Edit a Voice Memo on iPhone 6

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Hello, you are watching VisiHow. In this tutorial we will show you how to edit prerecorded voice messages, or voice memos, while using an iPhone 6.


Steps

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    Turn the phone on by pressing the lock screen button on the right side of the phone.
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    Swipe from left to right to unlock your phone. You may have another method of unlocking your phone.
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    Tap the Voice Memos application. This will open up to your voice memos. You can see your list of previous memos in the bottom part of the screen.
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    Tap a memo to open it.
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    Tap anywhere in the list of other memos to close the memo you currently have open.
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    To edit a message, tap the memo you would like to edit.
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    Tap Edit.
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    Drag the audio recording image to the spot you would like to start editing.
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    Tap the crop, or trim, icon on the right side of your screen.
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    Tap, hold, and drag the left side of the trim box to the right to trim audio that is now outside the trim box on the left.
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    Tap, hold, and drag the right side of the trim box to the left to trim audio that is now outside the trim box on the left.
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    Tap Trim to finish editing.
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    Choose whether you would like to trim the original recording, or save the edited version as a new recording. Tap the applicable option.
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    As you can see, your voice memo has now been shortened by the sections you removed.
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    Tap Done to close the editing window.
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    To delete an audio recording, tap, or open, the recording you would like to delete and tap the trash can icon to the right of the Edit button.
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    Tap Delete "X" to confirm, where X is the name of the recording.
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    Alternatively, tap Edit in the top left corner of your screen. This will display red circles next to each memo in your list.
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    Tap the red circle next to a memo to display the delete option for that memo.
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    Tap Delete to delete the memo. Note, you will not be asked to confirm if you use this method.
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    Tap Done in the top left corner of the screen when you are finished.
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    Press the home button on the bottom of the phone to return to your home screen.
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    Close the Voice Memos app by pressing the home button twice, which displays your open apps, and swipe the Voice Memos app up. This is useful as it ensures the app is not running in the background, and helps conserve battery life.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to edit and delete existing voice memos while using an iPhone 6. If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the comments section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Video: Edit a Voice Memo on iPhone 6


Questions and Answers

How to transcribe a voice memo?

Once I've edited my voice memo, what's the easiest way to have it converted to text?

The easiest method is listening to it and typing it on a computer with a keyboard. Other methods, like buying Dragon for PC, are expensive and inaccurate. It will take much more time to correct the automatically recognized speech rather than transcribe it.

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I have Voice memos which are songs recorded in my music class running into 50 min to an hour. I would like to edit this into individual songs to listen and practice. What is the recommended tool/ application available for editing the MPEG4 audio files?

I have Voice memos which are songs recorded in my music class running into 50 min to an hour. I would like to edit this into individual songs to listen and practice. What is the recommended tool/ application available for editing the MPEG4 audio files?. I have tried: I found that there is an option available in iPhone itself to trim and save. I prefer to edit the file in my computer as I can control the mouse better rather than using finger to move the button for trimming.. I think it was caused by: This is not misbehavior. It is a system design by Apple. I am trying for workaround as iTunes does not provide audio editor.

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I have a long lecture (75 minutes) in which I would like to eliminate the various professorial digressions and leave the meat & potatoes. Is that possible without an additional app?

I have a long lecture (75 minutes) in which I would like to eliminate the various professorial digressions and leave the meat & potatoes. Is that possible without an additional app?. I have tried: I used the voice memo editor, but it seems that when I make a selection with the blue box, there is no provision for deleting the selection and keeping the rest of the file

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I edited out the section of the voice message I wanted to keep on the original recording. Is there a way to get it back?

First time editing a recording. Thought I had the section copied that I wanted out, but when I hit edit original, all I was left with was the part I wanted to eliminate. Any chance the original is still backed up somewhere?. Thanks. No information in your article on this situation. I read through it but couldn't find any info. I have tried: Nothing, I don't know what to try. I googled ;how to reverse edits of voice messages and your article came up. I think it was caused by: User error - not understanding how to edit a voice recording and unaware that I had selected the entire 1:17 recording.

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