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Tutorial to Save Voicemails from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s/5

Voicemail is one of the most popular features on iPhone. Unlike traditional text messages, voicemail allows people to communicate with your friends and family via voice. It cannot be denied that voicemails are more convenient than text messages. Many people prefer to use voicemails to contact with business partners, friends and family members. We find that some people search for how to save voicemails from iPhone on forums and social media. It makes sense when you consider that voicemails take up more space than text messages. In order to free up iPhone internal storage, people have to download voicemails from iPhone to computer and delete them on iOS device.

Save Voicemails from iPhone

Plus, if you upgrade to a new iPhone or have two iDevices, it is necessary to grasp the skill of transferring voicemail from iPhone to iPhone. Fortunately, Apple has caught up such demands and released several ways to move voicemails between devices using iCloud or AirDrop. In addition to Apple's services, you can learn about more options in this tutorial since we will tell you four ways to save voicemails from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s/5/5c/5s/4. Moreover, we will share the step by step guides to help you complete this task simply.

Part 1: Save voicemails from iPhone via iCloud

Any time when we talk about transfer data from iPhone, iCloud is usually the first thing pops up in our mind. Apple released iCloud aiming to transfer various data from iPhone to another iOS device. Though it is not a perfect service, it is worth to try using iCloud to save voicemails from iPhone to another iPhone.

How to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone

Step 1. Unlock the source iPhone, swipe upward from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center, and touch the Wi-Fi icon to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network. Launch "Settings" app on iPhone home screen, you can head to "iCloud", and then choose "Backup". Put the switch of "iCloud Backup" to the "ON" position and touch "Back Up Now". It usually takes half an hour or longer to make an iCloud backup for entire iPhone including voicemails.

iCloud Backup

Step 2. Now, you face two options, if you want to save voicemails from iPhone to a new iPhone, go to step 3 directly. Otherwise, turn to the target iPhone and go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset". Select "Erase All Content and Settings", enter your password to verify you are the owner and tap "Erase iPhone" to initiate the factory resetting process.

Erase iPhone

Step 3. Turn on the new iPhone, such as iPhone 7. You will see the Hello screen. Follow the setup assistant to complete the basic settings for your new iPhone 7. When reach the "Apps & Data" screen, you can get several options, like Set Up as new iPhone. Select the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option on the list to move on.

Set Up iPhone

Step 4. When prompted, input the Apple ID and password associated with the old iPhone and tap on "Sign in with your iCloud Apple ID" to confirm it. If there are several iCloud backups in your account, select the latest one to restore on the new iPhone. Complete the rest of setup steps after iCloud backup restore finished. Now, all voicemails and other data should be saved from the old iPhone to the new device.

Restore iCloud Apple ID

Note: iCloud is not able to back up or transfer voicemails separately. In another word, the only way to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone is to restore the entire iCloud backup to the new device. The downside of this way is apparently, it will erase current data on the target device and transfer all files but not only voicemails to the new iPhone.

Part 2: Save voicemails from iPhone using AirDrop

To help users transfer files between iOS, Apple has released an ad-hoc service, called AirDrop, in 2011. The devices that AirDrop supports include: iPhone X/8/7/6/6s/5, iPad Mini, iPad 4th generation and later, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 5th generation and later, and latest MacBook. And it is a good option when you want to save several voicemails from iPhone to another iOS device.

How to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Step 1. First of all, you need to enable AirDrop on both iOS devices. You can slide up the iPhone screen turn on the "Wi-Fi" and "Bluetooth" features. Then open the Control Center and enable AirDrop.

Note: AirDrop only needs you to enable the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features, but not necessary to connect to another device or a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. There are three ways to connect iPhone to another device via AirDrop, "Off", "Contacts Only" and "Everyone". The second option only allows iCloud contacts to discover your iPhone and transfer data. So, we suggest you to select "Everyone" on the source and target iOS devices.

Turn On Airdrop

Step 3. Visit the Phone app on the source iPhone and go to the "Voicemail" tab from the bottom. Here you can get all voicemails saved on your iPhone. Tap on a desired voicemail to open it and then hit the Share icon at top of the screen to open the menu box. Tap on the AirDrop contact of the iPhone that you want to save voicemail to.

Transfer AirDrop

Step 4. On the target iPhone, you will get a popup message ask whether to accept the file. Tap "Accept" and trigger the process. Repeat the operations to transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone.

Receive Airdrop

Note: AirDrop is convenient to transfer a few voicemails; but if you have dozens of voicemails on the old device waiting for saving to the new device, AirDrop is a waste of time. Moreover, AirDrop is a Geo-based wireless connection. The two iOS devices must be as close as possible.

Part 3: Transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone via email

AirDrop is a real-time transmission. Once you send the voicemail from the old iPhone, it will go to the target device immediately. Sometimes, AirDrop is not feasible, for example, the two iOS devices are far away from each other. Is there alternative way to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone? The answer is very simple, email. Today, more and more people check their emails on smartphone. And it is also an easy way to transfer voicemails from iPhone. We use Gmail as an example in this part, for other email providers, you can just use the similar process.

Way 1: How to transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone via Gmail

Step 1. Unlock the source iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Mail" > "Accounts" and tap "Add Account". Select "Google" on the list and enter your Gmail username and password.

Add Account

Step 2. Quit the Settings app after setup, open the "Phone" app and go to the "Voicemail" screen. Select a desired voicemail and then tap on the "Share" icon to activate the menu bar.

