Best Apps For Recording Phone Calls Iphone

Having a hard time keeping track of phone calls? You’re not alone.

The average businessperson makes or receives over 500 phone calls per week. That is a lot of information to keep track of. And technology hasn’t done enough to help us out with this part of our workflow.

Thankfully, there are tools that can make life easier. Here are four apps that will help you get organized when it comes to recording your phone calls.

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Best Apps For Recording Phone Calls Iphone

Recording phone calls is a big legal gray area because, in most locations, it is considered illegal unless you get the consent of all parties involved, or if there is an audible beep to indicate recording that everyone can clearly hear. Due to the legal implications involved, it’s highly unlikely that Apple will ever include a call recording feature built-in directly to iOS itself.

However, there are some third-party apps that can help you record phone calls, which is useful when conducting phone interviews or other important calls. Here are some of the best phone recording apps we’ve found on the App Store.

Call Recording by NoNotes
TapeACall Pro: Call Recorder
Call Recorder – IntCall
Call Recorder: Phone Call REC
Call Recorder for Phone Calls
Call Recording by NoNotes
Call Recording by NoNotes
If you often find yourself in a lot of business calls and need to record them for later, then you should try Call Recording by NoNotes.

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The app just needs to know your phone number that you’re going to use, an email, and then you create a six-digit numeric pin. Once those are set up, just sign in. You’ll now be able to record inbound or outbound calls and have them transcribed, with the files being able to be shared by email or other cloud services.

The app is free to download and use, giving you 20 minutes of recordings and transcriptions each month. You can purchase more if needed through in-app purchases.

Free with in-app purchases – Download Now

TapeACall Pro: Call Recorder
TapeACall Pro
TapeACall Pro is another fantastic choice for those times when you need to record a phone call (with consent, of course).

With this app, all you need to do to start recording is launch the app while you are on a call (let the other party know that you’re recording). When you launch TapeACall, it puts the call on hold and dials their recording line. Once the line answers, you tap the merge button to create a three-way call between your other caller and TapeACall’s recording line (3-way conference calling is required with your carrier).

Recording an outgoing call is also easy: just press the record button to dial their recording line and then tap “Add Call” to call the person you want to record, then press “Merge” when they answer.

All recordings with TapeACall can be downloaded onto your computer, and the app supports unlimited recordings. There is an optional subscription service that will provide even more features, such as transcriptions.

$11 with in-app purchases – Download Now

Call Recorder – IntCall
Call Recorder IntCall
If you want a call recording app that is flexible with the number of recordings that you may need at any given time, Call Recorder – IntCall is a nice on to consider. While it’s free to download, it’s not free to use, but you can buy pre-paid credit or subscribe on a weekly basis.

Call Recorder – IntCall lets you record both national and international calls. The entire call gets recorded and saved on your device, where you can send it by email or export it to a cloud sharing service of your choice. Titles can be set for each recording, making it easy to label and organize.

The requirements for this app is that your carrier is GSM and supports 3-way conference calling.

Free with in-app purchases – Download Now

Call Recorder: Phone Call REC
Call Recorder Phone Call REC
For those who want a call recording app that doesn’t look dated, then Call Recorder: Phone Call REC is one to check out. The app has a sleek interface that feels much more modern and with the times than other apps.

With Phone Call REC, you can record both incoming and outgoing calls with just a few taps. Please note that you do need 3-way call conferencing with your carrier’s data plan for the app to work properly. The app plays a beep to notify everyone that the call is being recorded, and the recordings are saved in high-quality audio. Play back the recordings directly on your iPhone when needed.

Phone Call REC is free to download and use with a 3-day trial. After that, it needs a subscription to use, but it’s fairly cheap starting at $5 a month.

Free with in-app purchases – Download Now

Call Recorder for Phone Calls
Call Recorder for Phone Calls
Want something that’s simple with no frills? Then Call Recorder for Phone Calls gets the job done.

With this app, you can get unlimited recordings both nationally and internationally too with all of the different access numbers that are available. There are no limitations on how long each recording can be, and you get high-quality audio on both ends. All recordings are saved to your device with easy export and uploading options, and you can even play recordings in the background.

The app is free to download and use for three days, but you will need to buy credits as needed or subscribe to continue using it. Again, like the other apps, 3-way conference calling capabilities are required.

Free with in-app purchases – Download Now

What are you using?
If you’ve ever needed to record a phone call for any purpose (with consent!), what apps did you use? Let us know in the comments!

