You can now transcribe audio on your iPhone and instantaneously generate text transcripts. Documents by Readdle has been updated with a new “audio/video to text” transcription feature, available for Free on iOS devices. Follow along to learn how to create a text transcript from any audio saved on your iPhone and iPad.

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How to transcribe audio files to text

You may have your audio file(s) in different places on your iPhone or iPad. It may be a .mp3 or .m4a file saved in your Files app or iCloud Drive, or it may be an audio file sent by someone over email. No matter where the audio file is saved, you can bring that file into Documents app and transcribe it. Here’s how:

  1. First, get the Free Documents app from the App Store.
  2. Go to where your audio file is, then tap the Share icon.
  3. Choose the ‘Save to Documents’ option.

  1. On the next screen, tap the ‘Transcribe to Text’ option from the list.

  1. Documents will show you a summary of its Free Audio to Text transcription process on iPhone. Note that only the English language is currently supported.
  2. Tap the ‘Start’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Once completed, the text transcript in plain text format will be saved in the Inbox folder in Documents.

Wasn’t that super easy? Documents by Readdle now has an easy solution to transcribe any audio on your iPhone and iPad — all for Free!

See also: How to transcribe video to text on iPhone

Transcribe Voice Memos to text using Documents app on iPhone

The Voice Memos app on iPhone is a great way to quickly record any fleeting thoughts or ideas, to reference or remember later. This free app that Apple ships with all iOS devices also makes for an excellent way to record any audio and save it on your iPhone or iPad. And now with the free update to Documents by Readdle, you can instantly transcribe the audio from the Voice Memos app and generate text transcripts. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Voice Memos app and locate the audio that you want to transcribe.
  2. Tap once to select the memo, then tap on the three dots to the right.

  1. Scroll down, then tap the ‘Save to Documents’ option.

  1. Next, choose the ‘Transcribe to Text’ option.

  1. Tap the Start button to begin the audio-to-text transcription process.

Documents by Readdle is a super app for your iPhone and iPad. It comes with an incredible set of features and has a plethora of tools you’d need when working with files. With the latest update, available for Free on the App Store, you can generate text transcripts from any Audio or Video, all for Free!

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