Voice Memos Disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 Update? Get Them Back Here

Voice memos missing after iOS 12/12.1 update? Read on this tutorial to learn 3 efficient methods to fix the iOS 12 and iOS 12.1 update error and get lost voice memos back effortlessly.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 30, 2018
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PhoneRescue – iPhone Voice Memos Recovery

PhoneRescue for iOS can help you easily recover deleted voice memos after iOS 12/11/10 update, no matter you have backup or not. Free download it to get back your lost voice memos now.

Lately, Apple released its latest iOS operating system – iOS 12.1, which coming with plenty of new features and improvements, including Group FaceTime, ARKit 2.0, Memoji, better parental controls, etc. Updating to iOS 12/12.1 could be a nice choice to change up your iPhone iPad this year. But it also bring some problems and bugs.

Some iOS users complained that their voice memos missing after iOS 12/12.1 update and have no idea of getting lost voice memos back. This is why we are here. In this article, we are going to share you reliable ways to fix the voice memos disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 update error and help you recover lost voice memos effortlessly.

Both the two methods – restoring from iTunes and iCloud backup will erase all data and settings on your device. Also, you can’t choose to restore only lost voice memos, they will be full restore.

In other words, you have to 100% sure that the backup you choose to restore from do include the lost voice memos. Otherwise, not only can’t get back your wanted voice memos, you will lose all other important files. If you are unsure of the iTunes or iCloud backup you made, Method 1 can be the safest way to retrieve your lost voice memos.

Method 1. Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup

Many users may don’t have the habit of backing up their iPhone iPad to iCloud or iTunes. Even through you do make backups, sometimes the deleted voice memos may not be included in the backup. Fortunately, there’s still possibility to recover lost data even without any backup using some best iPhone data recovery software.

To retrieve deleted voice memos without backup, the only available way is to take advantage of some 100% safe and professional iOS data recovery tool like PhoneRescue for iOS. With its world’s highest success rate, PhoneRescue for iOS has helped over millions of iOS users recover deleted or lost data including voice memos, even without any backup.

Before recovering, you are allowed to preview the deleted voice memos and select the one(s) you wanted most to recover. All your lost voice memos can be easily recovered in just 1 click. Now, let’s check its detailed steps to recover lost voice memos after iOS 12/12.1 update without backup.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer firstly > Install and open it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with its USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to go to the next page.

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup - Step 2

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 By default, all supported categories will be checked. So, uncheck Select All button and check Voice Memos only > Click OK button to continue.

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup - Step 3

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and choose the deleted voice memos you want to recover > Click Recover button on the bottom right corner to get them back now.

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup - Step 4

Recover Lost Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update without Backup – Step 4

Method 2. Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your device with iTunes before updated to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, then you can easily recover your lost voice memos by restoring them from the iTunes backup.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your device to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2 Click the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup” as the screenshot shows.

Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iTunes Backup - Step 2

Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Select the backup contains the lost voice memos you want to restore and click “Restore” button to retrieve them.

Method 3. Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iCloud Backup

If you have made an iCloud backup before iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 update, and your are quite sure that the iCloud backup you made before contains the voice memos you lost, simply follow the steps below:

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad > Tap on General > Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings option.

Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iCloud Backup - Step 1

Recover Voice Memos after iOS 12/12.1 Update with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup option > Sign in to iCloud > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the voice memos you want to restore.

Actually, there’s a way that allows you to check your iTunes and iCloud backup details. Moreover, it is powerful enough to help you restore from the backup even without erasing any data and settings on your device. For detailed steps:
How to Restore iPhone iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing >
How to Restore iPhone iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover lost voice memos after iOS 12/12.1 update. We sincerely suggest Method 1 to do the voice memos recovery after upgrading to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, as it labor-saving yet safe. If you find this guide useful, share it to your friends or family.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.