Voicemails on iPhones last forever, as a general rule. The Voicemail tab of the Phone app will retain all voicemails you don’t delete, even if you don’t intentionally or accidentally delete them.
It’s not like they’re prisoners – you can send voicemails through email, Dropbox, or even AirDrop to another iOS device or Mac. You can save your iPhone voicemails by following these steps.
Open the Phone app and tap the voicemail icon (the red envelope) in the top-left corner. Tap the voicemail icon again to start listening. If you want to hear a voicemail, tap the name of the caller on the left side. If you want to listen to voicemails from multiple callers, tap the names of all the callers on the left side. When you’re done listening to a voicemail, tap the red delete button in the bottom-right corner.
How To Save Voicemails on Your iPhone
This will be the easiest method if your smartphone carrier supports Visual Voicemail and you’re using iOS 9 or later. You can view a list of your voicemails by going to Phone > Voicemail. AT&T and Verizon support this feature, and it’s easy to setup. You can find out if your carrier supports Visual Voicemail on their support page or by contacting their customer service department.
- You can save your voicemails using your iPhone if you can use Visual Voicemail. The steps are as follows.
- The first step is to launch the Phone app and select the Voicemail tab in the bottom-right corner.
- Next, tap the Share icon next to the voicemail you want to save. There is an arrow pointing out of a box on the icon.
- Choose a location for saving the voicemail audio in the pop-up window that appears. It can either be added to your Notes app, saved as a Voice Memo, or sent to contacts via Messages. Alternatively, you can email or upload the audio to iCloud Drive.
- In the bottom-right corner, tap Delete for any messages you do not need to save.
How To Save Voicemails Using Explorer 4
You can always use Explorer 4 if you can’t use Visual Voicemail or want another method. Your iPhone can be used to save several things, including text messages, call history, and media. Even though it starts at $40, you can download it free and use it in demo mode if you don’t want to pay.
The first step is to install iTunes on your PC since your Phone needs to trust your computer before they can communicate. It would help if you also backed up your iPhone because Explorer 4 will uncover any missing or lost files. You can automatically create a full system backup if you don’t have one, but it’s a lengthy process.
A Lightning cable should be used to connect your iPhone to iExplorer after you have installed the application and made a backup. On the left side of the app display, you should see your iPhone appear when you open the program. Choose your iPhone and then click Data > Voicemail on the right. Additionally, you can choose your iPhone and go to Backup > Voicemail by clicking the drop-down arrow next to it.
The main program window will display your voicemails, along with the contact, the date, and the duration of the voicemail. Select individual voicemails and click the Export button at the bottom to save them. All voicemails can be saved simultaneously by clicking Export All.