how to undelete voicemail

Every one has done it at least once. You listen to a phone message and, either you don’t think you’ll need to listen to it again, or you accidentally hit the delete button and you’ve lost the message forever. Or, maybe not.

Apple must have known that we’d all be a bunch of delete-happy maniacs that have message-erasing remorse at some point in our lives. The good news is that there is a way to undelete and recover voicemails, and we’re going to tell you how.

I just want to take a moment to remind our faithful readers that some of the how-to guides and tutorials that we write are intended for new iOS users. We know that a lot of you tech-savvy iPhone owners already know how to undelete Voicemail messages. This tutorial is for our new iOS-owning readers who may not have the guts to ask, for fear of being shunned by others…

So, you’ve just accidentally deleted a Voicemail on your iPhone. Don’t worry, you can still save your job, or your relationship, or whatever that important message can do for you.

How to recover a deleted voicemail on iPhone

Step 1: In the Phone app, tap the Voicemail icon at the bottom-right of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap the “Deleted Messages” tab.

Undelete Deleted Voicemails

Step 3: Select the message you want to rescue to highlight it.

Step 4: Tap the “Undelete” tab at the bottom left of the screen.

Undelete voicemail

Step 5: Repeat as necessary.

The message will automatically be recovered and added back to your Voicemail section where you can listen to it over and over again.

  • David Gitman

    But when ever I press the voice mail it calls it

    • Burge

      Your carrier might not support visual voicemail

      • David Gitman

        Oh thanks for the reply

  • Tom

    WOW! you have very strange voicemail

  • Phil Gamboa

    I am tech savvy and never really paid attention to this. I have lots of deleted voicemails. 🙂

  • Ian Jackson

    I use Google Voice I like the voice interpretation.

  • Cathy Mombourquette

    I don’t have visual voice mail, but my carrier provides it ( if i want it). It seems I cannot get my deleted voice mail without visual voice mail? And if I now get visual voice mail, is it “retroactive”?

  • Sandy

    But tell me something. How do you retrieve a deleted voicemail from the “Deleted Voicemails” folder that’s at the bottom of the Voicemail screen?

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      You don’t. The “Deleted Voicemails” menu is like “Recently Deleted” album in Photos: Once you delete it from there, it’s deleted from the filesystem. And can not be retrieved.
      The only way I can think of is asking your carrier if they have the voicemails.