There are many cases in which you may need to record a phone conversation. For instance, when you are dealing with bad customer service and want to get the necessary evidence to report the issue. While there are practical apps that allow you to record calls on your Android device, it is important to keep in mind that in most cases, you are required by law to inform the other party of your intention to record the conversation.
We will take a look at some of the most convenient call recording solutions available from Google Play, but before you use them make sure that you are aware of any local regulations regarding their use. You should also keep in mind that in some phones, certain call recording features supported by these apps will not work. Once you understand what are the legal considerations surrounding call recording in your country, you can choose any of the free apps that we present below.
Automatic Call Recorder
Appliquato’s Automatic Call Recorder is one of the most downloaded and highly rated call recording apps in Google Play. The app lets you choose which calls should be recorded and you can easily listen to the recordings, add notes and share them. Calls can be saved and synced with cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. By default, recordings are stored in the inbox, but you can change the destination and save them in an SD card if desired. Finding calls recorded is easy thanks to the search features that allow you to look for phone number, contact or note. With the Pro version you have the ability to adjust the settings to automatically save calls from a specific contact in cloud services.
This popular call recorder developed by Clever Mobile is the preferred solution for thousands of Android users thanks to its simplicity and multiple formats supported. Once you install Call Recorder, you will be able to record all your phone calls, enable or disable recording, play/stop recorded audio with one touch, lock items to protect them from deletion. If you upgrade to the Pro version, you can share the recordings and you will be asked (through a confirmation dialog) if you want to keep the recording after a call has taken place.
Call Recorder – ACR
Another Call Recorder from NILL provides an effective way to record calls and it includes useful features that allow you to search recordings easily, organize them by date, delete old recordings automatically, mark the ones that are important to ensure that they don’t get deleted and much more. While the app is free to download, there is a Pro version that includes advanced options such as syncing with cloud storage services (Dropbox, Google Drive) and manual/ automatic recording settings. The recording formats supported are ogg, mp4, wav and 3gp.
Galaxy Call Recorder
Samsung Galaxy users (with the exception of S4 and Note 3 running KitKat 4.4.2) can rely on this call recording app created by Indie Developer. Galaxy Call Recorder offers a good option to record both sides of a phone conversation. The app is simple and effective, but since it uses Android Standard API, it is specifically designed for Samsung Note 3/2 and Galaxy S5/4/3 and 2 since the two-way recoding only works with these devices. You can adjust settings to make sure that records are deleted automatically once they become old or when there is not enough space to save them. There is a wide range of options to customize the app and to select your recording preferences.
Developed by ViktorDegt, this is another convenient solution for recording calls on your Android smartphone. Call Recorder lets you record calls in mp4, amr and wav formats and you can select the recording quality. It is possible to choose individual settings for incoming and outgoing calls so you can decide whether you want to record contacts only, save all, etc. You can also change the destination to store recorded conversations. There is also a full version of the app, which offers automatic deletion of old records (you an adjust the timeframe) and the possibility to choose to record or not record calls from specific contacts.