How to retrieve deleted voice memos on iPhone?
After the iOS6 install I noticed that all of my voice memos had been deleted. My entire list is blank. Has anyone else had this issue and if so, how have you been able to correct and or restore the voice memos. PLEASE HELP!
MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
But for most of iPhone users, unexpected voice memo lost happens due to accidentally deletion, iOS upgrading, corruption, etc. Is there any to retrieve deleted voice memos on iPhone? Don’t worry that issue too much. In this article I’ll show you the way of voice memo recovery.
We know if you have synced your iPhone with iTunes since these voice memos were created, the voice memo should be included with your iPhone’s backup. So you can restore your deleted voice memos from your iPhone’s backup. But if you haven’t synced your iPhone with iTunes since these voice memos were created, is there any way to recover the files?
In fact even if you did not get a chance to back-up, you still have a chance to get back your lost voice memo directly from you iPhone. Only a iPhone recovery software is needed: iPhone Data Recovery.
Both versions of the program allow you to directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted voice memos, so as to extract iTunes backup to get them back. And the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus are supported. Anyway, you should have a try. Download the FREE TRIAL version below. Choose Windows or Mac version as your system.
Next, let’s take the Dr.Fone for Mac as an example to recover iPhone voice memos.
Note: You’d better set your iPhone into the flight mode once you realized that you’ve mistakenly deleted or lost important data, and don’t use your device for anything like syncing with iTunes, because any operation on your device like sending/receiving messages, making/answering calls, etc. can overwrite your lost data and make it unrecoverable.
Recovering Voice Memos from iPhone:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Mac
To start with, you should install and run this Voice Memo Recovery tool on your Mac. Then select “Recover”.
Then Connect your iPhone device with your Mac via USB cable, and the program will detect your device automatically. Now there are three recovery modes that you can choose. If you plan to scan your iPhone, leave it the default recovery mode. If you want to extract your iTunes or iCloud backup, switch to the second or the third one.
This iOS data recover software totally supports to recover and export lost data from any iOS device, including iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S.
Step 2. Retrieve your deleted voice memos from iPhone
After scanning, all the files in your iPhone will be displayed on the primary window. Click Voice Memos and you’ll find all recoverable Voice Memos on your iPhone. Just select the files you want and click “Recover” button.
Method 2: Selectively Restore Voice Memos from iTunes Backup
Step 1. Extract iTunes backup or scan your iPhone
You can recover iPhone voice memos by extracting your iTunes backup: Switch the recovery mode to “Recover from iTunes Backup File”.
Your previous iTunes backup files will be found out and listed as the window shown below. Choose the one with a recent date and click "Start Scan" to extract contents from it.
Step 2. Select and restore Voice Memos from iTunes backup
When the scan completes, there will be a scan result, where you can preview all recoverable data. Choose "Voice Memos" on the left column and find the voice memo you want to get and recover it with one click.
Note: The FREE TRIAL version of this iPhone Voice Memo Recovery allows fully scanning to check whether your voice memo can be found or not. But for recovery, you need to purchase online to get a registration code.
Recover Voice Memos from iCloud
Step 1. Switch the program to Recover from iCloud Backup File
After launching this iPhone Voice Memo Recovery, click on the tab “Recover from iCloud Backup File” from the left panel. Then sign in with your Apple ID.
Note: You need to turn off Two-Factor authentication to access your iCloud account. After you retrieve your deleted Voice Memos and other files from iCloud backup successfully, you can turn it on again as you like.
Step 2. Select file types to download
You can select the recent backup file and click Download button. Then there will be a pop-up screen that allows you to select file types you want to download. You can leave all of them checked or un-check those you don’t need for saving the scanning time.
Then click “Next” to proceed with the scanning process. Just wait for a moment until the process complete.
Step 3. Recover deleted Voice Memos from iCloud
Click Voice Memo, choose the voice memo files and click Recover to save them back to your computer.
For existing voice memos, iPhone data recovery can act as the backup tool we mentioned in the second answer. It can help you get the voice memos off your iPhone and copy them to your computer.