How do I transfer a voice recording from my Samsung phone?

There are many benefits to transferring voice recordings off your Samsung phone and onto another device or storage platform. According to Snap Recordings (1), voice recordings can create a positive impression and allow you to capture ideas, reminders, and tasks verbally when writing is not convenient. By transferring your recordings from your Samsung device to another platform, you ensure you have backups, can access them from multiple devices, and enable easier sharing and editing.

This guide will outline the main methods to transfer voice recordings from a Samsung phone, from cable transfers to cloud storage platforms. With multiple options available, you should be able to choose a transfer method that fits your needs and enables you to get the most out of your voice recordings.

Locating Your Voice Recordings

To locate your voice recordings on a Samsung phone, first open the Voice Recorder app. The Voice Recorder app may be in your app drawer or on one of your home screens. If you can’t find it, swipe down on your home screen to access search and search for “Voice Recorder” to launch the app.

Voice recordings made on your Samsung phone are automatically saved in the Voice Recorder app. To access them, open the Voice Recorder app and tap on “List” in the bottom toolbar. This will display a list of all your recordings. You can tap on any recording to play it back.

You can also access your voice recordings through your phone’s file manager. Voice recordings are saved to the Voice Recorder folder which can be found at: Internal Storage > Voice Recorder.

So in summary, all voice recordings made on your Samsung device can be accessed either through the Voice Recorder app itself or through your file manager in the Voice Recorder folder.

Transferring Via USB

You can transfer voice recordings from your Samsung phone to your computer using a USB cable:

  1. First, unlock your Samsung phone and connect it to your computer using a USB cable. When prompted, select the “Transfer files / Android Auto” option on your phone to enable data transfer mode. If not prompted, go to Settings > Connections > USB and select “Transfer files / Android Auto”.
  2. Open your phone’s internal storage folder on the computer. For Windows this may autoload in File Explorer. For Mac, you may need to open Android File Transfer.
  3. Navigate to the folder where your voice recordings are saved. On Samsung phones, voice recordings are usually saved in the “Voice Recorder” folder in your internal storage. The pathway is typically: Internal storage > Voice Recorder.
  4. Select and copy the voice recording files you want to transfer onto your computer.
  5. Paste the files into a folder on your computer.

And that’s it! By using a simple USB connection you can quickly locate and transfer voice recordings from your Samsung device onto your computer for safe keeping or to free up storage space on your phone.


Transferring Via Cloud Storage

You can easily transfer voice recordings from your Samsung phone to your computer using cloud storage services. Cloud storage allows you to upload files from your phone, then access them on another device (like your computer) that is synced with the same cloud account.

Samsung phones have a variety of native cloud storage integrations, but you can also use third-party cloud storage services:

  • Samsung Cloud (preloaded on Samsung phones): Samsung Cloud lets you upload content from your phone then access your files from other Samsung devices or your PC.
  • Google Drive: Download the Google Drive app on your Samsung phone to upload your voice recordings. Then access the recordings from the Google Drive folder on your computer.
  • Dropbox: Similarly, you can install the Dropbox app on your Samsung phone and upload your voice recordings to Dropbox. Then access the synced Dropbox folder to download the files onto your PC.

To upload the voice recordings to the cloud on your Samsung phone:

  1. Open the My Files app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to the voice recording files you want to upload.
  3. Tap Share to send the files to the cloud service you want to use (Google Drive, Dropbox, Samsung Cloud, etc.).

Once synced, you can access your cloud storage folders from your computer. Simply log in to the cloud storage service and navigate to the folder with your voice recordings to download them to your PC.

Transferring Via Bluetooth

Before you can transfer voice recordings from your Samsung phone to your computer via Bluetooth, you’ll need to pair the two devices. Here are the steps to pair your Samsung phone and computer via Bluetooth:

  1. On your Samsung phone, open the Settings app and tap Connections > Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth.
  2. On your computer, open your Bluetooth settings and ensure Bluetooth is enabled. Set your computer to discoverable so your phone can find it.
  3. On your Samsung phone, tap Scan to search for nearby Bluetooth devices. When you see your computer name show up, tap on it to initiate pairing. Confirm the passkey on both devices to finish pairing.

Once your Samsung phone and computer are paired via Bluetooth, you can transfer voice recordings using the following steps:

  1. Open the Voice Recorder app on your Samsung phone and tap on the voice recording you want to transfer.
  2. Tap the Share button, then select Bluetooth. You should see your computer name listed under available devices.
  3. Tap your computer name to start the file transfer process. Accept the incoming file transfer prompt when it shows up on your computer.
  4. The voice recording file will be saved to your computer (e.g. into the Downloads folder).

