Are you interviewing candidates for a job? Do you have a big test coming up and you need to study with a friend over the phone? Then you should learn how to record phone calls on Android and all of these conversations will stay with you even after you hang up.
Also, it is a great way for people to remember the numbers and addresses used during the call. Phone recordings are a great form of evidence when battling a lawsuit.
Here are the methods to record phone calls on your Android device.
Method 1: How to Record Calls on Android with Google Voice
If you are an Android user, you probably have the Google Voice app already installed on your phone. This app will help you record your calls for free, without the need of installing a third-party app for this.
Disclaimer: This app is not available everywhere yet. So if you don’t have access to this app yet, you should go to the next methods.
Before everything, you will need a Google Voice account. If you don’t already have one, you should go to the Google Voice website and create one.
If you don’t already have the app, you can download it by clicking the button below.
1. Go to Settings
Open the Google Voice homepage. Then click the three vertical dots located on the left of the page.
2. Turn on Incoming Calls
Scroll to the Calls section and click on the slider next to Incoming Calls options to turn on the feature.
And you’re all set! From now on, you can record your incoming calls just by hitting the 4 button on your keyboard. To stop the recording, just press 4 again.
You can do this with the app as well. Just click the menu on the top right and go to settings. From there, go to Advanced Settings and, once again, turn on Incoming Call Options.
Method 2: How to Record Calls on Android with Third-Party Apps
There are lots of third-party apps that are made for recording calls on Android. However, as usual, some are better than others. We’ve tested a few apps and, for the purpose of this guide, have decided to show you how to use two of them: Call Recorder – ACR and Automatic Call Recorder.
How to use Call Recorder – ACR
Call Recorder – ACR is a brilliant app available on the Google Play store that lets you record phone calls on your Android device. Used by thousands of Android users, this is one of the most reliable apps for recording calls. The great thing about the app is that it features a high-quality mp3 call recorder and even though the files are of high quality, the recording file sizes are really small. Due to storage issues, the app deletes old recordings automatically, however, you can mark certain old recordings as Important so they don’t get deleted automatically. Also, you can set a password so that others cannot access your recordings.
Download and install Call Recorder – ACR app on your Android device. You can get the app through the Google Play/ Amazon App Store button below.
1. Configure Settings
Open the app and click on the Settings icon. Now, tap on General. Here you can configure the settings on how you want to record calls and use those recordings. You can set a password, enable notification while the call is recording and group the recordings.
2. Configure Recording Settings
Open the Settings and click on Recording. Here, you can choose the recording directory, choose from 7 different recording file formats, enable auto-delete and choose whether you want to record the calls manually or automatically. Also, you can set a timer to start recording by tapping on Recording delay and entering the seconds that you want to delay before the recording starts. Also, you can record Bluetooth headset calls by checking the Record on Bluetooth option.
3. Enable Cloud Integration – Optional
The app also features Cloud integration for saving your phone recordings on Cloud. You can enable Cloud storage by going to the Settings menu and tapping on Cloud Services. You’ll need to log in with your account details for whichever Cloud service you want to use.
You can now make/receive calls and they will be recorded automatically. After installation, the app automatically enables call recording and runs in the background, recording all your phone calls. In order to play the recordings, open the Call Recorder app and tap on the recording that you want to listen to under the ALL tab. Tap on Play to start playing the recording. You can also send the recording, mark it as important and add a note to it.
How to Use Automatic Call Recorder
Automatic Call Recorder is another fantastic app available on the Google Play store that lets you record phone calls. Receiving over 10 million downloads, the app is definitely one of the most popular calls recording apps for Android. The app is extremely easy to use and it only takes a couple of seconds to configure the app after installing it. Automatic Call Recorder also features Google Drive and Dropbox integration for Cloud storage.
Download and install Automatic Call Recorder on your Android device. You can get it through the Google Play/ Amazon App Store button below.
1. Go to Settings
Open the app and press the Menu key on your device. Now, select Settings from the list of options.
2. Configure Settings
While under Settings, make sure that the Record Calls option is checked. You can also configure things like the directory for saving your recordings, the recording file type and your Dropbox account for Cloud integration.
Now, you can make/receive a call and the app will automatically record every call. You will see a red icon in your status bar while the call is being recorded and you will get a notification once the call ends and the recording is saved. The Inbox tab is where all your recordings will be stored. These saved calls will be stored in the Saved tab.
3. Play Your Recodings
Now, go to the Inbox or Saved tab and click on the recording that you want to play and hit the Play button. You can also search for recordings in the recordings list by pressing your Menu key and tapping the Search button.
Record Calls on Android – Keep Track of Conversations
Recording phone calls is definitely one of the things that a lot of users want on their Android smartphones by default. There are many options for doing this. Some of these apps are extremely easy to use and you can easily record phone calls using one of the apps above. You can even try taking screenshots or recording the screen if someone sends you a message or text during the call that you want to record.
If you want to see more third-party apps, we suggest you read our article “Best Apps to Record Calls on Android”.
So what app worked for you? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!