[5 Methods]- Recover Deleted Voice Memos On iPhone Without Backup

[5 Methods]- Recover Deleted Voice Memos On iPhone Without Backup


This blog will show you how to recover deleted voice memos on iPhone X/8/8 Plus without backup. If you have accidentally lost your voice memos from iPhone/iPad then you can easily get back by following this post.


Voice Memo app is used by several iPhone users that allow to record someone’s voice, some important meetings, favorite songs etc. This is a useful app especially for iPhone users but they can get lost anytime from your phone.

So when such situation happens then how to recover deleted voice memos on iPhone X/8/8Plus?

Nobody loves to lose their important data from their iPhone. And this is also the fact that nobody loves to create a backup of their essential data in safe place rather than they love to have on their devices. Some of the users are so confident that they think accidents can never occur to them and they will never lose their data.

But when such incidents happen then you those users only scream and search for any ways to get those data back.

The reality is that no matter how much active and cautious you are about your data on iPhone, sometime will come when you either accidentally or mistakenly erase your voice memos including other data.

But you don’t have to worry as you are not the only victim of such data loss but there are several. And you even can’t blame others  but yourself for the loss.

Now you don’t have to worry much as the world has changed a lot and it seems nothing is impossible, so here also recovery of deleted voice memos from iPhone without backup is possible.

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Recover Deleted Voice Memos

I accidentally deleted a voice memo. How do I retrieve it? Where is it located? It says that deleted voice memos are saved for 30 days. I do not know where they are or how to retrieve them.

From- https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250225358

Reasons For Lost Voice Memos On iPhone

Well, there can be several reasons for voice memos deletion and they are:

  • Accidentally or mistakenly deletion of voice memos
  • Doing factory reset
  • While iOS update or downgrade
  • Broken or damage phone
  • Dropped in water or phone stolen
  • Jailbroken your iPhone
  • Malware or virus attack

Can You Recover Deleted Voice Memos?

Yes, you can recover deleted voice memos from iPhone. But only when you have created a backup of those memos on iTunes or iCloud. If you have done this then you can restore them with ease without any worry. So now, you can be relaxed as you can get back lost voice memos from iPhone.

Is it true to rescue lost voice memos from iPhone?

When data is lost from iPhone then users generally ask themselves, whether the lost data is recoverable or not. The answer is Yes, deleted voice memos can be recovered from iPhone bit depends on situation.

What many iPhone users don’t know is that iOS devices uses SQLite to store their data and whenever any data is erased or accidentally lost then they are not removed permanently but the data still remains in the device which can be recovered.

It simply means that when data is stored on iPhone then it is stored as “Allocated” data and after it gets deleted, the storage space gets changed to “Unallocated”. Here many users don’t know that the unallocated data cannot be viewed but those can be recovered. With the help of recovery software, the wiped away data can be retrieved.


When you come to the fact that your voice memos are deleted from iPhone then immediately stop using the device because this can be risky. Continue accessing the phone may overwrite the data with new one and the deleted data or voice memos cannot be recovered, means they will be gone forever.

When your iPhone is broken or damaged then there is no way to recover voice memos directly from phone  but you have to use any third party tool to extract voice memos from iTunes or iCloud backup.

There is no possibility to get back original voice memos after it is edited or trimmed. The reason is that the voice memos is not deleted but it was edited or modified and the original was overwritten.

Is it possible to recover trimmed voice memos?

Yes, there is a possibility to get back trimmed voice memos from your iPhone. You can extract it from iTunes or iCloud backups. And if you use any software then you can easily recover the exact data you need. The software allows to preview the data and recovers in simple three steps- scan, preview, recover and all your trimmed voice memos are back to its place.

Method 1: Check If You Have Shared The Lost Voice Memos

Sometimes, it happens that you have lost your voice memos but later on realize that you have shared those with friends or family members. So you have a hope that time as you might have used AirDrop and have shared your voice memos.

Therefore, you should check once for the lost voice memos, may be you get back those deleted ones.

Method 2: Recover Deleted Voice Memos From Recently Deleted Folder

 You might be familiar with “Recently Deleted” folder that keeps your deleted items for 30 days. After 30 days, the items are automatically deleted permanently.

