Voice Memos

How to fix voice memos not syncing via iCloud from iPhone to Mac

Fix voice memos not syncing via iCloud from iPhone to Mac

iCloud effortlessly syncs your voice recordings among your Apple devices and makes them available everywhere. But if your voice notes do not sync and show up in the Voice Memos app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, here are quick solutions to fix this.

This tutorial works when voice memos fail to sync from iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch to Mac or vice versa.

How to share Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Voice Memos Share Menu on Mac

The Voice Memos app is an ideal tool for capturing notes by speaking instead of typing or writing. And like any note-taking tool, you may want to share what you record. Whether with another person or a different app, we’ll show you how to share recordings in Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to automatically remove deleted Voice Memos

Recording Voice Memos on Mac

You may or may not realize it but when you delete a Voice Memo, it doesn’t go away. Similar to Photos and Notes, recordings that you delete in Voice Memos go to a Recently Deleted folder. This is convenient if you accidentally delete a recording or discover that you still need one. But those deleted Voice Memos can build up over time.

You can go into the Recently Deleted folder and manually remove recordings. But if you don’t want to worry about remembering to do that or simply prefer to remove them automatically, we’ll show you how.

How to mark recordings as favorites in Voice Memos

Favorites List Voice Memos iPad

With iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur, Apple brought some great enhancements to the Voice Memos app. You can create folders to organize recordings, take advantage of Smart Folders, and with this tutorial, mark recordings as favorites.

Like with people in Contacts or pictures in Photos, you can have quick and easy access to those memos you mark with that handy heart. Here’ show to mark a recording as a favorite in Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad.

How to create folders and file recordings in Voice Memos

Create Folders in Voice Memos iPad

While the Voice Memos app gives you a great way to capture notes with dictation, the app has been lacking in ways to organize it. This has been especially disappointing for those who use the app often and have many recordings.

Luckily with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur, Apple made some updates to Voice Memos and one of the improvements is the ability to use folders. This means you don’t have to rely solely on a naming convention to keep your recordings organized.

Here’s how to create folders and file your recordings in Voice Memos.