How to Record Voice Memos on iPhone

Voice memos are a great way to store information which you can easily retrieve at a later date. The iPhone has a voice memo app which allows the owner to record their voice using the phone’s built-in microphone or by using an external microphone which allows for a much higher audio quality.

How to Record Voice Memos on iPhone

  • Open the Voice Memos app or ask Siri to open it.
  • Tap the red record button to start recording the voice or audio, when finished tap again on the same button to stop recording
  • The voice memo is saved automatically with your current location as the title

You can perform additional actions on the saved voice memo file.

Replace part of the voice memo

  • Tap the memo that you want to edit.
  • Tap the icon with three blue dots
  • Tap Edit Recording
  • Swipe the waveform left or right until the blue playhead is positioned at the beginning of the part that you want to replace.
  • Tap Replace to rerecord over the existing memo.
  • Tap the pause button when you finish recording.
  • Tap Done to save.

Trim the voice memo

  • Tap the memo that you want to edit.
  • Tap the icon with three blue dots.
  • Tap the voice memo trim button. Yellow handles with arrows appear on each end of the memo in the lower recording graph.
  • To trim from the beginning, drag the yellow arrow on the left to where you want the memo to begin. To trim from the end, drag the yellow arrow on the right to where you want the memo to end.
  • Tap Trim.
  • Tap Save.
  • Tap Done.

Delete part of the voice memo

  • Tap the memo that you want to trim.
  • Tap the icon with three blue dots, then tap Edit Recording.
  • Tap the voice memos trim icon. Yellow handles with arrows appear on each end of the memo in the lower recording graph.
  • Drag the left and right yellow arrows so that they surround the part of the memo that you want to delete.
  • Tap Delete.
  • Tap Save. If you’re finished editing the memo, tap Done.

Delete a voice memo

  • Tap or click to select the memo that you want to delete.
  • Tap the trash icon.

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