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How To Record Mobile Phone Calls Automatically - A Complete Guide

Thuy Ho
2/11/21 1:41 PM

Business grows at a rapid speed nowadays, and in many many innovative ways. Without the right tools and constant improvement, it is very likely that your business will fall behind. No one wants this, right? We data-driven folks here at Salestrail advance our sales tactics every day in many ways and we want to share with you one easy and effective way, recording sales calls.

A few reasons why recording mobile calls can help a business: 

  • Analyse your employees’ telephone handling skills
  • Let you build a picture of how customer interactions take place
  • Helpsyou identify issues, resolve agent-client disputes
  • Most importantly, refine your sales process/ sales pitch  

Yes, call recording is great! However, one thing to keep in mind, always make sure you comply with your local laws and regulations about call recording :) 

Read more: Is It Legal to Record Phone Calls in My Country? A Global Guide

Enough about the brilliant benefits of call recording. How can you record calls efficiently and effectively? This is what you came here for!

When it comes to call recording, there are 2 most popular options: call recording of normal SIM calls and call recording on VOIP. In this guide, we will focus on call recording of normal SIM calls. If you are interested in call recording of VOIP, stay tuned, we will write more about that later.

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Recording SIM calls on Android

All Android devices don't come with a built-in voice recorder, and there are regional differences between the brands and device models. Depending on what is the brand that you are using, there are different ways to record phone calls.

Please be mindful that Google has made some major changes from Android 10 regarding call recording. Therefore, some call recorder apps suggested in this article might not be compatible anymore if you are using Android 10 and Android 11. When you try out a call recorder app, please be patient and make sure you try out every recording source that the app offers.

Salestrail’s call recording feature works wonderfully on every Android version. It can record both inbound and outbound SIM calls. Users have the option to automatically or manually record SIM calls and also exclude numbers that they don’t want to track or record. The recording audios have great quality and will be automatically uploaded to the analytic dashboard, you don’t have to lift a finger!

How to record calls on VIVO - VIVO V20 Pro, VIVO V20 SE, VIVO V20, VIVO X50, VIVO Y20, VIVO Y50, VIVO Y30,...

VIVO devices are equipped with call recording software. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to Settings > Phone
  2. Go to Record Settings
  3. Choose if you want every call to be recorded automatically or manually.
  4. If you choose Record custom calls automatically, you can add some specific phone numbers and only calls with those numbers will be recorded.

If your VIVO device doesn’t have this feature, you can try using either a third-party app or a second device.

Here are some suggestions for call recording apps that work well with VIVO: Salestrail, Cube ACR and Automatic Call Recorder from Appliqato.

How to record calls on Xiaomi / Redmi - Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4, Mi 10, Mi 10T Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Mi A3, Redmi 9 Power,...

Xiaomi devices have the call recording feature and it’s very easy to use:

  1. Open the Phone app on your Xiaomi
  2. Click the three-lines menu on the bottom left corner of the Phone app
  3. Choose “Call Recording”
  4. Enable “Call Recording Notification” and “Record Calls Automatically” options
  5. Set the Phone app to record calls from only a few select numbers if needed. To do that, click on Selected Numbers > Custom List > Add Numbers

Not every Xiaomi device will have this feature, therefore, you can utilise alternatives like Call Recorder from BACA, Salestrail or a second device.

How to record calls on Huawei / Honor - Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Nova 3, Huawei Y9, Honor 9S, Honor 9A, Honor V30 Pro, Honor 9X, Honor 20, Honor 20 Lite,...

Huawei and Honor devices don’t usually come with a native call recording feature, however, you can download it to your device. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your browser on your device
  2. For EMUI 10.1 Android 10, go to this link to download https://www.bit.ly/2I3xxcS​
    For EMUI 9 / Android 9, go to this link to download https://www.bit.ly/2GC6JQ8​
  3. Install the .apk file
  4. Restart your device
  5. Now, whenever you make a call, you should see the Recording option on the screen

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of downloading and installing .apk files, check out third-party apps from the Play Store like Cube ACR and Salestrail.

How to record calls on OnePlus - OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7 Pro,...

In some regions, OnePlus devices don’t have in-built call recording software due to local regulations and laws. In those cases, you can workaround with either a root or no rooting method.

1. Root method with Magisk Module: 

You can use any means to root your device, and you can flash a zip file using ADB, you can use KingRoot and similar applications like that and lastly, you can use Magisk app, to download and flash the zip file within the app. 

