You may find yourself in need of recording audio using your desktop, laptop, or other mobile device. This article will show you how to do so using several popular devices.


All Macs (laptops and desktops) come with a built-in microphone.

  1. Go to your Applications folder
  2. Open QuickTime Player
  3. Click File>New Audio Recording
  4. Click the red record button to begin recording
  5. Click the black stop button to stop recording
  6. Go to File>Save As to save your file to your desired location
All laptops and all-in-one computers have a built-in microphone. For users that have a tower/monitor configuration, you may borrow a laptop from IT to record audio, or may employ one of the other methods (e.g. using your smartphone).
  1. Open the Sound Recorder application in the following location: Start>All Programs>Accessories>Sound Recorder
  2. Click Start Recording to begin recording
  3. Click Stop Recording to stop recording
  4. Choose a filename and destination in the window that pops up
  5. Click Save 

  1. Open the Voice Memos app (all iPhones have this app, and it can't be deleted)
  2. Press the red record button to begin recording
  3. Press the red stop button to stop recording
  4. Tap Done
  5. Type a name for your recording
  6. Press Save
  7. Tap your recording
  8. Press the share icon and email or AirDrop the file to another computer or device