Four Ways to Record Phone Calls on iPhone


Sometimes you may need to record the phone calls you make such as a business meeting or keep a clip of a touching call with family members. But without an app available built into IOS, you might find it difficult to do so.

You have a lot of options available to record phone calls on your iPhone, but you have to choose carefully based on what you have access to and what you want to record. You can either use third-party apps, communication services, or some additional devices to perform the recording.

Is phone call recording legal?

Depending on where you live, the laws regarding phone call recording may vary, but most of them agree on some points. One-party rules apply, as long as only one person is aware of the registration, it is OK to press the register button.

However, to avoid any legal or ethical issues it is best to tell the other party that you will be recording the conversation before starting. At the same time, we find that most laws state that it is not allowed to share or publish data without the permission of the other party.

What are the common phone call recording methods?\

Recording apps

There are plenty of third-party apps in the App Store that you can use to record phone calls. However, we find that most of these apps will require an in-app purchase if you want to use all the features they offer.

Google Voice app

Google Voice gives you a phone number that you can access on your iPhone as well as other devices. But at the same time, it also provides a limited way to record any calls you receive, and you can download the app on your iPhone. It is available for free in the App Store, and after installing it on your iPhone and setting up your account, follow these steps:

  • Open the app on your phone, then go to Settings.

  • Click on the Calls option, then choose the Incoming Call option.

  • Toggle the button that lets you turn the recording on and off.

  • To record phone calls, press the key (4) on your number pad when making calls.

  • After completion, the recording will be forwarded to your email, or it can be found among the voicemail messages in the app.

And remember that the app only records incoming phone calls, so you have to ask the other caller to make the initial call. Additionally, you will clearly hear the automated sound when you start and stop recording, which you may find annoying. But the app has a useful additional feature which is the voicemail transcription service, so if you miss a call but need to keep a recording of it, you can get a text or audio transcript easily.

Other call recording services

If you don't want to use an app, for example, because you also sign up regularly from landline numbers. In this case, you can then use separate services such as RecordiaPro or Recordator. Both services offer a paid subscription service depending on how long you plan to record and both allow you to dial a number, either before or during the call to add a recording participant to your calls.

Upon completion, you can access your recordings via the website, with the option to request transcripts if you wish.

Use of peripherals

If you don't want to use apps, you can try more reliable methods like terminals that you can connect to your phone. But the quality of the phone calls you record may decrease depending on your location, as you can just put your phone on speakerphone and then turn on another device to record it.

And if you don't mind spending some money, you can buy a secondary device that helps you record phone calls in high quality. Such as the Olympus TP8 microphone that plugs into the microphone port of a computer or audio recording device.

It allows you to naturally place the phone to your ear while recording everything you and other callers say.

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