How to Record Internal Audio or Voice on iPhone with the Best Quality

January 22, 2021Ashley Mae

There are many reasons why you need to record audio on iPhone. Suppose you are interviewing a celebrity, for example, you do not need an extra voice recorder since your iPhone can meet your need. Sometimes, you want to listen to podcast or music stream but do not have a good internet connection. Music recording on iPhone may be a solution. Anyway, this guide will show you the best ways to do the job on iPhone easily.

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Part 1: Best Way to Record Audio on iPhone

Many users complained that it is not convenient to record audio on iPhone. That is partly because the small screen. The best alternative solution is to use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder to record internal audio on iPhone with a computer.

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In brief, it is the best option to record internal audio on iPhone with a computer.

How to Record Audio on iPhone without Quality Loss

Step 1: Install iPhone audio recorder
As long as you want to record audio on iPhone, install the software on your computer, launch it and choose Audio Recorder from the home interface. The Video Recorder option is used to capture everything on your screen. Now, click the Settings button with a gear icon, and change the options related to hotkeys, output and more on the Preferences popup.
Step 2: Record audio on iPhone
There are two options in the main interface, System Sound and Microphone. If you have cast your iPhone screen to the computer, enable System Sound and all audio on iPhone will be recorded. If it is not convenient to cast screen, disable System Sound while enable Microphone. In the second situation, you must play the audio near your computer's microphone. Once the audio begins playing on iPhone, click the REC button to initiate recording it.
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Step 3: Save audio recording
When you wish to stop recording audio on iPhone, click the Stop button and you will be presented the preview window. Play the audio recording and click the Save button if you are satisfied with it. The Clip feature lets you remove unwanted parts by resetting the start and end points.

Certainly, this tool can also be used to record a conference on ClickMeeting, capture Instagram Story, and more effortlessly.

Part 2: How to Record Voice with Voice Memos

It is well-known that iOS has a preinstalled voice recorder app, the Voice Memos app. It is able to record your voice or sound surround you on your iPhone. Moreover, the app offers basic audio editing features. Unfortunately, it cannot record internal audio on iPhone, such as online music, phone calls, etc. Here are the steps to record voice on iPhone with Voice Memos.

Voice Memos
Step 1:
Find the Voice Memos app and open it. If it is not on your home screen, it may be in the Extras folder. The app is labeled with an audio graph.
Step 2:
At the bottom of the app screen, you will notice a large red circle button. When you want to record audio on iPhone, tap on the button. Speak with your mouth facing your iPhone and 6 to 10 inches away will produce the best results.
Step 3:
To stop recording, tap the red square button at the bottom. Then Voice Memos app will list the recording with a label.
Step 4:
Within the Voice Memos app, you can also rename, edit and export the recording. Tap the latest recording and now you can play it, trim the recording, or replace a section. If you want to share a recording, tap the three-dot icon, tap Share, and choose the target channel.

Part 3: How to Record Internal Audio on iPhone

Another way to record internal audio on iPhone is the built-in screen recording feature. Since iOS 11, Apple introduced a screen recording feature into iPhone. It has the capacity to capture screen along with audio. In another word, you still need an audio converter to extract audio from the screen recording. If you do not mind the file format, it can meet your need without extra software or hardware.

Step 1:
Firstly, you need to enable the screen recording feature in Control Center. Go to the Settings app, tap on your account, head to Control Center, and choose More Controls on iOS 16 or later. Tap the green Plus icon next to Screen Recording option to add it to your Control Center.
Control Center

Tip: For earlier iOS, choose Customize Controls in Control Center setting screen.

Step 2:
Swipe upward from the bottom of any screen to trigger the Control Center, and long press the Screen Recording icon. For iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper right corner to enter the Control Center.
Step 3:
Make sure to tap the Microphone icon if you want to record music on iPhone. Then press Start Recording and the countdown will begin. Go back to the home screen, open the music or audio you want to record and play it.
Start Recording
Step 4:
When audio recording on iPhone is done, go to Control Center, tap Screen Recording, and hit Stop Recording. Alternatively, tap the status bar on the top of your screen and tap Stop Recording. When prompted, tap Stop Recording again. Then it will be saved to your Photos app. Here you can trim the screen recording. If you only need an audio recording, download a multimedia converter app and transform the file format.

Note: Both Voice Memos and screen recording feature cannot record phone calls on iPhone.

Part 4: FAQs about iPhone Audio Recording

How do I secretly record audio on my iPhone?

The built-in Voice Memos app is the easiest way to record audio on iPhone secretly. It can turn your smartphone into an audio recorder device and capture voice and sound secretly. There are limited third-party audio recorders for iPhone.

How long can an iPhone record audio?

Most audio recorder apps do not have the length limit, but your iPhone must have enough space. Audio recording requires a lot of storage. The longer the recording and the larger the result file. We suggest you to record audio on iPhone no more than one hour. You can also record audio in multiple clips.

Why is there no sound when I record on my iPhone?

There are two main reasons why iPhone screen recording does not have sound. Firstly, the Microphone is turned off when recording screen on iPhone. Or the sound is locked and not allowed you to record. Therefore, you should get the permission and set the screen recording feature correctly.


This guide has talked about how to record internal audio or external voice on iPhone. The preinstalled Voice Memos app is the easiest way to capture your voice on iPhone. If you do not mind the output format, the iOS built-in screen recording feature can not only help you record internal audio on iPhone, but also capture the iPhone screen with ease. For beginners, we suggest you to try Aiseesoft Screen Recorder. It is not only easy to use, but also able to record iPhone audio simply. If you have more problems, please leave a message below this post.

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