Using the Voice Recorder app on my Samsung Phone

Last modified : Jun 12. 2020

Want to learn how to use the Voice Recorder on your Galaxy device to either share to friends and family, set as a Notification tone or even convert your speech to text? Follow the below guide to learn how to use the pre-installed Voice Recorder on your Samsung phone. Once you have learnt to to use the Voice Recorder app you can also use these recordings as a Notification tone, check out Customising my Notification tone on my Samsung Phone for more information.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to reach out to your Samsung Subsidiary. Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy Note10+ 5G operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version. 

If you would like to learn how to add your Voice recordings to a video check out our guide Adding a Voice Recording to a Video on my Samsung phone for step by step instructions.

1 Head into the Voice Recorder app icon Voice record app
Launch Voice Recorder app
2 Tap on Record icon to start recording
Tap on record to start recording

When starting a Voice Recording you can choose between 3 different recording modes, you can select either Standard, Interview or Speech-to-text. When using Interview mode the sound is amplified from the top and bottoms of the device and reduces the sound from the sides. This mode works effectively when recording sounds in a noisy surrounding.

With Speech-to-text mode you can convert up to 10 minutes of speech to text. When recording in speech to text it is recommended to keep your phone within 8cm of your mouth and speak clearly.

4 Once you have stopped the Voice Recording you can change the file name then tap on Save
Once you have stopped the Voice Recording you can change the file name then tap on Save

Viewing Saved ListClick to Expand
1 To view and listen to all of your saved Voice Recordings tap on List
Tap on List
2 To quickly play a Voice Recording tap on play icon
To quickly play a Voice Recording tap on Play
Voice Recorder SettingsClick to Expand
1 Head into your Saved List and tap on 3 dots
Tap on 3 dots
2 Select Settings
Select Settings
3 Tap on an option to begin to customise your Voice Recorder Settings
Customise Voice Recorder settings
Convert Speech to TextClick to Expand
1 To convert a recorded Voice Recording head into your List
Tap on List
2 Tap on the recording you would like to convert
Tap on the recording you would like to convert
3 Tap on 3 dots
Tap on 3 dots
4 Select Convert Speech to text
Select Convert speech to text
5 Agree to Terms and Conditions and tap on NEXT
Agree to Terms and Conditions and tap on NEXT
6 Tap on CONVERT
Tap on CONVERT
7 Your speech will then be converted to text. Once complete tap on stop icon and save the file.
Your speech will then be converted to text. Once complete tap on  stop icon and save the file.
Sharing Voice RecordingsClick to Expand
1 To convert a recorded Voice Recording head into your List
Tap on List
2 Press and hold the Voice Recording you would like to share
Tap on the recording you would like to convert
3 If you would like to share multiple voice recordings select accordingly then tap on Share
If you would like to share multiple voice recordings select accordingly then tap on Share
4 Select an application to share your Voice Recording
Choose an application to share voice recording

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