Using your iPhone for Voice Interview Recording

Most people have smart phones nowadays and they can put these devices into great use when it comes to recording voice interviews. If you have an iPhone then you should know that you have an intuitive and versatile device on your hands which you can put into good use when it comes to recording interviews. This article gives an explanation on how to record voice interviews using your iPhone to end up with quality sound recordings for transcription.

  1. Start up the Voice Memos app on your device.
  2. On the left hand side of the microphone icon is the ‘Record’ button. Press it to start recording.
  3. To the right hand side of the microphone icon is the ‘Stop’ button which you should press once you have finished recording.
  4. Once you press stop after recording, the ‘Stop’ button will be replaced by a button which allows you to access the list of recordings made using the device.
  5. Select the voice recording you just made or the best voice recording that you want to use.
  6. Once you have selected the voice recording you want send it by clicking on the ‘Share’ button.
  7. This will prompt you to send the recording via email.

Apart from using voice memos, you can download dictation and interview recording apps. These apps are specifically designed for recording interviews or dictations and they often come with additional functionalities including the ability to send the recording directly to your transcription provider from the app. There are selections of apps to choose from for this purpose and most are reasonably priced. Simply access the iTunes store and browse through the available apps going through their details to narrow down on one that meets your needs.


When choosing an app to buy for the purpose of interview or dictation recording it is important to have a few things in mind. For one, you want to choose an app with a user friendly interface with rewind, insert, overwrite and editing functionalities. If you are unsure about which app to use you could ask your transcription provider to advice you on which app would be best for your intended purpose.

Jessica Miller, Marketing Head in Transcriptionwave, General Transcription Services Company in the US.

Android Gets Integrated Philips Dictation Recorder

Android recently got the Philips Dictation Recorder, allowing users to record and edit their recordings as well as send their recorded files right from their Android devices. Among the advantages of this integration is the ability to email files for transcription and receive the transcribed files back on the Android device.

The enhanced features which come with the new recorder

Most people lead busy lifestyles which require them to have their work on the go. This enables them to accomplish several tasks at once and in turn minimize their office/ home workload while increasing their overall productivity. The cell phone and recently Tablets are amongst the most commonly used electronic devices and everyone has them. It is therefore natural to integrate productivity tools in these devices and that is what the Philips Dictation Recorder has been able to achieve.


The Philips Dictation Recorder takes the recording ability of Android devices to a whole new level. The SpeechExec recording management feature allows Android users to take their work on the go. The recorder also introduces professional features to the devices, allowing users to obtain quality recordings using their Android devices. Busy executives are the group of people who will benefit greatly from the efficiency and versatility of the recorder. Authors will be able to transform how they work by simply recording dictated notes or chapters of their books from wherever they are whether on a plane, at home or at a café. The Philips Dictation Recorder brings a revolutionary change to how Android users utilize their devices.

Core features of the integrated Philips Dictation Recorder

The recorder offers core features including file encryption at 128-bits, photo attachment capability, file sending to mobile SpeechExec servers and file filtering. The recorder also offers seamless SpeechExec software integration with English, Spanish, French, Dutch and German language support. The recorder also comes with in-built support for Android 4.0 and 2.3.

The SpeechExec Hub functionality

Android devices can be connected to SpeechExec Pro and SpeechExec Standard via the Philips Dictation Recorder integration. The connection to the SpeechExec hub means that there is no need for any IT infrastructure or the installation of server software. Only the SpeechExec software and app need to be installed on the Android device in order to benefit from the enhanced recorder functionalities. The result is increased productivity and enhanced comfort.

The Philips Dictation Recorder has been available for download since the 15th of October 2012. The app is also available for Blackberry and iPhone devices as well as from the Google Playstore.

Jessica Miller, Marketing Head in Transcriptionwave, General Transcription Services Company in the US.