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How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac

I have switched from iPhone 5 to iPhone 5s. But I want to move the voice memos from the iPhone to my MacBook as I can't find a way to transfer them to my iPhone 5s. Is there any way possible to do that? Thanks in advance.

Transferring voice memos from iPhone to Mac is not difficult, people are able to finish the task with the help of iTunes. Except for iTunes, there is another method that can also be useful. If you are wondering about how to transfer voice memos from iphone to mac, here's a quick tutorial to help you out.

Part 1. Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac with iTunes

iPhone users will want to keep their iPhone data on computer for the safety reasons, because they don't know when their iPhone data will be lost after syncing with iTunes. The voice memos, saved in the iTunes backup, can be restored to iPhone after getting lost. However, iPhone users are not able to view and listen to them on their computers directly.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac. And Open iTunes on your Mac and select your device from the sidebar.

Step 2. Click "Music" library. Then check "Sync Music" and then click the "Include voice memos" check box. This will extract your voice memos and load them into iTunes.

Step 3. Now click "Apply" in the bottom right corner of iTunes. iTunes will then sync with your iPhone and download your voice memos to your Mac computer.

Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac with iTunes

When the iPhone users want to copy voices memos from iPhone to Mac, they won't find the "Voice Memos" category in iTunes when they connect iPhone to computer. But the iPhone users are able to listen to the voice memos in iTunes library, as a playlist called "Voice Memos" will be created when the iPhone is connected.

If the iPhone users meet with the problem as posted above, they will not want to mess up the data in iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5s. So the iPhone users may only want to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac computer to save them. At this moment, a piece of iPhone data recovery software will provide help.

Part 2. Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes

Among all the iPhone data recovery programs, Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac can be regarded as the best. This software enables users to recover deleted files from iOS devices, and extract files from iTunes backups. And it also helps to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer. The following guidance will show you how to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac with Leawo iOS Data Recovery for Mac, and you can free download the software to have a try. Note that the trial version will stop at the preview window.


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1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery, and you can see two recovery modes in the main interface, one is "Recover from iOS Device", and the other is "Recover from iTunes Backup".
Choose Recovery Mode

2. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. Leawo iOS Data Recovery will check your device in the bottom list, and show a "Start" button in the main interface. Click the button at then the software will start to analyze your iPhone.
Analyze iPhone

3. The software will scan the contents in your iPhone after the analysis. It will list 12 categories in the left sidebar, and allow you to check them when the scan is done. Check "Voice Memos" and then the available voice memos will be shown in the right part. Check the voice memos you want and then click the "Recover" button at the right bottom of the window.
Preview and Select Voice Memos

4. After clicking the recover button, you will see the pop-up dialog. Click "Open" in the dialog to choose a folder on your computer to save the exported files. Then click "Go" to start transferring voice memos from iPhone to Mac.
Choose Target Folder

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a piece of useful iPhone data recovery software, and it helps to recover deleted files from iOS devices with no efforts. For example, you are able to recover deleted notes from iPad with the help of Leawo iOS Data Recovery. If you are interested in this software, just free download it and have a try.

Brian Jay

Brian Jay

With long-term dedication into the latest market demands and technologies, the author has become an expert in posting practical, in-depth and user-oriented how-tos, tutorials, recommendations, reviews, and more digital multimedia solutions in Blu-ray, DVD, video, audio, picture, Apple utilities, etc.

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