Here is a guide on how to save and share your Voicemails from your iPhone.
Voicemails can be important to save for a variety of reasons including important medical information, missed messages from loved ones and more. Since iOS 9, Apple snuck in the ability to share and save your Voicemails right from your iPhone.
There are a couple of different methods of backing up or sharing these voicemails and previously you had to utilize a computer or third-party app to save these for safekeeping.
How to Save and Share Voicemails From Your iPhone
Here are the steps you take in order to save or send your voicemails.
Watch the above video to learn more about saving or sharing your voice messages on your iPhone.
Saving Your Voicemails
One of the main reasons you may want to save another copy of your voicemails is just simply for backup purposes. There are sometimes messages we may need to retain and leaving them in the voicemail folder isn’t the best guarantee of their longevity.
When you are selecting a Voicemail within the Phone App on your iPhone, you will see the scrubber appear to scrub through the message, the Information icon and the familiar Share icon we use in many other native iOS apps.
The Share icon will reveal the share pop-up menu and allow you to choose what you would like to do with your selected Voicemail. From here, there are multiple options for both saving and sharing, some of which will accomplish the same task.
You will be able to send the voicemail in an iMessage or Mail message, add to your Notes, open and save in Voice Memos and even save to third-party apps such as Dropbox or VNC Media Player. If your objective is to create a secondary backup source for these files, any of these options can be used.
You can also Airdrop the file to your Mac for safekeeping if you are within the sharing distance. Saving these voicemails elsewhere is a great way to ensure that you won’t lose any valuable information they contain.
Sharing Your Voicemails
As mentioned above, sharing a voicemail is incredibly straight forward by again accessing the Share icon for your selected message. You will be able to send the .m4a file of your message to yourself or a friend through the Messages or Mail apps and can even send them a Dropbox link if you previously have saved it there.
Having the voicemail saved in your Mail or Messages app also creates a backup of sorts so that if the original message were to be deleted, it would be able to be again saved via those applications.
There are times where we may need to keep our Voicemails for later use and don’t want to rely completely on the carrier for safekeeping. With these newer versions of iOS, Apple is ensuring a piece of mind that your information will not be lost and that you have bountiful options to move it elsewhere.