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How to keep important voicemails on your smartphone indefinitely

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Another place to hear words from a loved one is your smartphone’s voicemail box. Don’t expect your phone to save it indefinitely. Here’s how to make a permanent copy:

Using an iPhone to save voicemails

Apple makes it simple to save and share voicemail messages. This is ideal for both business and personal use. Just make sure you’re only sharing what you want to.

To save or share a voicemail on an iPhone, follow these steps:

• Open the Phone app and select Voicemail in the bottom right corner.

• Tap the share button after selecting the voicemail you want to save. It has the appearance of a box with an arrow pointing out of it.

• You can now share this voicemail via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, Notes, or Voice Memo.

• Choose Notes or Voice Memo to save the voicemail to your phone. You can access the saved message in either app and listen to it whenever you want. If you have iCloud enabled, both apps will automatically backup the file to iCloud.

It is possible to save a voicemail message as well as a voicemail message. Make certain that both devices are connected to the same network. Accept the AirDrop and save the message wherever you want on your computer.

• To send the voicemail to another person, open Messages or Mail and select a contact, or share via AirDrop with someone nearby.

Android Voicemail syncing

Because different manufacturers produce Android phones, saving voicemails varies slightly depending on the model you own. However, there are some general steps you can take to ensure that those important messages are not lost.

• Launch your Voicemail app or navigate to the Voicemail section of the Phone app.

• Tap or hold the message you wish to save.

• Look for options like Save, Export, or Archive in the menu that appears.

Obtain voicemail messages from an old phone

If you have voicemails on a non-smartphone, you should record them on a computer. Some equipment is required, but not as much as you might think.

To save voicemails on older phones, do the following:

• Install Audacity or another audio recording programme on your computer. If you have a Mac, Garageband can do what you need.

• Determine whether your old phone has a headphone jack.

• If it does, get a 3.5mm audio cable and plug one end into your phone’s headphone jack and the other end into your computer’s jack.

• If it doesn’t, turn up the volume on your phone and get a microphone, or place your phone near the opening for your computer’s internal microphone. To find the exact location, you may need to experiment.

• Locate the message you want to save in your phone’s voicemail.

• In your audio recording software, press the record button and play the message. Stop the recording when the message is finished.

• Save the file to your computer to keep it safe.

The audio quality isn’t perfect, but at least the message won’t be lost forever if your old device fails.

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