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How to Send an Audio Message on iPhone

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The Messages app on your iPhone allows you to send and receive voice messages. This can be a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family, particularly if you’re not in the mood to type out a long text message.

However, before you go diving in, you should ensure that your cellular network is performing at a level you can trust. Also, make sure that your device is running the latest version of iOS. If not, it may not be compatible with the latest features.

Among the many features in the iOS messaging application is the ability to embed audio files. You can also print and save these attachments. Depending on your recipient’s preference, you can choose to include the file in a regular message or to send it as an email.

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In general, sending an audio message on your iPhone is a fun and easy process. Unlike typing a text message, you won’t have to worry about typos or forgetting important words. Additionally, you can preview a message before you actually send it. There’s also an automatic pause feature that lets you rest your fingers while you record the message.

For the best results, use the app in a quiet environment. Another tip is to check the phone’s battery level periodically. Otherwise, you’re likely to have to delete a message before it even finishes recording.

While you’re in the Messages app, you can find a three-dot menu on the extreme right of the screen. In the menu, you’ll see a slew of options, including a new thread for which you’ll need to indicate the recipient. Once you have your contact number in hand, you’ll be ready to begin.

Using the Messages app to send an audio message is fairly easy, especially if you’re a first time user. As mentioned, you’ll have to find the Messages app in the App Store, but you can also opt to use an alternative third-party messaging app.

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While you’re in the iMessage app, you can use the microphone button to start a recording. When you’re done, you can either play the recording to your heart’s content or tap the stop button to end the session.

A similar set of features is found in the Messages app on Mac. The same functionality is available on iOS devices, but the app’s interface and features may vary from device to device. Likewise, the menu items listed below are likely to differ from those on your particular model.

There are numerous other features in the Messages app, including the ability to attach photos and videos. Besides voice messages, you can also attach music to messages, create multimedia chats, and send attachments. Moreover, you can manage your Messages account in the app, as well as in the Messages app on your Mac.

Of course, you’ll want to be careful if you’re using the Messages app on your iPhone to communicate with your friends. Although the Messages app is capable of doing more than just sending and receiving texts, you should avoid taking chances on your device’s performance.

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