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getting VoiceMemos off an iPhone

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bob_Ross, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I suppose it's times like this I regret not having children ... :)

    I have an Apple iPhone (model 5S running iOS 12.1) and occasionally I use the VoiceMemo app to record musical ideas or audio-verite that I encounter on my travels. I just noticed that I have over a dozen recordings dating back almost 5 years still on my phone. I want to offload them to my computer so that I can edit them in my DAW (and also so I can erase them from the phone, 'cuz they're a bit hard to manage from within the app).

    But every time I connect my iPhone to a USB port on my computer one of two things happens:
    1) iTunes automatically launches, but then it doesn't recognize any of my stored VoiceMemos; or
    2) nothing

    I remember several years (and OS revisions) ago if I connected the phone to a USB port the iPhone would appear as an external drive on the computer's desktop. That doesn't seem to happen anymore.

    Anyone have any ideas? Or, anyone have a 12-year-old kid who can explain it to me?

  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Emailing them to yourself would probably be the easiest way.
    Bob_Ross likes this.

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