8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2013 6:32 PM by jihad.dogan
Kathy hatzip Level 1 Level 1

I recently bought an iPhone 5 and previously I had the 3G iPhone, which contains sentimental voice messages of my father and I was wondering how I could have them transferred on my new device.

 

Would anyone know?

 

Please help!

 

Thank you

Kathy


iPhone 3G, iOS 6
Reply by sberman on Oct 11, 2012 4:07 PM Helpful
They can't tranfer directly.  But ... You can use the Voice Memos app on your new iPhone 5 to record them while you play them on your iPhone 3G. If you successfully do that, they will be saved in iTunes when you sync your iPhone 5.

All replies

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7

    They can't tranfer directly.  But ...

     

    You can use the Voice Memos app on your new iPhone 5 to record them while you play them on your iPhone 3G.

     

    If you successfully do that, they will be saved in iTunes when you sync your iPhone 5.

  • Kathy hatzip Level 1 Level 1

    I tried that already but I had no luck!

    thanks I appreciate the you took to respond

    WIshing you a good night.

    Kathy

    Mtl-Canada

  • Kathy hatzip Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your input. I thought of that and I started to do exactly that, however you the date of when it was sent. It looks like I might not have a choice at the end... It will keep me occupied for a while...

    I appreciate your help!

    Have a great night

    Thank you

    Kathy

    Mtl-Canada

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7

    I think you're trying to say you would like to keep the date the original voice message was sent, but you think you would lose that by re-recording the voicemail.

     

    Here's my suggestion to keep that original date:  When you sync the voice memo to your computer using iTunes, you will find a playlist called "Voice Memos" on the list of playlists at the left side of the iTunes display.  All the files you just put in from the Voice Memos app will have file names based on when you recorded them using Voice Memos.

     

    You can change those file names!  Just click on the file name in the iTunes playlist and change it to the date (and time and whatever else you like) your father recorded it!

     

    I hope that helps.

  • momdmw Level 1 Level 1

    I hope I'm not too late with this reply to help you.  I just had the very same situation but they were messages from my husband who recently passed.  I upgraded to the 5 but still had my 3G.  The messages were on the 3G but were not transferred to the 5.  I got absolutely NO HELP from AT&T or Apple.

     

    But . . . I found this info on line, and followed the instructions and was able to save all of my dear husband's voicemails to my pc and now I've emailed them so I can listen to them on my phone as well.

     

    You have to spend a little money but it only took me 1/2 hr at the most and I had all his messages safely back, so it was well worth it. 

     

    The info came from TechGeec on YouTube.  It was excellent.  I purchased DiskAid and FileApp.  I didn't have the coupon code because I was much too upset so I paid $29.99.  But I was able to retrieve all the Voice Mail and all my videos and photos that also did not restore to the iphone 5.  The instructions were really simple, so simple I didn't think it'd work, but it did remarkably.

     

    My heart was broken at the thought of not hearing his voice again.  I know your's has to be as well.  I really hope this helps you.  If you have a moment, let me know if you try it.  Wishing you well.  All the best, donna

  • momdmw Level 1 Level 1

    In my haste, I forgot to give you the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSWj4-VsJ48

     

    Good luck!

  • jihad.dogan Level 1 Level 1

    sorry not transfer in 6.1.4 to 4.2.1  itunes. but itools transfer all contact images massage u old iphone 3g ..