How to Share Voicemail Messages on an iPhone

By Contributing Writer

One of the great features of the iPhone is its use of visual voicemail, which allows users to store and quickly access old messages. Sometimes, however, users may want to store these voicemails, and even share them with other people, without physically giving them their iPhone. Using a computer, it is possible to create a backup of the voicemail, which can then be shared with others.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Audio recording software
  • Audio cable

Step 1

Connect the audio cable to the headphone jack of the iPhone.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the audio cable to the "line-in" port of the computer (sometimes called the "microphone jack"). This port is typically pink in color and is located next to the jack where the speakers plug into the computer.

Step 3

Launch the software used to record and create audio files. If your computer does not have audio recording software, you will need to download one. A common program used for this purpose is called Audacity, which is free. A link to this program is located below in the "Resources" section.

Step 4

Set the recording software to begin recording.

Step 5

Select the voicemail you wish to record on the iPhone and tap it with your finger to begin playing it. The voicemail will play through the audio cable and will be recorded by the software on your computer.

Step 6

When the voicemail has finished playing, stop the software from recording. You can now play back the voicemail on your computer and edit it using the software if necessary. When you are finished, save the file.

Tips & Warnings

  • It's a good idea to back up important voicemails using this method. Some service providers delete old voicemails after one or two weeks.

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