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How to auto record calls?

What is Auto Call Record & how to activate it? Read on!

Be it an important work call or a personal call, sometimes you may need to record a call. However, recording a call comes with its own set of privacy concerns. iPhones don’t allow users to record calls on their devices. Earlier, Android users could download a third-party app for call recordings. But not anymore. According to the latest Google update, all the call-recording third-party apps have been removed from the Google Play Store citing privacy concerns. However, you can still record your calls on an Android phone using its in-built recording system. This feature is only available for Android phones running on the Android 9 version and above.

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If you record your calls quite frequently, you can set up an auto call recorder on your Android phone. We will discuss the steps on how to auto record calls for different Android phones. Let’s first understand what an auto call recorder is. The Auto call recorder feature, when turned on, automatically starts recording all (depending on the settings) calls on the user’s phone. You can select which calls to record in the auto caller recording setting.

Now, let’s see how to enable auto call recording on your Android phone.

How to auto record calls?

Let’s start with the Phone app.

How to enable auto call recording in the phone app?

You can change the settings in the phone app to automatically record calls on your phone. Follow the below steps to turn on the auto call recorder for unknown numbers:

  • Open the Phone app on your phone.
  • Tap on the three dots located at the top right corner of the app screen.
  • From the given list of options, tap on settings > call recordings.
  • The call recording option has the auto recording feature. It has three different sub-categories – record specified numbers, record unknown numbers, and record all calls.
  • Enable toggle on for record unknown numbers.

Here’s how you can turn on the auto call recorder for all the calls:

  • Launch the phone app and head to the call recordings option by following the above-mentioned steps.
  • Once there, toggle on the ‘record all calls’ option.

The steps to record calls for specific numbers are a little different.

  • Open the phone app and navigate to the call recording option. (See steps above)
  • Tap on the ‘record specified numbers’ option from the list.
  • A new window will open.
  • Tap on ‘Add +’ for adding specific contacts to the list.
  • The contact list will open up. Choose the contacts you wish to record the calls for and then tap on ‘Add’ (at the top right corner of the screen).

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How to auto record calls using Google Voice app?

If the above-mentioned auto call recording feature is not available on your phone due to some reason, you can use the Google Voice app to record calls. However, you will have to manually record all calls from the app. You can’t set auto call recorder feature in the Google Voice app.

Follow the below steps to record a call using Google Voice app:

  • Open the Google Voice app on your phone. If you don’t have the app, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
  • Tap on menu > settings.
  • Select ‘calls’ and then activate the ‘incoming calls’ option. This will activate the call recording.
  • If you wish to record a call, you should attend the call on the Google Voice app.
  • When the call starts, tap on the ‘4’ key on your phone’s keypad to start the recording.
  • You can tap on the ‘4’ key again to stop the recording. The recording will automatically stop when the call ends.
  • The recorded calls are saved in the ‘voicemail’ of the Google Voice app.
  • You can also email these recordings to you for future reference.

Let’s also see the steps to activate the auto call recorder for Xiaomi and Redmi phones.

How to set auto call recording on Xiaomi or Redmi phones?

Follow the below steps:

  • Open the phone app on your Xiaomi or Redmi phone.
  • Tap on the three dots to open the menu. The dots are located at the bottom left of the screen.
  • Select ‘call recording’ from the given list.
  • Now tap on ‘call recording notification’ > ‘record calls automatically.’
  • You can choose a few contacts from your contact list to make sure their calls are recorded automatically. Tap on ‘selected numbers’ > ‘custom list’ > ‘add numbers’ options.
  • Choose the numbers you wish to activate the auto call recorder for and confirm the same.

Now, let’s take a look at the steps for a VIVO phone.

How to turn on auto call recording on a VIVO phone?

Read the below steps for activating auto call recorder feature on your VIVO phone.

  • Head to the ‘settings’ app on the phone.
  • Tap on ‘phone’ and then tap on ‘record settings.’
  • You will see two options here – ‘record calls automatically’ and ‘record calls manually.’ Since we wish to record them automatically, tap on ‘record calls automatically.’
  • If you wish to record calls for only specific contacts, select ‘record custom calls automatically.’
  • Choose the numbers from the contact list.

And that’s it. The calls will be automatically recorded on your phone.

How to auto record calls on a Samsung phone?

You can automatically record calls on a Samsung phone from the phone app.

  • Open the phone app and tap on the three-dot menu.
  • Head to ‘settings’ and select ‘recording calls’ options from the list.
  • Enable the ‘auto recording’ option.
  • Here, you will see 3 options – unsaved numbers, all numbers, and selected numbers.
  • Make your selection as per your choice.

The all-numbers option will help you record calls with all the numbers. The selected numbers will let you choose a few contacts for call recordings. And the unsaved numbers will allow you to record calls from unknown numbers.

These calls should be made via your SIM card and not VoIP technology to get recorded via the phone app. VoIP calls are made using a Wi-Fi connection or on mobile data. These calls have other ways to get recorded.

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