Notes App not syncing with iCloud? Here’s how to fix it

Notes App not syncing with iCloud

Sometimes Mac users faced this issue. Any note created on Mac appears on iPhone and iPad via iCloud. But notes created with iPhone and iPad do not appear on Mac. No sweat, here I’ll give you some worked solutions to fix this Notes app not Syncing with iCloud. Let’s move to the solution.

Solution 1: Change iCloud as a Default Account

  • Go to Settings on iPhone.
  • Tap on the Notes app.
  • Now change the iCloud as a Default Account.

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Solution 2: Select Notes in iCloud Preferences

  • Unselect notes in iCloud preferences.
  • It will delete all local copies of the iCloud notes.
  • Then go to iCloud preferences and select Notes again.

Solution 3: Toggle ON Notes app on iCloud

On your iOS device

  • Launch Settings and tap on your Name.
  • Choose the iCloud option.
  • Now toggle ON the Notes app.
  • Then checks if your Notes apps are synced with iCloud.

On your Mac

  • Launch System Preferences.
  • Select Apple ID.
  • And choose the iCloud option.
  • Here look the Notes app box is checked or unchecked.
  • If it is unchecked then check the box.

Note: If you want to know how to sync iCloud with all devices then read this => Set up iCloud on all your devices

Solution 4: Restart your Device

Try to restart your iPhone and then sync the Notes app on iCloud. To do that,

  • Press and release the Volume Up and Down button once, then press and hold the Power button until you can see the Apple logo.
  • After that turn ON your iPhone by pressing and holding the Power button.
  • Next, try to sync your Notes app to iCloud.

Solution 5: Turn OFF VPN Service

  • If you use any VPN services or If you turned ON the VPN.
  • It may also cause this issue. So try to turn it OFF, and then try to sync your Notes app to iCloud.

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These are the solutions to solve this Notes app not syncing with iCloud. If you know of any other solution then let me know through the comments section below. Thank you and keep supporting

  1. Solution Omega: While holding iPhone in left hand and laptop in the other, slowly twirl on one foot for three complete revolutions. Hop twice, then say "Apple is the new Microsoft" three times. Set the iPhone on top of the laptop, do a pirouette, and your devices should now be synced.
    (But you know, I wouldn't mind if this were the only solution needed and it reliably worked.)

      Totally with you, why things are no longer working as it did before with APPLE!
      Jobs should come back into play.

  2. Thanks a lot – switched off notes in my iPhone and it deleted the lot – of course they did not come back because IT WAS NOT SYNCED!!! Dumbass

  3. D Reynolds, with you on that. Lost a couple of days figuring out how to solve this. Annoyed!
    And unsafe how long it will stay working.
    Reliability was a Apple thing, looks like it's gone…
    Really hope that this and many other this get on track, as they were suppose to be.

  4. i can't go to Settings -> iCloud in my iphone because it is grayed out!
    I have not been able to figure out why,or how to fix that!
    help anyone?

  5. Dorothy – re: Option Number 5, when I turn off notes in iCloud, it warns me that all notes on my phone will be deleted. If I do this, turn my phone off and then back on again, and then turn on notes, will all my deleted notes reappear? I don't want to lose my iCloud notes. Thanks.

  6. Problem is for me this is only a temporary solution I've logged out of my account on my phone sign back in again started notes up again then I have to re-pair my Apple Watch because phone calls won't ring through I have to set up wallet again call the banks to confirm my accounts it ends up being a whole long long drawn out thing and then a few days later it's not working again FML

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