Step 3. Choose "Mail" on the menu bar to create a new mail with the voicemail as an attachment. Enter your Gmail address in the "To" field and tap the "send" icon to save voicemail from iPhone to your Gmail account.

Step 4. After that you can download the voicemail on the target iPhone at any time. It should be a convenient method to share Voicemail. What is more, you can save the files on emails.

Share Transcribed Voicemail

Way 2: How to transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone using Gmail app

If you already have the Gmail app on the iOS devices, saving voicemails from iPhone to iPhone can be simpler.

Step 1. Go to the "Voicemail" screen in your Phone app and touch the voicemail you want to transfer to another iPhone. Hit the "Share" icon at upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2. Swipe left on the menu box and find the "Gmail". Tap on it to start a new email with the voicemail. Input your Gmail account and send the email.

Step 3. On the target iPhone, go to the "Gmail" app and download the voicemail from the new mail.

Gmail

Note: Similar to AirDrop, email is able to save voicemail from iPhone to iPhone one by one. The difference is that email saves voicemails to servers and you can download them at any time. But this way is not suitable to transfer large amount of voicemails.

Conclusion

In this post, we have introduced multiple best iPhone backup viewers to help you open iPhone backups on your computer. All reviews are based on our lab testing and users' reports. You can read our reviews and choose your favorite iPhone backup explorer to open iPhone backups. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message below.

An excellent iPhone backup viewer should provide a variety of features. From this point, Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore is the best explorer for iPhone backups. Its key features include:

Any time when we talk about transfer data from iPhone, iCloud is usually the first thing pops up in our mind. Apple released iCloud aiming to transfer various data from iPhone to another iOS device. Though it is not a perfect service, it is worth to try using iCloud to save voicemails from iPhone to another iPhone.

Part 4: Save voicemails from iPhone using iOS Data Backup & Restore

No matter iCloud or AirDrop have inevitable disadvantages, when saving voicemails from iPhone to iPhone. iCloud does not support to transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone separately. And AirDrop cannot save all voicemails from iPhone to iPhone at one time. From this point, we recommend Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore. It is one of the best iPhone backup and transferring applications on market. Its benefits include:

1. iOS Data Backup & Restore has the capacity to make a backup for entire iPhone in one click.
2. And you can only save voicemails from iPhone to computer.
3. Transfer voicemails from iPhone to iPhone by restoring the backup.
4. In addition to voicemails, it also supports a wider range of data types, like contacts, phone numbers, call history, SMS, MMS, photos, videos, music, etc.
5. This application is able to transfer multiple voicemails at once without damaging existing data on iPhone.
6. It is compatible with iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus6/6s/5/5s/5c/SE/4, iPad Pro/Air/Mini and earlier generations, and iPod Touch.
7. iOS Data Backup & Restore is available to Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP and Mac OS.

In short, it is the easiest way to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone. And to help you understand the procedure, we use iPhone 5 as the source device and iPhone 7 as the target device.

How to save voicemails from iPhone 5 to computer

Step 1. Install the best iPhone toolkit to your computer

Download the right version of iOS Data Backup & Restore according to the operating system, and install it on your computer. Plug the iPhone 5 into the computer using the Lightning cable and start the application to let it detect the previous iPhone automatically.

iOS Data Backup & Restore

Step 2. Set data types for iPhone backup

On the home interface, choose the "iOS Data Backup" button to go to the next window. Next, you can decide to make a "Standard backup" or "Encrypted backup". If you select the latter one, drop your password and click the "Start" button to move on. When going into the data type window, locate to the "Message & Contacts" section and check the box of "Voicemail".

Choose iPhone file types

Step 3. Save voicemails from iPhone to computer

If you are ready, click the "Next" button at bottom of the window. On the popup dialog, pick a folder to save the voicemail backup and start saving it to your computer. When the process is complete, remove your iPhone 5.

Backup an iPhone

How to transfer voicemails from computer to iPhone

Step 1. Switch to iOS data restore mode

This time use the Lightning cord to connect the iPhone 7 to your computer and launch iOS Backup & Restore. After it discovers your iPhone, click "iOS Data Restore" button to display all backups available on your computer.

Switch to iOS Data Restore Mode

Step 2. Preview voicemails for selectively transferring

Select the latest backup file on the list and click the "View Now" button to open it on computer. When the detail window opens, select Voicemail on the left sidebar; then you can look at all voicemails on the previous iPhone.

Preview

Step 3. Transfer voicemails from iPhone to computer

On the detail window, select all voicemails that you want to transfer to the new iPhone. Once click the "Restore to Device" button at bottom right corner, the process will initiate. When you see the popup dialog tells Congratulations, click "OK" and quit the application. Disconnect your iPhone 7 from your computer and you can find the voicemails in Voicemails screen.

Restore to Device

Conclusion

Voicemail is a useful feature on latest iPhone models. And many people prefer to use voicemails, partly because it is really convenient. However, when you upgrade to a new iPhone, it is not a simple task to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone. We have shared four best ways to do it simply. iCloud is able to transfer voicemails and other files to the new iOS device using iCloud backup. AirDrop is a simple way to save voicemails from iPhone to iPhone one by one. And email could help you transfer voicemails as attachments. And if you are searching for a better option to transfer voicemails, we will recommend Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore. If you have other questions related to voicemails, please leave a message below this article.

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