Record Audio on Android

How to Record Audio on Android

There will come a time when you’ll want to record audio on your Android device. This may be for an interview with someone or an important business meeting. 

In this article, we'll discuss how to record audio on Android using the default app. We'll also discuss the best third-party apps that can make it easier and more effective. 

How to Record Audio on an Android Phone with Built-in App

Here we’ll go over how to record audio on an Android Phone such as the Samsung Galaxy. We’ll be using the built-in app that comes with your Android phone.

Step 1: ‘Swipe Up’ from your Android’s home screen to bring up your apps. Click inside the “Search Apps” box and type in “Sound Recorder”.

type in “Sound Recorder”

Step 2: Click on ‘Sound Recorder’.

Click on ‘Sound Recorder’

Step 3: Tap on the ‘Microphone’ to start recording.

Tap on the ‘Microphone’

Step 4: When you are done click ‘Pause’.

click ‘Pause’

Step 5: Click the ‘Checkmark’ to save your recording.

Click the ‘Checkmark’

Step 6: Name your recording and click ‘Save’.

Name your recording and click ‘Save’

Step 7: Click the ‘Hamburger Menu’ to view and play your recordings.

Click the ‘Hamburger Menu’

Awesome! Now you have learned how to record only audio on Android’s built-in app. Later we’ll look at how to transcribe text as well as some other cool tricks.

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Best Third-Party Recording Apps for Android

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Using your phone to take notes and record conversations can be frustrating. It can be hard to transcribe those notes later on. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get around this problem. You can use advanced voice recording technology and speech-to-text tools. Notta may be useful to you in your professional life as well as your personal life. 

The app allows you to record audio using your phone's built-in microphone or an external one. Then it will transcribe it in real-time. It's free to download. 

The transcription process is very impressive. It is more reliable than any other app. All of your recordings are stored in the cloud. Then you can review any information from a computer at any time. Even if you recorded it on your phone. You can also transcribe voice memos to text with Notta.

With multi-terminal synchronization, any device can send a file to any other device. It can do so automatically. Also, Notta can also be used to record audio on iPhone