How to Record a Phone Conversation on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Recording phone conversations can be useful for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for personal reference or professional purposes. If you’re an iPhone user, you might be wondering how to record a phone conversation on your device. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

Step 1: Check Your Local Laws and Regulations

Before proceeding with recording any conversation, it’s essential to be aware of the legal implications. Different countries and regions have different laws regarding recording phone conversations. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations in your area to ensure compliance.

Step 2: Enable Call Recording

To record a phone conversation on your iPhone, you need to enable call recording in the settings. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app: Locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Control Center”: In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find “Control Center” and tap on it.
  3. Select “Customize Controls”: Inside the Control Center settings, find and tap on “Customize Controls.”
  4. Add “Voice Memos”: Scroll through the list of available controls until you find “Voice Memos.” Tap the green plus button next to it to add it to your Control Center.


If you already have Voice Memos in your Control Center, skip steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Record a Phone Conversation

Now that you’ve enabled call recording in your Control Center settings, you can easily record phone conversations. Follow these steps:

  1. Make or receive a call: Use your iPhone as you normally would to make or receive a phone call.
  2. Access the Control Center: While on the call, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen to access the Control Center.
  3. Tap the Voice Memos icon: In the Control Center, locate and tap on the Voice Memos icon. This will start recording the conversation.
  4. Inform the other party (optional): It’s good practice to inform the other party that you’re recording the conversation, especially if it’s for legal or professional purposes.
  5. End and save the recording: Once you’re done with the conversation, tap on the red status bar at the top of your screen to stop recording. The recorded conversation will be automatically saved in your Voice Memos app.


The recorded conversation is saved as an audio file in your Voice Memos app. You can access and manage your recordings from there.

Step 4: Review and Share Recordings

If you want to review or share your recorded phone conversations, follow these steps:

  1. Open Voice Memos app: Locate and tap on the “Voice Memos” app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Select a recording: Inside the Voice Memos app, you’ll find a list of your recordings. Tap on a recording to open it.
  3. Listen to the recording: Tap the play button to listen to the recorded conversation.
  4. Share the recording: If you want to share the recording, tap on the share button and choose your preferred method of sharing, such as email or messaging apps.

That’s it! You’ve successfully learned how to record a phone conversation on your iPhone. Remember to use this feature responsibly and in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Note: Recording phone conversations without consent may be illegal in certain jurisdictions. Always make sure to inform and obtain consent from all parties involved before recording any conversation.

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