"How can I transfer voicemail files from my iPhone to my computer?"
It's a question I'm asked fairly often by Ars readers through e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter—at least two or three times every month. It's also a question I was forced to ask myself recently. I had a number of voicemails on my iPhone that needed to be transferred off and forwarded to the appropriate legal entities. And, equally frustrating, I had older, less-tech-savvy family members facing this problem. It's not as if I could tell them to jailbreak their devices and dig through filesystems.
But as many of my Twitter followers pointed out, there are plenty of software packages that allow users to easily transfer their voicemail files—as well as text messages, photos, music, and other data—from an iOS device to a computer. No jailbreak hanky panky required.