How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac

Voice memos can be useful in a myriad of ways. Maybe you recorded your to-do list, the new song you are working on or the notes you wish to add to a term paper. Because they are important, you obviously want to keep them so you may sync them to iTunes or for a more accessible solution, transfer them to your computer.

In this article, we are going to look at several ways you can transfer the important memos to your Mac computer.

1 Transfer Voice Memos to Mac using iTunes

You can export the Voice memos to your computer by syncing them in iTunes. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Select the iPhone and then click on “Music” in the sidebar.

Step 3: Choose “Sync Music” and then select “Include voice memos” to extract the voice memos as well. Click “Apply” and iTunes will download the voice memos to your computer.

Transfer Voice Memos to Mac using iTunes


2 Transfer All the Voice Memos from to Mac using iMyFone D-Back

You can transfer voice memos via email but as we have seen in Part 2 above, you can only do that one at a time. This is counter-productive if you have multiple voice memos to transfer. A more efficient way to transfer all Voice memos at once is to use iMyFone iPhone data backup tool for Win or iMyFone iPhone data backup tool for Mac. This program allows users to easily select all the Voice memos on their device and quickly, in one-click transfer all of them to the computer.

Before we see how it works, here are some of its features.

  • It is very easy to use with a simple user-friendly interface.
  • It can be used to transfer up to 22 other types of data including videos, contacts, photos, messages, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp/Viber/Kik messages and many more.
  • It has a preview function that allows for the selective transfer of data.
  • It is also useful when you want to extract data from an iCloud or iTunes backup.

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Here’s how you can use iMyFone D-Back to transfer the voice memos from your iPhone to your Mac. Begin by installing the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Launch the program and then click on “Recover from iOS Device.” Click “Start” and from the next window choose “Voice Memo.” Click “Next.”

click on “Recover from iOS Device”

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the Mac computer and then click “Scan.”

Connect the iPhone to the Mac computer

Step 3: When the scan is complete, select the Voice Memos you want to transfer and then click “Recover.” Select a location on the Mac to save the voice memos.

select the Voice Memos you want to transfer

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3 Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac via Email

It is the easiest way to transfer the voice memos to your computer although you can only send one memo at a time. In this way, it is not an ideal solution if you have multiple memos to transfer. Follow these simple steps to transfer the voice memos to your Mac via email.

Step 1: On your iPhone open the Voice Memos app and then select the Voice memo you wish to transfer. Tap on the Share icon.

Step 2: Select mail from the options provides and a new email will appear. Enter the email address you wish to send the memo to and then send the email.

Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac via Email

Step 3: You can now just open it on your Mac and download the attachment.