ipad notes problem

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  1. Cressdominic

    Cressdominic iPF Noob

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    I have an ipad1, use notes a lot. started facing one problem; i make a note, save it, and when i go back to continue that note, it creates a new note with the same name, the old version still exists. why does it create duplicate notes, it never did this before. any help on this?
     
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    Hi Tim, did both the fixes recommended, seems okay, but will know if the problem shows up again, after using for a couple of days I guess. Thank you very much for the help !
     
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    I have a similar problem. Only one note duplicated, but it was irritating me. I determined which was the duplicate and deleted it, but Notes instantly crashed. I cannot open it again, as it immediately crashes to the home screen when I try to open the app.
    I write as a hobby, and the past six months of work was stored in accumulated notes. This, naturally, makes resolving this issue kind of a priority.
    I tried both solutions above, but neither worked. Does anyone have any advice on this?
     
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    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    This is a pretty old thread. The last post was a tad over three years ago. Best to check that in the future, as not everyone sees these older threads.

    But, I've heard of a similar Notes problem on iOS 6. The key seems to be to open the Notes app by some other method than the icon. That gives you two choices.

    One. Use Siri. Just activate Siri and say Open Notes.

    Or use the Search to find and open the Notes app that way. If on iOS 7, pull down in the middle of the screen, then enter notes, then tap on the Notes app in the results. In iOS 6, you swipe the home screens to the far left.

    I hope that helps.
     
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    Sadly, neither helped. I still just see the white box for the app open, but then snap back to the home screen.

    Thanks anyway, it was worth a shot.
     
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    Try creating a new note in Siri.

    Hold down the Home button. When Siri beeps, say Note, then while continuing to hold down the Home button dictate a sentence or two. Release.

    When Siri shows you the new note, tap on it to open.

    If Notes is crashing be cause the current note is corupted, this should open it with a new note and bypass the problem.

    Good luck.
     

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