Best way to transfer or save voicemails?

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  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

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    What is the best way to save and/or export voicemails from my Sprint 4s? I'm moving from a Sprint 4s to a Sprint 5. I don't need the voicemails on the new phone but would like to save them somewhere in the easiest way possible.
     
  2. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Voicemail is not store locally on your phone. They are located on your carriers' server. You can even access them from a landline.
     
  3. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are they stored both on the phone and with the carrier? I can still listen to voicemails while in airplane mode. Is there a way to save them off the phone from either location?
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Is that right? That's totally news to me.
     
  5. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    yes it is.

    :apple:

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    keep it simple, back up 4s to itunes, restore the 5 from backup, everything is there.

    :apple:
     
  6. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are there any special settings that must be set? Everything transferred over except the voicemails.
     
  7. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    when you restore from b/u the voice mail will be there too, don't know how to not have the vm back up.
     
  8. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I restored my wife from iTunes to an iPhone 5 and only 2 voicemails appeared. I restored from my 4s to an iPhone 5 and about 10/200 voicemails loaded. Both phones were backed up to iTunes minutes before restoring them. Why would only a few of the messages appear?
     
  9. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure, when I did it I had about 10 vm on the old phone and they were there on the new phone.
     
  10. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For whatever reason, only voicemails from numbers not in my contact list transferred over.
     
  11. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there any other way to copy off the voicemails? Some are from a deceased family member and need to be saved.
     
  12. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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  13. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you have to buy this in order to transfer voicemails?
     
  14. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I transferred the messages manually by recording them through Quicktime.
     
  15. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    Use iexplorer or use another iphone and record a voice memo while playing the voicemail on the phone it's on.
     
  16. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    No, you don't have to buy anything.

    Free and easy!

    The guy above this post needs to check it out for sure, instead of the Rube Goldberg method he's using LOL!
     

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