How to transfer Voice Memos to Mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Melodeath, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    I know I can email/airdrop recordings from the voice memos app individually, but I'm looking for a way to transfer ALL of my recordings onto my computer at once. Doing it one by one would take many hours, as I have a lot of recordings, and I'd like to get them safe on my computer, and also not taking up space on my phone any longer. Can anyone explain? I think there's a way to "sync" with iTunes, but I'd rather MOVE them, not keep them synced and taking up space on both my phone and computer, but I admit I might be misunderstanding the sync option. Thank you!
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I use sync option to sync recordings to Mac and then remove them from both iTunes library and iPhone to save space.
  3. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    As @Shirasaki posted, sync with your iTunes then remove from library and place elsewhere.

    Or if you have Dropbox/Box, upload to cloud then download to computer.
  4. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    I've actually never synced music before in iTunes (always just manually managed my iPod, and I never put any music on my various iPhones, since I had an iPod), so I'm a little nervous how to set that up. Can I do "manually manage music" and still sync the voice memos? Or do I have to set it to "Sync Music" and then uncheck music, and check voice memos? By remove from library, you mean the iTunes library and the phone? If I don't remove from the iTunes library, the recordings would be synced back onto the phone next time I sync?

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