Every student has had one of those days when you only have one working brain cell left, and you’re forced to sit through hours of lectures. While in the pre-technology age, people had to struggle to keep their eyes open and take notes manually, it’s now possible for you to record lectures in just a few taps using your iPad’s built-in dictation feature.
To enable dictation on your iPad, open your Settings and tap General > Keyboard. Next, under English, toggle on the button next to “Enable Dictation.” Then, on your Notes app, click the Microphone button on the lower-right corner of the screen to begin the transcription.
However, it’s important to keep in mind each professor’s policy for recording their classes. In some cases, they may be discussing sensitive topics, which can be misunderstood if shared without context. With this, it’s best to make sure to ask explicit permission before recording anyone.
Aside from recording your lectures, you can also record things like interviews for your thesis or when you’re practicing for a big presentation. After recording, you can also opt for transcription services to easily get key texts without having to listen to entire the recording.