How to Transfer Files from Evernote to Apple Notes on iPhone and Mac

Ready to move all of your files from Evernote to Apple Notes app? Let me walk you through this easy guide to switch the side.

Evernote has long been one of the finest note apps. Laden with several highly useful features designed to organize personal and professional projects with the desired convenience, it continues to be favorite among a lot of iDevice users. And, I’m one of them.

Evernote has now decided to limit free account and hike prices. Honestly speaking, the decision has disappointed many users. If you want to switch your loyalty from Evernote to the stock Notes app for iOS and macOS, follow this complete guide to migrate all of your files with ease.

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How to Move Evernote Notes to iPhone and Mac Notes App

How to Transfer Files from Evernote to Apple Notes on iPhone and Mac

How to Export Individual Notes from Evernote to Notes on iPhone and iPad

Unfortunately, you can’t exports all of your Evernote files at one go from your iOS device. If you want to migrate a number of files, it would take a lot of time.

Step #1. Launch Evernote on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, select the Note you want to export. Then, tap on the More icon (three dots) at the bottom right corner.

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Select Note in Evernote You Want to Export then Tap on 3 Dots

Step #3. Next, tap on Share icon in the menu.

Tap on Share in Evernote on iPhone

Step #4. Now, you have to select Export Note in the share sheet. A Mail window will open with your .enex file attached → You need to enter your own email address then tap on Send at the upper right corner.

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Step #5. Next, close Evernote app and open Mail app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #6. Choose the email which you have sent yourself.

Open Mail with Note Attachment

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Step #7. Now, you need to long-press on the .enex file to access the Apple extensions window.

Tap on Note in Mail Attachment on iPhone

Step #8. Tap on Add to Notes. In the popup window, you have to Import Notes.

Import Evernote Notes to iPhone

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Step #9. Quit the Mail app and launch Notes app. Tap on the new Imported Notes folder. In case there are already imported folders, the file may be named with a number.

View Evernote Notes in iPhone Notes App

That’s done! You will have to repeat these steps to export more notes.

How to Move All Evernote Files to Notes At Once Using Mac

With your Mac running OS X 10.11.4 or higher, you can transfer all of your Evernote files to the Notes app at once.

Step #1. Launch Evernote on your Mac.

Step #2. Next, you need to sign in to your Evernote account. Then, click on Edit in the Menu bar at the top left corner of the screen.

Click on Edit in Evernote on Mac

Step #3. Now, you have to choose Select All from the drop-down menu.

Click on Select All in Evernote on Mac

Then, you need to choose File in the Menu bar at the top left of the screen → Click on Export Notes from the drop-down menu.

Click on Export Notes in Evernote on Mac

Then, you have to Name the file.

Step #4. Now, select where to save the file. I’m going to save it in a separate folder to access it easily → Click Save. The data will be exported as .enex file.

Export Evernote Notes to MacMove Evernote Notes to Mac Notes

Step #5. Launch Notes app on your Mac. Next, you need to click on File in the menu bar at the top left corner of the screen → Select  Import to Notes from the drop-down menu.

Click on Import to Notes in Notes App on Mac

Up next, choose the .enex file you saved from Evernote → Click on Import.

Import Notes to Notes App on Mac

Finally, click on Import Notes in the popup window to confirm.

Click on Import Notes on Mac

That’s it! Your Evernote files have been saved in a folder named “Imported Notes” in iCloud.

You would want to have a look at these helpful posts like how to lock notes with password or Touch ID on iPhone and iPad, and save notes, webpages and photos as PDF.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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