For whatever reason, you might decide that you need to record a phone call. Maybe you’re a journalist and need to record quotes for an article. Or maybe you’re speaking to a relative and want to save their stories. Either way, you may realize that recording a phone call on your iPhone isn’t as simple as hooking up a tape recorder. Luckily, there’s plenty of apps out there that can help you record a call easily and quickly. Here are some of our favorites. But before you consider downloading any of these apps, please consider that in some countries and areas, it is illegal to record phone calls without someone’s prior consent. Always make sure that whoever you’re calling is aware that they’re being recorded.
Google Voice, which is also available for Android, is simply put, one of the best call recording apps out there. And unlike many of the other apps on this list, Google Voice is completely free. While you’re pretty limited as to what calls you can record (you can only record outgoing calls and, if trying to record an incoming call, the other people will need to enable it), Google Voice is still a fairly reliable app that services well for basic purposes. If you don’t necessarily have to record calls all the time and it’s a one time thing, this is the app to stick with. You will have to enable call recording on your Google Voice account, which can only be done on the desktop version unfortunately.
Call Recording by No Notes
Now if you’re someone who might need to record phone calls a little more often, consider Call Recording by No Notes. As the name implies, you can record calls in a flash with the app, which also offers users a very simple and easy to use interface. But here’s what sets Call Recording apart from the rest. You can opt to purchase transcription services, allowing you to transcribe calls in a flash for a small fee. You’ll get 20 minutes free per month with the ability to purchase credits if you need more minutes for whatever reason. Phone calls are saved in the cloud and you can email recordings to yourself when you’re satisfied.
IPadio isn’t just for recording phone calls- it can record any kind of audio you need to so you can save and share it if desired. But IPadio does offer users the ability to record phone calls right from the app. Just select the call and record option. You’ll end up calling a special IPadio number for recordings. In order to record a call you’ll need to enter your user account pin and merge the current call with whoever you’re trying to call and record. After that, your recording will be saved on your account.
Call Log Pro
Call Log Pro is actually one of the simplest apps on this list, simply because all you need to do is make a call to whoever you’re trying to record through the app itself. Granted, you will have to make an account in order to actually be able to use the app but that’s the only issue you’ll need to deal with. The app can also only record outgoing calls however so keep that in mind.
Out of all the apps on this list, this might be the priciest. But for $9.99, you’ll get everything included and won’t have to buy minutes unlike some of the other apps on this list. It’s pretty simple as well. You can start recording phone calls from within the app. It works a lot like IPadio where you’ll need to merge calls in order to successfully make a recording. Recordings are then saved through the app and can be emailed or texted to other people.