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Apple Discontinues Music Memos App after 4-Year Run

| 11 days ago


Apple announced today that it is discontinuing its Music Memos application in 2021 and wants you to export your recordings over to Voice Memo instead!

This is the first update for Music Memos in over a year.

Apple's Music Memos App

Released in 2016, Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio.

You can start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel, and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass.

Today's update to the Music Memos App brings the app to version 1.0.7 and says that this update

adds the ability to export your Music Memos recordings to your Voice Memos library.

Apple Decides to Scrap Music Memos after 4 Years

In a supporting document, Apple announced the decision to discontinue the Music Memos app.

The Music Memos app won't be updated after Music Memos version 1.0.7, and you won't be able to download it after March 1, 2021. If you have an iPhone with iOS 14 or an iPad with iPadOS 14, you can continue to use Music Memos. And if you’ve previously downloaded the app, you can still access it from your App Store purchase history. But you should export your Music Memos recordings to your Voice Memos library to make sure you keep all of your recordings.

This is particularly surprising considering why the Music Memos app was initially designed.

In 2016, Apple announced the launch of the Music Memos app in a press release claiming it was inspired by the Voice Memos and by adding music-friendly features, it was intended for making music recording easier for musicians.

Basically, what Apple has done by discontinuing the Music Memos app is reverse the decision to steer away from Voice Memos by eventually directing user attention back to Voice Memos.

Apple's Voice Memos App

Apple's Voice Memos turns your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch into a portable audio recorder.

A new, modern design makes it even easier to capture and share personal notes, family moments, classroom lectures, and more. Editing tools like trim, insert, and replace lets you fine-tune your recordings.

And with iCloud support, you can capture audio on the go with your iOS device, then use your Mac to do even more with your recordings.

This app is free and is only available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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System Covered

iOS 14
Release Date:
September 2020


The iOS 14 released with a variety of new features, including new widget design, a new built-in translate app, sleep tracking in Health App and more. These are designed to make your iOS experience cleaner yet cooler with its upgrades. iOS 14 truly separates the old-generation of iPhones from the new.

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