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How to Get Voice Memos Off iPhone onto Computer

If you use voice memos for varying tasks like recording notes or music, then there may be too many voice memos on your iPhone. It may therefore become necessary to get them off the iPhone and on to the computer for safe backup copy. There are several ways to do that and we shall look at the most effective ones on this article. Let’s check out.

Way 1: Get Voice Memos Off iPhone Using 3d-party Tool

The best way to get voice memos off your iPhone to a computer is using a third-party iOS data management tool known as FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS). With this tool, you can flexibly manage all files on your iPhone and easily export voice memos from iPhone to computer. Some of the features that make FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore the most ideal solution include the following:

  • It allows for transferring data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in just a single click.

  • It is also useful for backing up all the data on your iPhone to your computer without any limitations.

  • This tool can also be helpful for management of all types of data on the iOS device including photos, contacts, messages, notes and even app data like WhatsApp.

  • You can also use it to view an iTunes backup file and access the data in it or even extract data whenever you need to.

  • It supports all iOS devices including iPhone 12/12 Pro and all versions of iOS firmware including iOS 14.


To get voice memos off your iPhone onto computer, follow the simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Data Exporter on to your computer. Open the program after successful installation, then connect your iPhone using USB cable. Once the device is connected, tap on “Manage” from the top menu.

connect ios device

Step 2: Now you should see a list of data types that you can manage on your computer. Select “Audio > Voice Memos” and choose the specified voice memos you would like to export.

select files

Step 3: To get voice memos off your iPhone, just click on “Export” and choose the location to save these files. The transfer process will begin immediately.

export files

The program will notify you when the process is complete. Just keep the device connected to the computer until the transfer is done and all voice memos on your iPhone will now be available on the computer.

Way 2: Get Voice Memos Off iPhone Using iTunes

You can also use iTunes to get all the voice memos off your iPhone and on to the computer. Follow these simple steps to do it:

  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t automatically open.

  2. When iTunes detects the device, click on the iPhone icon at the top menu bar.

  3. Select the “Music” option from the sidebar and then check the box marked “Sync voice memos” if it is not already checked.

  4. Finally, click on “Apply (Sync)” at the bottom right corner and the voice memos on your iPhone will be downloaded to your iTunes library. You can then simply drag the voice memos to any other location on your computer to save the voice memos.

voice memos sync itunes

Way 3: Get Voice Memos Off iPhone Using Email

If you have relatively fewer voice memos on your iPhone, you might be able to get them on to your computer by emailing them to yourself. This method however only allows you to transfer one memo at a time, which is why it is not an ideal solution if you have too many voice memos to transfer. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Voice memos app and then select the particular voice memo that you would like to transfer.

  2. Tap on “More” (three dots at the top) and then select “Share”. You will see a number of options to share the voice memos. Select “Mail” to continue.

  3. A new email will appear. Enter your email address and then send the email to yourself with the voice memo attached.

  4. Now you can just open the email on your computer and download the voice memo attached on to your computer.

share voice memo via email iphone

Way 4: Get Voice Memos Off iPhone Using AirDrop

If you want to send the voice memos to a Mac that supports AirDrop, sharing them via AirDrop may be the best solution. Please enable Bluetooth and WiFi on both your iPhone and Mac, then follow these simple steps to do it:

  1. Open the Voice Memo app on your iPhone or iPad. Locate the voice memo that you would like to share to your Mac and then select it.

  2. Tap on the “Share” icon and wait for the AirDrop icon to appear on your Mac. Tap on it when it does.

  3. The voice memo will be downloaded on to the Mac’s Downloads folder. You can then simply move the voice memo to another location on your computer.

voice memos airdrop iphone

Fay J. Melton

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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