Hey, I'm not judging you. There could be any number of totally legit reasons why you want to record a phone call. Maybe you need the recording for your new podcast show? Or perhaps you have just one chance to speak to Bill Murray and you wish to capture the moment forever? Whatever your reasons, here’s how to record a phone call on your Android smartphone.
Warning: Before we start, understand that it could be illegal to record someone without their knowledge in your country. Make sure you know what the law is before recording phone calls.
How to record a phone call on Android
The easiest way to record a phone call is with the help of an Android app. There are many apps to fulfill this purpose, but the one we can recommend is Smart Voice Recorder. It's simple and it's free. Download it via this link before you start.
The images below show a Sony Xperia device interface. Though your phone may look different, the steps are essentially the same.
Make a call or answer an incoming phone call.
Once the call is connected, kindly ask the recipient if you may record the phone call. If they respond in the affirmative, you may continue.
Switch your phone to speakerphone or hands-free mode(in this case by tapping the speaker icon).
Press the home button to arrive at the homescreen without canceling your call.
Open the Smart Voice Recorder app.
Tap the big red button to begin recording (if it is successful, the colored waveforms will visibly move on the display as you talk).
Make sure that the caller's voice is audible. The louder it is, the better it will sound on the recording. Increase the volume using the volume key on the side of the device if you need to.
When the call is over, tap the square button which says finish in the Smart Voice Recorder app, and name the file if it prompts you to do so.
The recorded file will then be accessible in the Recordings section of the app. Tap and hold on a recording to interact with it.
That's all there is to it. What's your favorite way to record a voice call? Let us know in the comments.