8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2013 8:23 AM by Silverag9
KevvieD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For the past several years, Voice Memos recorded on my iPhone have synced to iTunes on my computer, and then were automatically deleted from the iPhone.


 

Now when I sync the iPhone, the Voice Memos copy to iTunes, but are not deleted from the phone. In fact, iTunes now copies all Voice Memos that are in the VM playlist onto my phone.

 

I even deleted all of the Voice Memos from the playlist, and synced the phone. The Voice Memos remain on the iPhone!


 

How do I change this back to the way it was? I want Voice Memos to transfer to iTunes, then be automatically deleted from the iPhone.


iPhone 4
  • 1. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Robin Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Worst case scanario is that you have to delete them manually from your iPhone, which isn't exactly a major exercise. Just bring up the list of voice memos on the iPhone, select each in turn and hit the delete key, bottom right.

  • 2. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    MacMoore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello there...

     

    Did you ever get a proper solution to this?

     

    What I would like to happen is this:

     

    1.) Record voice memo on iPhone.

    2.) Sync to iTunes.

    3.) Voice memo is automatically removed from iPhone, but retained in iTunes.

     

    Anyone know how to make this happen seemlessly?

     

    Thanks!

  • 3. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Athelas loraiel Croatia Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    No, its a huge issue. Voice memos get corrupted occasionaly and mess up whole copying process.

     

    Use one of free apps for recording then simply move files around.

    Ppl even have problems deleting voice memos because corrupted ones sometimes went to other part of iphone data and cant be removed....

  • 4. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    Athelas loraiel Croatia wrote:

     

    No, its a huge issue. Voice memos get corrupted occasionaly and mess up whole copying process.

     

    Use one of free apps for recording then simply move files around.

    Ppl even have problems deleting voice memos because corrupted ones sometimes went to other part of iphone data and cant be removed....

    do you have a solution to the original question? if not, please don't respond.

  • 5. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Cora123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    RE: deleting the manually from the phone.  (Robin Johnson).  In my case, they aren't showing up on the phone, they are not in the voice memo / recorder app and they aren't in my music playlist.  They do appear when I have my phone synced to my computer and the only place they appear is under the category "On This Iphone" and I can't seem to delete them - there are tonnes of them there.  The "other" files on my phone take up more than 1/2 the space and I can't seem to solve this issue.

     

    Thanks.

  • 6. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Sheldon10820 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I have this same problem.  It's very annoying.  I have reported it as a bug to Apple and they have not fixed it.  It is very tedious and monotonous to have to individually delete voice memos from my iPhone one by one every day.   Apple should do better!

  • 7. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Desertsky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Find any solution?  Same problem here!!

  • 8. Re: Can't delete Voice Memos from iPhone
    Silverag9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Cora123,

     

    I have the same problem as you with the voice memos.

    Do you know how to remove them from iPhone?

     

     

    The voice memos can't be found in the iPhone VoiceMemo app, but it can be seen from iTunes > On this iPhone > Voice Memos playlist. The memos are greyed out, but can be played. Also, the checkbox in iTunes > Music > Include Voice Memos is unchecked.

     

     

    iPhone 5S -> iOS7, back up from iPhone 4S (the voice memos were recorded in iPhone 4S).

     

     

    Thanks.