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If i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything? Explained

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 by Kennedy

One of the ways to save notes on a samsung phone is by simply using the default samsung notes app unless you have better options like the Microsoft onenote, Evernote and others.

It’s so easy saving notes on the Samsung notes app and that’s why I love the app along with the interface and other features of the notes app.

Looking at the question being asked about the Samsung notes app ” if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything” and when I saw it online I picked it up so as to give you the best answer you are looking for.

Now let’s proceed further.

If i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything?

You won’t lose everything if you uninstall samsung notes app unless you didn’t synchronize the notes with your samsung account or save in your phone internal storage or SD card.

Before I came up with this post I had to run a test so as to be very sure that truly no files or notes will be lost when someone uninstall the Samsung notes app from it’s samsung phone or android phone.

However, there are more to this.

You will lose everything if you synchronize your samsung notes to your samsung account or save the notes to your phone internal storage or SD card. 

MY RESEARCH AND TEST RESULT

First, I had to uninstall samsung notes app without synchronizing the notes to my samsung account or saving them to my phone or SD card. When I uninstalled the app and reinstalled back to my phone I was surprised to see everything was deleted and I couldn’t retrieve the notes.

I had to create new notes and this time around had th synchronized to my samsung account and also saved the notes straight to my phone internal storage.

For the second time I had to uninstall the Samsung notes app on my samsung phone. When I uninstalled and reinstalled the app back to my samsung phone, it seemed I lost everything but that wasn’t the case.

I had to open my phone internal storage storage and tap on the saved samsung notes, lo and behold all the notes showed up in the Samsung notes app. I also had to retrieve the remaining notes from my samsung account and all the notes appeared on the Samsung notes app just like it was before I uninstalled it.

From my research, as long as you have synchronized your samsung notes with your samsung account, you shouldn’t bother yourself asking if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything because you won’t lose anything.

How to synchronize samsung notes

To synchronize samsung notes with your samsung cloud account, open the Samsung note app and tap on the hamburger menu. Tap on setting followed by tapping on sync with samsung cloud and make sure to enable it on your phone.

This is nothing but an initial explanation as let me go in details on how synchronize samsung notes with samsung cloud and Microsoft onenote.

SYNCHRONIZING SAMSUNG NOTES TO SAMSUNG CLOUD

Open the Samsung notes app and tap on the hamburger option menu located at the left corner of your screen.

if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything

Kindly tap on the hamburger option menu and look at the top you will see the settings icon. Tap on the settings icon and you will see two options which are;

  • Sync with samsung cloud
  • Sync to Microsoft onenote

 

Tap on Sync with samsung cloud and enable it by sliding on the button. Still on the screen you will have to tap on Syn now and immediately you Samsung notes will start to synchronize with your samsung cloud account.

If you are using a mobile data for your internet connectivity please kindly tap on sync using and select Wi-Fi or mobile data instead of Wi-Fi. You can only select Wi-Fi if you are using a Wi-Fi for your internet activity.

if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything

Once you have done all these things your samsung notes with start to synchronize with the Samsung cloud and depending on the total size of your notes, it will synchronize the notes or files withing few minutes.

Once you have done it and saw that your samsung notes has been synchronized, you can go ahead to uninstall the Samsung notes app on your samsung phone or android phone.

SYNCHRONIZING SAMSUNG NOTES TO MICROSOFT ONENOTE

Another way to save your samsung notes is by synchronizing them Microsoft onenote and the best part is that you can read your notes online.

However, you may have it a hard time synchronizing your samsung notes to Microsoft onenote as it took me some quite number of times to finally have it done.

First, you must have a Microsoft account and will have to sign into the account.

Open tthe Samsung notes app, tap on the left hamburger option menu and tap on the settings icon. This time tap on Sync to Microsoft onenote and make sure it is enabled on your samsung notes app.

Sync to Microsoft onenote

Tap on Sync now and your samsung notes will be synchronized to Microsoft onenote within seconds or minutes depending on their file size.

Once again remember that if you are on a cellular data, you have to select sync using Wi-Fi and mobile data. It is very important to do this else nothing will work.

Once you have successfully synchronize your samsung notes to the Microsoft onenote, you will see the notes in the onenote app or the web.

So once you have done all these things there’s nothing to worry about or to ask if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything cause nothing will be deleted.

Moving onto the last method.

Saving samsung notes in the internal storage or SD card

This is another method to restore your samsung notes when you uninstall and reinstall the app back to your phone.

In this scenario you will have to save all your notes as a samsung notes or any other file formats like pdf, text, word, etc in order to have them restored back to your samsung notes app.

To get started, first create a new folder in your phone internal storage or SD card and name it samsung notes files or any name of your choice. Open the Samsung notes app and select all the notes in the app.

To do so, press hold on any of the notes and then select the entire notes, look below and you will see a hamburger option menu at the right lower of your screen.

if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything

Tap on the hamburger option menu and tap on save as file. A list of savings options will be displayed to you and they are;

  • Samsung notes file
  • Pdf file
  • Microsoft Word file
  • Microsoft PowerPoint file
  • Image file
  • Text file

For me I prefer to save the files as samsung notes files as it will be a lot easier to restore the files back to the app. But you can also save in other file formats and have them uploaded to the app afterwards.

Tap on any of your file formats and select the location where you want them to be saved. Once you have saved the notes files, you can go ahead and uninstall the Samsung app on your samsung phone or android phone.

Once you reinstalled the app back to your phone, go to where you saved the notes files and tap on the notes, immediately they will be restored back to your samsung notes app.

That is to say all the notes will be right inside the Samsung notes app. So this is another way to save your samsung notes files instead of synchronizing them though I prefer to synchronizing them as it is way better and easie easier for me.

With all these explained in this article you can see that you won’t lose anything once you save synchronize your samsung notes files with your samsung cloud or Microsoft onenote, or saved them in your phone internal storage or SD card.

I do hope to have properly answers the question of if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything and I’m open to all your comments.

How to uninstall samsung notes app

To uninstall samsung notes app open the app drawer and locate the app, press hold on app and you will see uninstall icon. Tap on the uninstall icon and the Samsung notes app will be uninstalled from your phone.

However, if the Samsung notes app came pre-installed on your samsung phone then you can only disable the app and you won’t be able to uninstall the app from your samsung phone.

To disable the Samsung notes app, open the settings app and scroll down to Apps. Open apps and search for samsung notes and open it as well.

Look below and you will see a disable button along with other options like force stop. Go ahead and tap on the disable button and the Samsung notes app will be disabled on your samsung phone.

For the fact that Samsung notes app is very useful and easy to use, I don’t see the reason and the need to disable or uninstall samsung notes app unless you have better options or a strong reason for that.

Related Questions

What happens if you delete the notes app?

When you delete notes app it will be removed from your phone and you will lose the notes if you didn’t synchronize the notes to Samsung cloud or any other cloud storage, or save the notes files in your phone.

Can I delete Samsung notes app?

Of course you can delete samsung notes app from your samsung phone or android phone as long as it doesn’t come pre-installed in your phone. Kindly delete the app just like any other apps on your cellphone.

Will deleting notes app delete notes?

Deleting notes app will delete the notes only if they are not synchronized to your cloud storage or saved it in your in your phone.

This is where I wrap it up on the question of the day, if i uninstall samsung notes will i lose everything. If you are confused anywhere you can drop your comments below.