stock voice memos app

A few moments ago, Apple released the second beta of its next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 7, to developers. The first beta, which was released two weeks ago today, featured a number of UI changes and new features. And today’s update adds to that.

One of the bigger changes we’ve noticed in beta 2 is that Apple has re-added the stock Voice Memos app. The utility was missing from the original iOS 7 release, leaving some folks to speculate that Apple was getting rid of it all together. But that’s not the case…

As you can see in the screenshot above, the app has received the full iOS 7 treatment, complete with a flatter UI design (gone are the microphone and volume needle graphics) and text-based navigation. There is also now a large graphic that shows noise wavelength.

Functionality-wise, however, not much has changed. You can still record notes at your convenience, by tapping the red Record button, and playback your recordings in-app. This time, however, you can view your list of recordings by tapping toward the bottom of the app.

Stay tuned to iDB today, as we continue to highlight all of the changes found in iOS 7 beta 2.

  • Kurt

    I hate black backgrounds. I prefer very dark gray 🙁 #252525 is a nice standard

  • David Gitman

    YES they added a blue dock to the iphone 4!!!!
    and a blue folder :DD
    Damn now the control center is smoother

    • Prabhdeep Singh

      I am not a developer and have no registered udid, but i restored my iphone to ios 7 beta 1, how can I restore it to beta 2? Can i get a link for the ipsw for beta 2?

      • felixtaf

        OTA available… I jus did… working for me…

      • Devendra panchal

        How you guys do it without Dev. Account ?

      • felixtaf

        Ok..Here is how it works. If u r on iOS 6, do an iCloud or itunes backup. Download iOS7 beta 2 (Use torrents, sorry i cant provide links). Once thats done, connect iphone to PC and open itunes. in the device page click SHIFT + UPDATE (NOT RESTORE) and select the beta firmware u downloaded. r phone will be updated to beta and ur files will be intact.
        Do it at ur own risk. If something bad happens you can always restore back to 6.1.3/6.1.4.

      • David Gitman

        I am a developer but i guess you can ota as well

  • I noticed when closing an app; the icons fall back to the screen in unison; gone is the scattered delay.

    • pawfyd

      This sucks, that delay was one of the very few nice things about iOS7! 🙁

  • Sid

    iOS 7 beta 1 to beta 2 is a bigger change than iOS 5 to IOS 6

  • Grande PHD

    And what about iPad 2?

    • Burge

      What about it

  • M Last

    new feature

    the docks color matches with backgrounds color

    really cool

    • David Gitman

      *feature and yeah

      • M Last


      • David Gitman

        np :>

        you are using iphone 4 too?

  • felixtaf

    Would love to see an edit option in the voice memo app….

    • Raul Henriquez

      It’s in your face it says edit

      • felixtaf

        It allows you to delete the memo.. Not to ‘EDIT’ the memo….

      • Raul Henriquez

        No it’s right there I just edited a memo an emailed it, you can interact with the waveform and use the handles.

      • felixtaf

        Seriously… Dint try that.. Coool…

  • Burge

    Discus need a update to this beta 2 you can see what your typing..on the iPhone

  • What’s the app icon look like?

    • felixtaf

      White icon with sound wave…

  • Falk M.

    I’d really love geotagging for voice memos and geotagging for videos in the form of the route being recorded, not just the starting point.

  • Can you continue recording while you close the app? This is something previous versions couldn’t so.

    • queen_ir3ne

      That ability has always been present.

  • ibex

    Like Voice Memos.

  • Devendra panchal

    They should have phone recording app

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  • alexanderlyd

    the icon for the voice memos is terribly ugly