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 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.
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. 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.
This is the reason why we have a better way to help you recover deleted voice memos on your iPhone.
Recover Deleted Voice Memo without/from Backup via 3rd-Party Tool
You can use iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac 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.
- 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.
You may need to download and install the program on your windows or mac computer before running it.
- Solution 1: If You Don’t Have Backup
- Solution 2: If You Have a Backup on iTunes
- Solution 3: If You Have a Backup on iCloud
1 If You Don’t Have Backup
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.
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 with the computer.
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.
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”.
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.
Step 3： Preview and Recover Voice Memo from 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. Click “Recover” to save them to your computer.
3 If You Have a Backup on iCloud
To recover deleted voice memo iPhone from iCloud backup is pretty similar with 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 for scan.
Step 3: Preview the voice memos from the screen and choose the right ones to recover.
iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac 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.