You can RECORD phone calls on your iPhone or Android handset – here are the easiest ways to do it


RECORDING a phone call can sometimes be crucial but neither iPhones nor Android devices have a feature built in for doing this.

However, it is possible to record a phone call on your smartphone and the following ways are some of the best examples of how to do it.

It is advisable to get permission before you record someone

It is not a criminal offence to record a phone call for personal use in the UK but we would always recommend asking permission first and if you’re recording in another country then check what the law states for that region.

How to record a phone call using Google Voice

Google Voice is a Google app that allows you to make phone calls over WiFi.

You can use the app to record incoming calls but not outgoing calls.

To use this feature go into the settings menu on the app.

Then select ‘calls’ and then turn on the ‘incoming call settings’.

When this is activated, you can press the number 4 on the keypad whilst you’re on a call and the app will automatically start recording.

The person you’re recording will hear a voice telling them they are being recorded once you activate this.

Google Voice is not yet available in all countries.

Voice memo is an iOS feature

How to record a phone call using an Android or iPhone recorder app

There are plenty of recorder apps on the market but some cost and other free ones have dubious security.

Call Recorder Lite is an app that is compatible with iPhones and it lets you record both incoming and outgoing calls.

You’ll have to pay to listen back to longer calls but there is no limit to the length of audio that can be recorded.

Call Recorder is an Android app that can record calls and it lets you back them up to the cloud or categorise them.

Remember to check the reviews of any other recording apps before you purchase.

How to record a phone call simply

The simplest way to record a phone call is to put the phone call on loudspeaker and record it using a voice recorder or a voice recorder app on another device like the voice memo app on all Apple iOS products.

However, the recording won’t be the best quality and you may pick up things like ambient noise.

This is why the two previous tips may be better to follow for a crystal clear recording.


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