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How to Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone | 5 Methods

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Hello, I just acquired an iPhone 15 Pro Max, and I've restored a backup of my previous iPhone to it. But I don't seem to find my Voicemails in the restored data. So, please, how can I transfer Voicemails to a new iPhone?

Voicemails are a great way to send voice messages when you can't answer your phone right away. But, sadly, if you're switching to a new iPhone, chances are you'll find it hard to transfer voicemails from your old iPhone to the new one. This is because the iCloud backup does not usually include voicemails. Also, there are chances to accidetenlly delete or lose important voicemail data.

To help you out, we've explained different techniques to transfer voicemail to a new iPhone to save you from unwanted stress. So, read this article and find the proper voicemail transfer method that suits your requirements.

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Part 1: Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone All-at-Once in 3 Ways

Make sure your voicemail if functioning well, and check out these reliable methods that could come in handy when the voicemails you want to transfer to a new iPhone are more than one. Here, you'll find the best three methods to transfer all voicemails at once within a few clicks.

Method 1: Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone via MobileTrans [Better Choice]hot

If you want a fast and easy voicemail transfer from iPhone to iPhone, don't hesitate to try a robust transfer tool. A transfer tool like Wondershare's MobileTrans, to be specific.

MobileTrans can help you quickly transfer voicemails from an old iPhone to new iPhone without requiring a factory reset. This reputable transfer software can transfer over 18 types of data, including voicemail files, media, messages, etc. Besides, it doesn't compromise existing data on iPhone during voicemail transfer, and it's straightforward to operate.

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Step 1: Install MobileTrans on your Mac/Windows computer and Launch it.

Step 2: Click on the 'Phone Transfer' module and select 'Phone to Phone.' Afterward, connect the two iPhones to the computer using their USB cable.

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Step 3: The old iPhone should be 'Source' while the new iPhone should be 'Destination'. If MobileTrans detects both devices incorrectly, use the 'Flip' button at the top of the screen to switch the device's placement.


  • Next, tick the checkbox next to 'Voicemails'. You can also choose other types of data you want to transfer as displayed in the screenshot above. Afterward, click Start to begin voicemails transfer to new iPhone.

Step 4: Do not disconnect the two iPhones until the transfer process is completed. Afterward, you can access the transferred voicemail from your new iPhone.

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  • It supports the transfer of different types of phone data.
  • Transfer all voicemails from one iPhone to another in just one click.
  • You don't need to factory reset your iPhone to transfer voicemails.


  • It's third-party software, so you might need to pay to access advanced features.

Method 2: Transfer Voicemails from iPhone to iPhone via SIM Card

Voicemail transfer via SIM is another technique effective for transferring voicemail from iPhone to iPhone. This is because voice messages you send on your iPhone are stored in your network carrier server. So, if you did not, by any chance, change your phone number on the old iPhone, you can easily insert the SIM card on it into your new iPhone.

Follow the following steps to perform the operation.

Step 1: Eject the SIM you're using on your old iPhone from it.

Step 2: Insert the SIM into your new iPhone.

Step 3: Navigate to the "Phone" app on your new iPhone and locate "Voicemails" to check voicemails shared between you and your contacts.



  • The process is very straightforward.
  • You don't need to install any software.
  • It doesn't require a PC.


  • You cannot view or transfer the voicemails if they've been deleted from your network carrier server.
  • You can't use your old iPhone anymore.

Method 3: Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone via iCloud

Although it's impossible to store voicemails directly to iCloud backup, we have a trick that could come in handy to transfer voicemails via iCloud. The trick involves setting up Visual Voicemail, then saving your voicemails to the voice memo app. This allows you to back up your voicemails to iCloud and easily restore it from there on your new iPhone.

Before we proceed to the steps to transfer voicemails to iPhone via iCloud, you might like to know, "What is Visual Voicemail?" Visual Voicemail allows users to manage their voicemails by reviewing them in a list on their iPhones.

