How to Change Audio Quality in Voice Memos App in on iPhone, Mac

Here's how to improve audio quality in Voice memos app on iPhone, iPad and Mac. From Compressed, Lossless. It helps in saving storage space.

Apple Voice Memos app is a way of professional audio recording on apple devices. Apple Device users are recording high-quality audio through devices directly. Voice Recorder is always synced with iCloud, Between iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch with Recording Microphone compatible headphones.

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How to Change Audio Quality in Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad

Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Find and open “Voice Memos”.

2 Voice Memo option in Settings app in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Step 3: Select “Audio Quality” in iPhone and “Audio Compression Quality” in iPad.

3 Audio Quality Option in Voice Memo in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Step 4: You will see two options, “AAC (Smaller File Size)” and “Uncompressed (Larger File Size)”.

4 Audio Quality in Voice Memo on iPhone and iPad (1)

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Steps for Change Audio Quality in Voice Memos on Mac

1. Open Voice Memo app on your Mac.

3 Voice Memo preferences on MacOS Mojave

2. Go to Preferences (Settings…on macOS Ventura) at the top of the Mac Menu, and Find Audio settings.

3. Find the options for managing recording Audio Quality Files (AAC and Uncompressed).

1 Change Audio Quality on Voice Memos on Mac

The AAC is standard Apple Audio quality that always compresses the file and makes it comfortable and small in size, which results in quality loss. Whereas, Uncompressed doesn’t change anything and delivers the same audio quality. Typically, uncompressed files will occupy ample storage compared to AAC-formatted files.

Most of the users opt to use AAC format, which saves a considerable amount of space for them, and yes, it gives Apple Music level quality which is good if they don’t want the original quality of Voice Memos. For more natural and professional purposes, uncompressed is preferable.

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