How to Use Live Audio Transcription in Notes in iOS 18 on iPhone/iPad

Apple has added an exceptionally efficient “Live Audio Transcription” feature to the stock note-taking app. Hence, you can now not only record audio in the Notes app but also convert your recording into text in real-time. So, if you are willing to unlock this brand-new feature, let’s learn how to enable and use the Live Audio Transcription in Notes in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 on your iPhone and iPad.

Use Live Audio Transcription in Notes in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 on iPhone/iPad

Bear in mind that the Live Audio Transcription feature is currently available in select countries and regions. That means, if it hasn’t been rolled out in your region, you will need to change the country/region on your device. Bother not, iOS offers a pretty simple and safe way to do so.

  • To get it done, go to the Settings app -> General -> Language and Region -> Region -> United States. 
  • When prompted, make sure to reboot your device.
  • After that, launch the Apple Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. 
  • Now, bring up the software keyboard by tapping anywhere on the screen. 
  • Next, choose the “Media Attachment” icon to proceed. 
Tap on the media attachment icon in the Notes app on iPhone
  • Then, select the “Record Audio” option in the menu. 
  • Next, tap on the Live Audio Transcription/Quotation mark icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Now, it’s time to start transcribing your recording into text in real-time.
  • While recording the audio, when you want to pause, hit the record button. To start the recording again, tap the Resume button.
  • To save the recording along with the transcription, tap on the Done option at the bottom.
Enable Live Audio Transcription feature in iOS 18 Notes app

To find out how the Live Transcription feature works in the real-time, check out the video below:

Manage Your Live Audio Transcription in the Notes App 

Once you have saved your recording, you can play it as and when the need demands. Besides, you can also view the transcription to check whether or not it accurately matches your recording.

  • To get going, launch the Apple Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • After that, head over to the note in question.
  • You can now hit the Play button to play your recording.
  • Under the Transcript section, you should see the transcription. To dive into the details, tap on the Transcript option.
  • Now, hit the Live Audio Transcription icon. 
  • Then, you can play the recording to figure out any mistakes and also copy the entire recording for sharing. Once you have managed your recording, tap on the Done button at the bottom and that’s all there is to it!
Manage Live Audio Transcription feature in Apple Notes app on iOS 18

Wrapping up…

In more ways than one, the Live Audio Transcription is a noteworthy addition to the stock notes app. During my testing, I found this feature up to the task both in terms of efficiency and accuracy. What’s your take on this new add-on?

Read more: How to Use Live Audio Transcription in Voice Memos in iOS 18/iPadOS 18

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