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How To Video: Transfer voice mails to your computer

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How To Video: Transfer voice mails to your computer

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Some voice mail messages are worth keeping, but not necessarily on your phone. Sharon Vaknin explains how to move memorable voice mails onto your computer.

Wasn't while you get voice mail from a friend or family members who cared enough to pick up the phone and wish you happy birthday or tell -- something special. And if it's a really meaningful you might want to save on your computer for safe keeping the thing is that you can't just drag and drop voicemails from your phone to your computer. On the iPhone voice mails are stored on your computer when you synch it but the files are stored in weird unreadable formats. Likewise unless your -- -- has a visual voicemail service with sorting like T-Mobile here boys are stored on your carrier server. There are few ways you can -- voice mails but after a lot of consideration. I really but the best way to get your voicemails from your phone on your PC is that the simple -- trick. To get started you'll need a Mac or PC with audacity install. And a stereo or audio cable also known as ox or mini to mini. Now plug the cable into your microphone port. And launch audacity. First -- you want to make sure you can hear what you're doing so go to preferences and check the box next to software play for. Next grab your phone and find your voicemail if you have visual voice -- like the iPhone it's easy just find -- -- here. Plug the audio cable into your phone. And press record on audacity. Then hit play on your -- Are eager to. Be a wave forms are not accurate courts at the level is too low you can always turn the volume on your -- When it's done it hits stop and play it back to make sure award. -- -- -- -- Aggregate -- editor I. Now if you have one of the many Android -- that doesn't have visual voicemail like this Galaxy Nexus you'll have to call your voicemail service. So after you -- cable into your phone. Hit record it. Higher voicemail service. Then ask. Your passwords. -- all -- -- have to new voice messages. Then -- message. Or. And when it's done to stop recording. Now hit play to play back your voicemail. You can turn off all that extra audio by highlighting it with your cursor than hitting delete. When you're done it go to file. Export. Given name peninsula while typing on a favorite apps like MP3 or -- -- -- and you're done. If you're like Sharon I don't like and while there is and -- quick and dirty option unplug any audio cables. -- monitoring often audacity. And hit record. And played a voicemail back through your speaker on while pointing at your laptop -- -- -- This isn't the best audio quality but since the voice -- is crappy to the way you'll hear huge difference. The same as it could be used with your friends -- just launched -- recording program on their phone. -- your voicemail and an email the recording yourself. Finally if you want to think all of your voice -- going powered consider using a service like Google Voice or -- If you have any questions or want to follow all of my -- -- centric hit me on Twitter and subscribe bank is the profile. For cnet.com I'm --

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