How to Recover Trimmed Voice Memos from iPhone with/without Backup

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-06-04 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

How do I recover a deleted trimmed voice memo?”

Voice memos is the most underutilized feature of the iPhone. It allows you to record your voice for short notes. It then keeps an entire log of your voice memos and you can play and share any of your memos at any time you want. It lets you trim your memos as well, and if you have accidentally trimmed one that you were not supposed to, you might want to learn how to recover a trimmed voice memo on iPhone.

There are certain circumstances where you cannot recover a trimmed voice memo. But then there are other scenarios where you can recover your trimmed memos on your iPhone. Here we explain to you when and when you cannot recover your memos and how to go about doing it on your iPhone.

Part 1. Can You Recover Trimmed Voice Memos from iPhone?

When you save your trimmed video, you have 2 options: Trim Original and Save As New Recording.

Trim Original: If you select “Trim Original”, it will replace the original recording with the trimmed recording. In this case you can't recover voice memo to its original condition unless you have backed up.

Save As New Recording: If you select “Save As New Recording” (create a new voice memo without the trimmings) but delete the original later, you still have a chance to recover the trimmed voice memo without backup if it is not overwritten.

You will not need a backup to restore your voice memo in the second case.

Part 2. How to Recover Trimmed Voice Memos from iPhone without Backup

As we mentioned above, you choose the second option which says Save As New Recording and your trimmed memo is saved as a completely new memo on your iPhone. You still have a chance to recover the original memo you deleted later as long as it is not overwritten by other content on your phone.

UltData - iPhone Data Recovery is a professional iOS data recovery software that can help you recover trimmed memos on your iPhone without backup. It is a data recovery program that helps recover most types of content on your iPhone including your voice memos. The following shows how to recover trimmed voice memo on iPhone 7 free with this software.

  • Download UltData and install it on your computer.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch the software.
  • Select the option that says Recover from iOS Device at the top of the main software interface.

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  • Checkmark the option for Voice Memos and click on the Start Scan button.

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  • Choose the memos you would like to recover and click on Recover at the bottom-right corner.

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You have successfully recovered trimmed voice memos on your iPhone.

Part 3. How to Restore Trimmed Voice Memos from iPhone from Backup

If you made a backup prior to trimming the voice memo with iTunes, you can actually restore the backup and that will restore your trimmed voice memos for you. Unlike iTunes, you will not have to restore the entire backup to get your voice memos backup.

You can selectively restore content from your iTunes backups with the UltData - iPhone Data Recovery software. It has a feature that lets you view the contents of your backup and then you can select what you want to restore on your iPhone.

The following should teach you how to recover trimmed voice memo on iPhone 7 as well for other iPhone models using this software.

  • Install the latest version of the software on your computer.
  • Plug-in your iPhone to your computer and open the software.
  • Click on Recover from iTunes Backup File at the top. Select one of your iTunes backups in the list and click on the Start Scan button.

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  • Select the voice memos you would like to recover from your iTunes backup and click on the Recover button.

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  • Choose Recover to Device to restore the voice memos on your iPhone.

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The voice memos saved in your iTunes backup should now be available on your iPhone. That is how to recover trimmed voice memo on iPhone using third-party software.

Summary

If you are looking for methods for how to recover trimmed voice memo on iPhone X and other iPhone models, there are multiple ways to recover your memos as described in the above guide. We hope it helps you restore your chosen voice memos on your iPhone. You can further read about how to recover trimmed videos on iPhone.

FAQs on Trimmed/Deleted Voice Memos Recovery

1. What happens when you trim a voice memo?

When you trim a voice memo in the Voice Memos app on your iPhone, you get two options to save the trimmed file. The first option says Trim Original. What this option basically does is it trims your actual voice memo and overwrites it on your phone.

If you choose the second option which says Save As New Recording, then your trimmed memo is saved as a completely new memo on your iPhone. This does not overwrite your original memo and it gets preserved on your phone.

2. How do I recover a deleted voice memo on my iPhone without backup?

You can recover deleted voice memo on iPhone using a professional iPhone data recovery software as long as it is not overwritten by other content on your phone.

  Updated on 2020-06-04 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

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