How To Record Call On iPhone Without App

Call Recorder for iPhone: Record Calls Without an AppRecording calls on iPhone often requires a jailbreak and special tweak software or a call recorder app. But did you know the iPhone features a built-in call recorder that involves voicemail and no additional tools? With a nifty little trick you can record a conversation from your iPhone without the use of additional tools or apps.

How to record a call on iPhone without app

Please note: It might be illegal in your region to record phone calls secretly without the consent of the other party. Please consult your local jurisdiction before attempting to record phone conversations on iPhone, or ask for the consent of the other party before recording.

In order for this trick to work your provider needs to support the voicemail feature and allow own number calling. Be aware that this isn’t going to work for all carriers. But if you meet these requirements, you are good to go.

To record a phone call on your iPhone, call the contact in question or dial a number. As soon as the call has been established, select “add call” from the interface.

add call

This opens your contact list. Select your own contact from your address book or tap the “Keypad” icon at the bottom and dial your own number. Then, confirm by pressing the green dial button. This will add your voicebox to the iPhone conference call.

As soon as the voicemail call is established and you have heard the beep that indicates that it is recording, go back to the interface and select “merge calls”. You are now recording the current call to your voicemail. The call is recorded until one of the parties hangs up and thus ending the conference call.

This trick works as a free call recorder for iPhone without internet. As soon as you want to transfer the audio file you will need an internet connection.


In order to save the recorded call from iPhone to computer, open up the “Phone” app on your iPhone and select “Voicemail” from the bottom button bar. Select the recording, then tap the “Share” button to e.g. send it to yourself via email and save it to your computer.

Tip: Your call history is long and you want to delete it for private or practical reasons? In this article we explain how to delete your call history on iPhone.

How to record a phone call on iPhone with app

There are several apps on the App Store that let you record calls on your iPhone – both paid and free. In the following we would like to introduce you to the app TapeACall that can achieve very good results.

TapeACall is a good choice when it comes to recording calls on your iPhone. You can download a lite version of the app from the App Store and try it for 7 days free of charge; here the recording of calls is limited to 30 seconds. It works both for incoming as well as for outgoing calls.

The Lite version is a great way to give the app a try. You will need to pay after the trial period if you wish to continue using the app. The Pro-Upgrade currently costs $29,99 per year or $4,99 per month. The subscription will automatically renew for another year if you don’t cancel 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. In another article we show you how to cancel a subscription on your iPhone in no time.

Recording outgoing calls

When you start the app for the first time, you will be asked to enter your phone number. After that, you will receive a message with an activation code, which you have to enter in the app.

After these first steps, you must select a local access number. Using your phone number, the app should suggest the correct country at the top of the page anyway. If necessary, find the right country from the list and tap it.

To record an outgoing call, open the “TapeACall” app and tap the red record button. Now tap the access number at the bottom of the screen and select the “add call” button.

Recording outgoing call on iPhone with TapeACall

Now choose a contact you want to call from the list and press the “merge calls” button to start the recording. As soon as you or the person you are calling hangs up, the recording ends. With a tap on the play button you can listen to the recording.

Recording incoming calls

In order to record an incoming call you first have to answer the call and then go to your Home screen. Open the “TapeACall” app, press the red button and tap “merge calls” to start recording.

Recording incoming call on iPhone with TapeACall

As soon as you or the person you are calling hangs up, the recording ends. Tap on the play button to choose the recording from the list and listen to it.