Can I export an interview from my device to my desktop or laptop computer without publishing it on the website?

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Yes, you can export your interview audio file from the app or directly from iPhones and Android devices to a desktop or laptop computer. To export the audio file from the app, please follow these steps:

  • Log into your StoryCorps account using your device and open “My Interviews”
  • Scroll to the interview that you would like to edit and click on the 3 dots in the lower right hand corner of the interview box
  • In the dropdown menu, tap “Export Recording” and you will be able to send the full interview audio file through email

To export the interview audio file directly from iPhones and Android devices to a desktop or laptop computer, please follow the steps below. This download process is also helpful for users experiencing problems uploading their interview audio file to our website (note: see below for instructions on how to manually upload an audio file to your online account after you've retrieved it from your device).


We recommend that you update to the latest version of iTunes. Please see iPhone system requirements and screenshots here

  • Plug in your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable
  • Launch iTunes on your computer
  • Click on the iPhone image on the upper left side of the screen (located to the right of the 3 dots).
  • Click on “Apps” on the left and scroll down to the bottom of the page to File Sharing
  • You will see a list of file-sharing apps on your iPhone. Select the StoryCorps app. The StoryCorps documents saved to your iPhone will be listed on the right side of the screen (note: the audio files will be listed with the extension .wav and the date and time of the recording)
  • Click on the audio file(s) you would like to save to your computer. In the lower right hand corner, a “Save to” box will open
  • Click on “Save to” and you will be able to save the audio file to a specific location on your desktop or laptop computer


Please see here for general instructions on transferring files from your Android device to a computer. Androids do not have a built-in program for finding content. Users (generally Mac computer users) may need to download a program that will open their phone’s content on their desktop or laptop computer (such as Android File Transfer). You might want to visit your manufacturer's website to get software recommendations. To play the audio file on your computer, you may also need special media software (such as VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player).

  • Plug in your Android device to your computer using a USB cable
  • Once the cable has been connected, Android File Transfer (or the program you have chosen) should automatically open on your computer
  • Scroll down to your list of files and folders. Depending on your Android, the file may appear in “root”, “sd card”, or as a free-floating file with a file extension of .amr and the date and time of the recording (note: for built-in file manager software, we recommend ES File Manager)
  • Select the audio file you wish to download and save to your computer by clicking and dragging the file. You can then save the audio file to a specific location on your computer

After you've saved your audio file to your computer, you can manually upload it to the website by logging into your account, tapping on your username, clicking on "Add a New Interview" in the dropdown menu, and following the prompts.











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