How to Send a Voice Memo With iPhone

The Apple iPhone ships with a number of preinstalled apps. One of them is Voice Memos. Whether you want to send verbal to-dos to yourself or sing "Happy Birthday" to a kid in college, Voice Memos is an easy-to-use solution for on-the-go recording.

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Turn on your iPhone. Tap the "Voice Memos" icon on the home screen.

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Tap the circular button on the left side of the microphone to start recording. Record the message and tap the button again to stop the recording.

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Click the circular button on the right side of the microphone. Locate the most recent recording and tap it to hear the message.

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With the message highlighted, click the "Share" button at the bottom of the screen. Tap the "Email" button from the pop-up menu.

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Type in the recipient's email address, a subject and any message. The recording is already attached to the email.

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Click "Send" to send the email with the recording on its way.