How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Computer


The Voice Memos app on iPhone is a little gem that is often overlooked.

You can use it to easily record anything from lectures, reminders, interviews and meetings. Simply set it off to record and listen back at any time.

If you use this app a lot, you'll start to amass a long list of memos. Without any means of organising or sorting these memos, they quickly become unmanageable. For this reason, we recommend transferring the voice memos off your iPhone and onto your computer.

The best way to do this is by using TouchCopy. With TouchCopy, you can easily copy your voice memos from iPhone to your PC and organise them nicely into folders for easy access in the future!

How to backup iPhone Voice Memos

Quick Guide:

  1. Download, install and activate TouchCopy.
  2. Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
  3. On Windows PC, choose the Music tab then select Voice Memos from under the Voice Memos heading in the left-side list.
    On Mac, choose the Voice Memos tab.
  4. Select the voice memos you wish to copy.
  5. Hit 'Copy to PC' or 'Copy to Mac' and choose where to save to.
Transferring Voice Memos from iPhone to PC with TouchCopy

Detailed descriptions of the steps can be found below.

What TouchCopy can do with your Voice Memos

This functionality is only available for those iPods and iPhones that support voice memo recording.

If your iPod or iPhone supports the recording of Voice Memos (or Voice Notes), TouchCopy can play and copy those recordings from your device.

If TouchCopy detects that your device contains Voice Memos, the TouchCopy source list will display the categories of voice memos present under the "Voice Memos" heading.

If you have organised your memos into categories, clicking one of the Voice Memo categories (such as None, Idea, Lecture etc.) will display all the voice memos made under that category. To show all the voice memos on your device, shift click all of the categories shown in the source list.

Once your required voice memos are listed in TouchCopy you can use them just like any other audio file in TouchCopy.


Select the Voice Memo you wish to listen to through your PC and click the play button in the TouchCopy control bar. On Mac, simply click the Play icon next to a voice memo to play it.

Playing an iPhone voice memo on computer through TouchCopy


How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Computer- Select the voice memo you wish to copy to your computer and click the "Copy to PC" or "Copy to Mac" button in the TouchCopy control bar. TouchCopy will copy your voice memos to a location chosen by you on your computer - you can take this opportunity to create a new folder for your selected voice memos.

TouchCopy also produces an XML file named after the voice memo category you are copying (by default this is None). This XML file can be used to import the voice memos into iTunes as a playlist. To do this, open iTunes/Music > File > Library > Import Playlist, then select your xml file!

Transfer to iTunes (Windows only)

This method is perfect if you don't want to perform a sync in iTunes itself - you can use TouchCopy to transfer your iPhone voice memos directly into your library without risk of overwriting data on your iPhone!

Select the voice memos you wish to transfer and click the "Copy to iTunes" button in the TouchCopy control bar. TouchCopy will copy your voice memos into the chosen program as a playlist, named after the category of voice memos you have chosen to copy, by default this is None. Alternative labels include Interview, Lecture, Memo, Idea, Podcast or any other category label you may have chosen on your iPhone.

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