Whether it's the first voice recording you have of your toddler, the last message from a passed loved one, or important for legal purposes, in many cases, your iPhone voicemail is the most important and precious data on your iPhone. We know that your voicemails are important to you and that's why we made iExplorer the best utility for exporting, backing up or saving your iPhone voicemails to your PC or Mac computer. With iExplorer, we've made it possible for you to access your voicemails either directly from an iPhone or even from an iTunes backup of your iPhone. Additionally, iExplorer digitally exports your voicemails using their original .amr file format, providing you with a 100% lossless copy of the original that can be stored and archived.
What you will need
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
Before you begin
If you don't already have iExplorer installed download it by clicking the button below. For more detailed installation instructions, click here.
Follow these steps to save voicemail from an iPhone to your computer:
- Connect your iPhone & open iExplorer.
- Click on the Data tab in the Device Overview screen and click on the Voicemail button
- If you haven't created an iTunes backup yet on this computer, you will be asked whether to make one (choose Yes). If you do already have an iTunes backup, and it's more than 24 hours old, iExplorer will ask whether you'd like to Use Last Backup or Refresh to create a new one.
- Once iExplorer has finished loading your Voicemail, you will now see a list of contacts & numbers. Select any of the names or numbers in the list to preview the voicemail. To Export the selected voicemail, click the 'Export Selected Voicemail' button, or you can Export All.
iExplorer can access and export your iPhone voicemails from either the iPhone itself or from an iTunes Backup already on your computer. This tutorial walks through both possibilities.
Access Voicemails on Your iPhone
To access your iPhone's voicemail, open iExplorer and connect your iPhone to your computer. You should see the Device Overview screen appear. From this screen navigate to Data --> Voicemail or from the left column, under your device's name, navigate to Backups --> Voicemail.
Access iPhone Voicemail from an iTunes Backup
When you create a backup of your iPhone using iTunes, your device's voicemail and other data are saved to your computer, but they get buried deep within various semi-encrypted databases. iExplorer can do the heavy lifting for you and make this database readily available and prettily formatted so you can read and export it on your computer.
To access the voicemail from an iPhone backup, first open iExplorer, then click Explore Backups. From the left column, under the Browse iTunes Backups section, select the backup you want to use. Then within that backup select, Voicemail.
Preview & Export iPhone Voicemail
Your voicemails will load in the main window with columns showing the date and sender or phone number for each one. Select a voicemail, and you'll see additional information about it appear in the right panel. You can click the Play button to listen to it.
To export your voicemails to your computer, select any that you want (hold down the Command key to select multiple). When you're done selecting all the ones you want, click the Export Selected Voicemail button.
To export all voicemails, click on the Export All button.
iExplorer exports all voicemail data in its original .amr file format. This export process is 100% lossless. You can then listen to the exported iPhone voicemail files using QuickTime, iTunes and other popular audio players.
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