How To Record Calls On iPhone

Many of us might have wondered how to record phone calls on iPhone. Like we already know, Apple does not allow its user’s record phone calls on the go. Neither is there an inbuilt feature nor a third-party app that can help one to record phone calls on iPhone.

So, how then do you get to record a phone call on the iPhone? That is is a tricky question, but we will show you. There are certain workarounds you can make use of to record phone calls iPhone, which we have discussed below.

How to Record calls on iPhone

How to Record Phone Calls on iPhone

 Let us take a look at the few ways you can get to record a phone call on your iPhone.

Using a Second Phone

If it is urgent, then this is one of the fastest ways to record a phone conversation. Although there are several workarounds you could try to record phone calls on iPhone, they are difficult to set up during an emergency. Hence, this is the best method to use in case of an emergency.

I am sure we all know how to record a phone call using another device. All you need to do is place the call on speaker and turn on the recorder on the other device. This is the fastest and easiest way to get the job done.

 Using an Apple Watch Voice Memo

If you didn’t know, it is possible to record voice memos with your Apple Watch. All you need to do is go to the Apple Watch voice memo app and tap to start recording. Note that you might need to place your call on speaker for maximum clarity.

Follow the steps below to use this option:

  •  Place your iPhone voice call on speaker.
  • Then, open the Voice Memo app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap on the Record Button on your Apple Watch.
  • Then Tap again on the Record Button to end the recording when you are through.

You can play out your voice memos directly from your Apple Watch. Also, Apple Watch automatically syncs your voice memos to your iPhone, Mac, iPad, and any iOS devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.

 Using Google Voice Number

Google Voice allows you to get a valid phone number in available countries and to make calls just like normal cellular plans. If you have a valid Google Voice number, then you can make calls from the Google Voice app, instead of the inbuilt dialler on your iPhone. This will enable you to record voice calls. Follow the steps below to record voice calls using this method.

  • Open your Google Voice app on your iPhone then tap on the menu icon at the top left corner.
  • Select “Settings” and toggle on the incoming call option.

After you enable the incoming call option for your Google Voice account, you can easily record the incoming calls following the steps listed below.

  • Accept the incoming call on your Google Voice number.
  • Then tap on the dial pad icon.
  • Dial 1 to attend calls and 4 to start recording your calls.

Note that all the recorded phone calls will be saved on the voicemail section of your Google Voice account. You can then open the Google Voice app on your iPhone, or on the Web to find the saved call recordings under voicemail.

Using Call Recorder Apps

Like we mentioned earlier, Apple does not let you record phone calls on iPhone by default. However, there are certain call recording applications that can help. Unfortunately, you cannot simply record your phone calls simply by clicking a button just like the built-in voice recorder app. The applications all follow a three-way call recording policy.

The three-way call recording service will help you to record your phone call only when you dial and merge the recorder service line with an ongoing call. That is, the call recording is not being placed within your iPhone, rather, the third-party server, which you merge with your ongoing call, records your conversation and stores them for you.

There are numerous call recording providers which you can select from based on the variety of services they offer. Some have incoming call recording features only; others offer both way call recording option. You can also choose to save the call recording file in the local storage itself or the cloud.

TapeACall Pro has been described as one of the best call recording apps for iPhone. With a one-time payment method, you can easily subscribe to the unlimited call recording features on TapeACall Pro. There is also no limit for the duration of the call you can record.

Also, read how to use your iPhone as a webcam here.


Unlike Android devices, you cannot directly record phone calls on iPhones. However, if you follow any of the methods described above, it will help you get the job done as well. Meanwhile, you can let us know how you record phone calls on your iPhone in the comment section below.

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