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I can’t record in soundcloud with Apple phone


I am currently doing the 6 month course but have so far failed to record myself on soundcloud. I have an Apple phone, has anyone else encounterd this problem? What can I do?


Hi Claire. Someone, familiar with Apple will probably help you out reasonably shortly. There might be something similar already on the forum. It might be worth doing a forum search.


Perhaps John was referring to this thread
As other people have suggested, it may be best or necessary to record locally using software on your PC or device and then upload to Soundcloud. I believe that most devices and operating systems have built in facilities for recording. If not, I recommend Audacity - powerful, free software which is available for Windows, Linux, Android and (probably) IOS.



I have downloaded sound cloud on iPhone and iPad and signed in but I cannot find the “record” or “upload” button at all - it is not an option that I can see… is this the same problem as you had? How did you overcome it? Tbh feeling really stupid as not even sure how to ask a question on a thread on slack - just found the reply button here :flushed:


Hi Kate,

Tbh I think SoundCloud on the phone is a bit confusing - so it is not you - I ended up using a PC as it seemed more straightforward but I have just replied to your other post here

Rich :slight_smile:


Hi Kate.

Many of us have found the uploading almost as hard as learning Welsh :grin: so nothing to feel awkward about. Its worth it in the end though.

Before going to Soundclouud, you will need to record your message first on your phone tablet or computer and save it. There should be a a program or App such as Voice Recorder for this.

Then you open Soundcloud and upload the recording from the saved file.

Finally you upload this SoundCloud file to SSiW

I hope this helps. If not, perhaps one of us could help you through the process. It took me a while to get my head around it.


I have faced the same problem after the install itunes on windows 7 the cloud was not at all working. There was no sound coming from the application so please help me to fix the problem so that I can work with it.


I have sent you all private messages - to find them, click on the coloured dot by your name icon on the top right of your screen!


Dear Bronwen it looks from the thread that you have some answers about how to record on Soundcloud with an iPhone.Could you tell me how you do it? Its driving me mad!


Sorry, @joanna-evans, I’m a technophobe. I hope someone else can sort you out, but if not, I’m happy to hear people say their sentences on Slack/Skype or even over the phone, as no-one is going to be prevented from learning just by technology!


I have the same iPhone issue. Tried looking online for solutions but none of them work.