Unraveling the Mysteries of the Iphone: Sync Notes to iCloud
February 27, 2013 § 14 Comments
While perusing the Internet for the answer to a burning tech question, I came across the title Apple Heads, referring to people who spend a lot of time futzing with Apple devices. Guilty as charged. Gonna’ learn how to work this thing darnit.
Here’s a gem. Have trouble figuring out why your iPhone Notes don’t sync to iCloud? Uh huh. Never mind that we could just write a note on actual paper, and ‘sync’ it by carrying it around in a pocket. True Apple Heads eschew paper and time. Don’t give in to feeling stupid. We are not alone. Check online. Thousands are dying to know how to do this. Seems we set up iCloud, turn it on, and just wait for the magic to happen.
It doesn’t happen because notes created when iCloud is “off” are private. This is good. Nothing is private on the Internet, so iCloud makes you think about what you want public. Maybe (like me) you don’t remember making notes with iCloud off, but try this anyway. The fix takes less than two minutes. Promise.
1. On the iPhone, go to Settings, then iCloud, see if the switch next to Notes is “on”. If not, hold your finger on the button until it switches to ‘on.’
Still in Settings, go to Notes, Make iCloud the default account.
2. Open and compare your list of Notes on iCloud with your iPhone Notes. Find a note missing on iCloud? Open it on your phone. Tap the icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it.