How to Record Sound on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Recording sound on an iPhone is a simple process that can come in handy for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to capture a beautiful melody, record an important interview, or just make a quick voice memo, your iPhone provides the tools needed to get the job done. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to record sound on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Voice Memos App

To begin recording sound on your iPhone, you’ll need to locate and open the Voice Memos app. This app comes pre-installed on all iPhones and can be found on your home screen.


If you can’t find the Voice Memos app, try using the search feature on your iPhone by swiping down from the middle of the home screen and typing “Voice Memos” into the search bar.

Step 2: Starting a New Recording

Once you have opened the Voice Memos app, you will see a large red circle button at the bottom center of your screen. This is the recording button. To start recording, simply tap this button once.


If prompted, allow the app access to your microphone by tapping “OK” or “Allow” when prompted. This will ensure that your recordings are clear and of high quality.

Step 3: Recording Sound

Once you have tapped the recording button, your iPhone will start capturing sound through its built-in microphone. You will see a waveform appear on your screen as it records.

  • TIP: Hold your iPhone close to the sound source for better audio quality.
  • TIP: Make sure to minimize background noise for clearer recordings.

Step 4: Pausing and Resuming

If you need to pause your recording at any time, simply tap the red button again. To resume your recording, tap the button once more.


The Voice Memos app also allows you to trim your recordings. Simply tap the “Edit” button next to your recording and adjust the start and end points of the waveform to remove any unwanted sections.

Step 5: Ending and Saving Your Recording

To stop your recording, tap the red button once more. You will then be taken back to the main screen of the Voice Memos app, where you will see a list of your recorded sound files.

  • TIP: Give your recording a descriptive name by tapping on it and selecting “Edit Recording”. This will make it easier to find later.
  • TIP: You can also share your recordings by tapping on them and selecting “Share”. This allows you to send them via email, message, or even upload them to cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Congratulations! You have successfully recorded sound on your iPhone using the Voice Memos app. Feel free to explore its features further and make use of this handy tool whenever you need it!

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