article covers this voicemail problem, and gives the causes of this issue, as well as 4 proven ways to fix it.

iPhone pop-up warning says voicemail is 100% full
iPhone pop-up warning says voicemail is 100% full

A few people complained that the Phone app pops up a warning saying the voicemail was full but in fact, it wasn’t. And in this case, they couldn’t receive messages from their friends, family, and clients on the Phone app.

Even though they deleted all voicemails, the issue still existed.  Some of them have tried to seek help from Apple and the wireless network provider, such as ATT and Verizon, but still failed to get the issue solved.

Why does iPhone say the Voicemail is Full but actually there is no voicemail?

The delay of voicemail sync might be the reason why this voicemail problem occurs. And due to the network delay or Internet/server issue, what you’ve seen on your device (local) may not be synced correctly or quickly to the Voicemail Box on Network provider side. Or the iPhone failed to recognize the real voicemail storage space.

How the voicemail service work
How the voicemail service work – image credit from voice333.com

4 proven ways to fix “iPhone Voicemail Full” issue

After investigating to get the real causes from several related forums, such as Apple Discussion and Verizon Forum, we found there is only several ways are proven to be useful. All the ways below aim to solve the data synchronization issue between your device and the server online.

1. Firstly, restart your iPhone to clear all RAM on your device.

This operation will completely clear all activities on your device. And after a restart, your system will restart, and just launch your Phone app to see whether the voicemail goes to normal.

2. Make sure there is a strong signal on your iPhone.

Make sure the signal is strong enough to support the voicemail service to work. If you get a bad network connecting, you may get a sync delay from the Carrier side, and the device may keep getting the pop-up warning saying a full voicemail.

3. Reset the network settings on your iPhone.

This tip is told to be very useful to solve the issue. And it’s easy to do a network reset via Settings > General > Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone
Reset Network Settings on iPhone

This action will clear all login information related to Network, such as WiFi and VPN. So before you proceeding, be sure that you write down all the login info about WiFi and VPN.

4. Contact your network provider for help.

Getting help from your Network provider is the last choice while all above ways cannot work to solve your voicemail problem. And usually, they will give you some other tips. And you will also get some information from the network provider on whether there is a temporary voicemail service issue happening.