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How to Save a Voicemail on Your iPhone

"Learn how to easily save a voicemail on your iPhone with this step-by-step guide. Find out all the tips and tricks to make sure you don't miss any important messages!"

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Published Jun 16, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • To save a voicemail on iPhone, you'll need to use the Visual Voicemail feature.
  • Learning how to save a voicemail on an iPhone can help someone easily store and access important recordings.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to easily save and access your voicemails on your iPhone.

How to Save a Voicemail on iPhone Saving a voicemail message is a great way to conveniently access an important file or conserve special communications from friends and family. With your iPhone, you can save voicemails directly to the device so that they don't get lost in the shuffle of your inbox. This article will provide comprehensive instructions for saving voicemails on all models of iPhones, which are updated regularly by Apple. We will discuss how to easily access and store recordings while maintaining their full fidelity so that you may use them as needed. You'll find out how to delete old saved messages and optimize storage space too.

how to save a voicemail on iphone

To save a voicemail on an iPhone, go to the Phone app, tap on Voicemail tab and select the desired voicemail. Then tap the share button (box with arrow pointing up) and choose "Save to Files" or other preferred option.

  1. Open the Voicemail tab. Go to Phone > Voicemails and check for a new voicemail.
  2. Listen to the voicemail. You can also read along with a transcription if it's available.
  3. Tap save.. Tap the share icon in the bottom-left corner, then select “Save” from the list of options that pops up.

Our takeaway

The ability to save voicemail on your iPhone is a great way to keep track of important messages. From storing important reminders set by family and friends, or keeping records of job interviews, you now have the ability to save your precious memories. Keep in mind that saving voicemails does take up storage space depending how many are stored; however, it can be simple and convenient for those who need easy access to their saved messages. Now that you know how to save those valuable moments, go forth and live your best life! If you want to make the most out of this newfound power, why not use it as an opportunity to record some fun conversations with your closest friends? You don’t even have to stop at human conversations either - why not start recording snippets of interesting animal calls or chirps for nature sounds? The possibilities are endless! Get creative and really make use of this amazing technology – just never forget that voicemails have consequences; one wrong number dialed could lead down a wild path!


1. How do I set up a voicemail on my iPhone?

To set up a voicemail on your iPhone, you'll need to open the Phone app and tap Voicemail in the bottom right corner. From there, tap Set Up Now and follow the prompts until your voicemail is set up.

How can I save an existing voicemail from my iPhone?

Existing voicemails can be saved from an iPhone by accessing the “Voicemail” tab in the Phone app and tapping on the voicemail message you would like to save. Select “Share”, then select “Save to Files”. After selecting a folder or creating a new one, tap “Add” to save the voicemail to your phone.

What type of files can be saved as a voicemail on an iPhone?

Voicemails on iPhones are recorded as .amr files, which can be played in most audio programs.

Does saving a voicemail on an iPhone require any additional software or apps?

No, saving a voicemail on an iPhone does not require any additional software or apps. Voicemails are saved as audio files (.m4a) and can be accessed in the “Voice Memos” app that comes preloaded with iPhones.

Will the process to save a voicemail differ depending on which model of iPhone I have?

No, all iPhones use the same voicemail system and will follow the same steps regardless of model.

This article was originally published on 16 Jun 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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