Voice memos are terrific for a number of reasons – they allow you to record yourself, record conversation and record others at events. So, if you're someone that frequently utilizes the function, then you'll have an array of voice memos saved. What if you were to accidentally delete them, or you were to lose them for whatever reason?
Well, if you were to ask Apple, they would probably tell you that they're lost forever. Alternatively, they may tell you that you can restore voice memos from backup if you have any. So your problem is solved? I'm afraid not. iTunes or iCloud only perform and restore full backup, and you can't handpick what you can recover – Apple just doesn't have a service for users to get around this issue. However, you can source an external tool to restore only voice memo from your backup!
The Tool You'll Need
Currently, the best tool on the market to complete this task is iMyFone D-Port Pro. With this iOS data backup and restore software, you'll have true freedom with exactly what you restore from your backups, with the voice memo aspect being added to it VERY SOON. You can decide whether you want to access a backup from iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone itself.
Although, whenever you make fresh backups using the tool, it will never overwrite anything – your previous backup will be safe completely. Therefore, you'll be able to recover each and every back up, and view whatever you backed up at that particular time. In addition, the tool will allow you to restore over 20 types of different data from your backups – messages, WhatsApp data, and more.
1. How to Restore Only Voice Memo from iTunes Backup?
If you want to recover your voice memos from an iTunes backup, then you're going to want to use the tool to perform a partial backup. How to do that exactly? Just follow the steps as below.
Step 1. Open up the software hub, and then head into 'Restore Backup to Device'. It will bring up all the available backups, and you're just going to want to select the one that you need and click 'Next'.
Step 2. Then you need to pick 'Restore Partial Backup'. Once you're in there, you'll be asked what data you want to restore, which you'll select 'Voice Memo' (when it becomes available on the tool).
Step 3. Then you'll want to click 'Next' to begin scanning. When it's finished scanning, it will showcase exactly what's available. Select what data you want to access and then hit 'Restore' – rest assured that no other data will be affected on your iPhone.
2. How to Restore Only Voice Memo from iCloud Backup?
The steps to restore any voice memos that you had on your iCloud backup are similar with how to restore only voice memos from iTunes backup. But still, it varies slightly.
Step 1. You'll want to go into 'Restore Backup to Device' within the tool. The software will then prompt you to log into your iCloud account by clicking the 'Download iCloud Backup' on the bottom.
Step 2. Once you're in your account, choose the specific backup that you want, and click 'Next' to select the data you want to restore from the iCloud backup. Here you can check Voice Memo (after it is supported).
Step 3. Then D-Port Pro will begin the procedure of downloading and all the data you chose within the backup will be displayed, so you need to preview whichever files you want and then hit 'Restore'.
Tip: How to Recover Deleted Voice Memos from iPhone
The above are the methods how you can restore voice memos from backup for your device if you have backed up your iPhone before deleting the voice memos. But if you've deleted the voice memos on your actual iPhone and have no backup, then the situation is going to be slightly more difficult to deal with. But, it is certainly possible, and you can check out this guide for assistance.
There you have it, all you need to know about restoring voice memos from backups. It has never been easier to do this with iMyFone D-Port Pro. Download the Free Trial version of this software to selectively back up your data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without any fee.