Although my voice memos app shows no memos, when I connect my iPhone to my Mac and browse to On This iPhone > Voice Memos in iTunes, every voice memo I’ve recorded for the last three years is there (even ones recorded on my previous iPhone).

I tried removing my entire music collection from my iPhone, but they survived. How do I delete them?

Update: Whatever this bug was, it doesn't seem to be present any longer with iOS 8.

  • Are they in your music library too? Can't you delete them from there? Can you right click - Info and see where on your hard drive they are stored? Can Spotlight find them?
    – jtheman
    Jun 17, 2013 at 21:40
  • They are not on my hard drive anywhere (I've looked thoroughly). They only exist on my iPhone.
    – duozmo
    Jun 18, 2013 at 3:12

1 Answer 1


You can download a trial of ecamm's PhoneView from their site -- and perhaps buy it, I've found it very handy. This will allow you to see everything on your phone, copy photos back and forth, and with Admin mode, get into the works.

You should be able to easily delete Voice Memos, those show up on the opening menu.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .