9 iPhone Call Recording Apps 2020

Marius Fermi
Jul 19 · 5 min read

Since iOS14 beta has been released recently I have been listening out to hear if call recording is on the menu. Sadly, it is not. Why should I care? Why should you care?

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If you are a professional in the media, sales, marketing, customer success, or product development arena then you probably have a good sense and reason as to why you would need a call recording app.

Because our memories tend to be poor at remembering things. We tend to add details each time we try to recall information. Plus, there is a certain element of being ‘in the moment’ when you are not scribbling furiously and trying to keep up with the feedback.

Instead, you are focused on the person on the other end of the phone, engaging further and deeper into the conversation. Now if you are in the professions that I have mentioned above then you are hopefully nodding your head in agreeance with what I have just said.

First things first

Remember that you need to ensure the legalities of call recording in your country. These vary on a country by country basis (if you are in the US then it is most likely state by state) and knowing what the rules just keeps everything nice and sweet.

iPhone Call Recording Apps

CallTap

The term ‘call recording’ does not exactly scream trust and compliance. This is where CallTap comes into its own because the company is based in Germany, therefore GDPR is a huge factor.

In short, the result is that privacy is high and your data will not get sold off to another company. Another great addition is the transcribing offer which works well and helps to save on hours of transcribing time.

The pricing is straightforward too, pay-as-you-go, and monthly subscriptions — with a free trial to give the call recording app a test ride. Helpful if you only need a few minutes a month of recordings.

Google Voice

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Google provides the free option for you, but before you go for it you need to know that it only records incoming calls. This isn’t great if you want to hear what you are saying, ideally you should for the purposes of development especially with soft skills.

No outgoing call recordings at all. Incoming calls can be recorded but the call is then forwarded to your iPhone’s voice mailbox which can be a little tricky to extract.

TapeACall

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iphone-call-recoding-app

Call it one of the OG’s of the call recording iPhone apps and it has its reasons for it. This app will automatically start a three-way conference call which will have the third caller doing the recording.

Multiple countries are supported, easy to use functionality and straightforward sharing of saved recordings so you can share them with your Google Drive etc. The pricing is set per month or per year so it greatly depends on your estimated call recording usage.

Super Call Recorder

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call-recording-app-iphone

Bright and cheerful the UX of super call recorder creates cheer when you use it. Following in the footsteps of the other call recording apps the experience of using it is simple and easy.

The way that this call recording app works is when you are on a call, you just hit the big red record button, the call will hold, the app will dial in another number which is the recording line.

Remember that for this app to work your carrier needs to support 3-way calls.

Call Recorder

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call-recording-app-iphone

Another OG of the call recording apps, Call Recorder is stable across devices ensuring that you have a call recording app when you need it. Bear in mind that recording an incoming call can be tricky and you need to follow instructions to get it right.

This does not provide automatic call recording and you will need to dial in the third ‘caller’ (the server basically) to start recording the call. This app also charges 10 cents per minute of recording which to be honest will get expensive so try the complimentary 30 cents out to see if it is up to your standards.

Recorder Plus

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Not the most elegant to look at but the app does provide a selection of audio choices to download your recordings to including MP3, MP4, CAF, WAVE and M4A. You can also set the quality of recordings too from low, medium to high.

NoNotes

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iphone-call-recoding-app

NoNotes provides a great feature set and easy functionality which is ideal when you are trying to get a call recorded. Plus they offer transcribing options which is similar to CallTap and considered more of an advanced feature.

You can also use the app for dictation, use the QR code to file for playback, save recorded calls in the cloud or share via email and social media channels, and more.

The transcription service costs between 75¢ per minute to $423 per 10 hours.

Call Recorder for iPhone

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recording-calls-iphone-app

Works with both incoming and outgoing calls whilst providing high-quality recordings for both sides of the conversation. This works as a 3-way calling system so you will need to dial the person you want to speak to from within the app. Once the call starts you can then merge the calls and the call will be recorded.

Call Recorder

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call-recorder-app-iphone

This is a free call recording app that is fantastic for low usage but it does lack some fundamental and key features that you would expect from a premium version. There is the pro version, however, that only comes with 300 minutes and then it is per minute credits which can get expensive the more you use it.

Here are some great options for iPhone call recorder and I suggest you shortlist a couple and give them each a test drive. Some features might be missing and others too much for your needs, I hope the options above help you choose the right iPhone call recording app.

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