When you delete a note, it’s moved to the trash which is located at the bottom of your notebooks list. The trash is synced across your devices like all of your other synced content.

To permanently delete these notes from your account, you can delete individual notes from the trash or you can empty the entire trash. Any notes you delete from the trash are permanently removed from your account and are unrecoverable, even by Evernote Support. Be careful to only delete notes you’re absolutely sure you won't ever need again.

To delete individual notes from the trash, or empty the entire trash, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    • To permanently delete individual notes, select one or more notes and select Delete permanently or Delete notes permanently.
    • To empty the entire trash, click Empty Trash at the upper right of the note list.
  • Windows

    To permanently delete individual notes, select one or more notes and select Delete permanently or Delete notes permanently.
    • To empty the entire trash, click Empty Trash at the upper right of the note list.
  • iPhone and iPad

    • To permanently delete individual notes, open the note in the Trash, tap the options button (three dots), then tap Delete note forever.
    • To empty the entire trash, open the Trash, tap the More actions button (three dots), then tap Empty trash.
  • Android

    • To permanently delete individual notes, open the note in the Trash, tap the options button (three dots), then tap Delete note forever.
    • To empty the entire trash, open the Trash, tap the More actions button (three dots), then tap Empty trash.
  • Web

    • To permanently delete individual notes, open the note in the Trash, click the options button (three dots), then click Delete permanently.
    • To empty the entire trash, open the Trash and click Empty Trash.

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