Do you make use of the built-in Voice Memos app on iPad or iPhone for recording your voice or other external audio? If you’re someone that makes regular usage of Voice Memos, you might want to back up all your recordings to be sure you don’t permanently lose them.
Apple’s Voice Memos app makes it extremely easy to record sounds with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac. With the appropriate hardware like an external microphone, you can actually make use of it to make podcasts from the comfort of your home. Many users of the voice memos app do this already. If you are using the app for anything important, having a copy of all your recorded files is very important. Fortunately, there’re several ways to keep your voice memos backed up in order to avoid losing them. Let’s take a look at how different methods for backing up voice memos on an iPhone, including using Airdrop, iCloud, and sharing.
How to Back Up Voice Memos from iPhone to iCloud
I’ll start with the automated and easiest way of backing up all your voice recordings. All you have to do is to enable one particular option in your settings and you’re done. Here’s is how you’ll do it
1. Go to your Home Screen and Navigate to settings.
2. Tap on Apple ID. You will see this at the very top.
3. Click on iCloud to know the apps that have access to backing up data to iCloud.
4. Now look down and find the voice memo app. If it’s already toggled on then you’re good to go but if it’s not toggled on turn it on to ensure all your recordings are backed up to iCloud.
Henceforth Al the recordings you do with the voice memo app will be automatically uploaded backed up and stored in the iCloud. You just have to know that it will consume space on your iCloud. So ensure you have sufficient space to save all your files.
How to Back Up Voice Memos from iPhone Using AirDrop
Not all iPhone users can afford to buy enough storage on iCloud. You have to use a less convenient way to back up your voice recordings. The next method I’ll be discussing will be useful mostly for people that have another Apple device like the Mac. Here’s how it works
1. Open the voice memo app on your iPhone click on the voice recording you want to back up. Click on the 3 dot icon to see more menus.
2. After you’ve clicked it you’ll see more options. Click on Share to see more options
3. After clicking share you’ll see options then select Airdrop
4. If Airdrop is enabled on your other device it will pop up the name of the device, under the Devices here. This won’t take much time, it can take about 4 sec or less you’ll get a notification from the device you are using to receive. If it’s a Mac then a finder window will be opened automatically to show you where the file will be stored.
That’s all you have to do. If you are backing up other recordings then you have to repeat the procedures above to back them up. If you have lot’s of them, then you’ll have to do it one after the other because there are no options in the voice memo to back more than one recording.
How to Back Up Voice Memos By Sharing from iPhone
In a scenario where you don’t have any other Apple device. You don’t need to worry. There are still other ways you can share your voice recordings from. This particular method works with the mail. You’ll be mailing all the voice recordings to your other device. Here’s how it works
- Select the voice recording you want to backup click on the 3 dot icon to pop up additional options
- Click on “Share” from that menu that came up below your screen. This method is very similar to the airdrop method
- Now click on the mail which you’ll see along with other apps too if you see another 3rd party mail app similar to mail i.e Gmail. You will see it there too
- Make sure the mail address you’re sending it to is singed into the device you wish to back it up to and Confirm it’s correct then gif the send button
You’ll see the voice recording in your mail inbox. You will need to do this step over and over again if you’re backing up more than 1 voice recording. For Some reason, voice memo apps don’t allow the selection of multiple voice recordings.
For Some iPad Users use the voice memo app too for voice recording. You have nothing to worry about as you can use the above method to back up your voice recordings. Since the iPadOS is very similar to the iOS.
As long as you always back up your iPhone whether iTunes or iCloud your voice memos are saved already. Because restoring your iPhone from backup should restore all the voice memos that you might have mistakenly lost.
I hope the method explained in this article has helped you to back up all your voice memos.