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Saving an iPhone voicemail message to a PC

48312 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2013 3:50 PM by mysticbee RSS
  • Arron Wood Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 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.

  • Arron Wood Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 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 is misleading, in my opinion.

  • Arron Wood Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 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 your comments and experience help me.

  • relentlesscactus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 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.



  • DrasticMocha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 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 ( 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.

  • playpond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 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.

  • songbird0918 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 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!

  • mysticbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 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.

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