Where do saved audio Imessages go?

Answered by Cody Janus

When you receive an audio message in the Messages app on your iPhone, you have the option to save it or let it expire. If you tap “Keep,” the audio message will be saved in the conversation in Messages, allowing you to listen to it again at any time. But where exactly do these saved audio messages go?

By default, when you save an audio message, it is stored within the conversation thread with the person who sent it to you. This means that if you want to access the saved audio message later, you simply need to open the conversation in the Messages app and scroll through the thread until you find it. It will be displayed as a playable audio file, and you can tap on it to listen to the message again.

It’s worth noting that the location of saved audio messages can vary depending on your device settings. If you have enabled the option to automatically delete audio messages after a certain period of time, they may be removed from the conversation thread even if you initially saved them. To adjust this setting, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Messages.”
3. Look for the “Audio Messages” section and tap on “Expire.”

In the “Expire” settings, you can choose to have audio messages deleted after 2 minutes, after 1 day, after 1 week, or never. Selecting “Never” ensures that all audio messages you save will remain in the conversation thread indefinitely, unless you manually delete them.

By keeping the audio messages saved, you can easily refer back to them whenever you need to. This can be particularly useful if the message contains important information or if you simply want to relisten to a memorable or meaningful message from a loved one.

In my personal experience, I have found the ability to save audio messages in the Messages app to be quite convenient. It allows me to keep important voice messages from friends and family without the need to manually download and store them separately. Being able to access these saved audio messages within the conversation thread makes it easy to locate and listen to them whenever I want.