Record Audio on iPhone

How to Record Audio on All iPhone Devices (Internal & External)

Actually, your iPhone as also be your portable digital audio recorder. You can record ambient audio on iPhone with the built-in microphone, including speeches, lectures, voice and more. But the iPhone microphone shouldn't be too far from the audio. Otherwise, the audio recording quality will not be clearly. After that, you can edit, save and share the recorded audio with ease. Moreover, you can use third-party tools to record internal audio on iPhone as well. Just read and get the detailed steps to record on iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR and earlier versions.

Record audio on iPhone

Record audio on iPhone

Part 1: How to Record iPhone Internal and External Audio on PC

To record audio on iPhone with screen off with 100% success rate, AnyMP4 Screen Recorder is required. Here're the reasons explaining why you still need a professional audio recording software.

Though iPhone itself has the default audio recorder, you are not allowed to record all audio on iPhone. For instance, you cannot record audio from Apple Music. Once you start recording songs from Apple Music, it will stop playing unless you cancel the iOS audio recording. Apple don't allow you record calls on iPhone either. What's more, the streaming audio in YouTube and Netflix is not recordable.

To sum up, if you want to get rid of iPhone audio recording limits, you can turn to AnyMP4 Screen Recorder for help.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to your computer. Use an iOS emulator app to simulate iPhone on Windows. If you want to record music or other streaming audio from webpages, you can open it via URL as well.

Step 2: Free download, install and launch AnyMP4 Screen Recorder. Choose Audio Recorder to record audio on iPhone.

Choose Screen Recorder

Step 3: Turn on System Sound and turn off Microphone to record music on iPhone. To record your voice only, you just need to turn on Microphone. If you want to record both the in-app audio and your voiceover, just turn on two options. Adjust the volume slider based on your need.

Audio microphone sound

Step 4: Click REC to record audio on iPhone from Internet, app, microphone or any other audio sources. You can pause, resume and stop recording iPhone audio freely.

Start record audio

Step 5: In the Preview window, click Play to pre-listen the recording audio. Set the start and end time to trim audio length. If everything is okay, click Save and set the output folder to export the iPhone recording audio file. Well, you can play, rename, organize, share or delete it in the Recording History window.

Preview audio

Part 2: How to Record Audio on iPhone

This section will show you 2 ways to record audio on iPhone from external. Voice Memos and iOS Screen Recording are both default audio recording tools in iOS devices. So it is totally safe and free to record audio only on iPhone.

How to Record Audio on iPhone with Voice Memos

Voice Memos app is pre-installed on iPhone. You can use Voice Memos to quickly record audio and voice around you via iPhone. Moreover, you can trim and edit the audio recording file on iPhone if necessary. Here is the tutorial to use Voice Memos to record audio on iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Voice Memos app.

Step 2: Tap the red Record button to start recording audio on iPhone.

Step 3: The iPhone microphone is located on the top and bottom of your phone. So you can point the top or bottom end toward to audio source for iPhone audio recording.

Step 4: You can tap Pause at the iPhone bottom to pause audio recording on iPhone. Later, you can resume and continue recording iPhone audio.

Step 5: Tap Done to stop recording audio and save it to your iPhone. Set the name of the audio recording in the Save Voice Memo window. Later, tap Save to move on.

Step 6: Go back to the main interface of the Voice Memos app. Choose that voice recording file. Now you can share, edit or delete the file freely.

Record audio on iPhone voice memos

How to Record Audio on iPhone with iOS Screen Recording

For iOS 11, iOS 12 and iOS 13 users, you can get one more audio recording app. It is iOS screen recording that allows users to record video and audio on iPhone. You can record not only your voice, but also most native sounds on iPhone. Of course, you can record iPhone in-app audio only. Just trigger off Microphone to record internal audio on iPhone without your voice.

Step 1: Open the Settings app. Tap Control Center. Choose Customize Controls. Scroll down and tap the green + icon before Screen Recording. Now the iOS screen recording feature is triggered on.

Step 2: For iPhone X and later users, swipe down from the upper-right corner to access the Control Center. As for earlier iOS models, you can swipe up from the bottom directly.

Step 3: Long press the Screen Record button near the bottom. It looks like a white dot inside a circle.

Step 4: In the Screen Recording window, you can turn on or off Microphone to record on iPhone with or without your voice.

Step 5: Tap Start Recording. After the 3-seconds countdown, you can record audio on iPhone iOS 11/12/13.

Step 6: After iPhone recording, you can find it in Photos. In addition, you can change the file extension to .mp3 or other audio formats to extract the audio recording file quickly, like extract audio from MP4.

Record audio with iOS Screen Recording

Part 3: FAQs of Recording Audio on iPhone

Can I record a phone call on iPhone secretly?

There is no direct way to record a phone conversation on iPhone. To record incoming and outgoing calls on iPhone, you can use a call recorder app. As for recording voice chats and online calls from Skype and more, you can run AnyMP4 Screen Recorder. It is supported to record both sides of the call without the other person knowing.

How long can you record a voice memo o iPhone?

There is no fixed time limit for Voice Memos. It depends on your available storage space. But you had better move voice memos into cloud storage spaces due to the large file sizes.

How to record video with no audio on iPhone?

Sometime you just need a muted video. During this time, you can turn off Microphone in iOS Screen Recording screen. Meanwhile, turn off your ringer. Make sure your iPhone is in silent. Now you can start recording video on iPhone without audio.

All in all, you can record audio on iPhone from all internal and external sources. Regardless of the DRM protection, notification and other limits, you can record songs, music, calls, chats, voice messages and more on iPhone with high quality. Furthermore, you can set the audio recording as iPhone ringtone, background music, notification sound and more for personal use.

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