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A built-in iOS app for taking voice memos via the built-in microphone included on iOS devices.

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Renaming Voice memos

I have several voice memos on my MacBook (OSX 12.7.3). They have strange computer-generated names eg 2023-08-16T06:57:55Z When I highlight these to give them a meaningful name, the new name appears ...
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How can I message voice memos on iPad to be sent at a future date?

I am using an iPad Pro 2020. I do daily voice memos. I would like to record voice messages and have them sent at a future date and time through my email or otherwise through, say, iPad calendar. Is ...
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Voice Memo file location, Ventura 13.5.2

Up until two days ago, my voice memos happily lived in ~/Library/Application Support/com.apple.voicememos/Recordings. Every time I'd record something, an m4a file would pop into that library, which I ...
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Batch moving voice memos to Linux PC

I have over 600 of voice memos on iPhone 2020 SE (actually recorded on Apple Watch) ranging from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. How do I batch move them to a Linux PC, having the date of ...
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Get Voice Memos from iPhone or MacOS to Apple Watch

I saw a lot of questions and answers related to how to show the recorded sound files from Apple Watch in other devices like iPhone, MacOS, and also syncing via cloud. However, I want to ask the ...
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Is there a way of converting voice memos to text?

I would like to record some notes with Voice Memos and transcribe that to text when the time comes. It seems that since both are part of macOS, there must be a way of linking the two. Failing that is ...
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Enabling iCloud Sync for Voice Memos, deleted many recordings!

For many years I've used the Voice Memo app to record quick things I encounter in life. These events are of course, one-off things that can't be reproduced again, so the recordings are important to ...
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VLC for macOS shows playlist title/name that is nowhere to be found

When I open a renamed voice memo file (macOS or iOS generated) in VLC, the playlist name shown is the one generated by Voice Memos (usually the last know location of the machine on which the memo was ...
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How to show timestamp from iPhone voice memo

I need the time stamp from my voice memo on my iPhone 7s to dispute a mv ticket. How can I gain access to this information? Voice memos only show the length of a recording but I also need the exact ...
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Voice memo only saving part of audio

I recently conducted a 1h30 interview using voice memo, but when trying to save the file the app froze and did not allow me to press any button. It showed that the interview was 1h30 long, though. I ...
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How to command siri to start recording my voice?

On an iPad Pro with iPadOS 15.0.2, how do I tell Siri to start recording my voice? When I say “Siri, record a voice memo”, it opens voice memo, but I still need to push the record button for the ...
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Voice Memos fails when trying to share a recording

A voice memo plays fine but when trying to share it, it fails with the message "Preparing Failed. New Recording ## is being optimized for sharing at this time." After waiting for hours and ...
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Change Voice Memos microphone to the non-system setting one

How can I change the Voice Memos microphone? Even though Voice Memos User Guide says To create a recording, use the built-in microphone, a supported headset or an external mic I can't see how can I ...
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How to record from the audio-out port on a Bose S1 Pro speaker into an iPhone

I have a Bose S1 Pro portable PA speaker, which has an audio-out port. I wish to record from this into the Voice Memos app on an iPhone 12 Pro. I'm a little confused as to which cable I need to ...
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What's the best way today to copy voice memos from iPhone to Mac WITHOUT using iCloud? [closed]

"Maybe it's just me, but it's none of Apple's business." I don't want to share my voice memos with Apple by means of iCloud, and, until "iTunes" was mysteriously taken away, I ...
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How to find the folder com.apple.voicememos on High Sierra?

I want to locate the folder com.apple.voicememos (cf. paths indicated here and here) in order to obtain the sound files of voice memos that are visible in iTunes. However, on macOS High Sierra, there ...
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Apple Watch Voice Memos cannot be retrieved

I have been using the Apple Watch Series 6 to record voice memos for the past three weeks. Every evening, the watch rests on its charging dock and the paired iPhone 12 Pro is charged next to it. I ...
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iPhone 7 recording issues

For a while now my Voice Notes on WhatsApp record blank. I mean you can’t hear anything. The same goes for Voice Memos app. I can make cell calls without a problem, use speech-to-text and even record ...
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How to start a recording on the macOS built-in Voice Memo

The Voice Memo is not starting to record automatically. If I press the red "Pause" button on the bottom left I end up back at the main screen. Pressing the "Play" button does ...
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Removing location metadata when sharing voice memo

The Apple voice memo app offers to geotag recordings. When I want to share a recording I'm not offered any sharing options at the top of the share sheet, which I normally use to strip location data ...
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How to delete all voice memos stored on iphone in one go?

The Voice Memo app makes deleting several/all memos rather cumbersome as there doesn't seem to be an option to select all at once. SO how to delete all voice memos stored on my iPhone in one go?
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How can I copy all of my iPhone Voice Message on my MacBook?

I have many recordings of birds as Voice Memos on my iPhone 6 with iOS 12.4.5 and I am trying to synch to my new MacBook macOS 10.15.6 using iTunes (which is now called Music?) If I connect my iPhone ...
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Is it possible to record Voice Memos on Apple Watch while on an iPhone call?

Is it possible to be on a speakerphone call with my iPhone and then use the Voice Memos app on the Apple Watch to record the conversation? I'm not thinking that the Apple Watch would have access to ...
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Does the watchOS version of the Voice Memos app enforce a time limit for audio recordings?

As of watchOS 6, the Voice Memos app is now included allowing for on-the-wrist recording of audio content. Is there a hard-limit on the total duration of recordings made directly on the Apple Watch?
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How to sync iPhone Voice Memos to the Mac via USB without using iCloud?