Now follow the steps outlined below to transfer voicemails to new iPhone via iCloud;

Step 1: Set up Visual Voicemail

  1. Open the Phones app on your iPhone and tap on Voicemail at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on Se Up Now> create a Password for your Voicemail and tap Done. By doing so, you'll get a notification letting you know your Voicemail password is changed.
  3. Now, select a greeting. You can choose Default or Custom. If you select Custom, you'll be allowed to record a new greeting.

You've successfully set up Visual Voicemail. Now, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Share Voicemail to Voice Memo app

Choose the voicemail(s) that you want to share and tap the Share icon. After that, select Voice Memos from the pop-up that appears.

share voicemail

Step 3: Finally, Back up your old iPhone. Then, Restore the old iPhone iCloud backup to your new iPhone and access the Voicemails.


  • Move all voicemails to the new iPhone once.
  • Voicemails backed up to iCloud can't be easily lost.


  • The process can be a bit confusing.
  • You must factory reset the new iPhone if you've set it up before.

Part 2: Selectively Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone in 2 Ways

If you're not looking to transfer multiple voicemails to a new iPhone, there are alternative techniques that you can utilize to complete the task.

Method 1: Export iPhone Voicemails to another iPhone using AirDrop

AirDrop was introduced in iOS 7/Mac OS X Lion (OS X 10.7), and since then, users have been utilizing it to transfer data between iPhones, Mac, and iPads. So, if you're looking to perform a selective voicemail transfer to a new iPhone, the Airdrop feature can come in handy to get the job done.

Here is how to use AirDrop to transfer voicemail to a new iPhone

Step 1: Open Control Center on the two iPhones and turn on Airdrop. Then select Everyone to make it easy for the old iPhone to find the new iPhone Airdrop and vice versa.

Step 2: On the old iPhone, open the Phone app and navigate to Voicemail at the bottom section.

Step 3: Finally, select the Voicemail to transfer from the list of Voicemails, then tap the Share icon and select AirDrop from the pop-up that appears.

tap the share icon

Step 4: enable AirDrop on your new iPhone, then tap Accept from the new iPhone to complete the operation.


  • It allows the transfer of voicemails between iPhones and other Apple devices.


  • It's not reliable for transferring multiple voicemails.

Method 2: Transfer Voicemails to New iPhone using Messages/Mail

If the iPhone you're looking to transfer voicemail to is not nearby, then you can send it as an attachment via the email app on your iPhone. However, you can only transfer the voicemails one after the other.

See how to use this method below;

Step 1: Launch the Phone app and select Voicemail from the bottom side of the screen.

Step 2: Choose the voicemail you intend to transfer and tap on the Share icon on your screen.

Step 3: Tap on Mail/Messages app from the pop-up this time. This will prompt you to the interface of the email or messages app. Just enter the email address that you want to transfer the voicemail.

tap on mail and messages app


  • It can transfer voicemail to iPhone that is not nearby.


  • It's not reliable for transferring batch voicemails.

Bonus: Why did My Voicemails not Transfer to New iPhone?

If your voicemails can't transfer to a new iPhone, it might be due to the following reasons;

  1. Your network carrier deleted the Voicemails from its server.
  2. If you're using a new SIM card, voicemail will be automatically deleted from your phone. It's advisable you transfer the voicemails to your new iPhone with MobileTrans before changing your SIM.
  3. You might encounter glitches when using Quick Start or iCloud backup so that the voicemails won't transfer. In such a situation, you either need to restart the transfer process or employ an advanced data transfer software like MobileTrans to operate.


This digital age has brought about simplicity in how we execute different operations. Kudos to all tech experts who have continued to work for us. Gone are the days when we couldn't transfer voicemails. The voicemail transfer techniques introduced in the article are practical and easy to understand. But MobileTrans can transfer different types of data, including voicemails, in a few clicks, making it more efficient to transfer voicemails to a new iPhone.

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Axel Nash

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