Have you had problems with your voice memos after upgrading to the latest version of iOS? Many people have been reporting that their voice memos have been disappearing as soon as they upgraded to a new version. This problem goes way back to the iOS 8 upgrade and has been happening for a while now.
While there are some troubleshooting processes you can try to fix the problem, you may want to start by getting your memos back. This is what we are going to be dealing with in this article; how you can easily and very quickly get your voice memos back.
Part 1 If You Have Made a Backup in Advance
1 Get Missing Voice Memos Back by Restoring the Device
If you have backed up your voice memos either on iTunes or iCloud, you are among the lucky few. All you have to do to get them back is simply restore the device. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1: launch iTunes on your computer and then connect the device using USB cables.
Step 2: Select device when it appears in iTunes and then select “Restore Backup” in iTunes.
Step 3: Choose the most relevant backup and click “Restore” to finish.
But if you don’t want to erase all data and settings on your device just to get a few voice memos back, you may want to employ the services if an iPhone backup viewing tool such as iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac that can help you check whether the memos are there or not.
2 Extract Disappeared Voice Memos from Backup using iPhone Backup Extractor
Unlike other programs, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac will go a step further and actually help you extract the voice memos from the iTunes or iCloud backup file to computer. Here’s how you can do that. But first, download and install the program on your computer and let’s get started.
2.1 How to Recover Missing Voice Memo from an iTunes Backup
Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click on “Start.”
Step 2: Select “Voice Memo” as the file type you would like to recover.
Step 3: Select the iTunes backup file that likely contains the missing voice memo and then click “Scan.”
Step 4: Once the scanning process is complete (be patient, it could take a while), browse the recovered data to select the missing memo and then click “Recover.”
2.2 How to Recover the Missing Memo from an iCloud Backup
If your voice memo is in an iCloud backup file, follow this simple guide to get it back without having to restore the device completely.
Step 1: From the main window, click on “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click on “Start.”
Step 2: Select “Voice memo” since this is the file type we want to recover.
Step 3: The next step is to sign in to your iCloud account. Enter your log in information to do so.
Step 4: The program will detect all of the iCloud backup files on that account. Click on the one that may contain the memo and then click “Next” to download the file.
Step 5: Once the download and scanning process are complete. Select the missing memo and then click “Recover.”
Part 2 If You Haven't Made any Backups to iCloud or iTunes
What if you find that you have no backup of the vice memos either on iTunes or iCloud? Well, there is still hope for you yet, because iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac can also help you get the data back directly from the iOS device. We must point out however that this is only possible if the data hasn’t already ben overwritten. So it is important that you stop using the device as soon as you discover the memos are missing to avoid overwriting them.
That said, here’s how to recover them directly from your iPhone.
How to Recover Missing Voice Memos without Backup
Step 1: launch the program. From the primary window, click on “Recover from iOS device” and then click on “Start.”
Step 2: You will be required to choose the type of data you want to recover (in our case, choose “Voice Memo” under “Memo & Others”
Step 3: Connect the device to the computer using USB cables and once the program detects the iPhone, click on “Scan”
Step 4: When the scan is complete, preview the recoverable voice memos and select the missing voice memo. Click “Recover” and select a file path in the popup that appears.