So you can get back those deleted voice memos by following the below steps:

  • First, in Voice memos, tap on Recently Deleted option

  • Now choose memos you wish to recover
  • Then tap on Recover Recording

NOTE– In iOS 12 or its later version, you have the option to set the duration of when you want to delete voice memos permanently from Recently Deleted folder. You have to go to Settings of Voice Memo > click on Clear Deleted and change either Immediately, After 1 day, After 7 days or Never.

Method 3: How to Recover deleted voice memos on iPhone without backup

After your voice memos are deleted from iPhone, you know that they are not removed permanently but they are still present in the device but not visible. So they are easily recovered with the help of powerful software without any backup.

iOS Data Recovery is a professional software that works effectively to retrieve lost voice memos from iPhone without any backup. This is developed for iOS users that works to rescue lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. When there is no backup available of your crucial data then using the software easily retrieves wiped away data from iPhone.

Not only voice memos are recovered using the software but also several other data like contacts, photos, call history, videos, notes, documents, text messages and many others are recovered. It supports latest iOS version without any difficulty.

The best thing is that when your data is synced to iPhone with iTunes or iCloud then this software restores the lost voice memos from backup and there is no need to go for the entire recovery process.

Steps to follow to get back lost voice memos from iPhone

Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

First connect your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) to your computer via USB cable and after that launch the Recovery software and select “Recover”.

As soon it detects your device, the below window will appear

Step 2. Scan your device for lost data

Now you have to click on “Start Scan” option to scan your iOS devices to check the lost/deleted data. This process may take few minutes depending on your data. However if you find the data that you want in between then press “Pause” button to stop the process.

Step 3: Preview and recover the scanned data

After the scanning process is over, result will appear of both existing as well as lost. If you want to filter then you can select “Only display the deleted items” to ON. Here you can preview the data. Even you can search the for the particular file in the search box and at last save the data by clicking the recovery button.

Method 4: Recover iPhone voice memos from iTunes

If your voice memos were synced before deletion then they can be recovered from iTunes to your iPhone.

  • First, launch iTunes on PC and then connect your device using USB cable
  • When iTunes will detect on your device, simply tap on device icon and then “Summary
  • Now, hit on “Restore backup…”

  • Here you have to select the backup you wish to restore
  • Finally, click on ‘Restore’ and within few minutes all the backup will be restored

Method 5: Rescue lost voice memos from iPhone using iCloud

When your computer is not accessible and you want your voice memos back then it is possible using iCloud.

  • First go to Settings > General > Reset and then click on “Erase all content and settings
  • Enter iPhone’s passcode and your phone will get wiped now
  • Now once the reset is over, follow the setup steps and click on “Restore from iCloud backup

  • Here you have to sign in to your iCloud account and click on backup that you want to restore
  • At last, all your backup will be restored including voice memos

Bonus Tip: How To Save Voice Memos From Losing

Here I am going to give you few best ways to save your voice memos so that you don’t have to bother later on.

Way 1: Make Duplicate Voice Memos

If you can make a duplicate of voice memos then it will act as a backup and you don’t have to worry about its loss. Follow the steps to create duplicate copy:

  • First, open Voice Memo app
  • Then choose and open recordings that you want to make copy
  • After that, click on three dots below recordings
  • Then select Duplicate, and all your memos will create a duplicate one

Way 2: Sync Voice Memos To iCloud & iTunes

To keep your memos safe, you can sync them to iCloud & iTunes so that if they are wiped away accidentally then you don’t have to worry. And best thing is you can use them anywhere anytime.

Way 3: Share Your Voice Memos

Even you can share your memos with any iOS devices in same network and it is also one of the best way to keep your voice recordings safe. This is done via AirDrop, Mail, copy in Dropbox, Message etc.

You can share them by:

  • First, open Voice Memo app
  • Then choose and open recordings that you wish to make copy
  • Tap on three dots below recording
  • And then click on Share


Data from iPhone gets lost due to several reasons but there are ways, which can help to get back those voice memos. If you have backup available then they are easily restored otherwise you can use iOS Data Recovery software to restore the wiped away data from iPhone.

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