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How to transfer files from the iTalk app using iTunes

 

iTalk Premium Discontinued

With major changes to iOS with iOS 11/12 we have decided to discontinue support for iTalk Premium. With the switch to a full 64 bit iOS many of the old features of iTalk Premium are now broken and would require rewriting the entire program. Due to this we have discontinued Premium support. Thank you for being loyal iTalk customers over the years and we are as sad as you to see iTalk go.  

Does the iTalk Recorder app record in Stereo or Mono?

All recordings made with the iTalk app will be mono.

 

Can I use the iTalk App to record phone conversations?

No, it cannot. The iTalk application utilizes the iPhone's built-in microphone. This microphone is unable to detect the other end of the phone conversation and for this reason, the iTalk application cannot record phone calls.

 

How long can my recordings be?

The length of your recordings is only limited by two things: Your disk space and your recording quality.

An hour-long recording will take up 75MB if you're set to Good recording quality, 150MB when set to Better quality, and 300MB when set to Best quality.

Or, to look at it another way, a gigabyte will store 800 minutes if you have your recording quality set to Good, 400 minutes when set to Better, and 200 minutes when set to Best.

 

What recording format does the iTalk App use?

The iTalkApp records in AIFF format. The iTalk app does not have the option of changing the recording format.

 

Can I email my recordings directly from iTalk?

Yes, you can! iTalk Lite and iTalk Premium both allow you to email recordings directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

iTalk Lite will allow you to email recordings up to 2 MB in size. With iTalk Premium, you can email up to 5MB from your iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4th gen., as well as iPod touch, and up to 20MB from your iPhone 4/4S, and 6/6 Plus. With iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C, you can email recordings up to 10 MB.

To email a recording, just tap the blue info button (the "i" with the circle around it) to the right of the recording's title. Then, from the Recording Information screen, tap the red arrow button in the upper right hand corner, and choose to send your recording via email.

 

How do I use iTalk Sync?

Using iTalk Sync is simple and straightforward.

When you run iTalk Sync, it will immediately scan your local Wi-Fi network to find any iPhone (or 2nd generation iPod touch) that is running iTalk. So make sure your iPhone or iPod is awake and talking to the network, is not in AirPlane Mode, and is running iTalk. (Going forward, all instructions referring to "iPhone" should be understood to apply to 2nd generation iPod touch, as well, unless otherwise noted.)

  • If iTalk Sync finds more than one iPhone, it will show you a list.
  • Double-click on the name of the iPhone you want to connect with.
  • Your iPhone will show you a message that your computer is attempting to connect with it. Press Yes or No.
  • When you okay the connection, iTalk Sync will show you a list of the recordings stored on your iPhone. To transfer the recordings to your computer, simply use your mouse to drag them out of the list and onto your desktop.

Your recordings will be transferred as high-quality AIFF files, which you can play in iTunes or in most other media players. iTunes will give you the option of burning your recordings onto audio CDs, or converting them to a different format such as AAC/MP3, for use with portable music players.

You may want to convert your files; in general, AAC/MP3 files take up less storage room than AIFFs. If you plan to edit your recordings further, keep the original AIFFs and convert a copy of the edited version as AAC/MP3.

 

Can I connect my iOS device to the iTalk Sync app using my charge/sync cable?

The only way to connect your device to the Sync App is via a wireless network. However, you can sync those files using your charge/sync cable by using iTunes' File Sharing feature.There's more information on iTunes File Sharing here

 

Can I use the iTalk Sync Application if my computer's not near a wireless network? (PC)

Even if you're not near a network, as long as your computer is wifi ready, you can set up an "ad hoc" computer-to-computer network to transfer those recordings. First, follow the appropriate instructions for setting up an ad hoc network in XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Now, on your iPhone, choose Settings, then WiFi, and choose the new network you've created.

Finally, get the iTalk App running on your phone, then run the iTalk Sync app on your computer and you should be in business.

 

Can I use the iTalk Sync Application if my computer's not near a wireless network? (Mac)

Even if you're not near a network, as long as your computer is wifi ready, you can set up an "ad hoc" computer-to-computer network to transfer those recordings.

In Mac OS 10.4:

  • Go to your Applications folder and double-click on Internet Connect.
  • Click the AirPort Tab and make sure that AirPort is turned on.
  • Click the Network drop-down menu and choose Create Network.
  • Under Name, name the network, then hit OK.

In Mac OS 10.5 - 10.10:

  • Go to System Preferences and choose Network.
  • Click on AirPort, and make sure that AirPort is turned on.
  • Click the Network Name drop-down menu and choose Create Network.
  • Under Name, name the network, then hit OK.

Now, on your iPhone, choose Settings, then WiFi, and choose the new network you've created.

Finally, get the iTalk App running on your phone, then run the iTalk Sync app on your computer.

 

Does the phone have to be in U.S. mode?

No. There was an issue with Region settings initially, but this was fixed with an update some time ago. There are many people happily using iTalk all over the world.

 

My computer and iPhone cannot find each other on my network.

The following only applies to version 1.0 of iTalk. Updated software should not exhibit this problem.

When this happens, there is usually a non-alphabetical character in either the name of your computer or the name of your iPhone. For example, "Rachel's MacBook" has an apostrophe, which is a character that is not recognized by the XML language the two devices need to communicate over the network.

