How to Record a Phone Call on a Samsung Phone

Use the settings in the Phone app to record calls without using another app

What to Know

  • In the Phone app, tap the three-dot menu > Settings > Record calls > Auto record calls.
  • To record manually, make or receive an incoming call, tap the three-dot menu > Record call.
  • To find recorded calls: Phone app > tap three-dot menu > Settings > Record calls > Recorded calls.

This article explains how to both manually and automatically record calls on Samsung Galaxy phones.

Can You Record a Phone Call on a Samsung?

Depending on your phone's model, you may be able to record calls on a Samsung without using a third-party app.

Recording phone calls without the knowledge and consent of all parties is illegal in many places.

On a Samsung phone, you can't, by default, record voice calls you make via Wi-Fi or VoIP (such as Skype calls). There are third-party recording apps which offer more options, but most of them will not work on devices running Android 9 or newer. You can root your Android phone to install recording software, but it will void the device's warranty.

Call recording may not be an option for all carriers in different countries. If your Samsung doesn't support call recording, there are alternative ways to record calls on Android.

How to Automatically Record Phone Calls on a Samsung

Some Samsung Galaxy phones offer the option to record calls automatically. You can choose to record all calls or calls from specific numbers. There's no way to manually record calls on some Samsung models, so automatic recording may be your only choice.

Here's how to record calls on a Samsung automatically using the default Phone app preloaded on your phone:

  1. Open the Phone app.

  2. Tap the three-dot menu.

  3. Tap Settings.

    Steps to get to Settings in Phone app on a Samsung Phone.
  4. Tap Record calls.

    You'll see Recording calls instead if the automatic recording feature is already turned on.

  5. Tap Auto recording.

  6. Tap the toggle at the top to turn auto-record On, then choose to record All calls, Unsaved numbers, or Selected numbers.

    You'll be asked to accept the terms and conditions the first time you've enabled this feature.

    Annotated steps showing Recording calls, Auto recording, and On toggle in Samsung Phone app.

How to Record Calls on a Samsung Manually

Here's how to manually record a call if your Samsung supports it:

  1. Open the Phone app and make your call, or receive an incoming call.

  2. Tap Record call to begin recording. If you don't see it, tap the three-dot menu, then choose Record call.

  3. If this is your first time recording a call, tap Confirm to accept the terms and conditions.

    The person on the other end will not be notified that you are recording them.

    Steps to manually record a call in the Phone app on a Samsung phone.

How Do I Find My Recorded Phone Calls?

Here's how to find the calls you record on your Samsung:

  1. Open the Phone app and tap the three-dot menu.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Record calls (or Recording calls).

  4. Tap Recorded calls.

    Steps to find recorded calls in the Phone app on a Samsung phone.
  5. You'll see all of your recorded calls. The file names include the contact's name or phone number. Tap the recording you wish to review, then tap the Share icon to send the recording via Gmail, Google Drive, or another way.

  • How do I screen record on a Samsung?

    For most models of Samsung phones, you can screen record using the Game Launcher app. If your device uses One UI 2 or later, you can use the built-in screen recorder to capture both your display and your front-facing camera. Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to open the Quick Settings menu, and then select Screen Recorder.

  • How do I record audio on a Samsung phone?

    Look for the Voice Recorder app to record audio or dictate notes. It may already be in Quick Settings; if it isn't, look in My Files > Audio.

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