How can I delete Voice Memos?

BobHail

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All at once! :eek:

I got few hundred Voice Memos in my iPhone and I´m not about to start deleting them one at a time.

So please tell how is this done?

No one has the answer for this mystery?
 

benflick

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I suppose you could SSH in to your phone and delete them. Try /private/var/mobile/Media/Recordings. Off the top of my head, not sure of the exact location
One question: Why do you have "a few hundred" voice memos on your iPhone?
 

Interstella5555

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I suppose you could SSH in to your phone and delete them. Try /private/var/mobile/Media/Recordings. Off the top of my head, not sure of the exact location
One question: Why do you have "a few hundred" voice memos on your iPhone?
This. Also, can't you just plug into iTunes, go to the "Voice Memo" playlist and delete all of them?
 

BobHail

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This. Also, can't you just plug into iTunes, go to the "Voice Memo" playlist and delete all of them?
Well I record stuff. :)

It doesn´t work, I deleted everything from iTunes, but the files stay in the iPhone. :(

I don´t understand the SSH, I don´t jailbreak my phone.

It takes three finger keystrokes (in different places) to delete one file. I´m not going to start doing this procedure hundreds of times. This is so stupid, how can Apple let something like this slide? :eek:
 

allaboutmusic

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Probably because they understand that it's a pretty worthless app to begin with.
For a songwriter like me, it's one of my most used apps. Before they introduced Voice Memos, I had to try several different third party options, all of which were much more fiddly to sync.

OP - maybe iPhone Explorer or similar will help.
 

BobHail

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Probably because they understand that it's a pretty worthless app to begin with.
We got an Einstein here. :rolleyes:

If it´s worthless to you, does it make it worthless to others? No.

In fact it´s the most used and valuable app in my iPhone.
 

Eso

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If it´s worthless to you, does it make it worthless to others? No.

In fact it´s the most used and valuable app in my iPhone.
It's worthless to Apple, and that's really the only thing that matters when it comes to their products - or haven't you learned that by now?
 

Apple-NoEscape

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It's worthless to Apple, and that's really the only thing that matters when it comes to their products - or haven't you learned that by now?
Oh sorry Mr.Jobs, I didn't realise you were in this thread. Thanks for clearing up how Apple feels about an app that they put on their, I mean your, phone.
 

BobHail

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It's worthless to Apple, and that's really the only thing that matters when it comes to their products - or haven't you learned that by now?
Thanks for the insight! Now move along unless you have some more of these deep research insights... like I don´t know... maybe how to delete all Voice Memos at once from the iPhone?
 

benflick

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If removing them from iTunes didn't work, SSH is the next best option. You will need to jailbreak your phone but that will only take 5 minutes.
 

BobHail

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If removing them from iTunes didn't work, SSH is the next best option. You will need to jailbreak your phone but that will only take 5 minutes.
Thanks, but I don´t want to jailbreak my phone.

How can I contact Apple with this? This is absurd.
 

MultiMediaWill

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Thanks! But why close the thread? And who are you to decide that anyways.

It´s a valid thread of a obvious stupid flaw in "the best phone in the world".
Close thread because there is no fix so you should just send feedback. I also sent feedback today about a "Kill All Apps" for multi tasking because it takes a while to delete all the open apps.
 

BobHail

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Close thread because there is no fix so you should just send feedback.
Well that is not certain, that´s why it´s important to keep the thread alive. Maybe someone knows the solution.

I also sent feedback today about a "Kill All Apps" for multi tasking because it takes a while to delete all the open apps.
My sarcasm meter isn´t working so good today. Is this sarcasm or do you actually need a *facepalm*?
 

Eso

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Well that is not certain, that´s why it´s important to keep the thread alive. Maybe someone knows the solution.
Do you even have an iPhone? Of course there is no solution. You can't delete more than one at a time, period. It's not like some obscure feature where you can shake the phone when in the list. It's an Apple app - that means you what you see is what you get. It has six buttons - it's as simple as it gets. Someone needs to give you the facepalm.
 

Jbravo

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Jul 15, 2010
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All at once! :eek:

I got few hundred Voice Memos in my iPhone and I´m not about to start deleting them one at a time.

So please tell how is this done?

No one has the answer for this mystery?

I think you can use iFunBox to delete the voice memos. http://i-funbox.com/
I haven't tried it yet to delete files, but I use it to copy files from my iPhone outside of iTunes
 

datagroove

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Jun 15, 2011
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Phoneview will work, I just tested it out by deleting 100+ recordings on my 3gs iphone.

I did have one issue though. After deleting the files with phoneview the voice memo app on the phone still listed all the previously deleted recordings. The data/audio was not there (pressing pay did not play audio) so in order to refresh the list in voice memo I simply recorded a new memo.
 

heisenberg123

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maybe apples intentions are you would delete them as you no longer need them not after you have hundreds you dont need, delete all would cause more problems then good from accidently hit it, atleast this way you can only accidently delete one at a time
 

SomeH0w

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Sep 17, 2011
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I'm sorry I have to bump this thread

But I think I found an answer for it (provided no one else did for you).
At the itunes click on your phone device and check "manually manage music and video" :D
And then delete all your voice memos as you wish
 

FarhanRizvi

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May 4, 2012
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Deleting all voice memos

No one really posted a good reply to this thread with definite instructions. So if there's anyone out there who comes across this problem I hope what worked for me will also work for you. Download ifunbox here: http://www.i-funbox.com/ Connect you iPhone or other iDevice and expand your device in the left hand side column. Go into voice memos (above system applications), delete everything except the SYNC folder. And all your voice memos are gone!

Took about 3-5 minutes. :)

Don't ever say a Muslim didn't help you out ;)
 
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