Samsung phones, like every other Android phone, do not come with a default call recording feature. This is because various laws guide the recording of voice calls. In many places, you are required to inform the other person on the call that you are going to be recording the conversation. But, there is no way for Google to ensure that you follow the law, so they removed the feature entirely. It’s not easy to record traditional voice calls on your Samsung phone, but it is not impossible either. There are various methods to follow depending on what you need. Let’s see which one works best for you.
1. Using Google Voice
Google Voice is one of the best ways to record calls on your Samsung phone. It is also very easy to set it up and operate. Before you can start recording, you need a Google Voice account. If you don’t have a Google account, you have to get that first before you get you can sign up for Google Voice. Here are the steps to follow:
- Register your Google Voice account.
- Go to your Google Voice dashboard and locate the three dots (menu) on the top left corner.
- Scroll down to Calls on the menu.
- Hit the Toggle button to enable incoming calls.
An easier way to do this is by getting the Google Voice app after you register and set up your account. In the app, you can easily activate call recording by going to Settings, then locate the incoming call option under the Advanced Settings. After you’re done, you can start using Google Voice to record calls on your phone.
To record calls after activation, just press the number 4 button. The person on the other end will be informed that you are recording the call. Tap the number 4 button to end the call when you’re done. The only issue with Google Voice is that you cannot record outgoing calls. This puts a big restriction on the calls you get to record on your phone.
2. Third-Party Apps
Using third-party apps is another easy way to record calls on your Samsung phone. The good thing about this method is that you can record both incoming and outgoing calls when you get the best apps. For most of them, all you need to do is to install it and customize your settings. Then, you can record and save it easily. However, these apps have different unique features. So, we will be looking at our top 5 picks, so you can easily decide on the best one to install on your Samsung phone.
Cube Call Recorder ACR is a top recorder on the Google Play Store. With this app, you can do more than record traditional voice calls on your Samsung phone. You can customize it to record calls on other VoIP services like Facebook, Skype, IMO, Viber, Hangouts, Telegram, and WhatsApp. What’s more? The Cube Call Recorder ACR is one of the only free call recorders that do not disturb you with ads while using it. So, you’ll enjoy the best experience for free. However, this recorder does not work on every phone. So, you have to install it first to see if your Samsung phone is compatible.
This is one of the best call recorder apps on Google play, with a rating of 4.6. We love this app because it allows you to easily organize the recordings after saving them on your phone. You can rename and categorize all your recordings. While you can choose to automatically record your calls, your recordings don’t save immediately and fill up your phone space. Instead, it asks you if you want to save the recording or not. You can save all your recordings on your phone storage. It doesn’t support cloud integration. But, you can send it to your email and social media.
Call Recorder by Lovekara is an automatic call recorder that allows you to save your calls on your phone or SD card. With this free app, you can record as many recordings as you want. The only thing we don’t like about it is that you have to deal with the ads. There is no premium version to take them off, so you’re stuck with them. Since you will not be spending all day on the ads, this shouldn’t be a big problem.
Call Recorder – ACR allows you to record both incoming and outgoing calls on your phone. With this app, all you need to do is make a call and you’ll have your recording right after. It also supports cloud integration and you can easily share your recordings on several platforms including WebDAV, Google Drive, FTP, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Truecaller is one app you may already use on your Samsung phone to find caller IDs. When you go to the top right corner of your Telegram app, you’ll find the call recording option there. The call recorder on this app has a trial period of `14 days, so you’ll have to pay for the premium version (either monthly or annual subscription) to continue using the service.
3. Using an External Recorder
You can also save your call recordings on an external recorder if you are unable to install any call recording app on your phone or you want to record outgoing calls. An external recorder costs about $35 to $110, so this is not the most affordable option. To use this method, connect your recorder to your Samsung phone via the 3.5-millimeter jack. Your call with start recording when you turn on the recorder.
4. Using Another Phone
If you have another smartphone or tablet, you can also record your phone calls with it. This is an easy method, but it is not the best. It doesn’t provide recordings of the best quality. To use this method, go to a quiet room to make your call. Then, put your phone on speakerphone mode and turn on the voice recorder on the second phone. When the call is done, you’ll have the entire conversation recorded on the second device.
Recording Calls on Your Samsung Galaxy A50, A30, and A20
While most Samsung phones do not have an in-built call recorder, Samsung’s Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 have call recorders, so you don’t have to use third-party apps or any of the options listed above. Another good thing about this is that this recorder can record both incoming and outgoing calls. To access it,
- Make a call on your phone.
- Check the top-right corner and click the three-dot menu button.
- Press the record button.
You’ll have to accept some terms and conditions the first time you want to use the call recording feature. But after that, you can now record your calls easily. To set up automatic call recording,
- Go to the Phone app on your Galaxy phone.
- Click on Settings.
- Tap ‘enable Auto record calls’ under the Record calls option.
If you click the Auto Record calls option, you can also choose to automatically record all calls or select the calls you want to record.