One of the most underrated features of a smartphone is the ability to record voice calls. While some of the OEMs like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei make sure to include this feature on their build of Android, it is not available on stock Android. For me, call recording is a very important feature, as it helps me save important conversations that I might want to refer later. It also makes it easier for me to discuss my ideas with colleagues on calls, as I know that everything that we brainstormed is safely saved on my phone. If for these reasons or reasons of your own, you need to record calls on your Android device, there are some really good apps present on the Play Store which let you do just that.
Note: Since most of the apps on the list share an almost similar name, be sure to download the apps from the provided links only. Also, call recording is illegal in some countries, like the US, so remember to check your country’s status before you download and use any of these apps.
Best Call Recorder Apps for Android in 2020
Before we get into this article, let us first make a few things clear. After the Android Pie update, Google has strictly restricted call recording. This makes it hard for the apps to record the calls clearly. In our testing, Cube Call Recorder was the only app that worked flawlessly on Stock Android, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and other phones that we tested it on. The app was working even on Android phones running Android 10.
As for other apps, some of them were working on Stock Android, some on Samsung, and some on OnePlus. So the bottom line is that you have to install the apps and check if its working on your device or not. I suggest that you start with using “Cube Call Recorder ACR” and then move onto other apps if it’s not working.
Also, make sure to grant any permissions asked by these apps if you want to record calls. For the best recording experience, open the App Settings and select “Voice Recognition Software” as the input option instead of the default “Voice Call” options. Make sure to go through the Settings of apps and configure it for best recording experience. So, now that you know what to do, let’s get to our list, shall we?
1. Cube Call Recorder ACR
Cube Call Recorder ACR is the only app on this list that not only lets you record your normal phone calls, but also the calls from various VoIP services including Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook, IMO, Line, Slack, Telegram, and more. That said, VoIP call recording is not supported on all devices, hence, you will have to install the app to see if the feature is working on your device or not. The best part about this app is that it’s completely free to use and doesn’t offer any ads while recording the calls. With Cube Call Recorder ACR, you are getting one of the best call recording experiences for completely free.
Download: Cube Call Recorder ACR by Catalina Group (Free)
2. Call Recorder – ACR
Call Recorder – ACR is another great app which worked on almost all the devices that I tested it on. Just like Automatic Call Recorder, the app can track your incoming and outgoing calls and record them without you having to do anything. The best part about using this app is that it’s one of those apps that just work. The app also supports multiple cloud storages including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, FTP, and WebDAV. Not only that, the app even allows you to directly send the recorded calls to an email of your choice. You can use the app for free with ads, or buy the pro version to remove all the ads.
Note: For best recording experience on Android 10 devices, download the ACR 32.9-unChained APK from APKMirror. Google is not allowing this version of app on the Play Store, that’s why you have to download it from APKMirror.
3. Automatic Call Recorder by Recorder & Smart Apps
With an average rating of 4.6 on the Play Store, Call Recorder By Recorder & Smart Apps is one of the most popular call recording apps on the Play Store and rightly so. The app records and organizes all your outgoing and incoming calls. You can either set the app to automatically save the calls or ask you every time when a call ends. The “ask to save” feature helps in reducing the number of calls saved on your phone and ensures that only those calls are saved which are important. Although it doesn’t support cloud storages, it does allow you share recorded calls via Dropbox, Google, Skype, and more. The app is free to use with ads. There is a pro version which removes the ads completely.
Most of us know Truecaller as a caller ID app which lets us identify unknown numbers. However, not many of us know that Truecaller also offers a call recording feature which is quite good. I am a fan of Truecaller as not only it lets me know who is calling me, but it also saves me from picking up spam calls. That’s why, having the call recording feature bundled with the Truecaller app is a boon for me. If you also use Truecaller app, instead of using any other app on this list, you can use it to record all your calls. That said, do note that the call recording feature is not free and is a part of Truecaller’s premium plan which costs ₹49/month.
However, before you decide to pay for the feature, you can use the 14-day free trial to check it out. The free trial is very important as not all Android devices are supported. You will have to install and use the app to see if your phone is supported or not. You can check out our article on how to use Truecaller to record calls which also includes a list of verified supported and unsupported devices. I tested the call recording feature on my OnePlus 3 and it worked flawlessly. I had one of the best call recording experience, and hence, I highly recommend this app to anyone looking to record calls on their Android device.
