Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to dle0414)
To be honest I think wjosten led you done the wrong path. that program claims voicemail for iOS4, which is a very old version of iOS. Like you, I'm using the latest iOS 6 on my iPhone 4S and I tested my solution before recommending it.
Just use the free demo mode of iExplorer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:08 AM (in response to Arron Wood)
Thanks to you both for all the help.
Arron - I, too, noticed that TouchCopy said it supported iOS4 but assumed a later version would not have removed features. The s/w I purchased was TouchCopy - I somehow missed your note before buying it. I'll give iExplorer a try.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to dle0414)
I just spent 15 minutes trying to find Voicemail with TouchCopy...I could find them while browsing the phone and the manual for version 12 (the latest) makes no mention of VoiceMail.
You are right, when the manual for version 9 says version 9 and up support removing voicemail for iOS (version) 4 on the iPhone 4...it is misleading, in my opinion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to Arron Wood)
Well iExplorer certainly has the functionality I was looking for. All menu options work...except for voicemail It works in that it displays the list of all voicemail messages, but then (for VM only) it immediately displays a "Macroplant - Crash Reporter" message saying "An exception occured in a component of iExplorer. We have created an error report that you can send us. Only the Macroplant development team can access this informaiton." When you say send report or don't send, the application closes. All of the other options work fine.
I moved on to DiskAid and found the free version doessn't support saving VM so I bought THAT one...and I guess the 3rd time's the charm. It works!
Thanks for everyone's help.
Also tried iPhone Backup Extractor, but it too gave me an error...something about not finding runtime environment so I gave up on that one.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to dle0414)
I'm glad you found a solution to this thread, you should select your own reply as the answer, haha.
Really weird about iExplorer since I didn't have that error. I haven't purchased either program and am still deciding which one to get...so your comments and experience help me.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to dle0414)
I looked everywhere, tried several that were too many steps or failed, and finally found a solution, PhoneView.
It automatically archives from the backup of your iPhone, and voicemails are archived and indexed by date, length and person and can be replayed. It's $30, and can be tried with limited display of what it did so you can see if it works for you. It tried this and immediately bought it.
I would recommend you connect regularly your iPhone to the computer the archives are going to so no voicemails are deleted by your carrier in between archiving.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to dle0414)
I really didnt want to go the paid app or software route, since all I needed to do was save an audio copy of a voicemail. So I went the free route.
I use the program Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) for managing other audio files on my PC. It's free, and open source. I took a 1/8' stereo cable, plugged it into my iPhone jack, and the other into the line in input on my PC (the mic in port works too).
Hit the record button on Audacity, then the play button on the voicemail, and thats it - instant audio recording with no background noise. You can save it as a WAV or MP3 file format.
Some of the other apps mentioned here are great if you need to manage SMS, file transfers, etc. But if your just trying to make a copy of a voicemail, this works great.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to dle0414)
There is a really easy way. Plug a stereo cable into your headphone jack on your Iphone. Plug the other end into your mic jack on computer. Using a program like Audacity (Free) just record and save.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to relentlesscactus)
Hey! I recently download phoneview like you after going through a ton of free trials of software to backup my iphone5s voicemails. When I try to use the program though if get a message that pops up asking me to enter my "iTunes encrypted password." I assumed this just meant my iTunes password but that didn't work. Said something about can't use this program if your iTunes is encrypted. I backup currently using icloud not iTunes so I'm so confused. Did you get this message when you first used the program? If so, how did you fix it? Any info very much appreciated. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to dle0414)
I recorded the voicemails from my iphone with my husband's iphone with the voice memo feature and then e-mailed them to myself using his phone. I opened them up on my computer and saved them. Was the easiest way for me and it was free.