I recorded a 5 minute voice memo on my iPhone 5s and when I tapped "stop" I was prompted to give the memo a name. I named it and then I tapped "Delete" instead of "Save", and it disappeared! Noting that I was connected to my MacBook at the time of recording / naming the voice note. Can I retrieve this recording?


Unless you have a backup, no. Once it's deleted, it's gone from your device. Check the time on the last iCloud backup — if it's after you recording the audio but before you deleted it, you can restore from your iCloud backup to get the voice memo back.

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