There are two ways to restore page in Goodnotes 5 app. First method is the easiest way but it only works with pages that have not been locked or private. Second method will be described below if first does not work for you after restoring your iPad from backup data or factory resetting your device.
Page restoration is only possible if you have never locked or saved any of the pages you are trying to restore. Pages that had been locked won’t be restored and will need to be added again after the reset process is complete. Please note, Goodnotes 5 app does not save or lock every page automatically which makes it slightly different than other apps that save every page automatically. Page restoration works almost the same way as adding a new page in Goodnotes 5 app after you have completed the reset or restored process on your iPad. Simply add a note on your iPad and start typing to add a new page to the existing notes saved on your device. The difference with this method is you are not adding a new page, you are simply restoring an old one that was not locked or saved before the process.
How to delete a page in goodnotes 5
- Select the note you want to delete the page from. To select multiple pages, tap on each of them while pressing the “Shift” key on your keyboard.
- Press the trashcan icon on the top right corner of the app window to remove individual pages or all notes at once. You can also use the “Delete” key on your keyboard.
- Next, go to Settings > Notes > Page Management and tap “Restore All”.
Deleting and restoring a page in Goodnotes 5 is easy
First, select the page you would like to delete from your iPad. Make sure you don’t have multiple pages selected by pressing and holding the “Shift” key on your keyboard while tapping on each page. You can also tap and hold a single page instead of selecting it with the shift key which will select all pages in that note except for the one you are currently tapping. Once done, tap on the page management icon located top right corner of your screen to delete a single page or multiple pages simultaneously from Goodnotes 5 app. After that, go to Settings > Notes > Page Management and select restore all next to “Restore All” option which will allow you to restore every page that was previously added to the app.
If after restoring your iPad from backup data or factory resetting, you are still unable to restore a page in Goodnotes 5 app, there is one other way that will require connecting your device to a Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.8 or later via USB cable then following this guide on how to transfer notes from iPhone to Mac. Once the notes have been moved to a Mac, simply open Goodnotes 5 on your computer and add a new note or restore an existing one which you might have deleted from the app accidentally. I prefer this method because it is faster than going through thousands of notes saved on my iPad by scrolling them down one by one in order to find the page I am looking for.
Make sure you have a backup of your notes before deleting any pages from Goodnotes 5 app on your iPad
This way you can easily restore the notes by simply restoring the backup file and adding a new note to GoodNotes 5 app on your iPhone or iPad.
If you don’t have a backup of all your notes saved, you will need to use one of the two methods mentioned above which require connecting your device to a Mac computer via USB cable and following this guide on how to transfer notes from iPhone to Mac.
Restoring pages in Goodnotes 5 app on your iPhone or iPad is only possible if you have never locked or saved any of the pages you are trying to restore. There are two different ways that can be used depending on how many notes need to be restored.
If you would like one-time restoration for a single note, use the first method by deleting only one page at a time from Goodnotes 5 app on your device.