Voice Memos lets you use iPhone as a portable recording device using the built-in microphone,
iPhone or Bluetooth headset mic, or supported external microphone
Make a recording: Tap
stop recording, or press the center button on your headset.
Recordings using the built-in microphone are mono, but you can record stereo using an external
stereo microphone that works with the iPhone headset jack, or with the Lightning connector
(iPhone 5) or Dock connector (earlier iPhone models). Look for accessories marked with the
Apple “Made for iPhone” or “Works with iPhone” logo.
Adjust the recording level: Move the microphone closer to or further away from what you’re
recording. For better recording quality, the loudest level on the level meter should be between
–3 dB and 0 dB.
Play or mute the start/stop tone: Use the iPhone volume buttons to turn the volume all the
Use another app while recording: Press the Home button
Voice Memos, tap the red bar at the top of the screen.
Play a recording: Tap
Trim a recording: Tap
audio region, then tap
Sharing voice memos with your computer
iTunes can sync voice memos with your iTunes library when you connect iPhone to
When you sync voice memos to iTunes, they remain in the Voice Memos app until you delete
them. If you delete a voice memo on iPhone, it isn’t deleted from the Voice Memos playlist in
iTunes. However, if you delete a voice memo from iTunes, it is deleted from iPhone the next time
you sync with iTunes.
Sync voice memos with iTunes: Connect iPhone to your computer and select iPhone in the
iTunes device list. Select Music at the top of the screen (between Apps and Movies), select Sync
Music, select “Include voice memos,” and click Apply.
The voice memos from iPhone appear in the Voice Memos playlist in iTunes.