After rooting, follow these steps:

  • Download the Magisk Manager from https://magiskmanager.com/, install it and flash the Magisk zip file on your device
  • Click on the Search icon at the top right corner, type call, and search
  • Choose OOS Native Call Recording Enabler to install
  • Restart your phone and then enable the Call recording option by click on the setting option on your phone dialer app and toggling on the Call recording option
2. Non-root method:

If rooting your device sounds too troublesome for you, try this non-root method of enabling Call Recording using ADB Command via Computer. 

  • Download the ADB tools from http://adbdownload.com/ to your computer
  • Go to the ADB folder, on the address bar type cmd and hit enter
  • Go to your phone Settings > About phone > Tapping multiple times on Version until Developer option is on
  • Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer option >  Enable USB debugging
  • Connect your OnePlus to your PC and run this command
    adb shell settings put global op_voice_recording_supported_by_mcc 1
  • Restart your phone and activate the call recording from your dialer

Wow… That’s a lot of work, right? What about you just download the Salestrail app from the Play Store and it will do everything for you? By everything I mean that it will record phone calls for you automatically without any of these technical complications!

How to record calls on OPPO - OPPO Find X2, OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, OPPO Reno3 Pro, OPPO Reno 2, OPPO R17 Pro, OPPO Reno 4 Pro, OPPO F17 Pro, OPPO Reno 2Z,...

For OPPO users, you can also either use an in-built call recorder or download a third-party call recording application from Google Play Store. 

1. Using the in-built call recorder on OPPO:
  • Go to Setting
  • System app > Call > Call Recording > Enable
2. Third-party apps from Play Store for those living in regions where OPPO don’t offer in-built call recorder: Automatic Call Recorder from Appliqato, Cube ACR from Cube Apps IO and Salestrail.

How to record calls on Samsung - Samsung S21 Ultra, Samsung S21, Samsung Note 10 Pro, Samsung S10, Samsung S10 Plus, Samsung A9, Samsung A7, Samsung A83,...

If you are using a Samsung device and wishes to record phone calls, you have many options to choose from.

1. Using Google Voice:
  • Install Google Voice from Play Store and set up your account
  • Start the Google Voice app
  • Tap the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen and then tap "Settings”
  • Turn on "Incoming call options" by swiping the button to the right
  • When you receive a call, you can record it automatically by tapping "4" in the dialer after the call is active. Press "4" again to stop recording.

Note: Google Voice can only record incoming calls.

2. Using third-party applications from Play Store that offer the call recording feature like Call Recorder, Automatic Call Recorder (these apps might not work if you’re using Android 9 or above).

Using Salestrail to ensure your audio recording is high quality no matter what Android version you are running.

If your Samsung doesn't seem to have this functionality listed above, try with third-party apps. Salestrail can automatically record phone conversations made on your Samsung mobiles - get a free trial now.   

Recording SIM calls on iOS/ Iphones

It’s important to note that recording phone calls with iPhones differs from Androids. Apple doesn’t allow third-party software access to the microphone while the phone app is in use. Because of this, call recorder apps use a recording line. There always has to be a three-way call to enable recording capabilities. Here are some apps that can help you:


On the App Store, it is the only call recording app that you can download and use for free if you want to record calls to other REKK users. However, the calls to landline and mobile phone numbers require a subscription. 

REKK is easy to use — it contains detailed instructions on the call recording process. The recording quality is pretty high. 

TapeACall Pro

TapeACall creates a three-way call between you, the caller you want to record, and the company’s service. When you’re done speaking, the recordings are available in the app. You then get a link to access your recordings privately on the web, or to share via email, text, or social media. Or you can simply download your recording to your computer or upload it to Dropbox, Google Drive, or other cloud storage.

Best call recording tools for sales & businesses 

The call recording apps mentioned above might be enough for personal use, however, if you’re looking for a call recording tool that can be used in business, you need something more professional like Salestrail. The reason is that it isn’t enough for the calls to be stored on the device of the employee, you most likely want to store the call recording in a cloud service that is accessible by people or in your CRM. 

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Besides recording your calls, Salestrail also automatically auto-logs all call data and you’ll get data on call performance, such as call duration, call type, numbers called. Call recordings can be shared between team members in your organisation as well. Sales management has never been so simple, you don’t have to come to every agent to ask for their call reports and recording files anymore, everything is now in one place - the call analytics dashboard.

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