Apple Will End Support for Music Memos by March 2021

Screenshot of Voice memos on iPhone 12

Apple published a support page on Thursday that says the company is ending support for its Music Memos app and encourages people to use the Voice Memos app instead. Users will be unable to download Music Memos after March 1, 2021.

Music Memos < Voice Memos

Apple released Music Memos in 2016 as a sort of simplified version of GarageBand. It let people record quick song ideas that musicians had in the moment and apply editing like lyrics, auto-generated bass and drums, and a way to view chords. People couldn’t hen share them with Apple Music Connect (now defunct) or import them to GarageBand or Logic Pro X.

Voice Memos isn’t as musically-oriented. It lets you record similar spur-of-the-moment ideas or sounds, clip the recording, dampen background noise, and sync with iCloud.

Export to Voice Memos

The next time you open Music Memos you’ll likely see a message called “Recording is moving to Voice Memos”. Tap the Export button and it will automatically move them to Voice Memos. It may take a few minutes if you have a lot of recordings. In Voice Memos, they will appear in a folder called Music Memos.

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