How to Record Audio Quickly & Easily

Trying to capture sound with your computer or mobile phone? It’s very easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions below. And you’ll be able to record audio quickly.

To record audio with your device

The following are the steps to record audio with your computer or mobile device:

  1. Make sure you have a microphone on your device
  2. Record audio with a recorder app

Step 1: Make sure you have a microphone on your device

You should have the proper recording hardware before you can record anything.

If you’re using a laptop, cellphone or tablet, then you don’t need to worry about the hardware problem — most of these devices have a built-in microphone to capture sound.

But if your device doesn’t have a built-in microphone, or the one you have doesn’t satisfy your need, then you should buy an external microphone.

Connect your microphone to the audio jack on your computer, and you should be able to use it right away.

Once your microphone is ready, place it near the sound source, then start recording audio with a recorder app…

Step 2: Record audio with a recorder app

The following are the apps we recommend for different platforms:

  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. iOS
  4. Android


Your Windows system has a built-in recorder app. To use it:

1) Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard.

2) Type record, then click Voice Recorder or Sound Recorder in the list of results.

3) Click the Record or Start Recording button to start recording audio.

This is how you can record audio on your Windows computer.


The QuickTime Player on your Mac computer can help you record audio. To use the QuickTime Player:

1) On your Mac computer, click Finder.

2) Click Applications.

3) Double click QuickTime Player to open it.

4) Right click the QuickTime Player on the Dock and click New Audio Recording.

5) Click the record button to start recording.

This is how you record audio on a Mac computer with the QuickTime Player.


To record audio with an iPhone or iPad, you can use Voice Memos:

1) On your iOS device, open the Voice Memos app (usually it’s in the Extras folder).

2) Tap the record button to start recording.

This should help you record audio with your iOS device.


The recorder app you can use on an Android device is different, depending on which brand of device you use.

Some Android device manufacturers have built a sound recorder in their devices. You can open it and tap the record button to capture the audio you want to record.

Or you can get the recorder you want to use from the Google Play store. Just search recorder in the store, then test with different apps and pick the one that best suits your need.

Hopefully, this has helped you record audio with your device. If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.

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