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[Guide] How to Fix Notes App Crashing/Not Working on iPhone

Posted by Brian Davis on Dec 21, 2020 2:00 PM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
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Notes, the default app on iPhone, allow users to jot down some important events and what they think about right now. It may be a little surprising for you to consider that this app can become crashing or not working on your iPhone. But according to some feedback from online, this situation indeed happens from time to time. Thus, why does the Notes app keep crashing on iOS 14/13? It could be the old notes, insufficient storage space, software bugs and more causing the trouble. If you also encounter this problem, then you could stop looking for further fixes as next the most complete and useful methods to fix Notes crashing or not working on iPhone will be introduced.

Part 1: The most effective methods to fix Notes not working on iOS 14/13

Way 1: Swipe all background apps

When you open the Notes app and it soon turns crashing on your iPhone amid many other apps running in the background, please close all of the background applications. Because a faulty program might lead to the Notes app not working properly. To save it, press down the Home button or swipe up the control center on your iPhone to remove them, then relaunch the Notes app to see if it still crashes.

close all background apps

Way 2: Manage iPhone's storage

Not enough storage space on iPhone may prevent you from continuing using the Notes app and also give rise to its not functioning well. To fix it, please navigate to iPhone’s Settings > General > Usage, then delete some unwanted apps or files to free up the space.

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Way 3: Delete Notes date from iCloud

Generally speaking, all data on your iPhone will be automatically synced to your iCloud account including the Notes. Yet sometimes, it has some conflicts with the app data and thus the Notes app not work properly. To avoid it, please try the following steps.

Step 1: Head to iCloud settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Switch off the Notes among various apps synced to iCloud.

Step 3: Click the "Delete from iPhone" button.

delete iCloud Notes data

Way 4: Force restart your iPhone

Similar to reopen the Notes app, force reboot your device can also clear some bugs that cause the Notes keeps disappearing on iPhone.

To force restart iPhone X/11, simultaneously hold down the Side and the Volume buttons until the Slider appears, then drag on the slider to close the iPhone, finally press the Side button to start your device.

To force reopen iPhone SE (2nd) /8 /7/6, hold down the Side button until the Slider appears and drag on the slider to close the iPhone, finally hold the Side button to open the device.

To force reboot iPhone SE (1st) / 5 and older, hold down the Top until the Slider appears, then pull on the slider to turn off the iPhone, finally turn on your device again through pressing the Top button.

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Way 5: Use Notes-Fixing tool

In the end of this part, the ultimate and 100% working to fix whatever the Notes freezing, crashing and not working on iOS 14/13 solution is to use a third-party iOS repair tool. You could try the widely welcomed software named TunesKit iOS System Recovery. Why should you choose this program? Because it will definitely help you resolve the Notes issues without data loss while removing some other potential glitches on your iPhone.

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Step-by-step tutorial to fix the Notes app issues on your iPhone with TunesKit iOS System Repair.

Step 1Connect iPhone to computer and open TunesKit

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First, connect your iPhone to the computer with an original USB cable. Then launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery on the computer and it will detect your iPhone automatically. Click the "Start" button to begin and then choose the Standard Mode to fix the Notes app crashing/not working problem without data loss.

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Step 2Download and verify firmware package

Confirm your device info and correct it manually if anything is wrong. Next tap on the "Download" button to get relevant iOS firmware package downloaded and verified. Wait a while until the process completes.

confirm information

Step 3Start to fix Notes not working issue

Once the download is done, you can hit on the "Repair" button and start fixing the problem. Do not plug out your device while it's repairing iOS system, or it may cause other problems. After a few minutes, your device may come back to normal as well as the Notes app.

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Part 2: Other possible solutions to solve Notes crashing on iPhone

Way 6: Close cellular data

In some cases, the Notes app gets frozen/crashing or not works under the cellular data. So you can temporarily close the cellular data on your iPhone when you hurry to leave a piece of note on the app. After that, turn on the cellular data on your device.

close cellular data

Way 7: Turn off Touch ID for Notes

Usually, we often set a password or add our Touch IDs to protect the Notes app from being glanced. However, this may malfunction and the app is unable to be accessed. To correct it, go to iPhone's Settings > Notes > Password, and turn off the Use Touch ID option.

disable touch id on notes

Way 8: Reset all settings on iPhone

Lastly, you could click several options to bring your iPhone to factory settings so as to bring the Notes app back to normal. This method is to reset all settings through taping on Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. But these steps will remove all data and information on your iPhone, so you had better back them up before or recover them after via professional iPhone data recovery programs.

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Part 3: Conclusion

Well, this is what we tell you how to fix notes app issues. Hope you have successfully gotten of trouble after trying the above workable methods. Finally, be free to share your experience with us and leave your comment below.

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