Following the steps above allows you to quickly transfer voice recordings straight from your Samsung phone to your computer wirelessly using Bluetooth. This eliminates the need to connect cables or upload files to cloud services.

Transferring Via WiFi Direct

WiFi Direct allows you to quickly transfer files between your Samsung phone and a computer that are connected to the same WiFi network without needing any cables. Here are the steps to transfer voice recordings using WiFi Direct:

First, make sure your Samsung phone and the computer are connected to the same WiFi network. Open WiFi settings on both devices and connect them to the same network.

Next, open WiFi Direct on your Samsung phone. On most Samsung devices, you can find this in Settings > Connections > WiFi Direct. Turn on WiFi Direct and it will search for nearby devices.

On the computer, also open WiFi Direct in the settings if available or simply wait for your phone to detect it. Select your computer from the list on your Samsung phone to connect the devices.

Once connected via WiFi Direct, open the My Files or Gallery app on your Samsung phone and select the voice recordings you want to transfer. Click on the share button, then select WiFi Direct. Your computer should show up as an option. Select it and confirm the transfer.

The voice recordings will now transfer from your Samsung phone to your computer over WiFi Direct. You can find them in your computer’s downloads folder or prompts to save them. The transfer should be fast since WiFi Direct creates a direct peer-to-peer connection.

That’s all there is to it! WiFi Direct provides a quick wireless way to transfer files from your Samsung phone without needing cables or internet connectivity. Just remember both devices need to be connected to the same WiFi network first before you can establish the WiFi Direct connection.

Transferring via Email

One convenient way to transfer voice recordings from your Samsung phone is by emailing them to yourself.

On your phone, create a new email message and attach the voice recording files you want to transfer. Most common audio formats like MP3 and M4A will work. To attach files, tap the paperclip icon in the email app and select “Attach files.” Browse to and select your recording files. When finished, enter your own email address as the recipient and send the message.

Once the email is delivered, open it on your computer. Save the attached audio files to your computer by right-clicking on each one and selecting “Save file/link as” or “Download.” Choose a folder on your computer to store the recordings.

Emailing recordings to yourself is a quick, easy way to transfer files from a Samsung phone to another device. As long as you have Internet access on your phone, you can retrieve the files on any computer. The recordings are also safely stored as email attachments until you manually save them.

Transferring Via a Sync App

A convenient way to transfer voice recordings from your Samsung phone to your computer is by using a sync app. An app like SyncMe allows you to easily sync files like voice memos between your devices.

To use SyncMe to transfer recordings, first download and install the SyncMe app on both your Samsung phone and your PC. Open the app on both devices and ensure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

In the SyncMe app on your phone, select the voice recordings you want to transfer. Then tap the sync icon within the app to start transferring the files to your paired PC. The recordings should immediately show up in the SyncMe folder on your computer for easy access.

Sync apps provide wireless file transfer capabilities without needing cables or cloud storage. For quickly getting voice recordings off your Samsung phone, SyncMe offers a fast and simple option.

Transferring From SD Card

If you have a microSD card inserted in your Samsung phone and have previously saved voice recordings to it, you can remove the SD card and access the files from a computer:

  1. Turn off your Samsung phone and locate the SD card slot. Carefully remove the microSD card.
  2. Using a card reader or adapter, connect the microSD card to your computer. The SD card contents should show up as an external drive.
  3. Open the external drive on your computer and navigate to the DCIM or Media folders to find your Samsung voice recordings.
  4. Select the voice memo files and copy them to your computer. Common file formats you will see are .mp3 or .m4a.[How do I transfer the contents of my SD card](

Once copied to your computer, you can then transfer the voice recordings anywhere, sync to a cloud service, attach to an email, or import into an audio editing program.


In summary, the easiest options for transferring voice recordings from a Samsung phone typically involve using a USB cable, cloud storage services like Google Drive or Dropbox, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi Direct. When using a USB cable, you can simply connect your phone to a computer and access the voice recordings like any other files to copy or move them.

Cloud storage services also make it very convenient to upload voice recordings from your phone and then download them to another device. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct allow for wireless transfer to other phones, tablets, or computers.

Once you’ve transferred your recordings, it’s important to remain organized. Create a folder or labeling system to keep related recordings together. Backing up to an external hard drive or cloud storage can prevent losing recordings if your phone is damaged or lost. You may also wish to transcribe important conversations to have a written record.

With some preparation and organization, transferring voice recordings off a Samsung phone is straightforward. Choose the method that best suits your needs and setup.

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