• By app library
  • / November 2, 2023
  • / Audio

Things get tricky when you want to record a call while using an iPhone.(And on Android it’s not so easy, but definitely possible.) You might think that there’s an iOS app for this, but Apple doesn’t allow third-party apps to directly access the microphone and the built-in microphone – in the App phone. However, there are some tricks to get around this limitation in some apps and services and become a master of mobile eavesdropping. Don’t forget to tell the person on the other side of the check-in line.

Depending on your location, you may be breaking the law if you don’t do this.Some US states like New York and even federal agencies require consent from only one party, meaning you can record without informing anyone else. In California, all parties must know that they are being recorded, even if the person recording is out of state.

Federal law allows consent from one party, but only if you participate in the conversation. otherwise it counts as an interception. None of these provisions are as simple as they seem (courts have recognized the consent of one party in Nevada as the consent of all parties). Play it safe and get permission for every recorded conversation.

“Forgiveness” could be controversial, expensive, or even lead to criminal prosecution. If you’re nervous, don’t record at all. The guys at Rev have studied the regulations in detail to put these suggestions into practice. Easily record your hands-free call. Works for any call, live call or endless Zoom meeting.

On the other device, be it another iPhone, iPad, laptop or Android device, open the voice recording app and press the record button during the call.On iOS, the built-in version is called Voice Memos; We have full instructions on how to use it. Windows has a built-in sound recorder. Android has many of them. You can also do this with third-party voice recording apps like Rev Voice Recorder, Otter and Alice that offer transcription. Usually at a certain price.The disadvantage of this method is that the quality can be uncertain. Plus, people don’t like talking over the loudspeaker. *Offers are selected by our partner TechBargainsTechBargains.



Use Google Voice . If you haven’t used your free Google Voice account in a while, give it a try. It offers free voicemail, a toll-free phone number, dial-up service (it rings as many phones as you want until you answer), and even incoming call recording. The Google Voice app on iPhone lets you make outgoing calls, but you can’t record them.

For the recording to work, it must be activated in the settings. In the mobile application or by voice.google.com on your computer, go to Settings > Connections > Incoming call options. If you receive calls to a Google Voice number, press 4 on the keypad. Participants hear a robotic voice announcing the start of recording: this is Google’s way of ensuring compliance with the law.

Alphabet Inc. does not want to participate in the legal proceedings.To stop recording, press 4 again or hang up. You can press button 4 as many times as you want to start and stop recording. call recordings will be emailed to you and appear in your Google Voice voicemail recordings list. You can usually distinguish between voicemails and recorded calls as the latter are longer and say “transcription not available”.

Use an app to connect three-way calls. Phone call recording is blocked on iPhone, period.Existing call recording apps – and there are many – offer a workaround to this problem, but it usually comes at a cost. Recording apps for iPhone only work because they use incoming or outgoing three-way conferences.

The third “caller” is a recording line provided as a service by the application developer. Of course, for your iPhone to work, the three-way calling feature is a necessary feature. Therefore, make sure your mobile operator supports this. In the US, all three major companies use it, but some smaller operators do not.

The downside to these apps is that they’re not as easy as pressing a key on the numeric keypad. You will need to take additional steps to connect to the third registered number. However, they can be activated during a normal telephone conversation; You can then easily access your recordings in the app and play, download, share or export them as needed. Rev, our flagship transcription service, offers an app that allows you to easily record incoming and outgoing calls by dialing the Rev recording number in the case of a 3-way call.

You can access your recordings from the Calls section of the application. Unlimited recording is free with Rev, there is unlimited storage and you can share the recording as many times as you want. It only charges for transcriptions ($1 per minute, but in our test it offers the highest accuracy). Exclusive to iOS, the Rev Call Recorder app is free. Don’t confuse it with the aforementioned Rev voice recorder (also free on iOS and Android), which lets you record personal conversations.


Most similar apps cost the recording itself and limit the duration of the recording. TapeACall ProTapeACall Pro costs $10.99 per year for unlimited call recording. The ProCall Recorder Pro is a one-time purchase for $9.99 but only offers 300 minutes of airtime credit; Purchase in-app credits to save later.

There is a “Lite” version to try out with recording time (60 seconds) and limited features. Phone Call Recorder – ACR Phone Call Recorder – ACR is “Free”. Specifies that all incoming and outgoing call recordings and even photo calls – i.e. FaceTime calls – have an unlimited duration.

However, this only applies if you upgrade to the Pro version via in-app purchase for $59.99. Choose a three-way call recording service You don’t need an app to record calls. There are some paid services that let you call them directly to start recording before letting the caller in.

This also means you’re not limited to just the iPhone – it works with both an Android phone and a landline. RecordiaProRecordiaPro offers recording options in the US (starting at $29.99 for 120 minutes) and worldwide ($40 for 190 minutes).Before calling, create an account, add your RecordiaPro number to your contacts and use it when you call, or add RecordiaPro to existing calls. For $36 per year, you get a number that you can share to receive future calls that are automatically recorded.

Additional fees apply for transcription. RecordatorRecordator offers a free 10-minute recording trial; Otherwise, it costs $10 to start for 67 minutes, which is $0.15 per minute. However, there is no monthly fee, just a fee for each minute used.It works similarly to RecordiaPro and provides a number that you can use to set up a three-way conference where all the recording takes place.

It also supports the option of a merged connection. Use your own voicemail, perhaps If your iPhone supports three-way calling and visual voicemail (through your carrier), you have the cheapest option of all. During a call, wait until the Add Call button lights up to add a third party to the three-way call.

Tell the other person to wait, click the button and call, and they will call you.Stay on the line and listen to the answering machine greeting and then the recording tone. Click Merge Conversations. The three calls are merged and the third (your answering machine) records the other two. You can then access the recording like any other voicemail message. If you want, export your voice messages as audio files. This does not work for all operators.

In my case (AT&T), calling my number resulted in the voicemail menu and no recording. You can always try calling the person on the other line back – you’ll likely be sent straight to voicemail. They can send you a recorded “voice message” after the conversation. However, most respondents do not want to get involved in this.

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