iPhone Voice Memo App Broken
By kevinschmidt on Oct 12, 2009
One of the cool features of the iPhone OS 3.0 was the built-in Voice Memo app. No longer would I need to deal with a separate app and having to transfer the files around awkwardly as they just sync with iTunes nicely. WooHoo!
Well, it was a woohoo for only a bit, as I discovered this weekend that the Voice Memo app seems to stop recording around 25-30 minutes now. A bit annoying as this caused me to miss about 10 minutes of what I was recording as I didn't notice it right away.
"Why might this be the case?" I asked. A bit of Googling revealed this thread on Apple's discussion forum where the consensus is that OS 3.1 broke this and introduced somewhere around a 74.3 MB file size limit. Depending on what you are recording this causes it to stop somewhere between 25 and 35 minutes it would appear. Worse, reports are that when it stops you can't start recording again for a minute or so.
So, what was a cool app that solved a real use case is now useless for anything that might go over 20 minutes. Back to using 3rd party apps as it doesn't appear Apple has even acknowledged this issue let alone said when it might be fixed. Has anyone else ran into the problem or found a solution other than a 3rd party app?