Read this post: “I Had the genius restore my iPhone 5 to factory settings last night due to software malfunctions. It also updated to iOS 8 at the time of restore. The genius told me that I would lose voicemails, photos, texts and any music not purchased on iTunes. It appears that I have also lost my notes, which I was not prepared for. Is there anyway to get them back or extract them from a backup? iPhone 5, iOS 8.1.” Have you ever met with the same problem? This iPhone user has lost all his notes after update to iOS 8. Luckily, he has backed up his iPhone notes with iTunes. That’s why I write this article,because with an iTunes backup, I can help this user to retrieve his notes back after restore from iPhone 5. In order to retrieve notes after restore from iPhone 5, the first thing you need to have is an iTunes backup before you updated to iOS 8. Without backup, you can do nothing to retrieve the notes. Then, what you need is a third party software to help you extract notes from your iTunes backup. Here, I want to take iFonebox as example. iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery to help you extract notes, contacts, and other data from your iTunes backup files. Now, iFonebox can help you transfer the retrieved notes and contacts to your iOS devices directly. Plus, iFonebox can directly scan you iPhone 5 or other iOS devices to recover the deleted contacts, notes, messages, reminders, etc. Learn more about iFonebox. How to retrieve notes after restore from iPhone 5 via iFonebox? In order to retrieve lost notes from iPhone 5 after update to iOS 8, you need to download and install iFonebox firstly. As you may know that there are two versions: Windows and Mac. Plus, the free trial version is also available for you to have a check first. Follow the simple steps: Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Remember to connect your iPhone 5 to the computer. Scan your iTunes backup. After that, iFonebox will scan your iTunes backup automatically. Preview and select your notes. After the automatic scanning, all your notes will show in the interface box. Just preview and choose the one you need. You can transfer them to your computer by clicking Recover. Or you can click Transfer to selected device and transfer the notes to your iPhone or iPad directly. What you always need to do is to backup your iPhone or iPad, for with a backup file, you can turn to iFonebox or other third party software to retrieve the lost data from your backup. Quite convenient and functional.