How to Record Call on iPhone Without App

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Recording calls on iPhone can be a useful feature for various purposes, such as keeping a record of important conversations or for legal documentation. While there are numerous call recording apps available on the App Store, you might be wondering if it is possible to record calls on your iPhone without installing any additional app. In this tutorial, we will explore how to record calls on iPhone without using any third-party application.


Before we proceed with the steps, let’s take a look at the requirements for recording calls on iPhone:

  • An iPhone running iOS 14 or later
  • A Mac computer with macOS Catalina or later (optional)
  • A Lightning to USB cable
  • A stable internet connection

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Enable Call Recording

To start recording calls on your iPhone, you need to enable the call recording feature. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings: Tap on the “Settings” app icon on your home screen.
  2. Select Control Center: Scroll down and tap on “Control Center”.
  3. Add Call Recording: In the Control Center settings, find “More Controls” and tap on the green plus (+) button next to “Voice Memos”. This will add the Voice Memos control to your Control Center.

Step 2: Start Call Recording

Now that you have enabled call recording in Control Center, follow these steps to start recording a call:

  1. Open Control Center: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen (for iPhones with Face ID) or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (for iPhones with a Home button) to access Control Center.
  2. Tap Voice Memos: In Control Center, you will see the Voice Memos icon. Tap on it to open the Voice Memos app.
  3. Start Recording: Once the Voice Memos app is open, tap on the red circle button to start recording.
  4. Make a Call: Now, make a call using your preferred method – Phone app, Contacts app, or any other dialer app.
  5. Enable Speakerphone: During the call, enable speakerphone by tapping on the “Speaker” button for better audio quality in the recording.
  6. Record Call: While on the call, you will see a small bar at the top of your screen indicating that a recording is in progress. This ensures that both sides of the conversation are being recorded.
  7. End Recording: To stop recording, simply tap on the red square button in the Voice Memos app or end the call.

Note: Recording Laws

Please note that laws regarding call recording may vary depending on your jurisdiction. It is essential to familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations before recording any calls. Always inform all parties involved in a conversation if you intend to record it.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while recording calls on your iPhone, consider these troubleshooting tips:

  • Update iOS: Ensure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update”.
  • Check Storage: Make sure you have enough storage space on your iPhone to save the recorded calls. You can check your available storage by going to “Settings” > “General” > “iPhone Storage”.
  • Restart iPhone: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve minor software glitches.

    Try restarting your iPhone by pressing and holding the power button until the slider appears, then slide it to power off. After a few seconds, press and hold the power button again to turn it back on.

  • Reinstall Voice Memos: If the Voice Memos app is not functioning correctly, you can try deleting it and reinstalling it from the App Store.

With these steps and tips, you can now record calls on your iPhone without installing any additional app. Remember to use this feature responsibly and in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this tutorial is for educational purposes only. The author and this website do not endorse or promote any illegal activities involving call recording.

Happy call recording!

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