Retrieve VERY old voicemails from backups?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LexieMSU08, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2008
    East Lansing

    I have retrieved my voicemails from my iphone's most recent backup, with the voicemails going back at least 6 months. My father passed away and he had left some good ones, so I wanted to save them to my computer.

    I was wondering if all iphone backups save voicemails as well? So I could go back and download voicemails from 2 years ago (when I first got an iphone)?

    I do know where the backups are located, I just don't know if voicemails are saved too, and then which program to use.

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    Sorry I don't have a solution to your problem currently.

    BUT you should consider letting Google Voice handle your VMs in the future. You can download them as MP3s and they are stored in the cloud.

    Best of luck and sorry for your loss.
  3. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I'm actually pretty sure that's on your carrier's side, I'd suggest calling them and asking. Sorry for your loss.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2011
    I can tell you they are saved! download an app that let's you open prior iphone backups. Backup explorer is one that I know.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2008
    East Lansing
    AH!! That is so exciting! Thank you for the confirmation of what I was hoping to be true!

    So pumped!
  6. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Please post your results in case someone else comes along with the same request.

    Sorry for your loss & I understand. My father passed away on today's date in 1994. My mom saved the answering machine tape that my Dad had recorded.
  7. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    VM isn't stored on the device itself. From what I've managed to run across it seems like it possible to restore recent VM if your carrier supports visual VM.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2011
    This is not true. After purchasing my iphone 5 I restored to a backup from 2 months prior even my deleted messages were there after restoring from backup(they weren't there in the store where the lady set it as a new iPhone)

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