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How To Record Phone Calls On Your Android phone

Call recording can be pretty useful sometimes. It could either be to remember a number or information that you need access to or simply to use it as evidence in the court of law. Keeping this in mind, sometimes it’s imperative that customers record every call they get. If you want an app like this, there are a handful of offerings out on the Play Store, which we’ll discuss about briefly below. But there are hardware solutions for your device, which can be used as add-on accessories of your phone rather than an application. These accessories will also have storage, allowing you to save the recordings away from the phone. We’re going to talk about a couple of these hardware offerings before we talk about the apps that can do this without any additional accessory.

ProductBrandNamePrice
ForusForus FSV-U2 Cell Phone Call RecorderBuy on Amazon|$67.99(Price as of 10/22/2018 10:31 ET)
EAST ELECTRONICS8GB Built-in Memory & Bluetooth Based Voice and Call RecorderBuy on Amazon|$51.48(Price as of 10/22/2018 10:31 ET)

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Disclaimer: There are multiple federal and state laws pertaining to recording phone calls. Some states require both parties to consent for a voice call recording, while some states only requires consent from one party. Be sure to be aware of these laws (depending on your state) before you proceed.

How to record phone calls on your Android phone

Hardware

Forus Headphone Jack Recorder

This unique piece of accessory comes from a Korean manufacturer and features a pretty nifty design as well. It fits snugly into the 3.5mm headphone jack of your phone and automatically records audio right away. You don’t have to manually tap the recording button, as the activation mode will detect whenever you’re on a call. The device has a battery life of 20 hours, which means you will have to recharge it practically every day. The device can be connected to your PC or Mac to transfer the contents to your computer.

It’s a very handy accessory to have, and will save you the trouble of having to rely on apps. The audio files are saved in .mp3 format, making it compatible with practically any modern device. The retail packaging of the product also comes with a small remote, allowing you to manage the recording options of the device. It’s currently selling for $79.95 on Amazon, which seems like a small price to pay for an accessory that can store all your phone conversations without the user having to do much. This device can also be used as a digital audio recorder.

Bluetooth based Call Recorder

This is a slightly different take on the conventional audio recorder, as it can wirelessly tap into your phone and record audio from both ends. This is particularly helpful if you don’t want an accessory hanging around your phone at all times. The device comes with an 8GB microSD card, which will automatically save all the content you require. It comes with controls on board, giving you one touch access to features. Thanks to the incredibly tiny exterior, the product can fit into any standard sized pocket, making it suitable to carry around all day. You can enable voice activated recording for the device to automatically start recording when there’s audio in a particular room.

It comes with 17 hours of battery life, which is fairly decent for a wireless accessory. The device comes with a 280 mAh battery, suggesting that it doesn’t take long for it to charge up. The convenience that a product like this offers is unparalleled. Keeping this in mind, we suggest users to give this particular product a closer look. The device is currently selling for $51.78 on Amazon, which is a decent price to pay considering what it brings to the table.

Apps

Automatic Call Recorder

This is easily one of the most popular call recording apps available in the world today, and naturally it has been downloaded by nearly 500 million users on the Play Store. It doesn’t offer any fancy features, although it does exactly what it’s supposed to. It will let you record all calls, calls from preselected contacts, or only calls from numbers that aren’t on your contacts. This level of customization is available in the free app, although the paid version gives you more liberty on this front. This is worth a try if you have to save recordings from some users but not all of them. You can save your recorded files to the cloud using Dropbox or Google Drive.

The developers mention that the app might not function well with some devices, which is why it is hoped that customers try out the free app before getting the paid version. It should be noted that the free version comes with ads on board.

Call Recorder – ACR

This is yet another free to use call recording application, which groups your files by date, pretty much appearing like a call log. This is pretty popular with the masses as well, and mostly used as an alternative option to the app we mentioned above. But I have personally had more luck with this app on my Android devices, so it would be unwise to ignore this app as just another replacement.

If you buy the paid version of the app, the recordings can be automatically saved on Google Drive, Dropbox, WebDAV, and FTP. So if you’re looking to keep some of the recordings on the cloud while going easy on the native storage, this option is worth considering. It is recommended to use ACR as the sole call recording app on your phone as having other apps could interfere with its functioning.

Google Voice

If you have a Google Voice account and want to setup call recording, you can do so by just a few taps of the Settings page on the Google Voice homepage. Bear in mind that Google Voice will only record incoming calls, so it’s not exactly convenient for those looking for a two way communication. So how do you go about setting up call recording on a Google Voice account? Well, you need to head over to the Google Voice homepage from your browser, hit the Settings button on the top right, navigate to the Calls button and enable it from there. Post this, it’s as easy as pressing ‘4’ during every call to record it. Sure, it’s not the most convenient feature available, but it’s still a viable option for those using Google Voice. Be sure to check it out right away. If you don’t have a Google Voice account, we suggest getting one right away.

ProductBrandNamePrice
ForusForus FSV-U2 Cell Phone Call RecorderBuy on Amazon|$67.99(Price as of 10/22/2018 10:31 ET)
EAST ELECTRONICS8GB Built-in Memory & Bluetooth Based Voice and Call RecorderBuy on Amazon|$51.48(Price as of 10/22/2018 10:31 ET)

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