Voicemails lost when restoring from iPhone 4 backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Matt238, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Matt238 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Have helped a couple family members today with iPhone 5's. Restored both from backup of iPhone 4. Both had most voicemails lost. Just a couple sporadic ones are on the new iPhone. Each had a couple dozen old voicemails lost. Some we'd really like to have saved on new phone. Any help with this before I wipe the old phones clean? Thanks!!
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Just read the printed instructions in my box.

    It says to clear all voicemails BEFORE activating. Same as last two upgrades we have done.
  3. billhelm macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2010
    Use Google Voice.

    In all seriousness, it blows visual voicemail out of the water.
  4. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2006
    My voicemails on ATT are still there. Takes a sec to get the prompt to put my code in the first time, but other than that, there as usual after an upgrade.
  5. Matt238 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Definitely didn't see any instructions. Damn. Any options to recover them after the fact? They're still on the iPhone 4's, but I'd like to restore those to factory default tonight.
  6. ltb7 macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2010
    the beach
    did you ever get the old vm's back?

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