How to Recover Deleted Voicemails on iPhone 15/14/13/12/11

Voicemail is a useful feature on iOS devices, which allows you to record important information without writing down any words. What about deleting voicemails by accident? Is there any chance to recover deleted voicemails?

Don’t worry! Even you remove some voicemails and then find them useful, you can get them back from your backup.

You may wonder how to recover lost voicemails if you did not back up them. The answer is various depending on the voicemail recovery tools you pick up. Anyway, we are going to share four 100% working solutions to retrieve deleted voicemails on iPhone XR/XS/X/8/7/6/6s and earlier.

Recover Deleted Voicemails

Part 1. Recover Recently Deleted Voicemails

iOS will not clean the deleted voicemails immediately, but store them in the Deleted Messages folder for a few days like Recently Deleted Photos. If you just wiped out the voicemails recently, you can get back them simply.

Recover Recently Deleted Voicemails

Step 1. Open your Phone app from home screen.

Step 2. Go to Voicemail > Deleted Messages.

Step 3. Select one deleted voicemail you want to recover and tap Undelete to retrieve it. Repeat the process to recover other deleted voicemails.

Note: This way only works on the voicemails deleted a few days ago.

Part 2. Recover Deleted Voicemails from iCloud Backup

Apple gives 5GB free storage of iCloud to each iOS users. Once your iPhone or iPad connects to a network, your voicemails will be backed up to your iCloud account. So, you can recover deleted voicemails from iCloud backup.

Recover Deleted Voicemails

Step 1. Open the Settings app from your home screen, tap on your name, go to General > Reset and select Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2. If prompted, enter your password and start resetting your iPhone.

Step 3. When it is done, your iPhone will restart automatically and show you the welcome screen.

Step 4. Set up your iPhone based on your preferences until you reach the Apps &Data screen.

Step 5. Select Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in the account that you used to back up your iPhone previously.

Step 6. Next, choose the latest or any iCloud backup that contain the deleted voicemails. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete it. Then the deleted voicemails will be recovered in the original condition.

Note: First of all, you have to make sure that there is an iCloud backup available. Moreover, iCloud cannot retrieve deleted voicemails separately, so you have to restore entire iPhone with the backup, and you had better backup iPhone to iTunes on computer for avoiding any important data loss.

Part 3. Restore Deleted Voicemails from iTunes Backup

iTunes is another utility for iPhone and iPad with extensive features, such as, backup and restore iOS devices, transfer and purchase contents, and more. If you prefer to back up iPhone with iTunes, it is another way to recover deleted voicemails.

iTunes Backup

Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and start the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Click the Device button at upper left corner after iTunes detects your iPhone.

Step 3. Then go to the Summary tab from the left hand column, locate the Backups area and click the Restore Backup button.

Step 4. When prompted, select an appropriate backup, and click the Restore button. Once the restoring process finishes, the deleted voicemails will be retrieved to your device.

Note: Much like the iCloud backup, iTunes will overwrite existing data on iPhone using the backup. Moreover, iTunes use unique way to encode backups, so you cannot view the backup file before restoring to iPhone.

Part 4. Recover any DeletedVoicemails without Backup

Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery is a professional data recovery tool for iPhone and iPad. It offers extensive benefits, such as:

  • Recover deleted voicemails from iPhone, iTunes/iCloud backup.
  • Open iTunes or iCloud backup and preview and selectively recover lost data.
  • Rely on physical connection to retrieve lost data with no requirement of the internet.
  • Support almost all data types, including voicemails, photos, videos, audio, and more.
  • Available to iPhone XR/XS/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s or earlier, iPad and iPod Touch.

In a word, iPhone Data Recovery is the best choice to recover deleted voicemails without backup.

How to restore lost voicemails on iPhone

Step 1. Connect iPhone to iPhone data recovery tool

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and launch it from your desktop. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with the Lightning cable. The application will recognize your iPhone automatically.

Connect iPhone

Step 2. Preview deleted voicemails on iPhone

Select Recover from iOS Device tab from the left hand column. Then click the Start Scan button to begin looking for deleted data on your iPhone. When scanning is done, you will be presented all lost data and you can preview them by categories.

Select Recover from iOS Device

Step 3. Recover lost voicemails

Go to the Voicemail tab under the Message & Contacts area on the left side. All lost voicemails will show up on the right side. Select the deleted voicemails you intend to recover and click the Recover button at bottom right corner. When prompted, select a specific location to save the voicemails and start voicemails recovering.

According to our testing, it only takes a few minutes to retrieve hundreds of voicemails at one time.


Note: iPhone Data Recovery has the capacity to open iTunes and iCloud backup. If you back up your voicemails with iTunes or iCloud, you can use the corresponding functionality to open the backup file and select desired voicemails. When it is done, transfer the recovered voicemails to your iPhone and you can listen to them at any time.


This tutorial has talked about how to recover deleted voicemails from iPhone with or without backup. First of all, the voicemails that you deleted in a few days can be found in the Deleted Messages folder. If this way is not available, iTunes or iCloud backup may store your deleted voicemails. However, the backup is only readable after you restore it to your iPhone. Moreover, the backup will replace current data on your iPhone. That may cause data lost further. That is why we recommend Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery, which is able to recover deleted data from iPhone device directly.

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