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You want to record a call on your smartphone. Maybe it’s an interview for work, a customer service call, or a conversation with a loved one. On Android, there are few limitations (and many of the tips below also work for Android phones).

Things get tricky when you want to record a call while using an iPhone.

You would think there’d be app for that, but Apple doesn’t allow third-party apps to access the microphone and the integrated Phone app directly. However, there are tricks within some apps and services to get around that limitation that can make you a mobile wire-tapping master.

Before you push record, be sure to tell the person on the other end of the line you’re recording; depending on your location, you may be breaking a law if you don’t. Some US states—like New York and even the feds—only require one-party consent, which means you can record without telling the other person or persons. In California, all parties must know they’re being recorded—even if the recorder is out of state. Under federal law, one-party consent is okay, but only if you’re part of the conversation; otherwise that’s considered eavesdropping.

None of these laws are as cut and dried as they seem (Nevada’s one-party consent has been viewed by the courts as an all-party consent). Play it safe: get permission on any recorded call. “Forgiveness” could get litigious and costly, and even lead to criminal charges. If you’re nervous, don’t record at all. The folks at Rev did a deep-dive into the laws to help drive that advice home.

Simply Record a Speakerphone Chat
This works for any call, live conversation, or endless Zoom call. On a second device—be it another iPhone, an iPad, laptop, or Android phone—open a voice-recorder app and hit record while you’re talking. On iOS, the built-in version is called Voice Memos; we have a full tutorial on how to use it. Windows 10 has a built-in Voice Recorder. Android has a bunch of them.

You can do this with lots of third-party voice recorder apps as well, like Rev Voice Recorder, Otter, and Alice, which offer some transcription. Usually for a price. The downside to this method is the quality could be sketchy. Plus, lots of people hate talking to someone on speaker phone.

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Employ Google Voice
If you haven’t used that free Google Voice account in a while, check it out. It provides free voice mail, a free phone number, call-around service (it’ll ring as many IRL phones as you want it to until you answer), and yes, even conversation recording on incoming calls. While it’s possible to make an outbound call using the Google Voice app on your iPhone, you can’t record them with Google Voice.

For recording to work, it must be activated in settings. In the mobile app or or via on the desktop, go to Settings > Calls > Incoming call options.

Google Voice Incoming Call Options
You have the option in settings for calls to be answered either via the app itself (check off iOS Device) or by having the call forwarded to your mobile number. Either way, you are not technically doing the recording on your iPhone. It’s all done on Google’s servers, which handle the Voice over IP (VoIP) connection.

When you answer calls made to your Google Voice number, tap 4 on the number pad. Participants will hear a robot voice state that recording has begun—this is Google’s way of keeping you legal; Alphabet Inc. wants no part of a lawsuit. To stop recording, tap 4 again or hang up. You can hit the 4 key as often as you like to start and stop recording.

Call recordings are forwarded to you via email and appear in Google Voice’s list of voice mail recordings. You can generally tell the difference between voice mail messages and recorded conversations because the latter are probably longer, and say “Transcription not available.”

Use a 3-Way Call Merge App
On Android, a variety of apps can record a call directly, unless the phone manufacturer blocks it. On iPhone, recording phone calls is blocked, period. The apps that do exist to record a call—and there are quite a few—have a workaround, but it will usually cost you.

iPhone recorder apps only work because they utilize 3-way conference calls, either incoming or outgoing. The third “caller” is a recording line, provided by a service from the app’s developer. Obviously, 3-way calling is a must-have feature of your iPhone for this to work, so be sure your carrier supports it. In the US, the big three all do, but some smaller carriers do not—at least not in a way these apps support.

A downside to these apps—they are not as simple as hitting a key on the number pad, because you have to do the extra steps to make the merge happen with the third number doing the recording. However, they can all be activated in the middle of any phone call; afterwards you get easy access to recordings in the app and can play, download, share, or export them as desired.

Rev, our top-rated transcription service, offers an app to facilitate recording incoming and outgoing calls by merging in a Rev recording number on a 3-way call. You access the recordings in the Conversations area of the app.

Unlimited recording is free with Rev’s service, there’s unlimited storage, and you can share the recording all you want. It only charges for transcriptions (it’s $1 per minute but offers top-notch accuracy, according to our review). The Rev Call Recorder app, only on iOS, is free. Don’t confuse it with the Rev Voice Recorder mentioned above (also free, for iOS and Android), which is for recording in-person conversations.

