How to recover deleted voicemails on your Apple iPhone XS Max

When you delete voicemails in your Apple iPhone XS Max or any iPhone models for that matter, they’re not actually deleted permanently. They’re simply moved to another location called ‘Recently Deleted’ folder. They may stay there for months until they’re replaced with new voicemails. We don’t know for sure how many files the folder can hold but if you seldom receive voicemails, they may stay there for a year.

Anyways, if voicemails are just moved to another location, it means you can recover them. It’s like deleting a file in your computer, they’re moved to the Recycle Bin and wait for your action to delete them permanently. You can also restore them with just a click so in the case of your iPhone XS Max, you can recover deleted voicemails in a few taps and that’s what I want to show you here.

Now, before we actually move on to our tutorials, if you happen to find this post while trying to find a solution to a different problem, then visit our iPhone XS Max Help Guides for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this phone. We may have already published articles that can help you fix the problem.

How to recover recently deleted voicemails in iPhone XS Max

Here’s how you can listen to voicemails you may have accidentally deleted and retrieve them if necessary.

  1. From the home screen, tap the Phone app to open it.
  2. Tap Voicemail at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of your voicemail messages list and then tap Deleted Messages.
  4. Here you’ll find all the available recently deleted voicemail messages. You can tap on any on the list to listen to them.
  5. If you want to restore a message, tap on Undelete to return the voicemail to your regular Voicemail inbox.

How to permanently delete voicemails in iPhone XS Max

Deleted voicemails are moved to the Deleted Folder because you initiated the deletion and there are messages that should be deleted immediately. So, if you think that those messages shouldn’t remain in your phone, here’s what you need to do:

  1. From the home screen, tap the Phone app to open it.
  2. Tap Voicemail at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of your voicemail messages list and then tap Deleted Messages.
  4. Tap Clear All in the top-right corner of the screen.
  5. A dialog box will pop up, tap Clear All to confirm your action.

And that’s pretty much it! I hope that this tutorial can help you one way or another.

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