If you are sure that you're only using alphabetical characters in the name of your computer and iPhone, it could be that you have a recording with a non-alphabetical character in the name or notes. To test this out, follow these steps:

  • In the iTalk App, delete all your recordings. (Don't worry, this will just move them into "Delete recordings," so you can recover those files when you are done.)
  • Once those files are deleted, try making a short test recording. Nothing fancy, just 5-10 seconds of audio. Leave the title and the notes field blank.
  • Try syncing and transferring that one file.

If you're successful in transferring this test file, undelete the files you deleted one by one and try transferring those in the same way. If you come to one file that will not transfer, it may have a character in the name or in the notes that is causing the problem, like an ampersand (&) or an apostrophe. Try deleting that character and then try to re-send the file.

This limitation has been addressed in updates, and only applies to those who have not updated the iTalk app on their iPhone.

 

How do I delete a recording?

First, tap the Edit button at the top of the screen. Next, tap the small "Do not enter" sign that appears to the left of the recording, then the Delete button that appears to the right of the recording. This will move the recording to the Deleted Recordings folder.

To permanently delete the recording, go to the the Deleted Recordings and click the Clear All button.

Once a recording is deleted from the Deleted Recordings folder, it cannot be retrieved. 

 

How do I play my recordings?

First, tap the name of the recording you want to listen to. Once it's highlighted, you should see a small blue circle with a white arrow in it. That's your play button. Just tap that button for playback.

 

Is there a size limit for uploading files to DropBox?

There is a limit of 150 MB for files uploaded to DropBox via iTalk. This works out to about 34 minutes at the Best recording quality setting, 68 minutes on the Better setting, and 136 minutes on the Good quality setting.

If you have a larger recording that you need to transfer, we recommend transferring those files to your computer using iTunes. You can find more information on iTunes File Sharing HERE.

 

If I have DropBox Pro account, can I upload larger files from iTalk?

iTalk utilizes DropBox's online API, which has a 300 MB limit. Unfortunately, this limit is still in place, even for users with a DropBox Pro account.

If you have a larger recording that you need to transfer, we recommend downloading iTalk Sync.

 

How can I sync my recordings using iTunes? (iTunes 9.1 - iTunes 11)

iTalk (version 4.1 and later) supports syncing via iTunes File Sharing. Here's how:

1.With your iOS device plugged into your computer, open iTunes.

2.If your device starts to sync, stop the sync by clicking the small x next to the progress bar.

3.Select your iOS device by clicking on the iOS device icon at the top of the screen (just below the play/pause menu).

4.From the settings view, click on Apps (under summary in the column on the left).

5.You'll see a list of your apps on the left, and an image of your iOS device Home Screen(s) on the right. Scroll down a bit further until you see the File Sharing heading.

6.Under File Sharing, select iTalk.

7.Your recordings will be on the right, under iTalk Documents. From here, you can drag and drop those files to your desktop or any other folder.

8. If you click on "Save To" and choose a destination to save the file, it should preserve the date/time of the original recording.

 

How can I sync my recordings using iTunes? (iTunes 12)

  1. With your iOS device plugged into your computer, open iTunes.
  2. If your device starts to sync, stop the sync by clicking the small x next to the progress bar.
  3. Select your iOS device by clicking on the iOS device icon at the top of the screen (just below the play/pause menu).
  4. From the Summary view, click on Apps (under summary in the column on the left).
  5. You'll see a list of your apps on the left, and an image of your iOS device Home Screen on the right. Scroll down a bit further until you see the File Sharing heading.
  6. Under File Sharing, select iTalk.
  7. Your recordings will be on the right, under iTalk Documents. From here, you can drag and drop those files to your desktop or any other folder.

 

How to enable your iPhone's microphone for iTalk Recorder in iOS 9 and 10

To allow iTalk recorder to have access to your iPhone's microphone, simply go to your iPhone's Settings>Privacy>Microphone and enable iTalk Recorder.

NOTE FOR iOS 9 and 10 Users: When launching this app for the first time (either as a new purchase or following your device's OS upgrade), please tap OK when iTalk requests permission to access your device's microphone. If you're experiencing blank recordings, please ensure Microphone access is enabled. To do this, go to Settings>Privacy>Microphone and enable iTalk.

 

When I tap the Record button, the screen just shakes and it won't record.

This just means that iTalk doesn't have permission to use your device's microphone. You can easily fix this by going to your device's Settings > Privacy > Microphone and enable iTalk. This will give iTalk permission to use your microphone. You should now be able to make your recordings in iTalk as usual.

 

iTalk stops recording when the iOS device is locked or asleep.

Updates after iOS 7 no longer allow our Lite app to continue recording when the iOS device is locked or asleep, as iOS 7+ considers this background recording. Background recording has always been a premium feature of the paid version of iTalk. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our Lite users, and ask that you support the ongoing improvement of iTalk by upgrading to the paid version if you find this feature useful. Thank you to our loyal iTalk users.

 

Is iTalk compatible with playback over Bluetooth?

The iTalk app is compatible with Bluetooth products that use the HFP protocol. Other protocols may not be compatible with iTalk playback.

 

I had to reset my phone. Or, I upgraded my phone. Can I retrieve my iTalk recordings?

All recordings made using the iTalk app are saved directly to your phone or tablet. We do not have a server that stores your files. Because of this, if your files are deleted from the app, we are not able to restore these for you. To prevent the loss of important files, we recommend backing up your recordings to your Mac or PC using iTunes or iTalkSync.

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