How to Retrieve Deleted Voicemail from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

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Generally, voicemail messages are held by phone companies and saved on their servers. The messages expire after a certain time and will be deleted from the company's servers. In this case, you can't retrieve the deleted voicemail. But if you've paid for visual voicemail, you can download your voicemail messages from the server to your iPhone, and you can hear it anywhere and anytime. Also, when you accidentally deleted or lost them permanently on your iPhone, you can still recover them.

How to Retrieve deleted Voicemail on iPhone: 3 Ways

As to the visual voicemail that has been saved on your iPhone, Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery has three ways for you to retrieve it: directly scan your iPhone to get it back or retrieve it from your iTunes or iCloud backup files. Let's check them one by one below.

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Part 1: Directly scan your iPhone to retrieve deleted voicemail

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

First of all, run the program and get your iPhone connected to the computer. Then you'll see the window below. Choose and check "Voicemail" and then start to scan. If you want to check all kinds of files, you can check them all. It's up to you here.

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Step 2. Start scanning your iPhone for lost voicemail messages

Once the scan starts, you don't need to do anything else but wait. During the process, make sure that your iPhone is connected well. Disconnection will fail the scan and you need to start it over again.

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Step 3. Retrieve your voicemail from the iPhone

Not only voicemail messages, Dr.Fone also scans and recovers other data like photos and videos from Camera Roll, messages, contacts, notes, etc. For voicemail, you can click "Voicemail" on the left side of the window below. Then tick off the items you want, and click "Recover to Computer" to save them to your computer with one click.

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Part 2: How to retrieve deleted voicemail from iTunes backup

If you've synced your iPhone with iTunes before, the visual voicemail messages are also backed up into the iTunes backup. In this case, you can retrieve your deleted voicemail messages by extracting the iTunes backup, no matter you use iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, etc.

Step 1. Choose the iTunes backup and extract it

You don't need to connect your iPhone to the computer when you adopt this way. Just run the program on your computer, and switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the left side. Then you'll see the window as follows.

If you have more than one backup file, the program will display them all. You can choose one and click "Start Scan" to proceed.

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Step 2. Recover deleted voicemail from iTunes backup

The scan will consume you a few seconds. After it, you can check all contents in the backup file. Tick off the option of voicemail and click "Recover to Computer". Now you get back your previous iPhone voicemail messages.

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Download the free trial version below to have a try. You can use it to extract and preview all your iTunes backup files' content.

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Part 3: Download and extract iCloud backup to retrieve deleted voicemail

If you still can't find your lost voicemail through the ways above, this is another option: to recover iPhone voicemail from iCloud backup. The precondition is that you've synced your iPhone with your iCloud account before. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1. Sign in with your iCloud account

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after you run the program. Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account to get in. Don't be worry. The program won't remember or keep anything of your account. It's completely safe.

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Step 2. Download iCloud backup to retrieve deleted voicemail

Once you get in, you will see a list of all your iCloud backup files. Choose the one for your iPhone and move your mouse to the "State" column, and then click on the appearing "Download" button. Then wait until the downloading is complete.

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Step 3. Scan your iCloud backup for lost voicemail

After the download, you can begin to extract the backup file for details. During the extracting, you can preview the displayed content in the scan result at the same time.

Step 4. Check and recover iPhone voicemail

When everything is okay, you can check the data in the category of "Voicemail". Check the items that you want and click "Recover to Computer"to save them on your computer with one click. If you want to check and recover other kinds of data, you can also preview them and decide which one you want.

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