How do I use the Voice Recorder app?

How do I use the Voice Recorder app?

The Samsung Voice Recorder app is designed to provide simple and effective recordings with a high quality sound. Use the recorder to save voice memos, interviews and convert up to 10 minutes of speech to text, helping to make your life easier.

How do I make a recording?Click to Expand
1 Tap on the Voice Recorder app to open it. It may be within the Samsung folder

Please note: the Voice Recorder app comes pre-installed on most Samsung devices. You can also download it from the Play Store and the Galaxy Store

Tap the Voice Recorder app
2 Choose between Standard and Interview mode. Standard mode provides a simple interface and uses both microphones to create one recording. Interview mode uses both the top and bottom microphones to record the interviewer and interviewee. In Interview mode you will see two waveforms, one for each microphone
Choose between standard and interview mode
3 Tap the record button to begin recording audio
Tap the record button to begin recording
4 Tap the pause button during the recording to take a break
Tap the record button to pause the recording
5 Tap the play button to listen to your recording from the beginning
Tap the play button to listen to the recording from the beginning
6 Slide the waveform left or right to change where you are in the recording. This allows you to re-record or record over the recording
Slide across the waveform to change your position in the recording
7 Tap the record button again to resume recording
Tap the record button to resume recording
8 Tap the BOOKMARK button to place a reminder on the recording. This allows you to easily return to an important part of the recording
Tap the bookmark button to place a reminder on the recording
9 Once you're finished with your recording, tap the stop button
Once finished, tap the stop button
10 Give your recording a name
Give your recording a name
11 Choose a Category for your recording
Choose a category for your recording
12 Tap the Save button to save your recording
Tap the Save button to save your recording
How do I convert speech to text?Click to Expand

Speech-to-text mode acts like your own personal transcriber, converting up to ten minutes of speech into written notes. To get the best results you should try and keep your device around 8cm from your mouth and speak slowly and clearly.

1 Tap on the Voice Recorder app to open it
Tap on the Voice Recorder app
2 Tap Speech-to-text
Tap Speech-to-text
3 Tap the language button to change the language you are converting
Tap the language button to choose the language you are converting
4 Tap on the language you want to use
Tap the language you want to use
5 Tap the record button to begin. For the best results you should keep the phone within 8 cm of your mouth and speak clearly
Tap the record button to begin
6 Once finished, tap the stop button to save your recording
Once finished, tap the stop button to save your recording
Where are my saved recordings?Click to Expand

Once you have made and saved your first recording, a new option will appear in the app. All of your recordings can be categorised, helping you to stay organised and find the recording you need in a flash.

1 Tap List. All of your saved recordings will be shown

Please note: the List option will not appear in your app until you have saved a recording

Tap list
2 Tap the Categories button to see your recordings organised by category
Tap categories to see your recording organised by category
3 Tap the play button to listen to a recording
Tap the play button to listen to a recording
4 Tap the magnifying glass icon to search for a recording by name
Tap the magnifying glass icon to search for a recording by its name
Can I change the recording quality and block calls while I'm recording?Click to Expand

Once you're set up with the Voice Recorder app there are a few settings you can change to make your experience even better. Through the settings menu you can change the recording quality, record in stereo, block calls while a recording is taking place and listen to your saved recordings one after the other.

1 Open the Voice recorder app
Tap the Voice Recorder app
2 Tap the options icon. It will appear as three dots in the top right corner
Tap the options icon
3 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
4 Tap Recording quality
Tap Recording quality
5 Tap the quality that you want to use. You can choose from Low, Mid and High

Please note: recordings taken at higher qualities will need more storage space than recordings taken at lower qualities 

Tap the recording quality that you want to use
6 Tap Record in stereo to use both microphones to record while in standard mode
Tap record in stereo
7 Tap Block calls while recording to prevent any calls from sounding while you are recording
Tap Block calls while recording
8 Tap Play continuously to allow your recordings to play one after the other while you are listening to them
Tap Pay continuously
The voice recorder stops itself during the recordingClick to Expand

Some users of the Voice Recorder app have reported that their recordings are ending early when the screen locks. This can be easily fixed by giving the app permission to run in the background.

1 Swipe up from your home screen to access your apps
Swipe up on the home screen to access you apps
2 Tap the Settings app
Tap the Settings app
3 Tap Apps
Tap Apps
4 Tap Voice Recorder
Tap Voice Recorder
5 Tap Battery
Tap Battery
6 Tap Allow background activity, to turn the feature on
Tap Allow background activity
7 Tap Optimise battery usage
Tap optimise battery usage
8 Tap Apps not optimised
Tap Apps not optimised
9 Tap All
Tap All
10 Tap Voice Recorder, to turn off battery optimisation for the app
Tap Voice Recorder

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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