How to Send Audio Message on iPhone 13 (iOS 15.3)

This post will walk you through utilizing the iOS audio messaging feature on the Apple iPhone 13 device. Read on to learn how to send audio message on iPhone 13 in iO5 15.3.

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iOS 15 Audio Messaging Feature

The preloaded messaging app (Messages) in iOS devices will let you send more than just plain text messages but also multimedia messages like photos, videos and audio messages. This is made possible with Apple’s very own iMessage SMS/MMS service.

Aside from sending photos, videos and audio messages, sharing, saving, and printing attachments is also possible with the iOS messaging application.

With the iOS audio or voice messaging feature in the Messages app, definitely helps you save time from typing a long text message to someone. It also allows you to say everything that you want to say to anyone of your contacts. The recipient will likewise be saved from reading long sentences or phrases. All they have to do is hit the play back icon and listen to the audio message.

If you’re new to the iOS platform and wondering how to send a voice message on your new iPhone 13, I’ve mapped out a simple guide as follows.

Just keep scroll to start creating your very first voice message to send to another iPhone user you know.

Easy Steps to Send Audio Message on iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3

The following steps are also applicable when sending audio messages on other iPhone models that are running on the same iOS version (iOS 15 or later). 

However, there may be some slight variations on the interface of every device, given that screens and menu items vary between device models and network carriers. Just keep your iPhone software up-to-date and you should be all set.

Refer to these subsequent steps whenever you’re ready to create your first audio message on your new iPhone.

Step 1: From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon to open the Messages app.

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Step 2: While on the Messages app main screen, create a new conversation thread or open a conversation thread that you want to continue.

If you’re creating a new thread, be sure to specify and enter the correct recipient details.

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Step 3: While in the conversation thread, press and hold the audio icon on the rightmost corner of the text field.

The audio icon is represented by a series of bar lines.  Pressing on this icon will prompt you to record an audio file.

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Step 4: While holding the audio icon, speak your message to record.

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Step 5: When finished recording your message, release or let go of the audio icon.

Doing so will end the recording.

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Step 6: Before sending the recorded audio message, you can listen to it by tapping on the Playback arrow next to the audio file.
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Step 7: If you’re not satisfied with the recording or want to make necessary changes, tap the X icon on the left edge of the audio file then record another audio message accordingly.
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Step 8: To send the audio message, just tap the Send icon (Up Arrow).

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Your audio message will then be sent to the specified contact or recipient.

If your iPhone failed to send the message, check and ensure that the cellular network reception is stable. Also make sure that iMessage is enabled on the Messages app settings.

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Listening and Replying to Audio Messages on iPhone 13

To listen or reply to an incoming audio message on your iPhone 13, just raise your phone to your ear. Doing so plays the incoming audio message automatically. 

After playing the audio message, raise your iPhone again to reply to it. Just refer to the above steps to create an audio message reply.

If the audio message doesn’t play or you cannot reply to it using the raise gesture, then it’s likely because the feature is disabled on your iPhone. In this case, verify the Messages settings and make sure that Raise to Listen is enabled.

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  • To do this, go to Settings-> Messages menu and then toggle to turn the Raise to Listen switch ON.

You can disable this feature again any time as you desire.

Keeping Important Audio Messages on iPhone 13

It is also worth noting that all audio messages on the iPhone will be deleted automatically two minutes after you listen to them. This is carried out in order to save storage space. 

However, you still can keep important audio messages by tapping the option to Keep.

To make this happen, you will need to configure your iPhone’s Message app settings with these steps:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Messages.
  • On the Messages app menu, tap Expire under the Audio Messages section.
  • Finally, tap Never.
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This setting will then stop the auto-deletion process and keep the audio/voice messages on your device.

iOS Audio Messaging Drawbacks

Audio or voice messages sent through the iPhone have no limits and so you can make as long as you desire. However, this feature only works with and available on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and a MacBook with iMessage installed. In short, you cannot send a voice message from your iPhone to an Android device.

And that’s all about sending voice messages on your iPhone 13 with the latest iOS firmware version.

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