3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012 8:40 AM by randers4
itopman Level 1 Level 1

How can I just backup or restore voice messages on my iPhone 4S?


I need to save a few voice message that I have that are very important, back up files to my local PC's locale disk for long term backup, but I will also need to restore them if I ever need to reference them.


Can this be done?

Ff so how?




iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    Sync them to your computer by selecting Include voice memos on the Music tab of your iTunes sync settings and syncing.  This will create a Voice Memos playlist on the left side of iTunes that will contain your voice memos.

  • itopman Level 1 Level 1

    Hi.. thanks for prompt response but I know yo can include voice messages in backup within itunes, But how can I extract these voice messages from the itunes backup and archive them to a USB drive or local PC drive? so I done acidentily deleted them.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    Once synced, the are separate files in your iTunes library so you don't have to extract them from a backup.  To save them separately from your library, go to the Voice Memos playlist, right-click on a voice memo and select "Show in Finder" (mac) or "Show in Windows Explorer" (pc).  This will locate the .m4a file on your hard drive and you can copy it to a different location for safekeeping if you prefer.