Record a phone call on an iPhone

Trying to find a way to record your phone conversations on an iPhone conversation, say for an interview? Unfortunately, there’s no native feature or app that would allow you to do that in an easy way, given the potential legal ramifications Apple could face. Fortunately, however, there are a few ways to get around that obstacle.

Assuming you have permission from the person on the other end of the conversation you’re recording (depending on where you live, you could be breaking the law if you don’t!), we’ve found three ways you can do this .

There are a few ways you can record phone calls from your iPhone if you’re comfortable using an external device and recording app. For example, if you have a second iOS device, such as an iPhone or an iPad, you can use the free Voice Memos app (or another free recording app) to record your conversation using your phone’s speaker setting.

Voice Memos are usually pre-installed, but you can install it for free from the App Store if needed. Here’s how to use it.

If you don’t want to use a second external device, you can download the Google Voice app. The Google Voice app allows you to make and receive calls for free, although you must use a Google Voice number to do this. The downside of this is that you can only record incoming, rather than outgoing, calls.

Alternatively, you can use the Rev Call Recorder app, which is also free to download from the App Store, to record calls. Rev Call Recorder gets around the recording problem by becoming the third member of a three-way call – in other words, when you use Rev Call Recorder, you are sharing a conversation between you, the other party, and Rev.’s service.