How to record audio on Apple Watch

Want to record audio on your Apple Watch? Check out our step-by-step guide and start capturing voice memos, interviews, and more on the go.

Voice Memos app recording audio on Apple Watch

Apple Watch has the handy Apple Voice Memos app that allows you you record audio notes of yourself or the voices of others around you. These voice recordings automatically sync with any iPhone, iPad, and Mac using the same Apple ID.

In this post, we are going to show you how to record audio notes on your Apple Watch using the Voice Memos app, play the voice clip straight from your wrist, and access them from all your other Apple devices.

Record Voice Memos on Apple Watch

  1. Press the Digital Crown to see all your watch apps.
  2. Tap the Voice Memos app icon.
  3. Tap the red record button to start recording, and tap it once more when you finish to stop recording.
Using Voice Memos app on Apple Watch to record audio

Play voice notes

You must connect AirPods or any Bluetooth headphones to listen to music, podcasts, YouTube videos, or anything else on your Apple Watch. You can’t play them via the built-in Apple Watch speakers.

However, Voice Memos, Siri, and phone calls are exceptions to this rule. You can tap the recorded voice note followed by the Play button, and it will start playing via the tiny Apple Watch speaker, even if no Bluetooth earphone is connected to your watch.

Rotate the Digital Crown to increase or decrease the volume and use the circular arrows on each side of the play button to go back or forward by 15 seconds.

Play recorded voice note on Apple Watch

Rename or delete voice notes

It’s easy to work with Voice Memos on Apple Watch. Open the Voice Memos app and tap a recording. Next, tap the three dots icon and then do one of the following:

  • Rename: Tap Edit Name and give your Voice Memo a new name.
  • Delete: Tap Delete and confirm that you want to permanently erase this recording.
Rename or delete voice note on Apple Watch

Having the Voice Memos app on the Apple Watch just makes sense. It’s the perfect device to record a quick note, and access it on your other devices as needed. Just make sure your Apple Watch is connected to your iPhone and your other devices have internet connectivity. After that, these voice notes will upload to iCloud and be available everywhere.

What do you think about the Voice Memos app on your Apple Watch? Do you think it’s something you’ll use, or maybe you already have?

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