4 Ways to Recover when iPhone Voice Memos Disappeared

If your voice memos are disappeared from your iPhone, just keep on reading to explore the most useful ways. And FoneTool mentioned in the third part can be a better iTunes/iCloud alternative to back up iPhone easily.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 9, 2023
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Why all my voice memos disappeared on my iPhone?

All my voice memos are gone after updating my iPhone to iOS 17. Is there any one can tell me how to get them back? Thanks a lot.

- Question from iPhone users

Why have iPhone voice memos disappeared?

With the Voice Memos app, you can record the important things with audio in your life and work. But in some situations, you may find that your voice memos are lost from your iPhone.

enlightened An iOS system update.
enlightened The iPhone was attacked by a virus.
enlightened Accidentally resetting the iPhone.

Whether you are encountering which one case, this article can help you find your voice memos efficiently.

How to do when iPhone voice memos disappeared

There are 4 ways for you to get your disappeared voice memos back with or without an iPhone backup, and method 1 can be the most useful way.

Method 1. Recover disappeared voice memos without backup (For Windows)

When you find your voice memos are lost from your iPhone, recovering them without backup can be a most useful way. And the professional MyRecover for iOS can help you a lot.

laugh You can finish the process within just 3 steps.
laugh 20+ types of data can be retrieved, such as voice memos, photos, Safari data, etc.
laugh Easily recover data from all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Now you can follow the detailed instructions below to find and recover your lost voice memos in minutes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a Windows PC with A USB cable > If asks, click Trust on iPhone to let the computer access your data.

Step 2. Launch MyRecover for iOS > Click Scan Now on to scan your iPhone.

scan your iPhone

Step 3. Click the Voice Memo icon to choose the files you want to get back and then click Recover to complete the task.

restore voice memos

Tip: You can also use this tool to find and get your iPhone old voice memos back.

Method 2. Restore lost voice memos from Finder backup (For Mac)

For Mac users, Finder will be a more useful tool to restore your iPhone from the previous backup. And here’s how:

Step 1. Open your Mac and connect your iPhone to it > Turn on Finder on your computer.

Step 2. Find and click iPhone from the left panel > Choose Restore Backup to continue > Select the iPhone backup you need to restore > Tap on the Restore option to accomplish the action.

restore from finder

Method 3. Restore disappeared voice memos from iTunes backup (For Windows)

With the iTunes backup, you can also restore your lost voice memos on the Windows PC.

Step 1. Download the latest iTunes on your Windows PC > Install and open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Then your device will be detected and displayed in iTunes.

Note: If your iPhone is stuck on connect to iTunes, you can go to this page to find solutions: Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes Screen

Step 2. Click your device icon > Go to Summary > Tap on the Restore Backup option > Choose the targeted backup that contains your lost voice memos > Choose Restore to make it.

restore backup from itunes

Note: If you can’t find your desired backup from the list, just read this article to troubleshoot: How to Restore iPhone from Backup Not Listed in iTunes

Method 4. Get lost voice memos back with iCloud

iCloud backup can help you restore your disappeared voice memos from your iPhone directly.

But you need to erase all your iPhone data before the process: Just launch the Settings app on your iPhone > Click General > Transfer or Reset > Choose Erase All Contents and Settings to wipe your device.

erase all iPhone data

After that, you can turn on your iPhone and set up it with the on-screen guidance. It’s better to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network when asked. And click Restore from iCloud Backup to begin the task. Then you need to sign in iCloud with your Apple ID and you can choose the targeted backup to get your voice memos back.

restore from icloud backup

Further reading: Protect all iPhone data from sudden loss

If sudden data loss occurs on your iPhone, how to get it back will be a big headache. Then backing up iPhone regularly can be a good choice.

When you always get iTunes error code such as 4013 in the process, or when you need to back up large files to iCloud, but the free storage is not enough, have you ever consider switching to a more handy backup tool?

Then the rich-feature FoneTool can be you good helper.

laugh Selective or Full Backup: FoneTool allows you to fully back up iPhone like iTunes/iCloud to PC, or selectively back up photos, videos, music, contacts and messages as you like.
laugh Access iPhone Files Flexibly: You can easily view or export your iPhone data from the backups on PC with the reliable USB connection.
laugh Fast Backup Speed: FoneTool allows you to back up all iPhone data at an amazing speed, significantly faster than iTunes or similar software.
laugh No Apple ID Limitation: You easily restore your iPhone backup to another iOS device even though they are using different Apple IDs. Then accessing iPhone photos on iPad will be so simple.

Just come and download this useful tool on your Windows PC to protect your iPhone data from loss.

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Step 1. Turn on FoneTool on your PC > Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Choose Phone Backup > Full Backup > Click Get Started to begin.

back up iphone

Step 3. Select the storage path > Tap Start Backup to complete the task.

start to back up

Final words

When your iPhone voice memos disappeared, you can get 4 methods from this article to retrieve the lost data with or without a backup. If you want to protect your iPhone from sudden data loss. It’s better to back up it termly. And then FoneTool will be your good helper.

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