For whatever reason, it is likely that you have ever found yourself in the situation of needing to record a phone call from your mobile. However, Android, natively, does not offer this possibility, and it is only a few manufacturers that have incorporated the tool that allows you to record calls directly from the phone application.
Luckily, in Google Play there are applications that allow you to record calls from your mobile phone easily and quickly, to be able to save the recordings and play them later, share them or simply save them. Whatever your case, if you have a mobile with this option or if you want to use an app, in this article we explain how to record calls on Android step by step.
Record calls on Android: how to do it step by step
First of all, it is necessary to keep in mind that call recording is not included in the operating system for a specific reason. In some countries and states, call recording is totally illegal , while in others it is only considered illegal if one of the parties does not know that it is being recorded. For that reason, before following the steps in this tutorial, it is best to make sure about your country’s legislation regarding the use of call recorders .
That said, to record calls on Android you can use several different applications, each with its disadvantages and disadvantages. We turn to see some of the most popular.
Call Recording – ACR
With more than 20 million users, and 4 years since its birth, ACR Call Recorder- -Another is the most widely used Android application for recording calls from your mobile. The main reason has become a whole reference app in its category is its ease of use and simplicity of its interface and smooth operation that usually offer. To record calls with ACR just follow these steps:
- Open the application and grant the necessary permissions for its operation.
- App on your mobile phone to make or receive a call, you will see a floating button white with red phone icon. Click on it to start recording .
- Once a completed call, the recording will stop automatically.
Three simple steps that will record any call made or received easily. In addition, each of the audio files will be stored on the path that has been defined from the application settings , so you can access them easily. Once stored the file, you can play, share, or create a backup any storage service in the cloud. The app even offers the ability to edit audio recordings or protect with a password so that only we can access them.
Boldbeast Call Recorder
Another recommended app for recording phone calls from the Call Recorder is Boldbeast. One of the peculiarities of this tool is that it works on devices with and without root . However, if you do not have superuser permissions, you must ensure that the device is compatible with the recording method without root, or else you will have to use another application.
Record calls with Boldbeast with root
In case you have a rooted mobile , the next steps are as follows:
- Open the application and enter settings.
- Find the “Call Settings” section and select the “Fix Recording Issues” option .
- Activate the option “Enable Rooted Options” and accept the root permissions for the app.
- If you configured correctly app, ** the button to record calls ** in the phone app will appear.
To the As with the previous application, the audio will go to the path you specify , and once stored can be played or share.
Record calls with Boldbeast without root
If your mobile does not have root , and you do not intend to obtain superuser permissions, you can only record calls from the mobile by following the aforementioned steps if you have one of the following devices :
- HTC U12
- HTC U11
- HTC 10
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P9
- Huawei P8
- Huawei Honor (almost all models to View 10)
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7
- LG G6
- LG G5
- LG G4
- LG G3
- LG V30
- LG V20
- LG V10
- Moto G (all generations)
- Moto E (all generations)
- Moto X (second generation)
- Moto X Play
- Droid Turbo XT1254
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 7
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 3
- Nokia 2
- Nokia 1
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 3
- Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 +
- Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 +
- Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy A9, A8, A7
- Samsung Galaxy J7, J5
- Sony Xperia XZ1 G8341, G8342
- Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact G8441, G8442
- Sony Xperia XZ F8332
- Sony Xperia X F8131
- Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6853, E6833, E6883
- Sony Xperia Z5 Compact E5803, E5823
- Sony Xperia Z4 (Z3 +) Dual E6553, E6533
- Sony Xperia Z3 D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6683, D6616
Xiaomi (almost all models)
- ZTE (most models)
You see, record calls on Android is simple using one of the many apps that exist in Google Play, although I fear that this will change after the arrival of Android Pie, since Google has decided to block apps to record calls . For manufacturers that incorporate the option to make call recording natively, it is much easier because you only need to press a button to receive or make a call.