Do you want to know how to record a phone call on an iPhone? Here are some free ways to record phone calls on your iPhone.
Due to country and state laws, Apple has not included a built-in recording option for iPhone phone calls. Apple’s impeccable privacy settings are one of the reasons it has so many global customers. However, some workarounds allow you to record phone calls on your iPhone.
Secretly recording a phone call on your iPhone could result in troublesome legal ramifications. If you’re going to record a phone call, notify the person on the other end of the line and get their permission.
After that, let’s look at how to record a phone call on your iPhone.
How to Record Phone Calls on an iPhone Without Using Apps
This is most likely the quickest and easiest way to record a phone call on your iPhone without having to pay for apps. To make it work, you’ll need another device with a microphone that can record audio (such as another iPhone, iPad, computer, or portable recording device).
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It’s simple to pull off if you’re in a quiet environment and have access to your iPhone’s speakerphone:
- Tap the Speaker icon to call your contact. Inform the other party that you intend to record the phone call on your iPhone.
- Begin recording on your external recorder after obtaining consent.
- Place your iPhone close to the recording device’s microphone. If you want your audio to be recorded, stay physically close to the recording device.
- Put the phone down.
- You should save your recording.
- You can record the call on a separate iOS device using Apple’s Voice Memos app. On a Mac or PC, we recommend Audacity, free audio editing, and recording workhorse.
How to Use Google Voice to Record Incoming iPhone Calls
Google Voice is a free VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calling service that is currently available in the United States and Canada. It gives you a free phone number, a voicemail inbox, and the ability to make free domestic and international calls. One of the benefits of Google Voice is the ability to record phone calls.
However, before you can do this, you must first configure the service. Make sure you aren’t creating or using a Voice for Google Workspace account at your workplace or educational institution. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the recording feature.
Here’s how to configure Google Voice:
- Google Voice is available for free in the App Store. Start it up and sign in with your Google account.
- Select Search. Choose the new phone number you want to link to your Google Voice account.
- Confirm your phone number. Continue until you’re prompted to enter your phone number.
- Enter the phone number associated with your iPhone. Confirm your request and wait for a verification code.
- Use the code you just received to validate your new Google Voice setup.
Before you can record calls on your iPhone, there is one more step you must take. Sign in to your Google account and visit the Google Voice website. To access the Settings menu, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the page.
On the left side of the page, select the Calls tab menu. Then, on the right, scroll down and enable Incoming call options by tapping the widget.
When you receive a phone call through your Google Voice account, you can begin recording the call by pressing the 4 key on your iPhone number pad. Google will notify the other party that they are being recorded if you do this. The recording will be available in your Google Voice inbox, where you can download it for safekeeping.
Unfortunately, there is no way to record an outgoing phone call on your iPhone using Google Voice for legal or safety reasons.
How to Use a Third-Party App to Record Phone Calls on an iPhone
If you live in the United States and have a working US phone number, a third-party app called Rev Call Recorder is another good option for recording phone calls. Rev Call Recorder is available for free on the App Store.
When you first launch the app, you must confirm your phone number by entering it when prompted and entering the code that appears. The procedure is a little complicated, but the app includes a tutorial.
After that, tap Start Recorded Call and then select Outgoing Call or Incoming Call. For incoming calls, dial the Rev Call Recorder service, then dial the person you want to speak with. Tap the Merge Calls button once both calls are connected to start recording.
Incoming calls follow a slightly different but equally simple procedure. When the call is finished, Rev Call Recorder will notify you that your recorded call is ready for download. At this point, paid transcription services will also be available.
The primary benefit of Rev Call Recorder is that, unlike many other call recording services, the person you’re speaking with will see your phone number rather than an unknown number.
However, because your calls are stored on the servers of another company, you should probably avoid using this service for private or sensitive matters.
How to Use Your Voicemail to Record Calls on an iPhone
Have you set up voicemail on your iPhone yet? A clever trick can be used to record phone calls to voicemail. The functionality of this final method is largely dependent on your cellphone service provider.
First, determine whether your carrier allows you to download voicemail messages. On your iPhone, open the Phone app and tap the Voicemail tab in the bottom-right corner. It’s fantastic if you see a list of voicemail messages appear! You can download them and save them to your device for future use.
You’re out of luck if all you see is a Call Voicemail option. Voicemails will not be available for download. You may, however, be able to save them in your carrier’s audible voicemail system. This means you’ll have to call your voicemail every time you want to listen to the message.
To download these messages externally, use the speakerphone mentioned above method to record the phone call on your iPhone. You can try a similar recording method using call merging and your voicemail, depending on your phone provider:
- Call your contact and obtain permission to record the call. Request that they hold.
- To initiate a three-way conversation on your iPhone, tap Add Call.
- Make a call to your phone number. You ought to have your voicemail box.
- Allow the voicemail greeting to conclude. To begin the conference, select Merge Calls.
- Put the phone down. Your conversation should be saved as a message in your voicemail inbox.
Which iPhone Call Recording Method Do You Prefer?
You now have a basic understanding of how to record a phone call on your iPhone. However, keep in mind that each cell provider and iOS device works slightly differently, so you may need to experiment with different recording methods until you find the one that works best for you.
The two most dependable methods for recording a phone call on your iPhone are to use the speakerphone method or to pay a third-party service to record the call for you. In any case, to operate legally, you must always notify the other party that you are recording them.