How to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4

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Urgent! I lost all my voice memos on my iPhone 5, and the worse situation is that these memos are including my important work information! not just some inessential birthday songs! Could anyone tell me how to recover deleted voice memos on iPhone 5?

—— Lynn

Lots of people use Voice Memo to record important talks, favorite songs in daily life. But sometimes people lose them after installing a new iOS system or delete them accidentally just like Lynn and are wondering how to get the important voice memos back. The article will introduce 2 ways to help you recover deleted voice memos on iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s/4 – go on with the following part to get the key.

Fully Restore iPhone Using iTunes/iCloud

If you have made iTunes or iCloud backup regularly and you are sure that the voice memos you want are in the backup file, you can fully reset and restore your iPhone to get them back. However, some data like new photos on iPhone will also be erased and replaced during reset and restore and you can't preview and selectively choose the voice memos you want. Moreover your data and setting on iPhone will also be overwritten in the same time.

So we will introduce another method to help you retrieve deleted voice notes selectively from iPhone or iPhone backup.

Recover Deleted Voice Memo From iPhone/iPhone Backup Selectively

You can also use iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac to recover deleted iPhone voice memo no matter you delete iPhone voice memos with or without making a backup. Following text will show the specific procedures with three modes.

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  • Recover 22+ files such as photos, videos, messages, WhatsApp messages, notes etc from iPhone or iPhone backup.
  • Allow to preview data before recovery and retrieve data selectively.
  • 4 recovery modes: Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS device/iTunes backup/iCloud backup.
  • Support data recovery for almost all iOS devices running different iOS versions, including iPhone 7 and iOS 10.

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You may need to download and install the program on your windows or mac computer before running it.

1 If You Haven't Made Any Backup Before

Step 1: Run iMyfone D-Back and Choose Recovery Mode

Run iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery on your computer and choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

select Voice Memos from Smart Recovery

Step 2: Choose the File Type You Need to Recover

Click “Recover from iOS Device” and choose Voice Memo for the subsequent search. The program will invite you to connect your iOS device with the computer.

 Choose the file type you need to recover

Step 3: Preview and Recover iPhone Voice Memo

After searching for a few minutes, all the memos will be found and showed on the interface. After you preview and confirm which ones are you need, you can click on the “Recover” button and these voice memos will be extracted to your PC.

preview voicememo

See? Nothing serious and your deleted voice memo are back!

2 If You Have Made iTunes/iCloud Backup Before (iOS 10 Included)

If you have iTunes or iCloud backup for iPhone recover deleted voice memo, it will be of higher probability to recover iPhone voice memo. And go on to see how to do it.

Retrieve Voice Memos from iTunes backup

Step 1: Choose the File Types You Need

From “Recover from iTunes Backup”, choose the file type(s) you need to recover. And of course, here you should check “Voice Memo”.

Select Voice Memo from iTunes

Step 2: Choose the Most Relevant Backup to Scan

There will be all the backup files you have created by iTunes. Choose the one that includes the voice memo you need. And then, iMyfone D-Back will scan the backup to find your voice memo.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 3: Preview and Recover Voice Memo iPhone

And then, all the found voice memos will be showed on the window. You can preview only the deleted ones by choosing “Show only deleted ones” on the top box. And so. Your important voice memos are retrieved.

Retrieve Voice Memos from iCloud Backup

To recover deleted voice memo iPhone from iCloud backup is pretty similar with recovering from iTunes backup. Just click “Recover from iCloud Backup” and log in your iCloud account to download the right backup for scan. And as for the following preview and recover things? They are same.

Select iCloud Backup

Which recovery method is more suitable for your situation? And what may surprise you is that iMyfone D-Back Windows version and iMyfone D-Back Mac version also apply to recover iPhone contactsmessages, notes and even WhatsApp and Skype! And it also offer free trial version for users to know more about it.

Well, do you know how to recover a voice memo on iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4 now? Or, do you have any suggestion to improve iMyfone D-Back? One comment will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Chris Van Damme

    useful tutorial. thx.

    • Hello Chris, thanks a lot for your feedback. Wish you have a nice day:)

  • Gregory Gary

    Can I use this software with a number of different iTunes accounts / Phones?

    • Hello Gregory, thanks for your comment. The personal license works only for one device. But the software can help you recover data from iTunes backup files with different iTunes accounts, as long as there are stored on local computer and you have entered the right login account info.

  • Janie

    Awesome! I was able to recover a message that was very important to me. So glad I found this!! iCloud is always so confusing to me. Do you have any more info about backing up on the iCloud?

  • Robert

    I have reinstalled my itunes and all my backup files are no longer there. please help me..

    • Hello Robert, you can also try “Recover from iOS Device”. This mode enables you to recover deleted voice memos directly from iPhone without backup. Hope it helps:)

  • sam

    Hi i have just downloaded the free version to see what can i get back and it does not show any of my recent icloud back ups although my last back up was yesterday but i can not see that one. so how would i retrieve my deleted files?

  • sam

    I really need help to get one voice memo back it is very very important. My sister accidentally deleted it yesterday and i really need it back please tell me what to do as soon as possible. I do not know why i am unable to see my backups i was trying to use the icloud method. please help

    • Hello Sam, we have sent a mail and a beta version of our product to your email address. Please kindly check them. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further help.

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