How to Record, Trim and Delete Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad [Complete Guide]

Are you someone who has the habit of constantly dictating notes, record sound clips or capture any other sound? Well, if you are an iPhone user, you can get these tasks done easily with the use of the Voice Memos app. The Voice Memos app allows you to record any kind of sound you wish to save directly to your iPhone.

You can not only just record audio, but also trim it, save it, or share it with the Voice Memos App. To help you get started with this useful little app, given below is a complete guide right from recording Voice Memos to sharing it. You can get to know the following tasks involved with the usage of this app.

How to Record Voice Memos for iPhone and iPad

This is an extremely simple task. Just follow these steps to record a new memo,

Step #1: On your Home screen, open the Voice Memos app. It could still be placed in the Utilities folder, so check that out.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Tap on record button. This is the large red colored circle.

Touch the record button

Step #3: Next, tap on stop button to halt the recording whenever you want. If you wish keep continuing the same recording, you simply touch the record button again.

Tap on stop button

Step #4: Finally, tap on Done once you are happy with your recording.

Tap on Done

Step #5: Now input a name into the given field in case you wish to give a name to your recording.

Now input a name

Step #6: Touch Save or if you don’t want the recording then touch Delete to scrap the recording.

Touch Save to Save Voice Memo

How to Listen to an Existing Voice Memo on iPhone and iPad

Once you have made the recordings, you can play them out and listen to them right from within the Voice Memo app.

Step #1: From your Home screen, open the Voice Memos app. Like before, it could still be placed in the Utilities folder if you haven’t relocated it.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Select the Voice Memo that you wish to listen to.

Select the Voice Memo

Step #3: Now tap on play button to hear it.

Now tap on play button to hear it.

How to Share Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

The Voice Memos app also lets you share your recorded memos through iMessage, email and other ways.

Step #1: Once again, open the Voice Memos app from your Home screen.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Choose the recording that you want to share.

Select the Voice Memo

Step #3: Tap on share button present on the lower left of the screen. This is represented by the box with an upward arrow.

Tap on share button

Step #4: Now, touch the method through which you wish to share your Voice Memo. Then, go ahead as usual with your selected way.

Select any medium to share voice memo

How to Crop Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

As you know, while recording an audio file, there is rarely a flawless beginning and ending. There are always some extra bits at the start and end. But Voice Memos let you cut off any inessential sound right before and after your memos from within the app itself.

Step #1: Open the Voice Memos app from your Home screen. If not present, then check out your Utilities folder as mentioned before.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Select the recording you wish to cut by tapping on it.

Select the Voice Memo

Step #3: Now tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit

Step #4: Next tap the Trim button located on the middle right of your screen. This is represented by a blue square.

tap the Trim button

Step #5: Touch and drag the red colored sliding markers in whichever direction you want to trim your recording.

Touch and drag the red colored sliding markers

Step #6: Once you are happy with your edits, tap on Trim once again.

tap on Trim once again

Step #7: You can select Trim Original to save it to the original recording itself or alternatively you can tap Save As New Recording to keep the original as it is and saving this trimmed one as a new file.

select Trim Original to save

If you save it as a new file, it will get saved with the same file name with an appending Copy at the end of the name.

How to Rename Voice Memos on iPhone/iPad

If you feel that your recording is improperly named or you wish to rename, you can easily change the name given to your original recording whenever you want.

Step #1: Open the Voice Memos app from the Home screen or from the Utilities folder.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Touch the recording that you wish to give a different name to.

Select the Voice Memo

Step #3: Now touch Edit.

Tap on Edit

Step #4: Touch the recording’s name.

Tap on Recording Name

Step #5: Now type in a new name just like you want and then tap OK.

Rename voice memo

The recorded memo will now have the name that you changed in the list.

How to Delete Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

If you wish to delete your Voice Memos, there are three different ways to do that. Here we have given you the fastest and simplest method to do the deletion.

Step #1: Open the Voice Memos app just like before.

Open Voice Memo App on iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Now keep swiping up to scroll downwards till you are able to see only the record button at the top.

keep swiping up to scroll downwards

Step #3: Now tap on  Edit in the top left of the screen, in the corner.

Tap on Edit in the top left of the screen

Step #4: Next tap the Delete button right next to the recording that you wish to scrap.

Tap the Delete button

Step #5: Touch Delete as soon as it appears on the recording’s right side.

Touch Delete Finally

You can also do this individually by going into each recording by tapping them and then touching the trash can to delete that particular recording.

Do you use Voice Memos often? Try our simple steps and master the art of Voice Memos. If you have any questions, do let us know and we can help you. Share your feedback with us on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus.

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