How can I record audio on Windows Phone 8.1 without installing any third part app? I have a Nokia Lumia 920 with WP 8.1.

  • Record a video and extract the audio later?
    – Indrek
    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:16
  • is there a function to extract the audio? Anyway this is not an acceptable solution, why would I want to waste memory and time for nothing?
    – eeadev
    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:19
  • I don't believe there's a built-in way to extract the audio, you'd have to do it on a PC. If you have additional criteria (e.g. the audio has to be ready to use on the phone), then you should add them to your question.
    – Indrek
    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:48
  • or you can use the camera to make a video, and any audio will also be recorded. Aug 11, 2017 at 16:12

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You can record sound inside the preinstalled OneNote app. If you need to you can sync the recording to your PC using the OneNote desktop application and save it there (right click -> save as...).

Windows 10 for phones will actually include a dedicated sound recording app.

  • Nice, I'd forgotten about OneNote's audio recording feature!
    – Indrek
    Apr 16, 2015 at 11:52
  • @Thomas, do you know where an audio file produced with OneNote is saved? Is there a way to open it other than with OneNote? Thanks
    – eeadev
    Apr 16, 2015 at 12:00
  • it is saved within the OneNote notebook so unfortunately there's no way to extract it without the software.
    – Thomas
    Apr 16, 2015 at 15:00

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