Voice Recorder


Use Voice Recorder in your Galaxy S4 to record or play voice memos.

Tap Voice Recorder on the Applications screen.

Recording voice memos

Tap  to start recording. Speak into the microphone at the bottom of the device.

Tap  to pause recording.

Tap  to finish recording.



Playing voice memos

Select a voice memo to play.

  •  : Trim the voice memo.
  •  : Adjust the playback speed.
  •  : Pause playback.
  •  /  : Skip 60 seconds backwards or forwards.
  •  /  : Skip to the previous or next voice memo.

To send a voice memo to others, tap Share via, and then select a sharing method.

Managing voice memos

In the list of voice memos, tap  and select one of the following:

  • Share via: Select voice memos to send, and then select a sharing method.
  • Delete: Select voice memos to delete.
  • Settings: Change the voice recorder settings.
  • End: Close the voice recorder.

Saving files with contextual tags

In the list of voice memos, tap Settings → Contextual filename → On.

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  1. I been using voice recorder for awhile with no problem, but today I press the record button and got a popup message saying “Unable to start a new recording. Other applications already recording”. Ive tried disabling , restarting, force stoping app but nothing works. I wonder if its got something to do with 4.4 update.

  2. wudini007 says:

    Yeah, I contacted Samsung but they tried but nothing worked. Didnt want to do a factory reset but had to, and it fixed the problem. Thanks

  3. How do you title your voice recordings?

    • Open the voice recorder app, tap menu key, tap settings, you can use contextual filename.

      You may also manage the files manually with My Files app.

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