How to Change Voice Memo Audio Quality on an iPhone

The Voice Memos app on your iPhone offers a convenient solution when you need to record audio. Whether it’s things that you want to remember, something that you are playing on a musical instrument, or even a sound that is hard to describe, it is a versatile app.

There are a couple of different settings that you can adjust for the Voice Memos app, including one that controls the audio quality of the memos you record. Our guide below will show you where to find and change this setting if you would like to record your memos at the highest possible sound quality.

Switching from Compressed to Lossless Audio Quality in Voice Memos

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4. Note that increasing the audio quality of your recorded voice memos will result in larger file sizes.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Voice Memos option.

open the voice memos menu

Step 3: Touch the Audio Quality button.

how to change voice memos audio quality on iphone

Step 4: Tap the Lossless option to enable the higher recording quality for your voice memos.

make higher quality voice memos on iphone

Note that there are a few other options on the Voice Memos app that you may wish to change as well, so now is a good time to do something like adjust how quickly deleted voice memos are purged from your iPhone.