Solve "Recover Deleted Voice Memos iPhone" Issue with This Freeware
- Part 1: Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone
- Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Voice Memos Free
- Part 3: The Importance of iTunes and iCloud Backup
- Part 4：Summary
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Part 1: Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone
Days ago, one iPhone user said that he deleted some of his iPhone voice memos to release some space for the device. But then he discovered that some important voice memos were lost at the same time. He thought he might delete them by mistake, and he wanted to how to get these deleted voice memos back. Apparently, this is atypical "recover deleted voice memos iPhone" issue.
What is iPhone Voice Memos?
It is one of built-in iOS Apps which allows you to tape any audio you want to and save it to your iPhone. Many of you like to use this App to record some vital information in voice mode instead of writing them down or typing words. And it also acts as a quick and convenient audio recorder of favorite songs, lectures, interviews, meetings, and more. When you are enjoying the convenience it brings to you, you also bear the risk of data loss just as the above mentioned iPhone user's case.
You Are Able to Recover Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone from a Backup
When this issue happens to you, you must want to know is it possible to retrieve deleted voice memos on iPhone. As a matter of fact, when you delete the voice memos from iPhone, these files will be removed from your iPhone forever. That is to say, you are not allowed to recover them from your iPhone directly with any iPhone data recovery program. However, there are still other ways to retrieve your deleted iPhone voice memos. But the premise is that you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before the deletion of iPhone voice memos.
Perhaps, you will point out that, Apple's official introduced way: Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup can solve this issue. But, please think again. You just need to retrieve your deleted iPhone voice memos instead of all iPhone data. Imagine that if there are some new data which are not included in the previous backup file, this recovery mode will wipe these new data and you will have no way to get these data back then.
However, if you have a piece of third-party iPhone data recovery software, this thing will be different. After searching "how to recover deleted voice memos on iPhone" online, you will discover many pieces of relevant software. And all of them declare that they can solve this issue for you. Are these methods really useful for your situation? Usually, practice is the only test of truth. But I think it is a waste of time for you to test them one by one. Here, I will suggest you to use this iPhone data recovery software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS which can recover the deleted iPhone voice memos only. And the next part will lead you to learn some information of this software and then operate it to solve this issue to prove its availability.
Want to learn about this software? Please read on.
Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Voice Memos Free
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is a piece of dedicated iOS data recovery software which can be utilized to recover all your lost data from iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS), iPad (iPad 2/1, iPad mini) and iPod Touch (iPod Touch 5/4) with its three magic recovery modules: "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File" as well as "Recover from iCloud Backup File".
In addition, the iPhone data it can recover are various, such as photos, videos, messages, contact, call history, notes, voice memos and more. What is noteworthy is that its Free Edition can recover some certain types of iPhone data (check these data types in this post: Functional Limitations in MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free Edition) and voice memos is one of them.
As for your computer's operating system, if you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, you need to utilize the Windows version; and if you are using Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7, and 10.6, you should download its Mac version (which is also called MiniTool iOS Mobile Recovery for Mac).
After the simple introduction, it's time to do iPhone voice memos recovery with this free software. As mentioned above, the deleted voice memos can't be recovered from the iPhone directly. So, "Recover from iOS Device" module is unavailable in this case. Here, the following content of this part will introduce the rest two recovery modules. And all of the operations are based on Windows Operating System.
You can undelete iPhone voice memos with the following two ways.
Way 1: Restore Deleted iPhone Voice Memos from iTunes Backup File
iTunes, an application developed by Apple Inc, is not only used to organize and enjoy the music, movies and TV shows you already have, but also used to back up the data of your iOS device such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. But these backup files can't be open and used directly.
However, with this recovery module "Recover from iTunes Backup File", you are able to recover iPhone voice memos to your computer only and use them immediately. At the same time, we highly recommend you to use this recovery module firstly because iTunes backup is the most comprehensive one.
To let this module work successfully, you should make sure that the iTunes backup file you are going to use must be saved on your computer. If not, you can also copy it to your PC.
Step 1: Open this freeware and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module from the main interface. Then the iTunes backup files will appear automatically. Here you can choose the relative one by judging from their "Name", "Latest Backup Date" and "Serial Number", and then click on "Scan" button to continue.
