How to Record Calls on Your Android Phone

Sometimes recording a phone call is important, whether it be for legal reasons or just because you want to keep a record of the call.

Sadly, making a recording for future reference isn’t as easy as you might think. 

Recording calls with Google Voice

Many Android users have the Google Voice app installed on their phone, which makes it easy to record phone calls using a Google Voice account.

Not only that, but the app allows you to record your calls for free.

Well, at least some of the calls. If you opt for Google Voice, you can only record incoming calls.

First, you need a Google Voice account. If you don’t have one, head to the Google Voice website and follow the on-screen instructions.

Then, once your account is set up, you need to enable recording on your account, which is relatively easy to do.

1: Navigate to the Google Voice homepage.

2: Click the three vertical dots more menu located on the left and select Settingsfrom the menu.

3:  Scroll to the Calls section and turn on Incoming call options by using the slider on the right.

Once done, you will be able to record incoming calls by simply hitting the “4” button on your keypad.

When you press “4,” you and the person you’re talking with will hear a message saying that the recording is underway.

Press “4” again, and the recording will stop and automatically save to your inbox.

To access your recordings in the Voice app, head to the Menu and tap Recorded.

Google Voice app 

You can also do this by using the Google Voice app.

Click the hamburger menu located at the top right-hand corner and go to Settings.

Choose Advanced Settings and turn on Incoming Call Options.

How to Record Calls on Your Android Phone

On Android, you have a couple of different options.

If you don’t want to use Google Voice, you may want to check out the free version of any paid apps, as performance can vary from handset to handset.

Automatic Call Recorder Pro

While this app has the exact same name as the iOS app we listed above, it’s made by a completely different developer.

This version includes customizable skins and the ability to record calls or notes as MP3s.

Instead of having to tap a button, you can also simply shake your phone to instantly start recording a call.

You can also choose to sync your stored calls with Dropbox and select particular contacts whose calls you always want to record (and store).

How to Record Calls on Your Android Phone

Call Recorder

With Call Recorder, you simply make a call from the app, and it’s automatically recorded and stored locally on your phone.

From there, you can play recordings, email them, or save them elsewhere on your handset as a .wav file.

Calls are made over the app’s VOIP server, rather than over your cellular network.


Updated: May 2, 2019 — 7:44 am

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