Have you ever had a need to save or recover a deleted Visual Voicemail on your phone?
With Android 2.1 and above, you have the ability to save your Visual Voicemail to SD Card and recover deleted messages from your deleted folder. Another advantage of this enhancement, you have the ability to move visual voicemail messages to your SD card when you receive system messages that an application requires more storage space to install.
Move Visual Voicemail messages to MicroSD Card
Select the "Voicemail" icon to start voicemail.
Press the "Menu" button.
Select "Move to SD".
Select the message(s) you want to move to SD card.
Press the "Move to SD" button.
Press "Cancel" to get out of the message select mode.
Press the "Voicemail" selector bar at the top of the screen to show messages on the SD card.
Move Visual Voicemail messages from Deleted folder back to Inbox
Click the Visual Voicemail drop down box at the top middle of the Inbox page.
Select the deleted messages .
Select the message and press and hold it. Hit Restore to Inbox.
Click the drop down box and select inbox. Message will be visible.
Move Visual Voicemail messages from MicroSD card to Inbox
Select the “Voicemail” icon to start voicemail.
Press “Voicemail” selector bar at the top of the screen.
Select “SD card” radio button
Press the “Menu” button.
Select “Move to Inbox”.
Select the message(s) you want to move back to the Inbox.
Press the “Move to Inbox” button.
Press “Cancel” to get out of the message select mode.
Press the “Voicemail” selector bar at the top of the screen to return to the Inbox.
Move Visual voicemail messages saved on a SD Micro card to a new handset
On the old handset, move any voicemails you wish to save using the “Move Visual Voicemail messages to MicroSD Card” instructions above.
If the old handset is a device with an internally mounted SD card, an extra step is required to move the saved voicemails from internal “SD card” storage to “external SD card”
Use either the built-in file browser (available on some handsets) or download a file manager app from the Android Market.
Browse to the internal SD card folder “/sdcard” or “/mnt/sdcard” and select the smvvm folder.
Copy the smvvm folder (instructions vary depending on which file manager is being used) to the “external sd card” folder (usually a link/subdirectory within the /mnt/sdcard location). If there’s already an smvvm folder on the SD card, it will be overwritten and any messages in that folder will be lost.
Remove the SD from the old handset and put it in the new handset.
Note: If the new handset does not have an internal SD card, then the messages will be immediately available to the VVM app, and you can browse to them via the application by selecting the “SD card” radio button within the voicemail selector in the VVM app.
If the new handset has an internal SD card then there are some additional steps to move the smvvm folder into the correct path.
First if there are any current messages stored in “sd card” according to the application, move them back to the Inbox temporarily to save them –follow the “Move Visual Voicemail messages from MicroSD card to Inbox” instructions above.
Then using the file browser/file manager, browse to the /mnt/sdcard location and delete the smvvm folder.
Browse to the external sdcard location and handset and copy the smvvm folder from external to the internal /mnt/sdcard location (where the deleted smvvm folder was previously).
Messages will now appear in the application as described in step 4 above.