Share a post extracted from Apple community: "I wanted to free up a little room on my phone so I synced my voice memos in the hopes that they would transfer from my iPhone 5s to my macbook pro. Next thing - All voice memos from post iOS 8 update have disappeared. They are neither on my phone nor my macbook - anywhere. Apple do not have appeared to have gotten back to anyone on here with any suggestions as to how to retrieve the missing files. I am unhappy now.
Obviously, this user needs to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac
to save more room for iPhone, but he just chose an inappropriate way to do it. You need to know when you sync iPhone with Mac, which means, not the data on your iPhone are synced to iTunes, but those data on your iTunes will be synced to iPhone. In other words, your iPhone data will be erased when sync with iTunes. That's why this user lost all his voice memos. As long as he know how to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac, those data won't be lost. So, when you want to sync voice memos from iPhone to Mac, you need the help from iFonebox
iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery software which can not only transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to Mac or Windows, but recover deleted data like contacts
and more from iDevice. Plus, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost data, you can extract them from backup with iFonebox. So if this user has and iTunes or iCloud backup for his lost voice memos, iFonebox can help him to extract and transfer those voice memos to Mac.
Free download and install iFonebox on your Mac. iFonebox has another version suitable for Windows computer.
How to transfer voice memos from iPhone to Mac?
Step 1. Launch iFonebox.
Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so as to scan voice memos from it. Click on Start button to begin.
Step 2. Scan voice memes from iPhone.
Click Voice Memos item and start the scanning process.
Step 3. Preview and select all voice memos to transfer.
After scanning, now you can pick out all voice memos in iPhone and then, click Recover to Mac button to transfer all selected to your Mac.
if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your voice memos, you can also extract them from backup with iFonebox and then, transfer them to your Mac. After transferring those voice memos to Mac, you can listen to them with the player.