Remember music memos? Me neither. But the app̵
As a refresher, Apple Music pitched Memos as a ‘better’ version of the built-in Voice Memos app on the iPhone. It was tailored for musicians and performers. Music Memos is able to “automatically detect your tempo, rhythmic feel, and chords,” and allowed musicians to “insert a virtual drummer and bassist, who go like a live band in the room,” Apple said. But I guess musicians didn’t care about all that.
Apple says in a support document:
The Music Memos app will not be updated after Music Memos version 1.0.7 and you cannot 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.
When you open Music Memos, the very first thing you see is a notification asking you to move all your recordings to Voice Memos. Just tap “Export” and the app will easily create a folder in Voice Memos called “Music Memos”. Apple says it may take a few minutes to transfer, especially if you have a ton of recordings. If errors occur, the company suggests checking and freeing up some space on your device.
If you haven’t downloaded Music Memos yet, but want to use them in the future, make sure to download them before March 1, 2021. That way, the app will be in your purchase history, which means it will be available for download after it has been removed from the App Store.
It’s worth noting that Music Memos version 1.0.7 requires the latest iOS or iPadOS 14 update. Users who are still on iOS or iPadOS 13 or older can continue to use Music Memos version 1.0.6. Just know that you will not be able to automatically export your existing recordings to voice memos.
And if you create new Music Memos after the first export, you have to manually move each recording to Voice Memos if you want to keep it.
If I had to guess, one of the reasons why voice memos are more popular than music memos is its simplicity. You just open the app and press record. And when you’re done, you can easily share the recording with others or quickly send it to your Mac AirDrop so you can throw it into your GarageBand or Logic Pro project. Plus, it is built right into your iPhone. You do not need to download a separate app.
Version 1.0.7 of Music Memos is available for free download from the App Store. If you want to try it out, you’d better hop on it before it disappears for good.
Source: Apple via Engadget