How to Transfer Notes from iPhone to a Windows PC Without Using Any App
Taking notes on smartphones is one of the most common activities these days. We all use notes, whether they are for business stuff, class lectures, personal research or simply setting reminders for ourselves.
Though the built-in note app in the iPhone basically replaces the conventional note-taking activity by hand, you may still miss that fancy text-formatting experience you have on your laptop.
Well that is no longer the case. Thanks to the development of the iPhone apps like Evernote, you can now do most of the important text-formatting you would be doing on a laptop.
However, after you have saved your ideas, you may want to transfer them from your iPhone to a Windows PC. Sure there are apps that will help you export your notes in a single transfer, but they will require you to download and install the app in the first place.
Luckily there are two simple and more direct ways to transfer notes from your iPhone to a PC.
Transfer Notes from an iPhone using iCloud
Apple’s iCloud is the fastest way to transfer files from your iPhone to a Windows PC. The tutorial is as follows:
- Tap Settings > iCloud.
- Sign in the iCloud with your Apple ID and jump over the the categories.
- Find the “Notes” option and tap it ON.
- iCloud will automatically upload them to the cloud service.
- Install iCloud on your PC and enter the same Apple ID to get access to it. That’s it! Now you can get the notes on your computer.
If you’re looking to use the service provided by Apple, then iCloud is the best way to transfer iPhone notes to your computer.
Transfer Notes from an iPhone using Email
If you’re having any problem with the above method for whatever reason, you can also use some email service to export files from your iPhone.
- Connect the iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
- iTunes will launch, but if it doesn’t, you should manually start iTunes.
- Click the name of your iOS device in the left sidebar, and select “Info” in the summary panel at the right part of the window.
- Check “Sync Notes” and select Outlook in the drop-down menu.
- Tap “Apply” to start syncing iPhone notes with Outlook.
- After the syncing process is finished, you will find the notes are saved in the “Reminders” folder in your Outlook account.
You will be able to view your notes without any issue.
Did these methods work for you? Let us know in the comments section below.
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