How to Record over a Section in Voice Memos on the iPhone

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I use Voice Memos a lot, but I had no idea you could record over a section of an already recorded voice memo. Just make sure you don’t record over a portion you want to keep. Otherwise, this is a great hidden feature. Here’s how to record over a section in Voice Memos on your iPhone, whether you’re recording vocals or dictation.

Related: How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Your Computer

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How to Record over a Section in Voice Memos

  • Open Voice Memos.
  • Select the memo you want to record over. Tap Edit.
  • Move the track so that the blue line is positioned where you want to record over what’s currently there.
  • Tap the red record button.
  • When you are finished recording your new section, tap the red button again to stop.
  • Select Done.

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