How to Recover Deleted Voice Messages from iPhone?

Since iOS 8, you can record and send sound clips or voice recordings within the stock Messages app for iPhone or iPad. Check out this step-by-step guide to record and send audio messages on iPhone. If you are on an earlier iOS version, such as iOS 7 however you can only receive audio messages not send audio messages in iOS 7. You can use other third party instant messaging apps for that, such as WeChat, WhatsApp, etc. Sometimes however you may delete the wrong audio message or the message thread which contains the important voice messages you like to keep. In this article, we will show you an easier way to transfer existing voice messages from iPhone to computer and recover deleted voice messages from iPhone.

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How to Recover Deleted Voice Messages from iPhone?

When you delete messages in the default Messages app for iOS, the deleted data is actually still saved on your iPhone or iPad. They are not locked now, so if you save any new data on to the phone, those deleted text messages, MMS messages can be overwritten. Before that however you have the chance to get them back. You will need an iPhone data recovery software for this job. You can download it on to your PC or Mac computer below.

Step 1. Connect up iPhone to computer

You need to connect up your iPhone to computer through USB data cord.

Step 2. Enable iPhone messages and attachments recovery

The iPhone data recovery software supports a very wide range of data can be recovered or exported from iPhone, iTunes backup or iCloud backup. We suggest you to narrow down the search for deleted audio messages without any other file types. This can save you a lot of time in the next scanning process. Just click to check Messages & Attachments as shown in below screenshot.

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Step 3. Scan iPhone storage

It may take a while for the iPhone file retrieval software to finish searching the lost data according to your data type selection. The fewer file types you have selected, the less storage space you have, the faster would the scanning be. Normally it takes less than 10 minutes if you only enabled messages recovery as specified at last step.

Step 4. Preview and recover deleted audio messages from iPhone

When the iPhone recovery software finished scanning your iPhone storage, you will be presented with a scan result screen like below.

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From the left column, you can see the file types you have selected. In this case, we only enabled iPhone messages recovery, so you can only see Messages & Call log >> Messages and Message Attachments.

You can go to Messages category to find, preview and recover deleted iPhone text messages and attached files, such as photos, videos, voice messages and many more. You can also go to Message Attachments category to find and recover deleted voice messages from iPhone along with many other files sent or received through messages, iMessages on iPhone or iPad, like images, photos, videos, music and audios, VCF contact files, documents, etc. Both existing and deleted audio messages on iPhone can be found and retrieved, so it iPhone data recovery software also offers an easy way to backup or transfer audio messages from iPhone to PC or Mac computers.

iPhone Audio Messages Recovery Tips

If you can’t find the lost audio messages from iPhone after the scanning. You can also switch to iTunes recovery or iCloud recovery mode to retrieve audio messages from iCloud backup or iTunes backup if any. You can refer to this guide to download iPhone data from iCloud backup to computer. Sometimes when you backed up messages, iMessages, audio messages to iCloud and can’t sync them to your new iPhone or iPad, the above linked guide offers a very easy solution for that. You can also use this way to recover data, including¬†those voice messages and many others, from an erased or reset iPhone or a sold, traded, donated iPhone.


1 thought on “How to Recover Deleted Voice Messages from iPhone?”

  1. Nice post! In order to recover deleted voice messages on your iPhone, you could use iRefone to help you as well.

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