I have no interest in iCloud for syncing sizeable data like Voice Memos. It is quickest for me to just connect my iPhone to my Mac via the USB cable and do my syncing that way. Many changes have ...
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How to copy all iPhone voice memos to Mac locally? [duplicate]

I have hundreds of voice memos on an iPhone. How do I transfer all of to my MacBook Air without relying on any cloud-based solution (due to privacy/security needs)? PS: Older questions and answers ...
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Is it possible to access Voice Memos from site icloud.com?

I'm using Apple app Voice Memos on my iPhone. In the iPhone settings I have iCloud Drive enabled and as well as Voice Memos. But on the site https://www.icloud.com I can't see my saved voice memos. ...
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How do I stop iTunes from re-syncing to iPhone?

I would like to upload voice memos from my iPhone to my computer using iTunes, and then delete them from my iPhone to save space. However, after deleting my voice memos from my iPhone, it seems that ...
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Transfer a voice memo in iPhone directly into Music app

I want to play the voice memos using Music app on my iPhone as it has a loop feature which the Voice Memos app doesn't. But right now the only way I've been able to do it is by AirDropping from Voice ...
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Prevent Voice Memos from ending up on iPhone when connecting to iTunes

I deleted Voice Memos from my iPhone. However, after I connected it to my laptop and open iTunes, it just restored all the Voice Memos again. How do I get rid of this? I just need all notes on my ...
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Combine Voice Memos in iOS

Is there a way to combine two or more Voice Memos into one recording? I would be willing to use some software. I tried to duplicate the recording but found no way of combing the two toegether. iOS ...
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How to share multiple Voice Memos instead of one by one? (post iOS 12) [duplicate]

If I remember correctly, one could share multiple recordings at the same time with a share extension using the old version. This doesn't seem to be true with the post iOS 12 version.
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Where are the audio files of "Voice Memos" stored on macOS Mojave?

There are no options for Voice Memos application to specify path to save. Searching for the recording name also did not reveal any file in Finder. I wish to edit the audio file in Audacity but I ...
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Can I transfer voice memos and notes from iphone to idrive usb drive?

I am a Linux user and do not use iTunes. There are 2 way usb drives around that allow one to attach them to iphone and transfer media using supplied app as well as use them as USB drive on a computer. ...
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Voice Memos visible on iTunes, but files appear to have been deleted on iPhone. Can I recover?

As in title. I am trying to locate old voice memos of interviews from 2015. My backups have been destroyed and I have charged up the old 4S I used to record them, and -- lo and behold -- when I ...
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Stop asking Touch ID to Open Voice Memos

Some time ago, after an update of the iPhone OS, it started to ask Touch ID after screen goes black when recording voice at Voice Memos. How can I do in order to Voice Memos stop asking Touch ID? It ...
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If I delete a voice memo from the Music app, will it also be deleted from the Voice Memo app?

I want to remove the voice memos from my Music so it doesn't come up when playing songs, but I want to keep the voice memos. To clarify, I did not purposely move my voice memos to the Music app. ...
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Where do iPhone voice memos sync to on my Mac? [duplicate]

Is iTunes configured to sync voice memos from my iPhone? If so, where can I find them?
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Voice Memos on the iPad [duplicate]

iPhones have a dedicated Voice Memos app. iPads don't, despite running the same OS and also featuring a built-in microphone. Since the answer to 1 is probably "no", what current alternatives do ...
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Recover Deleted Voice Memo

I was trimming a just recorded Voice Memo and accidentally kept the part I wanted to delete instead. Is there any way to get the original file back?
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Can I Change Track Attributes Without iTunes?

I accidentally changed the Media Kind of an Audiobook to Voice Memo. I've never used Voice Memos on my iPhone and can't see any way to browse voice memos in iTunes to correct the issue. I have found ...
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Permanent fix to Prevent iPhone Voice memos being duplicated on every iTunes Sync

This is the only thread that came up: Why is iTunes duplicating my Voice Memos? It's out of date and does not provide a solution, hack or workaround if one exists Neither does it say that this is ...
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What application can open the .waveform file that the Voice Memos app creates?

I plugged an iPhone into my Ubuntu desktop and browsed the available files. In the Recordings directory I could see my voice memos, including a .waveform file, which I understand contains the visual ...
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How to transfer voice memo with their titles?

iTunes doesn't keep title of voice memo which make them quite useless. They look like DATE######.m4a. I'm working with these memos, any solution would fit, even jailbreak I really need to find a way. ...
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Handling Voice Memo files on phone and computer

I've synched voice memos to my computer. Now, I want to clear from iPhone to save space. How do I do that? And, will they all reappear the next time I sync my iPhone?
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Import Voice Memos back to iOS

For some time ago, I've exported my voice memos from my iPhone to my Mac for back-up purposes using iExplorer and deleted the originals. Now, again using iExplorer, I tried to copy them back to my ...
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Can Not Transfer Voice Memos

I can't seem to manage to transfer voice memos from my iPhone. I've read that all I should do is to check the "Include voice memos" box in iTunes Music Sync Settings: Of course, I've synced, re-...
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Saving iMessage audio messages sent/received with iPhone

iPhone automatically deletes voice messages sent and received through iMessage within two minutes of sending one, and within two minutes of listening to one received from someone else. How can I ...
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Retrieve Memos off ipod

I have recorded a memo and while I was recording it. The iPod died. When I turned it on it show I taped something by show 0 minutes. I try to share and it says file is 2.7mb but won't let me share and ...
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Transferring iPhone Voice Memos [duplicate]

Is there a way of transferring iPhone voice memos to a Windows computer without linking it to the computer by iTunes or sending them via mail? Thank you.
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