Voice Recording on the Samsung Galaxy S4

Voice recording on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is really simple and useful.

Taking a voice note on your Samsung Galaxy S4 is really easy. The built in Voice Recorder, though simple, packs all of the options and tools you need for capturing audio.

  1. Open the Voice Recorder app.
  2. Tap the record button at the bottom in the middle. 
  3. Tap pause to delay recording, then the record button again to continue recording to the same file.
  4. Tap the square stop button to finish recording. 
  5. Tap the x button to delete the current recording. (Recording controls are also available via the notification tray; swipe down from the top of the screen from anywhere outside the app to pause, stop, or cancel recording, as well as go back to the app.)

Samsung Galaxy S4 voice notes

Completed audio files are stored in an .m4a format under /storage/emulated/0/Sounds in the file system, though you can access them directly from the Voice Recorder app to share wherever you like. Just tap the arrow in the bottom-right to see saved voice notes, and tap each file name to listen (at increased or reduced speed if you like). You can also trim audio files from the playback section at the bottom of the screen. A long press on the recording name will bring up management options such as file renaming, sharing, deletion, and setting as ringtone. There are a bunch of helpful settings you can tweak too. Tap the menu key and hit Settings. From there you can toggle GPS-based filenames and change recording quality and volume. Alternatively, you can store voice notes alongside written ones in the S Notes application. 

That's about it! If you're having any problems with Voice Recorder on the Samsung Galaxy S4, leave a comment!

 
There are 5 comments

Shamrock says:

You guys have had a lot of S4 posts lately... I'm still trying to understand why. Hmm...

bluesun3030 says:

I'm wondering the same. Why not wait till April do these posts for the S5?

Simon Sage says:

In a lot of ways, this is a preparation for the S5, assuming the methodology doesn't change in the new device. 

Johnty Wilks says:

When I use the voice recorder on my Samsung S3 mini, it records fine (even better with an external mic), and I can save the file. However when I hit share and try to email it to myself or someone else via gmail, it looks like it has been sent but the audio file doesn't arrive in my or my friends email. It doesnt appear as a sent file either on gmail. Any ideas how to solve this? Searches on the net came back with nothing referring to this. Also I cannot find a setting on gmail that limits the size or types of files sent from this account. The phone was connected via wifi and mobile when I was trying this out so I had reasonable band width. The file was only around 15 seconds long so I assume it was not huge (probably an mp3 file i am guessing say 2mg atmost)

James Reeve says:

Hey, I am having problems with this recorder. I have recorded audios in meeting and trainings and then I have tried to place them in iTunes to allow me to record them to a cd. But when I try to copy them, it won't work. Any suggestions on how I take these audio recordings from this app to iTunes and copy them to a cd?

Email your answers to jimsdreamteam@gmail.com

Thanks, Jim:-)