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Tech how-to: 3 ways to record calls on your Android phone

Have you ever had the urge to record a specific call in your phone? There are a multitude of reasons why you may want to do so. Perhaps for legal purposes, or maybe you’re just the sentimental type.

Regardless of rason, you may want to record certain conversations. So, in the event you need to record calls on your Android device, here are a few of the best apps for you to do so. Don’t forget, if you’d like to back up your recordings, tap or click here to choose IDrive, the cloud storage Kim trusts.

Please remember, there are laws concerning the recording of calls that vary state to state and county to county. Check your local laws before recording, but to be extra safe, make the person you’re speaking with aware they are on a recorded line.

ACR Call Recorder

This app is probably the most popular and well-rated call recorder available. ACR is a tool that allows you to record any call you make or receive on your Android device. The app makes it easy for you to store the conversation in your cellphone’s memory and also comes with helpful features such as:

  • Listing recordings by matching phone numbers to your contacts.
  • Searching by phone number, contact name and note.
  • Password protection for your recordings.
  • Ability to start delayed recordings.
  • Auto deletes older recordings.

Additionally, you can choose the folder where you want to save the audio file, as well as the format in which you would like to save it. Users even have the option to choose a cloud-based storage service so they sync with your recordings. Overall, the app’s design, layout and user-friendly interface makes it simple for you to navigate.

You can download the ACR recorder app in the Play Store

Black Box

Black Box has taken to market and sells itself as a professional-grade recorder app for Android. The app itself holds the usual array of helpful features, like cloud backup support, and recording quality settings; however, this one takes things to a new level with its more unique and hidden features, which include:

  • A lock function for enhanced security.
  • Bluetooth accessory support.
  • Dual SIM support.
  • Stealth Mode.

That last one was supposed to raise a few eyebrows.

Recently, Black Box released Stealth Mode, which is designed for users who wish to conceal the app’s presence on their phone. That way, if anyone is exploring around your phone, the app is not immediately visible. The only way to access the app is by typing in a personal pin code. Pretty sneaky, huh?

We know we said this earlier, but it bears repeating: Recording people without their knowledge is against the law in many states and counties. Check with your local laws before recording without the other party’s consent.

Download Black Box recorder app from the Play Store.

Cube Call Recorder

Cube Call has established itself as one of the most technically advanced call recorder apps in the Play Store. Although this app has a cube in its name, it certainly does a good job thinking outside the box when it comes to its development, support and various capabilities.  Cube call recorder supports a wide range of platforms and apps such as:

  • Skype
  • Viber
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • Hangouts
  • Slack
  • And many more

All in all, Cube Call Recorder makes it simple to record your calls from almost any app. It works on most smartphones and mobile devices and can be installed quickly and without hassle. You can enable the app to record automatically once a call is placed, or manually with just the touch of a button.

The Play Store has Cube Call available for download.

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