[Tutorial] How to Record Voice Memo & Audio on iPhone

"I keep forgetting important things. When I receive calls from someone important, I want to record audio on iPhone. How do I record audio and Voice memo on iPhone? What should be the best solution to get audio files for something important?"

Iphone Voice Recorder

Actually you might have similar problems in order to record iPhone voice, such as a passing thought, a nearby conversation, or an important call.

Recording audio files on iPhone might not be as simple as pressing a button on iPhone. The tutorial introduces 5 best iPhone voice recorders to help you capture iPhone voice with ease.

Part 1: How to record iPhone voice with iOS Screen Recorder

iPhone has its built-in iOS screen recorder in iOS 11/12/13/14/15/16. In order to record audio on iPhone with the default iOS screen recorder, you need to set it up at first. Here are the detailed process about how to record audio with iOS screen recorder.

Step 1: Go to "Settings" app, and then tap on "Control Center" from the drop-down list. A new window pops up with several options. Select "Customize Controls", scroll down to access “Screen Recording” button under the "More Controls" tab. Click the green plus icon to add it to "Control Center".


Step 2: Return to the home screen of iPhone. Tap on the "Screen Recording" button on the Control Center, the program will start to record iPhone audio three seconds later.

If you want to record sound from outside, you should long press on the control tile to enable the recording control window, then press the microphone icon to turn it on to record your voice.

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Step 3: When everything is done, you can press the "Screen Recording" icon again on the Control Center to stop recording iPhone voice. You can also long press or 3D Touch on it and press "Stop Recording". After that you can get the audio file in "Camera Roll" and "Video" albums.

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Part 2: How to record iPhone voice with Voice Memo

Voice Memo is another built-in iPhone voice recorder app that allows you to capture iPhone voice, a speech, and other audio files from built-in microphone. Voice Memo is a very effective way to record voice notes. The followings are the steps about how to record iPhone voice.

Step 1: Launch the Voice Memo application on iPhone Home screen. You can also hold the Home button to launch Siri, then say "Record a Voice Memo" to open your Voice Memo.

Step 2: Click the red button to start recording iPhone voice. There will be a blue line to reflect the process of your voice recording.

Step 3: Click the red "Pause" button, you can pause and restart your iPhone voice recording. When you want to finish your recording, you can click "Done" in the right to stop recording.

Step 4: After stopping your recording, enter the name of your recording to save it to your iPhone. Now you can find the voice recording within Voice Memo.

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Part 3: 3 iPhone voice recorder apps to record voice of iPhone

In addition to the iPhone built-in voice recorders, there are many other apps for recording iPhone voice. Just imagine you are recording some audio files of an important meeting, you might want to record iPhone voice on computer or use some professional audio recorder applications.

Top 1: Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder

Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder is one of most professional iPhone recorders that you can record gameplay, videos, audios, photos, music, documents and any other data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

iOS Screen Recorder

  • Mirror your iPhone, iPad or iPod content in real time with no lag.
  • Record on-screen live content from iPhone, such as videos, gameplay, audio and etc.
  • Recording your iPhone voice and other on-screen activity with just one click.
  • Support for all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and other iOS devices.
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How to record iPhone voice with iOS Screen Recroder

Step 1: Download and install Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder on your computer. After that you need to connect your iPhone and computer to the same network.

If your computer is not connecting to the Wi-Fi network, you should put your device and the computer under the same local area network.

iOS Screen Recorder Interface

Step 2: Mirror your iPhone, iPad or iPod

In order to record iPhone voice, you have to mirror iPhone content first. Just check out the different process to mirror iPhone within different iOS version.

iOS 7/iOS 8/iOS 9: swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to Control Center. Then, turn on “AirPlay”, choose “Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder” to mirror your iPhone.

iOS 10: use the same process to access to Control Center, tap on “AirPlay Mirroring” and select the “Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder” to mirror iPhone to computer.


iOS 11/12/13/14/15/16: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center. Tap on “Screen Mirroring” and select "Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder" and enable mirror feature.


Step 3: Click the right circle button to start recording your iPhone voice. When you finish your recording, you are able to click “Stop” to save it. Apeaksoft iOS Screen Recorder will lead you to the folder where you save the iPhone voice recording.

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Top 2: Voice Recorder Pro

Voice Recorder Pro is a professional iPhone voice recorder to record voice memos and on-site sounds unlimited length with high quality. You are able to record iPhone voice in MP4, MPEG, and WAV formats directly.

It provides a free version with all the features. If you do not want to see the ads, you can choose in-app purchase to remove ads. When you press the record button, the app provides you a list of options for your iPhone voice recording.

However, Voice Recorder Pro does not support share voice directly. If you want to share your voice memos to others, you should select AirDrop to get to iOS’s Share sheet to share it.

Voice Recorder Pro

Top 3: Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

Voice Recorder & Audio Editor is a wonderful iOS app that allows you to record iPhone voice without limitation. It provides a free version and a premium version. For free version, you are able to switch audios between five audio formats, Wi-Fi transfer, upload audios, get the password to protect your recording and more.

The premium version has a transcription service; you can transcribe the speech to text. But this service works only for audio with 30 minutes’ limitation. It enables you to edit recording, share to others, remove ads and more.

Voice Recorder Audio Editor

Here you may also want to know:

How to record a phone call on iPhone

How to Record Voice Memo on MacBook Pro and Air


Recording iPhone voice becomes an easy thing after reading this article. You can use iPhone built-in recording tool as well as some professional iPhone voice recorders recommended. If you have any question, you can write the detailed information in the comment or directly contact us.

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