Any way to permanently save voicemails?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gdjsnyder, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Swoyersville, PA
    Hi all:

    My grandmother passed a few months ago and my mom has a few voicemails on her iPhone 5 from her that she desperately wants to keep. They are visual voicemails and we have Verizon. She's been having problems with her phone as of late and will most likely be upgrading within the next few weeks so does anyone know of any software that would be able to pull the voicemails and keep them safe? Hoping to hear from someone who successfully did this as I wouldn't want to mess anything up and lose those voicemails.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I know you can do it if you're jailbroken. I was just looking at my collection of voicemails on my iPhone last night.

    They're located in var/mobile/Library/Voicemail.
  3. MickeyMickey macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    Two Options!

    You actually don't need to jailbreak.

    Here are two options:

    1) FREE option - third-party software

    there is a free third-party program available that extracts your voicemails from an iTunes backup of your phone. I've used this myself and it works great. There is a pay version, but free version will work for you.

    You can find detailed instructions here:

    2) non-FREE option - use a service

    there is a nifty website called that specializes in converting voicemail to MP3. It's fast, and they do everything for you.

    Good Luck getting your messages saved!

    -m :D
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Wasn't aware of those options. Thanks for the info.
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    There is also a $30 app, that I've used before, called PhoneView which will save just about everything on your phone including voicemail.
  6. RobertDobbs macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    iPhone Voicemail

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My Mom recently lost her brother and went through the same process. We used to transfer her iphone voicemails to her computer.
  7. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    Subscribing to this for future reference. I've thought about doing the same with messages from my kids.

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