How to Record Audio from a Bluetooth Mic on the iPhone or iPad

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Recording audio from a Bluetooth microphone isn’t something that iOS can do out of the box, but that doesn’t mean it’s not entirely possible. With a little help from a third-party app, you can use a wireless headset and record your voice through that if you need to.

The app you’ll need is called Audio Memos, and it costs just $0.99 in the App Store.There’s a free version too, but it doesn’t come with the Bluetooth features. There’s also the Pro version available for $9.99, but you won’t need if all you want is the Bluetooth capabilities.

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Once you have the app downloaded and installed, open it up and click on the gear settings icon in the bottom-left corner.

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Next to “Use Bluetooth mic”, tap on the toggle switch to enable the feature. The switch will turn green.

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Tap on “Done” in the top-right corner to save the settings and go back to the main screen.

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From there, you can connect your Bluetooth microphone or headset to your iOS device and the app will automatically recognize it as a recording device and use it when you start recording.

Of course, keep in mind that recording audio through a Bluetooth microphone won’t get you the same quality as a wired microphone, so if you can, always try to plug a microphone directly into your iPhone or iPad using the headphone jack or Lightning port.

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Craig Lloyd writes about smarthome for How-To Geek, and is an aspiring handyman who loves tinkering with anything and everything around the house. He's also a mediocre gamer, aviation geek, baseball fan, motorcyclist, and proud introvert.