Occasionally you will need to record a sound that you hear around you.
It might be a bird call or a weird sound around the house, but it could also be music you are playing or something that you want to speak or sing.
Luckily there is a default app on your iPhone called Voice Memos that you can use to record audio.
Our tutorial below will show you how to record your voice on an iPhone 5 using this app.
How to Create a Voice Memo on an iPhone 5
- Open the Voice Memos app.
- Touch the red Record button.
- Tap the Record button again when you are finished.
- Select the Done option.
- Name the recording and tap Save.
Our guide continues below with additional information about how to record your voice on an iPhone 5, including pictures of these steps.
The Voice Memos app on an iPhone can be very useful for people that need it. You can use it to record audio, whether you want to record your own voice on your iPhone, or if you are listening to something that you want to remember.
The iPhone Voice Memos app will allow you to create an audio file that you can save to listen to later, or send to a different person.
Our tutorial below will show you how to use the app to save a recording of sound that you are listening to or creating.
How to Use the iPhone Voice Recorder (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 5, in OS 9.3.
While there are some third-party apps that allow you to record your voice or other audio, we will be using the Voice Memos iPhone app.
This is a default app on the iPhone, and it can sometimes be found in an Extras or Utilities folder, if you do not have it directly on your Home screen.
Additionally, we will be saving our recorded audio once we are done. That recorded audio file can then be shared through email, if necessary.
Step 1: Open the Voice Memos app.
Step 2: Tap the big red circle at the center of the screen to begin recording.
The Voice Memos app records audio with the microphone, which is located on the bottom of the iPhone. The iPhone microphone does a decent job of picking up sound, but if you are recording something that is not loud, or is far away, then it can be useful to point the microphone at the audio source.
Step 3: Tap the red circle again when you are finished recording.
Step 4: Touch the Done button to the right of the red circle.
You can continue recording audio by pressing the red circle again, if desired.
Step 5: Type a name for the recording into the field under Save Voice Memo. Tap the Save button when you are finished.
You can then tap the recording to listen to it, edit it, delete it, or share it.
Now that you know how ot create a voice memo on your iPhone 5 you will be able to use this option whenever you have audio that you want to record so that you can listen to it later or share it with someone else.
Note that if you are looking for other ways to record on your iPhone, then the video camera is a good choice as well. You can use it to record audio and video on your iPhone as an image file, which can then be shared via text message, email, or uploaded to YouTube.
While you will be recording video as well, this can be a good option for recording audio on your iPhone if you are more comfortable with the Camera app than the Voice Memos app. If so, you can open the Camera app, select the Video option from the horizontal menu near the bottom of the screen, then tap the red circle to begin recording. Tapping the red circle again will stop the recording.
Video files recorded on the iPhone can get very large as the length of the recording increases, which can make it difficult to share them with others. Larger video files can also use a big percentage of your iPhone’s storage space.
Frequently Asked Questions About Creating an Audio Recording or Voice Recordings on an iPhone
Yes, if you select the audio record in the app you can choose the Edit recording option to make adjustments to the audio files you have saved in the app.
When you record voice memos you need to press the large red button at the center of the app to start recording.
Once you have captures the audio that you need, Voice Memos lets you stop the recording by just pressing the same button again.
if you need to create a new recording after that you can just tap the Record button again.
While you can probably locate the Messaging app when you need to send a text message or the Phone app to make or receive phone calls, it can be tough to locate and use Voice Memos.
One way to find it is to swipe down on the Home screen to open the Spotlight search, then type the phrase “voice memos” into the search field.
You may want to try using a portable recording device or an external microphone if the audio recorder option on the iPhone isn’t working well for your needs.
Gary Thompson has been in IT consulting since the mid 2000s, and enjoys writing about mobile devices and computers. His primary topics of interest include iPhones and Windows, but he has written about many other devices and applications.