iPhone backup, restoring visual voice mail
October 18, 2011 § 10 Comments
For those of you who have visual voice mail on their iPhone (e.g. o2 customers), there’s no straightforward way of backing up your voice mails.
I haven’t given it a try, but maybe when you get your new iPhone 4S, you can restore it from your previous phone, and it will magically re-appear. (I doubt it as o2 insists on making sure you’ve listened to all your voice mails, and I’ve already lost my voice mails twice with o2). But if you seriously want to back it up in a usable way on your computer, I suggest the following:
type in a Terminal:
cd ~/Library/Applica[press tab]/MobileSync
look for your most recent backup by typing
ls -l (look at date).
change to that directory by typing
cd [name of directory]
to backup the voice mail files to your Desktop, type the following:
for file in `for blah in *; do file $blah; done |grep GSM | cut -f1 -d:` ; do cp $file ~/Desktop/$file.amr ; done
On your Desktop, you should see a number of new files, double-click and listen to your voice mails.
If you have Windows, you’re basically stuffed, unless you installed some Unix tools on your machine ;-) If you have, you know what all the above means and will know where to find the files and adjust the command to Windows.