Recording phone calls have always been considered illegal, shady or in a similar genre and have always been in debates about its ethicality. But if we see around with a more accepting and open perception then we will find that recording of calls can have many diff applications. Not only conversation but other things as well, you can record crucial information, proofs, testimony and if nothing on the serious side then you can even use this feature to record and save what your friend has to say so that you can listen to it later. So as you can see that this simple option can be of so much use. In this article, I am going to discuss how you can record phone calls on android using a third party app. Have a look:
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Phone Call Recording App
One of the safest and widely used ethical apps in the industry is Google Voice, so we will use this application as a means to understand how you can record calls. It is an amazing app and does much more than simply recording your calls. When you register yourself, it will also provide you with your own contact number so that you don’t have to share your personal contact with anyone. This app is absolutely free to use and quite versatile but even this near to perfect application has its own restrictions. There are only two, so far:
- The app notifies the other person on the call that you have started the recording.
- The app can only record the calls which are incoming in nature.
If you don’t mind these two restrictions then nothing would be a deal breaker from here on.
- Install the App
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If you don’t have the Google voice application on your phone then go to Play store and download the app. As mentioned above, it is free of cost you won’t have to pay anything and it is a small application so it should not take much time to complete the downloading process. After you have installed the app, launch it.
- Sign in
Since you are using an Android device, it is highly likely that you are using a Google account. After the app is installed and launched, it will show you the welcome page, click on the “Get Started” button given below. It will then take you to another page that will show you the list of all the accounts that you have with Google logged in the device. Select the one you want to link Google Voice with.
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Now if you don’t have the account till this stage, then you will have to make a new one with Google. It is absolutely free and will only take a few minutes, including the verification. So please proceed with the process the app takes you through.
- Choose your Google Voice Contact
After you have selected your account/created a new one, the next step you will need to complete is quite crucial. You will be taken to the Terms and Conditions page. Read them carefully before you click on Accept. Now here you will be asked to select a Google Voice contact number of your own choice. Click on the “Search” button given below. Type in the name of your city and the app will provide you with a list of all the available numbers. Choose the one that you like and this will complete this step.
Google also provides its users with the facility to choose their personal number as Google Voice contact number too. It will be like transferring your network carrier to Google for a onetime Payment of 20 USD. Do note that this step will cancel out all your existing plans with your existing career.
- Change the Settings
On the homepage of the app, click on the hamburger icon on the top left corner of your screen, it will open a side menu bar. Here you will be able to find the Settings menu, click on it. In the settings page, scroll down and you will see another option by the name of “Incoming Call Options”. Click on the toggle button in front of it to turn on the setting. This will enable the call recording of the incoming calls.
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- Record the Call
When you are on a call and want to record it, simply click on the keypad icon on the call screen and then click on Number 4 on the keypad. This will start the recording of your call. To end the recording, click on the Number 4 again and it will stop. Both the times you press Number 4, the app will notify the person on the other of the call that the recording has been initiated, maintaining the ethicality of the process.
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So these were some of the steps on how to record phone calls on android using a call recording app that I wanted to share with you. You can also find the list of all the calls that you made in the Voicemail screen. Simple click on any call and it will expand the item on the list to show you the recording, click on the play button to listen to it.
Hope it helps.