Tips and legal info to know

Recording a conversation can be useful in the short term and in the long run. Whether it’s an interview that you want to take notes from later or a call with a loved one you would like to go back and listen to one day, recording your phone conversations can be helpful.

Before you record any conversation, however, you should remember to ask the person or people you are talking to if they are ok with you doing so. Some people, understandably, may not want to be recorded.

Recording a conversation on your iPhone is not a feature that comes with your Apple products, meaning you cannot record conversations directly from the phone app on your iPhone. However, there is an easy way you can record your calls.

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How to record a phone call on an iPhone 

An easy way to record a phone call on an iPhone is by using another Apple device with the Voice Memos app, which should come already installed on your Apple device. This app allows you to record audio using the microphone on your iPhone, with no need for a cord or extra devices to help you pick up sound. Voice Memos can be used on iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches.

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Tips and legal info to know

Before your phone call, you should make sure that your Voice Memos app will properly record your voice by recording a short voice memo. To do this, open up the app on your Apple device, tap or click the red button on your screen to record and then tap the same button to stop recording. 

The red lines at the bottom of your screen, known as an audio waveform display, should tell you how much of the audio the app is picking up. The larger the bars get, the more audio is being picked up.