The 6 Best Free Call Recorders for Your Android Device

Record a call on your Android simply and easily

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Recording a call can end any dispute over what was said. Use the following apps to record a call on Android-based devices.

Before using any call recorder, be sure to check laws about making phone recordings in your country or state. Some places require you to reveal to the other party that the call is being recorded, while others don’t.

Because of privacy concerns, Android 9.0 Pie doesn't allow call recording without first rooting your Android device. If call recording is important for you, hold on to your device that uses 6.0 Marshmallow or earlier, or play your calls on speaker and use an external recording device. 

Many of these apps have similar names, so use the links or pay attention to the minor differences when searching for them on Google Play.

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Automatic Call Recorder

Automatic Call Recorder is showing a settings screen.

What We Like

  • Syncs with Dropbox or Google Drive

  • Limits the amount of memory it uses

  • Option to preselect which contacts to record

What We Don't Like

  • Recording doesn’t work with certain handsets

This app allows you to record calls, but only those you choose. After recording, you can share the file, or upload to Dropbox or Google Drive (Android 3.0 and above). Then, later, search by contact name, note, or phone number. Use for free, or upgrade to Pro for additional features. Free for basic version or $6.99 for Pro

Use the handy call notes feature to remind yourself about details of the call.

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Call Recorder - ACR

Call Recorder ACR is showing a recording screen.

What We Like

  • Allows you to group and organize recordings

  • Deletes old recordings to make room for new

  • Supports a variety of file formats

What We Don't Like

  • May not work on some Android devices

Another Call Recorder (ACR) enables you to “set it and forget it” by recording all calls automatically. The Pro version supports uploading files to several cloud storage applications, including Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Use them to store call recordings, or send files via email. Free for basic version, or $3.99 for Pro.

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Call Recorder by lovekara

Call Recorder by Lovekara is showing a recording screen.

What We Like

  • Simple interface

  • Organizing capability

  • Clear recordings

What We Don't Like

  • No cloud integration

Use this app to record both incoming and outgoing calls automatically (no need to manually start and stop the operation). Then save the recording files in MP3 format on your phone, or on an SD card. You can organize the files by time, name, or date, and play back recordings any time. Free to download.

Choose a recording from the list, then use the action buttons to save or share.

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Cube Call Recorder

Cube Call Recorder is showing a call recording screen.
Catalina Group

What We Like

  • Free with no ads

  • High quality recordings

  • Security feature to keep recordings private

What We Don't Like

  • Recording from apps (e.g. Skype) doesn’t work on all devices

Use this app to record not just incoming and outgoing calls with your phone, but also from a variety of apps you may have installed, including Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook, IMO, Line, Slack, and Telegram. Include specific contacts to automatically record, or exclude those you don’t need. Syncs with Google Drive. Free to download.

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Super Call Recorder

Super Call Recorder is showing a recording management screen.

What We Like

  • User-friendly interface

  • Easy to use

  • Easy to play back recordings

What We Don't Like

  • Some users report recording quality issues

Like some of the others listed here, this app allows you to record incoming and outgoing calls automatically. Once you have the recordings, you can listen to them right from the app, store them on an SD card, or send them to others using third-party apps. It’s supported on Android phones version 2.1 and above. Free to download.

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Call Recorder by Green Apple Studio

Call Recorder by Green Apple Studio is showing a call recording screen.
Green Apple Studio

What We Like

  • Compatible with several storage services

  • Easily choose the recording source

  • Organizational features

What We Don't Like

  • Some users report problems hearing one person talking

Highly rated by users, this app allows you to record the incoming and outgoing calls you want, add notes to recordings, and save them to an SD card or the cloud. Organize recordings by time, name, or date. Recordings are password protected. Free for basic version, or $3.99 for Pro