Find Recently Deleted Voice Memos Back in Easy Ways

This guide focuses on how to access recently deleted voice memos and find recently deleted voices memos back on iPhone or iPad in three ways.


By Lora / Updated on June 26, 2023

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How do I recovery my recently deleted voice memos

“I just recorded a voice memo on my iPhone. While playing it back, I accidentally touched the delete icon. As a result, the memo was immediately deleted. I couldn’t find the “Recently Deleted” folder in Voice Memos. How do I recover my recently deleted voice memos on iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 14?”

The Voice memos on iPhone is a very useful built-in utility to record vital phonic data. Have you ever accidentally deleted voice memos on your iPhone? Do you know how to access the deleted voice memos?

Sometimes, the voice memos could be lost or deleted by mistaken operation, iOS update, or other reasons. Read the following to get the methods to find recently deleted voice memos back.

Where to find recently deleted voice memos on iPhone

After you delete a voice memo from the app, it will be moved to the Recently Deleted folder immediately. All voice memos in this folder will be kept for 30 days. That is, you could easily recover the deleted voice memos from the Recently Deleted folder in one month if you don’t delete them again from this folder.

However, some iOS users don’t know where to find recently deleted voice memos on iPhone. To recover recently deleted voice memos on iPhone, follow the detailed steps below to check the Recently Deleted folder.

Step 1. Open the Voice Memos app on your iPhone and tap the back arrow on the top-left corner to check all folders. Then you could see the Recently Deleted folder.

Step 2. Tap the Recently Deleted folder. You could check all recently deleted voice memos. After you find the voice memos you want to recover, tap “Edit”.

Step 3. Select the recently deleted voice memos and tap “Recover”. All recordings will be restored to their original folders right away.


If you accidentally deleted the recordings within the last 30 days, this method may be quick and simple.

However, if you couldn’t find the voice memos you want in the Recently Deleted folder, it means the voice memos are permanently deleted. You could recover permanently deleted voice memos via iTunes/iCloud backup or iPhone data recovery software without backup.

Recover recently deleted voice memos via backups

It is the official way to recover recently deleted voice memos via iTunes or iCloud backups. If you have made iTunes or iCloud backups including the recently deleted voice memos, it’s easy to recover them.

But need to mention that if there is any new data that was not included in the previous backup file, this recovery process will erase it. Please make sure whether the deleted voice memos are included in backup files. Alternatively, you could do a backup before using this method to avoid new data being lost.

Steps to recover recently deleted voice memos from iTunes backup

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer where you have made an iPhone backup.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a lightning charging cable.

Step 3. Click the device icon. It will show the Summary screen in iTunes.

Step 4. Click on “Restore Backup”. There will be a pop-up to request you to choose the backup you want to use for recovering. You could see the iPhone name and the time of last backup time.


Step 5. Select the backup you want to retrieve and click “Restore” to confirm the restoring process.

Steps to recover recently deleted voice memos from iCloud backup

Before you use this method to recover recently deleted voice memos that are not included in the Recently Deleted folder, you need to confirm whether you have an iCloud backup. Go to “Settings” > [Your Name] > “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup”.

Tips: You need to ensure you never enable Voice Memos to use the iCloud sync service, because the data stored in iCloud will not be included in the iCloud backup.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Transfer or Reset iPhone”/ “Reset” > “Erase All Content and settings”.


Step 2. Your iPhone will reboot and follow the setup wizard to reset your iPhone. After you come to the “Apps & Data” screen, select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.


Step 3. Sign in to your Apple ID to check the iCloud backup list and select the backup which contains the deleted note to recover.

Recover recently deleted voice memos without backup

If you don’t have any backup or data not included in the backup files is covered, you could try MyRecover for iOS to restore recently delete voice memos. The third-party iPhone data recovery software will be the best assistant to restore deleted voice memos easily. With easy operation and a high recovery success rate, MyRecover for iOS has won lots of reputation from iOS users.

★Key features of MyRecover for iOS:
Recover 10 types of iPhone data, including photos, videos, contacts, notes, WeChat, etc.
Preview lost or deleted iOS data.
User-friendly interface.

Step 1. Download MyRecover for iOS on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a charging cable.

Download Software iOS 10 and later
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Step 2. After the software detects your iOS device, click “Scan Now” on the software. It will cost some time to complete the scanning stage.


Step 3. You could select the type of iPhone data from the left panel. Click “Voice Memos” and select the voice memos you want to restore. And then click “Recover” on the top-right corner to save it on your computer.


To sum up

Hopefully, you could recover recently deleted voice memos via those methods above. It’s highly recommended to use MyRecover for iOS to find deleted voice memos back because it’s easy to use and doesn’t require any backup file.

In addition, it’s necessary to make iPhone backup in daily life. Some iOS users don’t want to use iTunes or iCloud to make backup due to kinds of reasons, like iTunes internal errors, lack of iCloud storage, long time for loading backup, etc.

You could try the freeware-FoneTool to make part or full iPhone data backup and transfer data between iOS devices and computers.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.