How to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s

12/02/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

iPhone Voice Memo Recovery

Voice Memo is the built-in voice recorder app for iOS devices, and many iPhone/iPad users enjoy this feature to record their important information such as lectures or interviews. However, like most data on iOS devices, chances are they may get lost anytime. Have your important voice memos disappeared after iOS 12 update, jailbreak failure, restore factory settings, iPhone damage/corruption, or deleted by mistake? Is it possible to recover lost voice memos on iPhone? 

Well, if you have backed up your iPhone regularly with iTunes or iCloud, you can simply restore voice memos from the backup file. If you haven't done any backup, don't worry, you can also get them back with a third-party data recovery tool. In this post, we will guide you to recover deleted voice memos from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s with or without backup. Just relax and follow solutions provides below to get your lost voice memos back. 

Solution 1. Recover Deleted Voice Memos from iPhone without Backup

If you don't have a backup, one of the easiest ways to retrieve deleted voice memos on your iPhone/iPad is using a third-party data recovery program. Here we recommend FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery for you. You can use it to recover lost voice memos and many other files like photos, videos, text messages, contacts, call history, voicemail, WhatsApp, calendar, reminders, Safari history, etc. The software supports all iOS versions including the latest iOS 12, and works for all popular iOS devices such as iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus, iPad Pro, etc. 

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How to recover deleted voice memos from iPhone/iPad without backup: 

  1. Download this iPhone Voice Memo Recovery onto your computer and install it. Then run the program and choose "Recover from iOS Device". 
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with a USB cable. Once the device is connected successfully, click "Start" to continue. 
  3. Now choose Voice Memos as well as other data types you wish to recover, then click "Scan" to begin scanning your device for lost data. 
  4. After scanning, you'll find all recoverable voice memos and check those you need, then click "Recover" to save them to your computer. 

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Solution 2. Selectively Retrieve Deleted Voice Memos from iPhone Backup

Three different recovery modes are provided by FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. Besides recovering deleted voice memos directly from iPhone/iPad, it can also help you selectively retrieve voice memos from iTunes/iCloud, without having to reset the entire device. If you have backed up your iOS device before, follow the steps below to recover lost voice memos from iTunes or iCloud backup: 

Option 1. Selectively restore voice memos from iTunes backup

  1. Launch FoneGeek iPhone Voice Memo Recovery and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". 
  2. The program will list all iTunes backup files found on this computer, choose the one you want to restore from and click "Start" to begin scanning. 
  3. After scanning, find the voice memos you want by telling the name and time length, then click "Recover" to export them to your computer. 

Recover Voice Memos iPhone

Option 2. Selectively restore voice memos from iCloud backup 

  1. Launch FoneGeek iPhone Voice Memo Recovery and select "Recover from iCloud Backup File". 
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID. After logged in, all backup files in your iCloud account will be displayed. Locate the one you need and click "Download". 
  3. After the download, choose Voice Memos or other file types you need to get back, then click "Next" to begin scanning. 
  4. When the scan is finished, choose the voice memo files you want to retrieve, finally click "Recover" to save them on your computer. 

Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Solution 3. Fully Restore Voice Memos from iTunes or iCloud Backup 

If you have made a backup of your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, and don't want to install any third-party program on your computer, you can fully restore the entire backup to your iPhone to get lost voice memos back. It is free to use, but you should know that any existing data will be permanently erased from your iPhone/iPad. Besides, you can't preview and selectively choose the voice memos you want. 

Option 1. From iTunes Backup 

  1. On your computer, launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to it via USB cable
  2. Allow iTunes to detect your device, click on the device icon and then "Summary". 
  3. Now click on "Restore Backup…" and choose the backup file you want to restore. 
  4. Finally click "Restore" to complete the task and restore voice memos from iTunes backup. 

Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Option 2. From iCloud Backup 

  1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings > General > Reset" and then choose "Erase All Content and Settings".
  2. Wait for the reset to complete, then follow the setup steps and tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup". 
  3. Sign in to your iCloud account, then select the backup that you want to restore and wait for the process to complete. 

Recover Data from iCloud Backup

The Final Thoughts 

Any of the methods above will help you retrieve deleted voice memos on your iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s. Choose the most suitable one for you, follow the steps and get your important voice memos back. We highly recommend you try using the FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to experience its amazing features and avoid data overwriting on your iOS devices by saving the recovered data to your computer. 

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