Accidentally deleted a voicemail on my iPhone. Is there anyway to retrieve it?
I recently reset my iPhone 7 and lost all my saved voice mail messages. These messages are important for me as some of them were from my mother who passed away. Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to retrieve these voicemails?
Maybe you have the same experience as the asker above. No matter you’re a new user of iPhone or a experienced user. It happen you hit the delete button and get your voice mail deleted. Is that means you’ve lost the voicemail message forever?
We know iPhone periodically clear deleted voicemails. As usual, deleted voicemails are permanently removed when you sync your iPhone with your computer. So if you want to get back your voicemails in the case you haven’t synced your iPhone recently, you can retrieve them by following the steps below:
- Open the Phone app and navigate the Voicemail icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
- If you have deleted messages that can be undeleted, you’ll see Deleted Messages option. Tap it to bring up a list of all the voicemails you’ve deleted that are still on your phone and can be undeleted.
- Select the message you want to restore and tap on the Undelete to retrieve recently deleted voicemails.
If you have permanently deleted your iPhone voicemails, don’t worry, you still have a chance to get them back. Here I’ll introduce this method step by step.
Well, to perform iPhone voicemail retrieving and restoring, you need a program – PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you retrieve deleted voicemail by directly scanning your iPhone 5/4S or extracting iTunes backup file to get back voicemails you have ever synced with your iTunes.
Download the free trial and begin with the recovery process.
Part 1: Retrieve deleted voicemail messages directly from iPhone device
Step 1. Run the software and connect your iPhone to the computer
Once downloaded the recovery program, install and launch it on your computer. Take out the USB cable and plug your iPhone into computer.
Once your iPhone device is detected by PhoneRescue, select “Recover from iOS Device” mode from the recovery mode, and click “” button to continue.
If your iPhone can not be recognized by PhoneRescue, you can try the following steps:
Step 2. Check and retrieve voicemail messages you’ve lost
To get started the scanning process, you should select Voicemail from Personal Data, along with other type of data you want to recover, and click “OK” to start analyzing and scanning your iPhone device.
Step 3. Retrieve deleted Voicemail from iPhone X/XS/8/7
When the scanning process completes, you can check and preview the found voicemail by clicking Voicemail menu on the left column. Tick off those you want to get back and click Recover button to save them on your computer.
Part 2: Get back permanently deleted voicemail by extracting iTunes backup file
In case you have ever synced your iPhone with computer, the voicemail were deleted from your iPhone permanently and backed up with iTunes. So you can use this method to retrieve your messages.
Step 1. Choose the backup file of your iPhone
After running iPhone data recovery program on your computer, click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the main interface. Here no need to connect your iPhone device, then you’ll get the list of iTunes backup file of your iOS devices. Choose the one of your iPhone, and click "Start Scan" to continue scanning and extracting.
Step 2. Recover voicemail messages deleted previously
After the scan, all contents will be extracted and displayed in categories. Check the voice mail messages, select those you want to restore and click Recover button to save them back to your Mac computer.
That’s all! Why not try if you really want to get back deleted voicemail messages of your iPhone?
Part 3: Extract iCloud Backup to Restore Deleted Voicemail
Step 1. Choose Recovery mode and login your iCloud
Select the recovery mode “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the top. Then you need to login iCloud account by enterring your iCloud account and password.
Step 2. Choose file types and download iCloud backup file
When you logged into iCloud, the program will detect all contacts, notes, photos, photo videos, calendar, reminders you’ve ever synced to iCloud. To restore more types of data, just choose iCloud Backup option.
After clicking iCloud Backup, you can choose the one you need according to the created data and click “Download” button. The iCloud backup file will be downloaded in a short time.
To save up your downloading time, you can choose Voicemail from Personal Data file type in the popping up window. Then click OK button to begin scanning the iCloud content.
Step 3. Recover deleted voicemail from iCloud backup file
After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can check them and select the voicemail you want. Then click Recover button to save them back to your computer.