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iphone and android phone call recording apps

hi,


what is the recommended phone call recording apps so that I can record the whole conversion from both side for iphone and android.


I prefer free SW or just very cheap.

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Jackie Man

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jackie Man

There are no call recording app for iPhone. You need add-on physical hardware.

You may see there are apps which claims to be able to record a phone call but the calls will be routed to a third party server.

You will be charged a fee per your usage in minutes and you need to purchase the credits for the usage in advance as call recordings will only be made if your account has a credit to offset your usage.

For Android, there are many call recording apps but the apps cannot overide the restriction from the OS.  The restrictions are on system level from the phone manufacturer and Android OS which restricts call recording.  In such case, you need to root your Android phone to remove the restrictions.

If you are in Hong Kong like me and your Android phones are purchased locally within the last two to three years, there are no apps to do call recordings.

https://www.reddit.com/r/android11/comments/jaqwpo/call_recording_on_android_11/
marrowyung

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so it is like what the link said:

You have to turn on the call recorder in accessibility in settings for it to work on Android 11. Then any call recorder app should work.

?
Jackie Man

You have to turn on the call recorder in accessibility in settings for it to work on Android 11. Then any call recorder app should work.

The above is only true if you purchased an Android phone in geographical regions where call recordings are explicitly allowed. If you have such a phone, you do not need to use any third party app to do call recordings as the default phone app has a button to record the calls.

Sadly, Hong Kong is not in such geographical regions.

Unless you can find a parallel imported Android phone which are being sold in such regions but such phones might not work in Hong Kong. It is risky to buy such phones as there is unlikely any warranty.

Finally, even you manage to get such a phone, whenever you start to record a phone call, the other party of your call will hear an alert message that the call is being recorded and there is no way to silently record the phone calls.

https://www.engadget.com/android-call-recording-003653130.html
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marrowyung

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You have to turn on the call recorder in accessibility in settings for it to work on Android 11 

may I know how can I enable this ?


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tks anyway.
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You may see there are apps which claims to be able to record a phone call but the calls will be routed to a third party server.

You will be charged a fee per your usage in minutes and you need to purchase the credits for the usage in advance as call recordings will only be made if your account has a credit to offset your usage.

so iphone can do it and any app can suggest ?
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Jackie Man

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tapeacall-pro-record-phone/id577499909

From the reviews and its ranking, TapeACall Pro app is the best.

The app is rather expensive and please be cautious to remove and backup the call recordings on their servers as there is no 100% secure cloud service and your call recordings will be available for anyone to access if their servers got hacked.