How to Send a Voice Message on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Sending a Voice Message on iPhone

If you want to add a personal touch to your messages, sending a voice message can be a great option. With an iPhone, you can easily send voice messages to your friends and family. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of sending a voice message on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To begin, locate and open the Messages app on your iPhone. It is represented by a green speech bubble icon.

Step 2: Select a Conversation

Once you have opened the Messages app, select the conversation with the person or group you want to send a voice message to. You can either scroll through your conversations or use the search bar at the top of the screen to find the specific conversation.

Step 3: Tap and Hold the Microphone Icon

Within the conversation thread, locate and tap on the text box at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up your keyboard. Next, locate and tap and hold on the microphone icon to start recording your voice message.

Note: Make sure you have given permission for the Messages app to access your microphone when prompted. If not, go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone and toggle on access for Messages.

Step 4: Record Your Voice Message

With the microphone icon held down, begin speaking your message. While recording, you will see a waveform animation indicating that audio is being captured.


  • Speak Clearly: Make sure you speak clearly and avoid background noise for better audio quality.
  • Avoid Interruptions: Try to find a quiet environment to record your voice message to minimize interruptions.
  • Be Concise: Keep your voice message short and to the point. Aim for around 30 seconds or less.

Step 5: Send Your Voice Message

Once you are satisfied with your voice message, release the microphone icon. A preview of your recorded message will appear in the text box.

To send the voice message, simply tap on the arrow icon or swipe up on the preview. The voice message will be sent instantly to the recipient(s) in the conversation thread.

Step 6: Listen to Received Voice Messages

If someone sends you a voice message, you can easily listen to it by tapping on the play button next to their message. The audio will play through your iPhone’s speaker. You can also hold your phone up to your ear if you prefer listening privately through the earpiece.

Note: If you are unable to listen to a received voice message, ensure that you have not accidentally enabled silent mode or turned down your device’s volume.

In Conclusion

Sending a voice message on an iPhone is a simple and effective way to add a personal touch to your conversations. With just a few steps, you can record and send voice messages effortlessly. So go ahead, give it a try and impress your friends and family with personalized audio messages!

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