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4 Easy Way to Download Voice Memos from iPhone

Voice memos are a great way to record notes, interviews, songs, lectures, and general conversations. Like other types of data, voice memos take up a lot of space on your iPhone. Considering Apple offers only 5 GB of storage on its cloud storage service, it is important to know how to back up voice notes from the iPhone. Want to know how to download voice memos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/6/5s/5? This article details four different methods of doing so.

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The first and one of the easiest ways to download voice memos is via email. The biggest downside to using this method is that you cannot transfer multiple memos in one go: this method only allows you to transfer one memo at a time. To download voice memos from iPhone via email, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Voice Memos app on your home screen.

Step 2: Select the voice memo you want to send.

Step 3: Tap the share icon. It is a square with an upward pointing arrow.

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Step 4: Choose Mail from the list of sharing options will displayed.

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Step 5: Type the email address you want to share the voice memo to, preferably yours, in the recipient field.

Step 6: Launch a browser on your computer, sign in to your email account and download the voice memo.

Way 2. Download voice memos from iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop is a feature on iOS and Mac that allows users to share voice memos, photos, videos, documents, and other types of data with Apple devices that are nearby. Want to know how to get voice memos from iPhone using AirDrop, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iPhone by swiping up from the bottom of your iPhone on the home screen and tapping Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Step 2: Launch the Voice Notes app on your iPhone.

Step 3: Select the voice memo you want to download.

Step 4: Tap the share icon, it resembles a square with an upward pointing arrow.

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Step 5: Select your Mac from the list of AirDrop devices displayed and tap it.

Your voice memos will be transferred to your Mac Downloads folder which can be accessed using Finder.

Way 3. Get Voice Memos off iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is Apple's software solution that allows users to buy and manage music, books, movies and voice memos among others and also restore them should they lose them. Wondering how to get voice memos off iPhone using iTunes? Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2: Launch iTunes on your computer if it doesn't open automatically then click your iPhone on the left pane.

Step 3: Select Music from the list of data types listed on the left bar, click Sync Music and click the Include voice memos checkbox along with any other options.

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Step 4: Click Apply to sync your voice notes.

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Locate your voice memos on iTunes

Launch iTunes, select Music > Playlists and choose voice memos. To access the voice memos on your PC navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Voice Memos. On your Mac navigate to Macintosh HD > Users > (your username) > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Voice Memos.

Way 4. Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to Computer via iCareFone

How to save voice memos from iPhone to computer? Nothing comes close to Tenorshare iCareFone. iCareFone is a great tool that allows users to backup and restore their iPhones, perform iPhone system repair, manage their iPhones, transfer iPhone's media to and from iTunes. To use it to save voice memos, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare iCareFone on your Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. (If prompted to Trust Computer, do so.)

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Step 3: Click Backup & Restore on the top bar of the interface.

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Step 4: Select Voice Memos along with any other files you wish to backup and click Backup.


This article explains everything you need to know about downloading voice memos from your iPhone. We recommend using Tenorshare iCareFone since users can download multiple voice memos which can be accessed easily as opposed to iTunes and the other methods.

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