Q: Recently, I decided to updating my iPhone X to the latest iOS 12, it froze and required me to restore. After restore, all my voice memos were lost. Boo! Luckily I made an iCloud backup, but I have no idea where and how do I find a voice memo in iCloud, is there any way to recover lost voice memos from iCloud after a restore? Many thanks. – Blue Fox from Apple Forum

Thanks to the built-in recorder in iPhone, we can easily recorder any voice memo for later listening and enjoying, such as a meaningful speech, an important talk you don't want to forget, the pleasant sound of rain or wind, etc. However, these voice memos may be lost because of an iOS upgrade, a virus attack, forgotten password, etc. As long as you have made an iCloud backup for your iPhone, you can recover voice memos from iCloud very easily with these two solutions introduced in this post.

Part 1. How to Retrieve iPhone Voice Memos from iCloud Directly

Obviously, if you have turned on the iCloud backup option for voice memos, all your lost voice memos will be synced to iCloud. So, you can get them back by restoring iCloud backup directly. It requires you to efface all settings and existing data of your device first and then restore an iCloud backup file that may contain the missing voice memos you want. This process is very simple.

Step 1 Erase all settings and content

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Open your device and go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset", and then tap the "Erase All Content and Settings" option to factory reset your iPhone.

Step 2 Restore iCloud backup for voice memos

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Now it's your time to reset your iPhone, just follow the onscreen guide to do it. When it comes to the "Apps & Data" screen, tap the "Restore from iCloud backup" option. Enter your Apple ID and passcode to sign in your iCloud and choose one backup file that is the most relevant. Tap the "Restore" button and let it work. Wait a while until the restoring process ends.
Note: 1. Keep your Wi-Fi network connected during the whole process. Don't disconnect it till it's finished.
2. Restoring iCloud backup needs you to wipe the current data on the device, so please remember to back up your iPhone data before using this method, or you can move to the next part to see how to recover voice memos from iCloud without overwriting the existing data securely.

Part 2. How to Recover Lost or Deleted Voice Memos from iCloud Backup Efficiently

Another ideal solution to recover voice memos from iCloud is to use a third-party iCloud backup extractor tool such as Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery. It can help you extract iCloud backup without replacing any data on the device, and you can also preview the lost files and selectively to recover them according to your specific needs.

Besides voice memos, this professional iCloud data recovery software can retrieve up to 20+ types of data including contacts, photos, videos, call history, iMessages, Safari bookmarks, etc. With the support of three smart recovery modes, Joyoshare ensures you to recover any lost data with highest success rate.

Highlights of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Retrieve voice memos and other missing iPhone data

Recover voice memos from every possible data loss disaster

Fully compatible with almost all iOS models and iOS 12

Reinstate encrypted iPhone files as well

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