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How to Back Up Voice Memos on iPhone to iCloud, Computer, iTunes

Lucas Seltzer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:15 PM

I have 30+ voice memos and want to save them somewhere besides phone memory. I have my iPhone backed up with iCloud. How to make sure that my voice memos are backed up on iCloud as well? I cannot find them on iCloud site.

Voice Memos app on the iPhone device makes its handy way to record lectures, songs ideas and whatever audio recordings, but it's not so obvious how to back them up before lost or disappeared. Here're the different practical solutions on backing up voice memos on an iPhone, despite of the model or iOS version of the device.

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1. Backing Up Voice Memos to iCloud

The first is quite simply to get voice memos backed up to iCloud. But unfortunately you can't see any of content in iCloud until you restore the entire iCloud backup in iPhone, and then check whether the backed-up voice memos are restored to Voice Memos app. Keep in mind that the restore process will erase existing contents on the device.

To sync voice memos with iCloud on iPhone:

  • On your iPhone, open Settings on the Home screen.
  • Tap [your name] > iCloud, then scroll down and turn on the toggle for Voice Memos.
  • Then scroll up to iCloud Backup option, tap on it, enable iCloud Backup, and tap Back Up Now option.
  • iCloud will now back up all data including the voice memos on the iPhone. You can monitor the process through the progress bar of remaining time.

How Can I Back Up iPhone Voice Memos to iCloud

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2. Transfer Voice memos from iPhone to Computer (Mac or PC)

If you want to export voice memos on iPhone to a computer, you have three options: use a flexible iPhone data backup software, Apple iTunes, or the native Share feature.

Option 1: Using iPhone Voice Memos Backup Program (Without iTunes)

There are a huge range of data backup tools on offer that are designed to backing up numerous types of files on iPhone, with the voice memos included—but they may be just MacOS-based or Windows-based. In this article, we'll focus a piece of cross-platform software—iOS Data Backup & Restore to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac or PC computer.

The backup application gives you the flexibility you need to transfer voice memos and more files from iPhone to a computer for a local backup. There's an optional encryption to keep the voice memos more secure. It also has another base covered: restoring the backed up data files to get back deleted or lost contents when something goes wrong with iPhone. It's all very impressive.

Download Now!

for Windows | for MacOS

How-To: Get Voice Memos off iPhone to PC or Mac computer

Now, click the green Download Now button above. Afterward, follow the on-screen wizard to install the program. Then you're ready to use the utility to save voice memos from iPhone to computer:

  • Run the software and click "More Tools" option, then choose "iOS Data Backup & Restore" option.
  • On the next window, click iOS Data Backup button and plug the iPhone you want to transfer voice memos from into the computer using a USB cable.
  • Check the box pertaining to "Voice Memos" you'd like to back up, and click Next button once you satisfy your selection, then the backup process should begin.

How Do I Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Computer without iTunes

When the backup process is done, the voice memos on iPhone will be then available on the computer, and you can view it with the program.

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Option 2: Copying Voice Memos from iPhone on Computer with iTunes

Apple's iTunes allows you to synchronize iPhone voice memos to a computer, whether it be a Mac machine or a Windows PC & laptop.

  • Connect iPhone device to the PC or Mac, and open iTunes.
  • Click the icon represents your iPhone on the top left position of iTunes windows.
  • From the left sidebar, click Music option.
  • Check the tiny box near Sync Voice Memos option.
  • Press Apply at the bottom right corner of the window. The voice memos will be added to iTunes on the computer and stored as audio files. You can locate the files in this path:
  • On Windows: C:\Users\NAME\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Voice Memos in File Explorer

    On MacOS: /Users/NAME/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Voice Memos in Finder

How Do I Transfer Voice Memos on iPhone to iTunes

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Option 3: Get Individual Voice Memo to Computer Using Share Feature

If you prefer not to build physical connection between iPhone and computer with a USB cable for some reasons, use the build-in Share feature instead. Each voice memo can be imported to a computer by sharing via a text message or email. Or, if you're using a Mac, you're granted to use AirDrop to send the voice memo from iPhone seamlessly without iTunes.

  • Open Voice Memos on iPhone.
  • Select a voice memo track you wish to save to computer, tap the three dots and then press the Share icon which looks like a box with an arrow coming out.
  • On a Mac (MacBook Air, Pro, etc), wait for the computer's AirDrop icon appears, then tap on it to transfer the voice memo to Downloads folder.
  • On a Windows (or Mac) computer, tap Mail icon to email voice memo to your own email address. You can then head to your email and then download the voice memo to computer. Repeat the process for each audio recording you want to save locally.

How Do I Back Up Voice Memos on iPhone without iTunes Syncing

Note: If you want to back up all voice memos at once instead of painfully transferring each one individually, or you tend to back up a large voice memo on iPhone, the one-click voice memos transfer tool is the better option (mentioned in Option1, 2.).

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