Summary: This article will show you how to import or transfer notes from iPhone to Mac (including Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, etc) with the help of iPhone to Mac Transfer

“Hello, I saved quite a lot of notes on my iPhone 5 and now, I want to transfer them to my Macbook Pro, how can I do that? I do not want to backup to iTunes as the notes on iTunes are inaccessible. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks”—Sarah

Well, now, this question is frequently asked. Yes, you cannot read the notes which you backup to iTunes on your Mac, so, iTunes cannot fulfill your need. You need some other tools to help you. Here, I get a recommendation: iPhone Data Recovery, which you can use to export notes from your iPhone to Mac.

About iPhone Data Recovery:

iPhone data recovery is a professional tool to recover lost data from iPhone, it provides three ways to retrieve deleted iPhone files.

  1. Support to recover up to 19 unique types of files including videos, photos, notes, contacts, text messages, call logs, etc.
  2. Support all iOS devices including iPhone 6, 6Plus, 5S, 5C, 4S, 4 and 3GS; all iPad models and iPod Touch
  3. Can export existing files from iOS devices.

So, if you want to import or transfer notes from iPhone to Mac, this iPhone data recovery should be your good helper. Below is how.

Note: Below guide is based on Mac platform, but if you are a Windows user, you can also follow the steps below to transfer iPhone notes to your PC for the Windows and Mac iPhone data recovery share similar features.

How to transfer notes from iPhone to Mac

Step 1. Download and install the iPhone data recovery

At firstly, you need to download and install this iPhone data recovery to your computer, and then connect your iPhone to the Mac with the digital cable. In the main interface, select recover from iOS device mode to proceed.

transfer notes from iPhone to Mac

Step 2. Scan your iPhone for the notes

Next, after your iPhone is detected by the software, you can click Scan button to scan your device for the notes.

Step 3. Preview and import notes from iPhone

After a while, the scanning will be completed, then, you can go to the notes folder to find the notes. If you do not need the deleted notes, you can select “Display existing files only” on the top of the window. The preview the notes found on your iPhone, and mark the ones you need, click Recover to export them from your device, select a path to save the notes on your Mac.


If you want to transfer notes from iPhone to Mac for backup, here, I also get a good recommendation: Mobile Transfer, an easy-to-use yet practical tool to transfer files between iOS device and Mac. You can use this Mobile Transfer to transfer notes as well as text messages, contacts, etc from your iPhone to your Mac within a few simple clicks.

How to Import/ Transfer Notes from iPhone to Mac
  • Jackie

    This iPhone data recovery helps me find some previously deleted notes on my iPhone 4, really a good tool to recover and transfer notes from iPhone to Mac. Thanks.

    • smartiphonerecovery

      Glad to know our software helps you. Thanks for your feedback. Wish you a good day.