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.
What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1
The iOS 11.2.1 update is small and it focuses on fixes for HomeKit that Apple already fixed on the server side. This is an important update to install if you use HomeKit.
The iOS 11.2 update delivers a major fix for the crashing iPhone, dozens of other fixes and includes Apple Pay Cash. The update is about 480MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.2.
Apple Pay Cash - This new service lets you send, request and receive money from other iPhone users.
The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update.
If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below.
The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already.
The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility.
Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji.