Voice Memos, Apple’s native voice recording app, is getting new features in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. Organizational folders, favorite marks, and enhanced recording features have been discovered in the Voice Memo app on iPhone, iPad and Mac running the developer betas of their respective operating systems.
The updates will be available to users with the public beta release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur in July, and to consumers worldwide by fall this year. Voice Memos is a useful app for taking audio notes, and it will now feature enhanced recordings which will expand its usefulness to record podcasts, do voice overs and other uses for creative projects.
Voice Memos – New Features
iOS 14 is packed with many new features and performance improvements for existing and new apps. Here is a list of all the new features in Voice Memos:
- Enhance Recording reduces surrounding noise like room reverberation and background noises. After completing an audio recording, users will be able to minimize noises by a single tap on the sound reduction icon. The sound reduction icon will appear just like the ‘auto adjustment’ icon in Photos app, on the top left corner of the recording screen.
- Folders are available in the app to allow users to organize their Voice Memos according to names, dates, events and much more. This makes it easy to organize voice recordings.
- Smart Folders will be automatically created to catalogue user recordings in individual folders like recently deleted, Favorites, Apple Watch recordings, iPhone recordings and more.
- Favorites will group all liked voice memos in a separate Favorites folder.
The UI of Voice Memos app on older OS version is very simple which lists all recordings in a linear form which often gets frustrating when trying to access a particular recording. Most importantly, the new enhanced recording feature will be a big attraction for users to record voice overs, podcasts, and more.