"I am trying to recover a deleted voicemail and there is no undelete option. How can I recover the deleted voicemail? I have an iPhone 11 running 14.4. Please help!" - From Apple Discussions
Have you ever mistakenly deleted a voicemail on your iPhone and then want to retrieve it back? Or your iPhone voicemails disappeared due to iOS 14 update, jailbreak, software corruption, virus attack, etc. Worry not. In this article, we will walk you through how to undelete/recover vociemail messages on iPhone with or without backup. The instructions apply to all iPhone models even running the latest iOS 14. Keep reading.
Yes, your deleted voicemails are not completely removed from iPhone and can still be recovered without hassle. There is a built-in feature on iPhone that allows you to undelete voicemails. When you delete a vociemail on your iPhone, it will be removed to a folder called "Deleted Messages", which is same as the trash or recycel bin on a computer. So, you can easily retrieve deleted voicemails back by checking that folder.
What if the deleted voicemails don't appear in the Deleted Messages folder? Don't worry. You still have chances to get them back as long as they have not been overwritten by new data added to your iPhone. All you have to do is using a third-party recovery tool and perform the recovery as soon as possible.
Now we know that it is possible to recover a voicemail you have deleted from your iPhone, let's get into the instructions on how to do it.
If you have recently deleted important voicemails on your iPhone and now would like to get them back, follow these steps to undelete voicemails on iPhone from Deleted Messages folder:
Open the Phone app and click on "Voicemail" in the bottom-right corner.
Scroll down unti you see the "Deleted Messages" menu and tap on it.
You will see a list of voicemails that you've recently deleted. Choose the message you want to retrieve and tap on "Undelete".
The deleted voicemail will be moved back to your regular voicemail inbox.
You may wonder how long the deleted vociemail messages are stored in your phone. Well, it depends on the particular carrier you are using. For most carriers, the voicemails are saved in Deleted Messages folder for 30 days.
If you deleted a voicemail more than 30 days, you won't be able to undelete it. If you don't have any deleted voicemails available for you to undelete, the Deleted Messages folder will not appear in your voicemail inbox.
When you unable to undelete vociemail on iPhone from the Deleted Messages folder, you can try to use a third-party data recovery tool - FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. Itis famous throughout the world and well accepted by millions of iOS users. With this program, you will have access to all of your deleted and existing voicemails. You can simply get the lost voicemails back with or without backup.
Now follow the steps below to learn how to recover deleted voicemails on iPhone without backup:
Step 1. Download and install this iPhone Voicemail Recovery on your computer. Choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices" and connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
Step 2. Choose "Voicemail" and any other data types you want to retrieve, then click on "Scan" to begin scanning.
Step 3. Once the scan has been done, the deleted and existing vociemails would be showed for you to preview. Just choose the files you need and click on "Recover to PC".
If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes, you can easily restore the iTunes backup to your iPhone to get your deleted voicemails back. Here's how to do it:
Connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable and lauch iTunes.
Click on the iPhone icon and then select "Summary".
Now click on "Restore Backup" and choose a backup that you want to restore from.
Click on "Restore" and wait for the restore process to complete.
The full iTunes backup restore will erase all existing data on your iPhone and you can't restore voicemails only. Then, we suggest you use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to selectively recover deleted voicemails from iTunes backup.
Step 1. Run the program and choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup". If you have ever backed up your iPhone with iTunes, the iTunes backup files will be displayed on this program. You need to choose one to proceed.
Step 2. Click on "Next" and the scan will get started, you can view all the files on the iTunes backup. After reading and verifying these files, you'll be able to choose any items you want to recover and save them to computer or to device.
If your iPhone data has been backed up to iCloud, you can also retrieve deleted voicemails by restoring the device from iCloud backup. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Backup > Backups to ensure that you have a recent backup to restore from, then follow the steps below:
On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on "Erase All Content and Settings".
Follow the onscreen setup steps and on the Apps & Data screen, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".
Sign in to your iCloud account and select the backup that you want to restore. Then wait for the restore to complete.
As you can see, you need to erase all content and settings on your iPhone before restoring the iCloud backup, which might cause new data loss. Why not use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery? It allows you to recover only voicemails from iCloud backup without having to reset the device.
Step 1. Run the program and select "Recover Data from iCloud" from the home interface. Sign in iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. Select any data you want to restore and click the "Download" button to beging downloading iCloud data.
Step 3. Once you've downloaded the data, you can preview the data and choose the files you want to recover, then click on "Recover to PC" to save them on your computer.
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