Want to record phone calls on your Android phone? Android doesn’t come with a built-in voice recorder, but there are other options. You could use an external recorder, but you’re better off with an application that records directly from your phone. You can use Google Voice, although that service limits you to recording incoming calls. Several third-party apps, however, will allow you to record all phone calls—incoming and outgoing calls—if you know the right tricks.
First, let’s discuss the elephant in the room, namely is it legal to record a phone call, especially if you don’t ask the other person for permission? The answer to that question depends on where you live. US federal and most state laws allow phone recording if just one party (and yes, that can be you) gives it the okay. Some states, however, require both parties to give permission to be recorded. Other countries have their own laws, of course. To fully cover yourself legally, ask the other person for permission before recording the call.
Okay, now let’s check out some apps for recording your Android phone conversations.