How to Recover Deleted Voice Memo from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 without Backup

Posted by Brian Davis on August 21, 2018 19:00:51 PM.

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Voice Memo on iPhone is a handy feature for us to record any important voice, such as interviews, songs, lectures etc. in daily life. We can freely edit the recorded voice memos and add labels to the recordings as well. However, losing iPhone voice memos often happens after upgrading iOS or jailbreaking the iPhone. Even worse, you may not noticed that there's no backup for your iPhone yet until the voice memos are deleted by mistake. If that's your case, you should follow these tips to get back the lost voice memos immediately from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S/5 without backup (iOS 12 included).

What Should You Do/Not Do After Accidentally Deleting Voice Memos on iPhone

As a matter of fact, deleted voice memos are not permanently deleted from your iPhone. They will be temporarily saved in SQLite database storage system of your iPhone. After deleting the voice memos, you are not able to view them any more, but could still recover them if you want. In order to recover the deleted voice memos on iPhone, you need to look for assistance from some third-party iPhone data recovery software which can easily retrieve lost voice memos from iPhone even without backup.

But before restoring the deleted voice memos with these tools, there are some important notes you should pay attention to:

1. As soon as you found the voice memos are lost from iPhone, you should stop using the device. Otherwise your iPhone might be overwritten with the new data, making it impossible to recover the deleted voice memos any more.

2. It's impossible to recover the lost voice memos if your iPhone is broken and can't boot at all. In this case, the only way to get back the deleted data is extracting the deleted files from iTunes or iCloud backup.

3. If you have edited or trimmed the voice memos before deleting them, you can only recover the modified version instead of the original file.

Best Tool to Recover Deleted Voice Memos from iPhone

Now you meet one of the most efficient iOS data recovery solutions in the market - TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery for Mac/Windows, which is specialized in efficiently restoring lost voice memos and other data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch even if you have no backup. It can recover up to 20 types of deleted files, including photos, notes, contacts, messages, videos, etc. with 3 smart recovery modes. You can preview the lost items and recover selective data with this smart iPhone data recovery tool. It's now fully compatible with the latest iOS 12, 11.4 and lower.

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Complete Guide to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Voice Memos without Backup

Here's the step-by-step tutorial to recover deleted voice memo by extracting the lost data directly from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S/5 with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery.

Step 1 Connect iPhone to PC

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Firstly, connect your device to computer via USB. Then open TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, and then select the first recovery mode which is 'Recover from iOS Device'.

Step 2Scan your iPhone

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It will take a while until TunesKit detects your iPhone properly. After that, you will be asked to choose the type of data that you want to recover to iPhone. By default, it will scan all files on your iPhone. If you only want to recover lost voice memos, simply check 'Voice Memos' option and click 'Scan'. Wait till the scanning completes.

Step 3Preview and recover deleted voice memos

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When the scan is over, you'll be able to see all recovered voice memos in the result window. Select the ones you want to recover and then hit 'Recover' button to restore them back on your computer instantly.

Video Tutorial: How to Recover Deleted Voice Memo without Backup

If you still have trouble about how to recover iPhone voice memos without backup, then you may probably take a look at the video tutorial below. It is easy to understand and shows the detailed steps clearly.

Notes: If you are lucky to have a backup of iPhone that contains the deleted voice memos, you can also use TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery to recover the lost files from iTunes or iCloud backups selectively without overwriting the device.


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