Have you ever wanted to send a voice memo or sing “Happy Birthday” to someone far away? Has there ever been a time you wished you could record your grocery list or a good idea you don’t want to forget?
Luckily, there are a few ways to record, send, and edit an audio recording directly from your iPhone. Whether you want to send a quick voice memo or a longer message, recording and sending voice memos on your iPhone is simple.
The most straightforward way to send a voice message on your iPhone is by recording it directly in the iMessage app. To record and send a voice memo, go to the conversation of the person you want to send the recording to. Touch and hold the recording icon at the right of the messaging box to begin recording. Press the play button to preview your recording or tap the send button. If you want to save your voice memo from text messages, press “Keep” underneath the recording. Otherwise, the recording will delete after two minutes.
Although sending a recording using iMessage is simple, recording and sending a voice memo on iPhone using the Voice Memos app has its benefits. If you want to edit and trim a voice recording or send a recording via email or AirDrop, this is the best option. Luckily, you can record and send a voice memo without downloading any new apps and taking up precious storage space—the Voice Memos app comes automatically downloaded to your iPhone.
To starting recording, search for the voice memo app or ask Siri to open it. Start recording by pressing the red circular “Record” button. To stop your recording, press the same button at any time. Once you’ve listened to your voice memo, it’s easy to edit or send.
If you’ve recorded your audio message within the iMessage app, simply press send. Sending a recording using the voice memo app is just as easy, although it takes a few extra steps.
Tap the voice memo you wish to send and press the three dots in the bottom left corner of the memo. Tap “Share” and then choose which way you’d like to send the memo—through text messages, email, or AirDrop. Some audio files may be too large to send via text, so email may be a better option.
One of the benefits of recording using the Voice Memos app is the ability to edit your audio before saving or sending it. You can easily trim your recording and delete a section.
Trimming your voice memo from the beginning or end can be done in a few simple steps:
The process for deleting a section of your voice memo is similar to trimming. To replace a section of your voice memo, press the three dots in the bottom left corner of your recording and then follow these steps:
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