1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Notes and Apps?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Hertzman, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Hertzman
    Offline

    Hertzman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lombard, Il
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    After syncing between my iPad 3 and iPad 1 some of my notes and apps didn't switch. How do I move all my notes to the new device? I can move the apps but want know why these things didn't move.
  2. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,980
    Thanks Received:
    1,843
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +1,985 / 1
    Do you have an Accounts button at the top left of the notes app when in landscape view? If so, tap it and see if all your notes are in iCloud (or other synced account), or local. If the notes that did not sync are in a different area/account, that's probably the reason. I'd need to know more to make a more accurate guess, or suggest an optimum solution.

    I don't know about the apps, but if they are compatible with iOS6 (and still available on the App Store) you should be able to go to the Purchased tab in the App Store and download them again.
  3. Hertzman
    Offline

    Hertzman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lombard, Il
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I do have a Accounts button and under it I have three selections, All Notes, Yahoo Mail, and GMail. When I look at all of those the number of total notes don't add up to what I had on my iPad 1. I am still missing some notes. I have set up an appointment with the Apple Genius's next week and hope to fix this problem.
    Thanks for your help.
  4. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,980
    Thanks Received:
    1,843
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +1,985 / 1
    Ok. No idea what might have happened to your other notes.

    Though if you ever edited and/or deleted anything form the Notes folders in GMail or Yahoo, that's where they are stored for those accounts. While you can open them and copy information out of them, editing will break then. On the other hand if they are still in a trash folder you can probably put them back.

    Otherwise, your notes are almost certainly gone.


    I tend to harp on this, but I heavily recommend Evernote as an alternative to the native Notes app. It is more capable, notes are available almost anywhere, and if you get the paid account you can recover from a complete history off all you notes. That history is kept even if you don't have a paid account, so if it is important enough you can always pay after the fact.
  5. ogilley
    Offline

    ogilley iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    85
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    I agree. Evernote is much easier to work with and offers lots of significant advantages, especially if you work across platforms.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  6. Hertzman
    Offline

    Hertzman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lombard, Il
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks for your help twerppoet. I did check out the evernote app and will get it. Happy New Year to you.
  7. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,980
    Thanks Received:
    1,843
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +1,985 / 1
    No problem.

    A Happy New Year to you as well.

Share This Page