Download: Truecaller by True Software (Free 14-day trial, ₹49/month)
Note: Officially dropped support for Android Pie and above devices.
5. Call Recorder By Lovakara
Call Recorder by Lovekara is a free call recording app which you can use to automatically record your calls. The app lets you save all of your recorded calls in MP3 format. You can either save the calls on your phone, or you can transfer them to an external SD card if your phone supports it. However, there is no cloud integration. Also, the app is supported by ads and there is no paid version to remove the ads. Still, the app is good at what it is supposed to do and is totally free, so there’s not much to complain.
Download: Call Recorder By Lovakara (Free)
6. Call Recorder by Top Weather Studio
Another good Android call recorder app is the Call Recorder app by Top Weather Studio. The app works and lets you record both incoming and outgoing calls. I love that the app comes with several recording presets such as record all the calls, ignore all the calls, record calls from contacts, ignore calls from contacts, and more. This lets you fine tune your call recording so the app is not filled with unwanted call recordings. Whatever option you chose, you always have the ability to manually record a call. Like some of the other apps on this list, it lets you save your recordings into MP3 format and move them to an SD Card or upload to Google Drive. Other features include the ability to favorite recorded calls, search recordings, send calls via email, mark recording as important, and more.
Download: Call Recorder by Top Weather Studio (Free, in-app purchases)
7. RMC: Android Call Recorder
RMC: Android Call Recorder is one of the most versatile call recorder apps on the Play Store. Not only the app lets you record voice calls in MP3 and WAV formats, it also supports other formats like AMR, MP4, and 3GP. The app automatically records all the incoming and outgoing calls and lets you sort and search the call logs. It also has a built-in trash folder which removes the fear of accidental deletion of saved calls. You can also customize various things like recording channels (select between mono and stereo), sample rate, and bit rate. It also supports cloud integration with Dropbox and Google Drive. The app is completely free and is supported with ads.
Download: RMC: Android Call Recorder by Coconatech (Free)
8. Automatic Call Recorder
Automatic Call Recorder is one of the best call recording apps which you can currently download and use. I used the app on a couple of different devices and it worked flawlessly on all of them. The app lets you record any number of calls. It also gives you three different modes for automatically record your calls. You can either record all calls, record calls only for saved contacts, or record calls for numbers which are not saved in your contacts.
The app also has a decent integration with DropBox and Google Drive, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space on your smartphone. To top it all of, it also has a beautiful dark mode. You can either use the free version of the app with ads, or buy the pro version which removes the ads completely.
9. All Call Recorder Lite 2020
This is yet another call recorder app for your Android device. It’s one of the simpler apps on the list and packs only the basic functions. The app lets you record incoming and outgoing calls and has an integrated audio player which you can use to play your recordings. Extra features like searching and sorting, cloud storages support, and moving files to SD card are not supported. If you are looking for a lean and light app to record your phone calls, this is the one to get.
Download: All Call Recorder Lite 2020 by electro dev (Free)
10. Blackbox Call Recorder
Blackbox Call Recorder is an excellent call recording app for Android that you can use to record your calls. First of all, I love that it’s using a dark theme which should be standard for every app in 2020. Talking about the features, Blackbox Call Recorder records your call automatically so no user input is required. All the call recordings are securely backed-up in Google Drive. The app also comes with security lock feature that prevents unwanted personnel from accessing your call recording history. Other features include the ability to hide recordings from other apps on your phone, automatic cleanup of old recordings, Bluetooth earphone support, Dual SIM support, and more. Overall, this is one of the best if not the best call recorder apps for Android.
Download: Blackbox Call Recorder by CRYOK SIA (Free, in-app purchases)
Note: The app is having problems for devices running on Android Pie and above. But I am positive that it will be updated to resolve these problems.
Best Call Recording Apps for Android in 2020
You never know when that moment will arrive when you will curse yourself for not having a call recording function on your smartphone. Since most of the apps mentioned on this list offer a free service (supported with ads), it won’t do you any harm to test these apps out and keep the one which works on your device. Conversely, if you are already using such an app which works great for you and is not on the list, do share with us by dropping its name down in the comments section below.