I am trying to record my recently deceased husband's voicemail greeting on Audacity, for sentimental reasons. He has an iPhone 4. I'm functionally illiterate about any kind of recording "equipment" I need to do this. In Audacity, I tried recording the greeting through a Vansonic headset I use for Dragon dictation into the computer, but it was unsuccessful. I had plugged the microphone plug from the headset into my HP 4530s (Windows 7 OS) laptop microphone access plug, which of course worked when I made a test recording of my voice using Audacity. So I activated the voicemail greeting on the phone while holding the headset recording mike next to the iPhone's speaker as the voicemail greeting was going, but it only recorded blipping sounds with the greeting playing very low in the background. I'm sure my fledgling attempts are quite laughable, as I do not understand electronics at all. If there is a way to record his greeting directly through the phone, I would so appreciate those directions. Or ANY suggestions of how to do this before I clear his phone and sell it--I'll purchase equipment if I need to. Thank you for any help you can provide, even if it's a "You cannot do this sort of thing" response.
Sorry--I forgot to include that I am using Audacity 2.0.0 to try to record my husband's voicemail greeting. Thanks.