How to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone 11/XR/XS (Max)/X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5c/5(iOS 13/12.1 Supported)

Urgent! I lost all my voice memos on my iPhone 5. They included really important memos for work and now I don't know what to do. Can anyone tell me how to recover the voice memos?

—— 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 such as iOS 13/12/11 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 11/XR/XS Max/XS/X/8/7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s running iOS 13/12.1/12/11.3 or older versions.

Can You Recover Deleted Audio Files on iPhone?

You may wonder the question whether you can recover deleted voice memos or audio files from iPhone. Here you will find the answer which is YES. All the deleted data are not erased immediately, so it is still possible to get them back before overwriting.

You can use iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted iPhone Vice memos whether you have a backup or not. The following tutorial will show you three different ways to get your voice memos back.

The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software (iOS 13/12.1/12/11.3 supported)

  • 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 11/XR/XS Max/XS/X/8/7 and iOS 13/12.1/12/11.3.

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Solution 1: If You Don't Have Backup

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

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.Connect Your iPhone to the Computer

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

 Choose the file type you need to recover

Step 3.Preview and Recover iPhone Voice Memo

After a few minutes, the memos will be displayed on the next window. Preview and select the ones you need and click "Recover" to save them to your PC.

preview voice memo

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Solution 2: If You Have a Backup on iTunes

Recovering your missing voice memos will be easier if you have a backup on iTunes. Follow these simple steps to get them back.

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 from iPhone

And then, all the found voice memos will be shown on the window. You can preview only the deleted ones by choosing "Show only deleted ones" on the top box. Click "Recover" to save them to your computer.

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Solution 3: If You Have a Backup on iCloud

To recover deleted voice memo iPhone from iCloud backup is pretty similar to recovering from iTunes backup.

Step 1.Just click "Recover from iCloud Backup" mode. Select Voice Memo as the file type you want to extract.


Step 2.Log in your iCloud account to download the right backup file for the scan.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3.Preview the voice memos from the screen and choose the right ones to recover.

Select iCloud Backup

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Fully Restore iPhone from an iTunes/iCloud Backup

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.

Fully Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup

However, some data like new photos on the iPhone will also be erased and replaced during reset and restore and you can't preview and selectively choose the voice memos you want.

And this is the reason why we recommend iMyFone D-Back as the primary solution. Comparing with the second method, iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery is the perfect data recovery tool to help you not just get your voice memos back but all other types of data including contacts, messages, notes, WhatsApp messages, Viber messages and more. It comes with a free trial version to help you learn more about it. Just download and have a try! It is now compatible with the latest iOS 13/12.1/12/11.3.

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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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