How to disable location-based naming for Voice Recordings in iPhone

When you use the Voice Memos app on your Apple iPhone, fresh audio recordings are sometimes saved with the name of the place the user is in and use the building or street name for the file.

Essentially, the Voice Memos app uses the location of the iPhone to label the recordings if the application was granted location access when it was first opened. While the feature may be useful for those who travel frequently and want to record their thoughts throughout the day, it is difficult to organize and retrieve the recordings.

For people who don’t travel much and are more concerned about privacy, there is a setting in the Voice Memo app that prevents new audio recordings from being stored based on the user’s location. We’ll teach you how to disable location-based naming for new audio recordings in the Voice Memos app for iPhone in this step-by-step instruction.

How to disable location-based naming for Voice Recordings in iPhone

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your iPhone.

Step 2: When the app opens, scroll down and tap on the “Voice Memos” option.

Step 3: Now, toggle off the switch for the “Location-based Naming” option.

This will prevent new audio recordings from being saved in the Voice Memo app using the location. Disabling the app’s location access in the same settings screen will accomplish the same thing.

Following the revisions, the new audio recordings will be saved as “New Recording,” and successive files will be labeled with a sequential number at the end. While this article is intended for the iPhone, it also applies to the Apple iPad because the iPadOS is essentially a rebranded iOS for a larger screen device.