Most similar apps will cost you for the recording alone and some limit recording time.

TapeACall Pro is $10.99 annually—users get charged again every year—but call recording length is unlimited.

Call Recorder Pro is a $9.99 one-time purchase, but offers only 300 minutes of calling credits; do an in-app purchase to record after that. Both offer “lite” versions to try out with limited record times (60 seconds) and features.

Phone Call Recorder – ACR is “free.” It trumpets that all call recordings, incoming or outgoing, even photo calls—meaning FaceTime calls—are unlimited in length. But that’s if you upgrade via in-app purchase to the pro version for $59.99.

Dial 3-Way Call Recorder Services
You don’t need an app to record your calls with the 3-way calling described above. There are several paid services that let you call them direct to get the recording going before you pull in the other party. This also means you’re not limited to iPhone only—they’ll work with an Android phone, or even a landline.

RecordiaPro has options for recording both in the US alone (starting at $29.99 for 120 minutes) or worldwide ($40 for 190 minutes). Create an account before you call, put RecordiaPro’s number in your contacts, and use it when you call out or silently add RecordiaPro to existing calls. For $36 per year, it will provide a number you can hand out to take future calls that get auto-recorded. Future recordings are available in your account.

Recordator has a free 10-minute recording trial; otherwise it costs $10 for 67 minutes to start. It works much like RecordiaPro, giving you a number to set up a 3-way conference that does all the recording. For that price, Recordator throws in full call transcription. It also supports the merge-call option.

Use Your Own Voice Mail—Maybe
If your iPhone has support (via your mobile carrier) for 3-way calling and Visual voice mail, you have an option for the cheapest workaround of all.

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When you’re in a call, wait for the Add Call button to light up, so you can add a third caller via 3-way calling. Tell the other person to wait, click the button, and call yourself. Stay on the line and listen to your own voice mail greeting, then for the tone that indicates recording has begun. Tap Merge Calls. All three calls are merged—and the third one (your voice mail) is taping the other two.

Later, you can access the recording like you would any other voice mail message. If you desire, export voice mail messages as audio files.

This isn’t going to work for all carriers. On mine (AT&T), calling my own number dumped me into the audio voice mail menu and didn’t record. You could always try calling the person on the other line again—you’ll go directly to their voice mail, certainly. They could send you the recorded “voice mail” conversation after. However, that’s not something most interview subjects want to get involved in.

Also, carriers have a limit to how long they’ll let you record a voice mail. Test it with your phone and a friend before you trust this method.

The much safer option is to do this with a third-party voice mail system like Google Voice (but the voicemail recordings are limited to 3 minutes). So it’s better to have a paid voicemail service, use the Google Voice recording option for incoming calls outlined above, or spring for the paid recorder services like Recordator.

The Hardware Options
It seems foolish to buy more hardware to record from the iPhone—the most advanced hardware in your pocket, if not your entire home. But the option exists.

The simplest, lowest-tech option—beyond operating a recorder while you blather over the speakerphone—is a cable: the Olympus TP-8 Telephone Pick-up Microphone for under $20. It doesn’t digitally capture from your iPhone. Instead, it has a microphone built into the earpiece. Plug the 3.5mm plug on the other end into a recorder. Hold the iPhone up to your ear to talk normally. The TP-8 captures each side of the conversation from what comes out of the iPhone’s ear speaker, while you can still hear the conversation.

Obviously, your recorder must support input via a 3.5mm microphone jack, such as the highly rated Sony ICD-UX570. It has almost 27 hours of battery life, records to MP3 (storing 159 hours worth in 4GB of memory), supports microSD cards, and includes a pop-out USB connector for charging and transferring data to a PC.

Sony-ICD-UX570 with built in USB.
A digital recorder is nice and all, but if you plug a recorder directly into an iPhone using a 3.5mm audio cable, you’re not going to hear the call. Using the iPhone headphone jack—assuming your iPhone is so old that it even has one—cuts off the speaker. Get the Recap-C, a $99 adapter that plugs into an older iPhone’s 3.5mm jack, with output to a headset as well as to a recorder. The secondary recorder—connected via a 3.5mm male-to-male auxiliary audio cable—is up to you. It could even be another iOS device (or Android or PC, but stick with the digital recorder for simplicity).


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