How To Save Voicemail On iPhone (2024)

This is how you can save important voicemails from an iPhone & preserve those special memories!

How To Save Voicemail On iPhone (2024)

Every now and then, we all receive a cute or important voicemail that we’d love to save permanently on our devices. So that we can listen to it again & again.

You can’t certainly bet on your iPhone to save your precious voicemails for you indefinitely. Hence, it’s important to keep a backup of voicemails. In this blog post, we’ll learn different methods to save voicemails on iPhone as an audio clip or text. Read on below to find out how to go about it!

Additional Information = Voicemails are automatically saved on iPhone via Visual Voicemail. But not all the carriers support it. Other than top giants like Verizon and AT&T, you need to check with your Network provider to ensure whether they support Visual Voicemail or not.

If you’re searching for a way to recover accidentally deleted or missing voicemail from your iPhone, follow this detailed guide!

Can you save voicemails on iPhone as a Voice Memo or Note?

Yes, you can! If you wish to save a voicemail longer than 7 days on iPhone, you can do so by following the instructions stated below:

STEP 1 = Go to the Phone app and click on the Voicemail option on your iOS device.

STEP 2 = Now, click on the Voicemail you wish to permanently save.



STEP 3 = Hit the Share button, located at the top-right corner of the screen.

STEP 4 = At this step, you need to choose between different options to save or share your voicemails. This includes AirDrop, Notes, Mail, Messages, or Voice Memos. You can choose any of the options to save or share voicemails in the desired way!


All voicemails are saved in the M4A file format and work with almost all media players!

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How To Keep A Copy Of Voicemail Using Screen Recording Tool?

With this workaround, all it takes is 5 minutes to save voicemail on iOS 16 and other popular OS versions. Simply follow the stated instructions in the sequence:

STEP 1 = On your iPhone, go to Settings and tap on Control Center. Here, you need to make sure that the Screen Recording feature is present in the list of Included Controls. If it’s not, simply hit the (+) icon to its left under More Controls.

STEP 2 = Now, launch the Phone app and hit the Voicemail option. Simply, swipe to open the Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button. You will see a 3-second countdown!




STEP 3 = From the Phone app, you need to on the desired Voicemail you wish to save permanently on your iPhone. Then, tap the Speaker icon to have it play aloud.



STEP 4 = The built-in Screen Recording feature should start recording the voicemail as it plays. It should turn into a Pause button later. As soon as the voicemail ends, launch the Control Center again and stop the screen recording as well!



Your voicemail recording should be saved to Photos now. You can play the message again within the Photos app, at your convenience.

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How To Backup Voicemail On iPhone With Notes App?

While we often think of the Notes app, as a convenient way to view, save & share text and images. But it can also store audio files, so that you can play and listen to it at any time. By following the steps shared below, you can save your important iOS voicemail to the Notes App.

STEP 1 = Open Phone App on your iPhone.



STEP 2 = Tap the Voicemail tab as shown in the screenshot below.



STEP 3 = Now, select the voicemail you wish to save.



STEP 4 = At this step, simply tap the Share icon and hit the Notes App.



STEP 5 = On the next screen, you need to tap the Save To button and choose whether you wish to save the voicemail in a new Note or add it to an existing one.



STEP 6 = Hit the Save button! Now, you will be able to listen to your favorite voicemail at any time directly from the Notes App.



This is another convenient way to permanently save iPhone voicemails without any hiccups.

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How To Save Voicemail Transcripts On iPhone?

If you wish to save iPhone voicemail transcripts (in text only), just follow the steps below:

STEP 1 = Launch Phone app > Voicemail > select the Voicemail you wish to save.

STEP 2 = Tap and hold the text of the transcription. Once selected, hit the Copy button to copy the selected part of the transcription to the clipboard.



STEP 3 = Now launch the Notes app and hit the Compose icon to create a new Note.



STEP 4 = Press & hold on the text field and tap the Paste button.  



Save the newly created Voicemail transcript & that’s it! This is how you can effortlessly save important messages, reminders, or voices of loved ones on your iPhone.

Hopefully, this guide helped you to back up voicemails on iOS 16 and other popular OS versions in no time. If you are facing any trouble, do let us know your experience in the comments section below. You can also drop us a line at 


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