8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2009 9:22 AM by Eric Brown8
Buzzika Level 1 (50 points)
Ok, the iphone voice record function... I can't get the voice memos onto itunes or my computer. I don't use the autosync function, I like to manage my music and such manually.

I cannot find a way to manually access the voice memos on my iphone through itunes. Many of them are too large to email so I'm stuck.

The only option seems to be auto-sync, and if I do turn on the sync function at this point, itunes will completely erase my iphone and the voice memos I've recorded on it. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Any tips?

I've looked at a lot of posts and haven't found anything to help here. Just a bunch of posts complaining about how bad the voice recorder feature is integrated into the new iphone 3.0 software.

i'm using a 32gb 3gs.

iphone 32g 3gs, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Denise Woodcock Level 2 (375 points)
    I use manual and my voice memos are automatically synching across to iTunes. I wasn't even aware they had gone across but they are in the voice memos folder.

    I'm not able to run iTunes at the moment to check if there is a setting that needed changing, but I don't recall doing anything after installing 3.0. However, mine's a 16 Gb 3G phone so maybe there's a setting on the 3GS you need to check?
  • Buzzika Level 1 (50 points)
    Oh weird, Ok that worked. Thanks! I synced it. I thought there would be a way to move them over from the itunes interface, ie dragging the clips as if they were songs. Thanks very much!
  • iodimize Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry for bumping an old topic, but I'm not quite sure if there is a solution to this.

    I have the same desire as OP, but yet I do not see my voice memos automatically syncing when I have manual sync selected. I also do not see a playlist folder or anything that indicates voice memos have transferred. Am I missing something? Is there no way to get voice memos onto the computer without having to autosync it?

    If someone can provide more details on how to do this, that'd be great. But it seems at this point that I cannot get voice memos onto my computer through iTunes with manual sync on.
  • MacApple101 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue
  • circa67 Level 1 (0 points)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 (18,825 points)
    You actually have to sync the phone. You don't have to delete anything. Leave manually manage music and videos checked and sync the phone. Manual management only applies to songs, videos and podcasts. You have to sync to transfer anything else. Just click the iTunes "Sync button or select your phone under devices, right click and select sync
  • BraaiVleis Level 1 (15 points)
    While your phone is connected to itunes, go to the music tab and ensure that "include voice memos" is ticked (underneath) "sync music" The next time you manually sync, itunes will auto create a playlist called, "voice memos" under playlists. Your recording should be in there. On your hard-drive (under windows), itunes will auto create: <yourdrive><itunes_folderpath>\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music\Unknown Artist\Unknown Album\<yourrecordingshere>
  • Eric Brown8 Level 1 (0 points)
    I looked into this discussion because I am having exactly the problem described (I have elected to manually manage syncing, and my voice memos were not being synced from the iPhone to iTunes)

    Bizarrely, the memos DID sync on the fourth (or fifth?) attempt. I did nothing different, I just told iTunes to sync the phone again.

    This is way too flaky (and scary!) for me. These were long interviews with critical clients. I hope Apple can make this work better in the future. I strongly prefer my old Griffin iTalk!