Edit or delete a recording in Voice Memos on iPhone
In the Voice Memos app , you can use the editing tools to fine-tune your recordings. You can remove parts you don’t want, record over parts, or replace an entire recording. You can also delete a recording you no longer need.
Trim the excess
In the Voice Memos list, tap the recording you want to edit, tap , then tap Edit Recording.
Tap at the top right, then drag the yellow trim handles to enclose the section you want to keep or delete.
You can pinch open to zoom in on the waveform for more precise editing.
To check your selection, tap .
To keep the selection (and delete the rest of the recording), tap Trim, or to delete the selection, tap Delete.
Tap Save, then tap Done.
Replace a recording
In the Voice Memos list, tap the recording you want to replace, tap , then tap Edit Recording.
Drag the waveform to position the playhead where you want to start recording new audio.
You can pinch open to zoom in on the waveform for more precise placement.
Tap Replace or press the center button on the included EarPods or other compatible headset to begin recording (the waveform turns red while you’re recording).
Tap to pause; tap Resume to continue.
To check your recording, tap .
Tap Done to save the changes.
Delete a recording
Do one of the following:
In the Voice Memos list, tap a recording, then tap .
Tap Edit at the top of the Voice Memos list, select one or more recordings, then tap Delete.
Deleted recordings move to the Recently Deleted folder in the Voice Memos list, where they’re kept for 30 days by default. To change how long deleted recordings are kept, go to Settings > Voice Memos > Clear Deleted, then select an option. To erase a recording in the Recently Deleted folder, tap the recording, then tap Delete.
To recover a deleted recording, tap the Recently Deleted folder, tap the recording, then tap Recover. To recover or erase everything in the Recently Deleted folder, tap Edit above the Voice Memos list, then tap Recover All or Delete All.