Over the last five years or so I have encountered three significant problems with Apple Notes syncing. Today, I ran into another major problem. The short version is that I spent an hour or so reorganizing notes and cleaning others up. That is all I did: renaming a few folders, changing their position on the side bar, and cleaning up some notes and deleting ~10. That’s it. For some inexplicable reason the changes made on my Mac would not upload to iCloud. In fact, each device showed a different number of total total notes. Not only that, but none of the folders match on any of the devices and not on iCloud. So, I decided to disconnect syncing Notes in iCloud on my iPhone to “reset” and redownload the notes to the phone. After trying and waiting for three hours, Apple Notes shows 0 notes on the phone. I’ve rebooted, restarted, and turned iCloud syncing for Note on and off. Nothing.
I’m trying hard not to overreact but I’m seriously considering moving all my notes to a different note app (I hate even writing that!).
I’ve been committed to using only default apps whenever possible but when should one just give up?
I’m open to suggestions. Stick it out with Notes and erase my phone and reinstall everything, hoping this fixes the problem? Do the same on my Mac? That all feels like a “nuclear” option.
Use a different app? I use a note app almost exclusively for meeting and projects notes, from which I send follow-up tasks to a task manager.
I’m open to suggestions.
Needless to say, I’m frustrated but I’m trying to keep my cool and respond to the problem rather than over-reacting to it.
This post may be a sign of overreacting.