How to save/backup Notes including pictures/photos in it

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  1. warhammer

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    hi guys

    I write many notes on Notes application of ipad and
    I also include photos inside each note, I wonder if any of you guys tried this but it is working and a perfect option! However, whenever I backup / send via airdrop / or copy a note from Notes and email to another device, the photos inside each note cannot be sent but only the notes are sent with letters. I need to backup my notes with the photos included asap.

    Can anybody help me on this?

    Regards!
    Hasan
     
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    What version of iOS are you using, and are you using the built in Mail app? I've just tried sending a note with Mail, Messages, and the picture was included.

    Copy and Paste is another issue. It will work in some apps, and not others. It depends on what developer's allow (or maybe enable). For instance, copy&paste does not work for me with Pages or Google Docs, however it works fine with Evernote.

    With iOS 9 (due out in a few minutes) the Notes app is getting a big update. Perhaps they will have more format options when sharing. It would make sense for it to have PDF export ability, since they are going to include some drawing tools.
     
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    I have 8.4.1 with me now and I will never update the IOS unless I update my notes to a safe environment because it keeps a lot of stuff now. I have been keeping notes for the couple of months back. It is a treasure for me now :)

    I will give it a try with Evernote, thanks!

    I dont know why they did not pay much attention to Notes because it is a very nice app and I suppose many people are using it. Sometimes I lose my notes and fortunately find them in the email and backup later on. Otherwise I would lose my mind :) I never lost my notes with pictures yet. If I lose, I wonder wheter the email backup will fix it. :S

    Well, if I can save my notes via a proper application, I would turn them to pdf immediately. If I cannot, I won't upgrade my IOS unfortunately.
     
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    Don't forget your Evernote account comes with an email address. It should be easier than using copy&paste.

    Are you using iCloud or some other email account to sync your Notes? There may be other options, depending on what you use.
     
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    I've updated to iOS 9, and checked out Notes.

    No notes were lost. Hold in mind I only have two. And I sync with iCloud, so I could have retrieved them from icloud.com
    I can no longer copy&paste to Evernote; however emailing the note still works fine.
    The new drawings are treated as pictures when emailing.

    No new PDF export options, sad to say. You can however save the images separately from the notes. Handy if you want to save a drawing to the Photos app.

    The drawing mode has a ruler you can move around to draw straight lines. Kind of cool.
     
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    A couple of new features in Notes for iOS 9 that might convince you to upgrade.

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    Hold in mind the folder feature only works with iCloud sync set up, or local (no sync). Yahoo, Gmail, and other email clients can's support folders, because they use an IMAP hack-around-solution to work.
     
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    The more I read about the new Notes app, the more impressed I am. You can use the new Notes extension to copy text or images to a new or existing note from almost any app.

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    Man, thanks for the replies and detailed information about my thread. I appreciate!

    I will update the IOS and see what ll happen.

    Thanks again!
    Cheers!!


     
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    No problem.

    So far the upgrade seems to have gone smoothly for most people; but make sure you do a backup first. I like to do one both on iCloud and in iTunes on the computer.

    Compared to last hear Apple seems to have done a much better job with the upgrade process and number of initial bugs. But last year was a cluster, and didn't get mostly cleared up until 8.1.3.

    But, if you are not in a hurry, it wouldn't hurt to wait a few weeks to be sure. The first point update almost always improves something.
     

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