How to download Voice Memos from an iPhone in 3 different ways

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APYou can download Voice Memos from iPhone using the following three methods, including AirDrop.

Voice Memos are a great way to quickly record thoughts, music, bits of lectures, or anything else you may hear on the go.

Voice Memos can easily be edited, cropped, or added to later, and are therefore a favourite tool of writers, musicians, and other creative people.

After using the Voice Memos app on your iPhone to record something, there are several ways to transfer said voice memo to other devices.

Here are a few of the many ways to download Voice Memos from your iPhone.

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How to download Voice Memos from your iPhone

1. Open the Voice Memos app on your iPhone.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderOpen the Voice Memos app.

2. Select the memo you would like to share by tapping the title.

3. When you tap it, the memo will expand. Hit the “…” symbol in the lower left-hand corner of the expanded box.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderHit the “…” symbol in the lower left-hand corner.

4. Tap “Share…” at the top of the pop-up menu. There should be a square with an arrow pointing up to the right of it.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘Share…’

5. After you do this, a different pop-up menu will appear. You can use this menu to select which method you’d like to use to share the memo.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderAll the following actions start from this menu.

How to download Voice Memos from your iPhone using AirDrop

1. Make sure the person you want to AirDrop the voice memo to is nearby, and has their Apple iPhone, iPad, or Mac unlocked and discoverable.

2. If they are available, the name of their device should appear in the top bar of the menu on your iPhone. If they’re in your contacts list, their contact name and photo may appear instead, but not always. Tap their icon. It should then say “Waiting” underneath.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderTap the icon of the device you want to AirDrop to.

3. A prompt should then appear on that person’s device asking if they will accept the Airrop from your device. Have them tap “Accept,” and the download should complete in a few seconds. It will say “Sent” on your device when finished.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderIt will say ‘Sent’ when the AirDrop is complete.

How to download Voice Memos from your iPhone using email

1. In the middle bar of the screen, where all the apps are listed, select the blue “Mail” icon. It should be the second icon.

2. This will create a new email on your device, with the voice memo already attached. Fill in the email address you would like to send the memo to in the “To:” line. One easy way to make the memo available on multiple devices is to simply email it to yourself.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderFill in the ‘To:’ line of the email.

3. (Optional) Fill in any other relevant information in the body text or subject line, if necessary.

4. Hit “Send” in the upper left hand corner.

How to download Voice Memos from your iPhone using Garage Band

1. In the third bar of the screen, tap the grey folder icon labelled “Save to Files.” It should be the first option.

2. Tap the second dropdown menu, labelled “On My iPhone.” A new menu will appear underneath.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘On My iPhone.’

3. Tap the first blue folder on the new menu, labelled “GarageBand.”

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘GarageBand.’

4. Under that dropdown, a folder labelled “GarageBand File Transfer” will appear. Tap that to save the voice memo. Then tap “Add” on the upper right hand corner of your screen. The voice memo will now appear in the folder of the same name in the GarageBand app when you open it.

How to download Voice Memos from iPhoneMelanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘GarageBand File Transfer.’
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