How to Save Voicemails from iPhone to PC/Mac free

Voicemails are something that isn’t necessarily very pleasant for everyone. People used to say that they are simply lazy to listen to them, and when they finally do, most of them get deleted right away. But there may be some voicemail that you want to keep forever, to do so, you have to transfer these to your computer.

You might like to save your voicemail somewhere other than your phone for safekeeping or sharing. Transferring of voicemail from phone to computer is not a simple task to do especially if you have an iPhone. Apple’s iPhone will back up voicemail to your computer along with everything else, but they’re stored in a funky file format that’s not easily played by most software. Most Android phones, meanwhile, store your voicemail on off-site servers.

Although there are some apps like iExplorer and PhoneView, but they cost too much to use just for a voicemail here and there. But don’t worry, there is another way to do the same. You can extract all of the voicemail on your iPhone to your computer and convert them into shareable files, all thanks to a few Terminal commands. It may sound tedious for those who are not use to with computer tasks , but it's straightforward and simple enough to understand as long as you follow the steps which are mentioned below in this article.

How to Save Voicemails from iPhone to PC/Mac free

How to Save Voicemails from iPhone to PC/Mac free

If you want to save your voice messages in your computer and don’t know the simple way of doing it then continue reading and surely, you will find that simple way.

Steps to save voicemails from iPhone to PC/Mac free

Follow the below given steps and you will done with it. So let’s start

  • Back Up Your iPhone
  • As a first step, you have to backup your device through iTunes, not via iCloud.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes,
  • Click on Back Up Now from your iPhone's Summary page.
  • If you want to pull voicemails from an older backup, you can skip all and go directly to next step.

Find the Backup Folder

After the backup is complete, find the folder where the iPhone backup is stored.

  • Open Finder.
  • Press and hold down the Option key.
  • Click Go in the menu bar.
  • Select Library.
  • Go to Application Support -> MobileSync -> Backup.
  • All of your iTunes backups should be in the Backup folder. All your items are here in the form of list View so that you can see the date for each backup. You can easily find out your most recent backup or older ones that you want to pull voicemail from.

Create iOS Voicemail Folder

If you are an organized person and don't want to mess up your backup, then make a copy of the folder and paste it onto your desktop.

  • Simply right-click on the backup folder and select Copy "Backup Folder Name" and paste on your desktop. It might take a few seconds for the folder to copy over to your desktop.
  • Now rename the folder to something which is easier by right-clicking on the folder, selecting Get Info and entering a name into the Name & Extension: box. Use some name which is self explanatory like iOS Backup, to make things simple.
  • Create a folder named iOS Voicemail on your desktop, this is where your voicemail will be saved.

Create Script


Now create the script by entering   vim voicemailscript.sh
Again, press enter. Now type i
This will allow you to insert text. Now type the following text as it is into Terminal,

for filename in ~/Desktop/iOSBackup/*; do
IFS='/' read -ra ADDR <<< "$filename"
final_file=""
for i in "${ADDR[@]}"; do
final_file=$i
done
if file $filename | grep GSM; then
cp $filename ~/Desktop/iOSVoicemails/$final_file.amr
fi
done

After pasting the text, press the escape key and type :wq and press enter.

Make Script Executable, Run It


Type in terminal the following:
for filename in ~/Desktop/iOSBackup/*; do
IFS='/' read -ra ADDR <<< "$filename"
final_file=""
for i in "${ADDR[@]}"; do
final_file=$i
done
if file $filename | grep GSM; then
cp $filename ~/Desktop/iOSVoicemails/$final_file.amr
fi
done

  • A list of all your voicemails will show up in Terminal.
  • Now find the voicemails that you want to keep, open them in player, go to File, click on Export and select Audio only.
  • Press Save and your voicemail will be saved in an .m4a file.




How to Save Voicemails from iPhone to PC/Mac free Reviewed by Saira Awan on 5:51 PM Rating: 5

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