Recording and Playing Audio

Reviewing notes helps you retain information. In Notability, audio recordings are linked to your annotations. While playing the audio, you can tap anything in a note to jump to that point in the recording. Annotations you add while playing a recording are also synced to the recording.

Recording Audio

  1. Tap  to start recording. An input meter and timer will appear.
  2. Tap  to stop recording.

Playing Audio

  • Tap to enter playback mode.
  • Tap to play a note's audio, and watch your notes unfold as you listen.

Navigating a Recording

  • During playback, tap . Then tap any part of a note to jump to that point in the recording.
  • Tap and drag  to scroll through a recording.
  • Drag  down to slow how fast it scrolls left and right.
  • Tap to turn Note Replay on or off.
  • Tap  to change the audio's speed.
  • Tap  to rewind 10 seconds.

Fine-Tuning Playback

  1. During playback, tap note-btn-volume-step1_2x.png.
  2. Tap "Tune".
  3. Adjust the sliders and Audio Zoom as desired.

Deleting Audio Recordings

  1. During playback, tap .
  2. Tap "Manage Recordings".
  3. Tap "Edit".
  4. Tap the red minus sign.

Exporting Audio

When sharing a note, there are two ways to export the note's audio:

  1. Under "Format", tap "PDF" or "RTF" and turn on the "Recordings" toggle. This shares your note as a .zip file that includes your recordings.
  2. Under "Format", tap "Note". This shares your note as a Notability file that includes your recordings.
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