This software just can automatically extract backup files from the iTunes default storage path. Once the target iTunes backup file is saved to another location on the computer, you have to add it to this list manually:
1. Click on the blue button "Select";
2. Select the target item from the storage path;
3. Press on "Add" button and then the target iTunes backup file will be shown on the software's interface.
Step 2: There will be the results interface when the scanning process is completed. The data types this software can scan and recover are listed on the left side. Data type's name will be in blue if there are scanned files in it; if not, the name will be in grey. Select "Voice Memos" from the list, and all the iPhone voice memos will be displayed on this interface with their name and format. Choose the items you want to recover and then click on the lower side "Recover" button to continue.
Step 3: Here you will get a pop-out window. On this window, you can choose to save the selected iPhone voice memos to the default path by clicking on "Recover" button. At the same time, you are also able to click on "Browse" button to select another storage location from the second pop-out window, and then click on "Recovery" to save them.
Finally, you can directly open and use these recovered iPhone voice memos.
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However, if there is only available iCloud backup file, you can try way 2 as follows.
Way 2: Retrieve Deleted Voice Memos on iPhone from iCloud Backup File
iCloud backup is the other available resource. If your deleted iPhone voice memos are contained in the iCloud backup file, you can try this recovery module "Recover from iCloud Backup File", which can download the data and files in iCloud backup to your computer, and you are able to use them directly as well.
Please see the next steps to learn how to operate this recovery module:
iOS 9 and its latter versions' iCloud backup files can't be detected by any iOS data recovery software, and MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is not an exception.
Step 1: Open the freeware and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" module from its main interface. There are two input boxes in the middle of this interface as follows. Then, type in your "Apple ID" and "Password", and click on "Sign In" button to continue.
Step 2: On this interface, you will see all the available iCloud backup files. In most cases, there is more than one backup file. Under this circumstance, you can choose the one you want to use by distinguishing from their properties such as "Name", "Latest Backup Date", "File Size" and "iOS Version". Then, move your cursor to the corresponding "State" bar, and the blue button "DownLoad" will appear automatically. Click on that button to continue.
Step 3: You will see a pop-out window with all data types listed on it. Then, choose "Voice Memos" from it, and click on "Confirm" button to start the downloading process.
Step 4: Then, you will get the downloading results interface as follows. Different from way 1, on this interface, all the data types' names are in grey except "Voice Memos". It is an interface only about your wanted iPhone voice memos. This kind of selective downloading can save a lot of time for you. Choose the ones you want to restore and then click on the lower right side blue button "Recover" to choose a path to save these selected iPhone voice memos.
Just like way 1, these recovered iPhone voice memos immediately.
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Here, let's make a quick comparison: "Recover from iTunes Backup File" is the first recommended to recover your deleted iPhone voice memos, and "Recover from iCloud Backup File" can save a lot of time for you because this recovery module can just download iPhone voice memo from iCloud backup. However, both of them are totally free for you to recover voice memos on iPhone.
Until now, the two ways to solve "recover deleted voice memos iPhone" issue are completed. Every recovery module has its own advantages. You can select one according to your personal situation.
Part 3: The Importance of iTunes and iCloud Backup
After all these introductions, you will know that: if your iPhone voice memos are deleted by mistake, you have two ways to recover them with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS. But, you should make sure that there are available iTunes and iCloud backup files. That is to say, these two kinds of backup files as well as a piece of iPhone data recovery software can help you to get your deleted voice memos on iPhone back perfectly.
As a matter of fact, you are unable to recover deleted photos and videos from your iPhone directly with a piece of iOS data recovery software. But you can recover them from iTunes and iCloud backup files. That's why we advocate regularly making and updating iTunes and iCloud backup of your iPhone data. They play big roles in iPhone data recovery field.
1. If you want to recover deleted iPhone photos, you can find a proper solution in this post: 2 Simple Solutions to Recovering Deleted Photos on iPhone.
2. If you want to retrieve your deleted iPhone videos, you are able to get the best way from this post: Solved Perfectly - How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone.
In this post, you learn two free ways to recover your deleted iPhone voice memos by using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS: as long as the deleted iPhone voice memos are stored on the previous iTunes backup file, you can use "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module to recover them; if there is available iCloud backup file, you can use this recovery module "Recover from iCloud Backup File" to get them back.
Besides, if you encounter some issues during the process of using this software, such as how to install this software or some recognition issues, you can try to find the solutions in Users Manual. At the same time, you can also contact us by sending email to [email protected] or leave your questions on the following comment bar. Any useful ideas and suggestions are also appreciated here. Thank you!
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