How to Record Calls on iPhone Without Using an App


Recording phone calls can be useful for a variety of reasons, such as preserving important conversations or interviews. While there are apps available for this purpose, many iPhone users may prefer to record calls without installing additional software. In this article, we will explore how to record calls on your iPhone without the need for third-party apps.

Disclaimer: Recording phone calls without the consent of all parties involved may be subject to legal restrictions in your jurisdiction. Always ensure that you are compliant with local laws and regulations before recording any calls.

  1. Use Built-in Call Recording (iOS 14 and later)If you have an iPhone running iOS 14 or later, Apple introduced a built-in call recording feature that allows you to record calls. Here’s how to use it:
    • During a phone call, tap the “Add Call” button to dial your own phone number. This effectively creates a conference call.
    • Once the call is connected, tap the “Merge Calls” button to combine the active call with your own number. This will begin recording the conversation.
    • To stop recording, end the call like you normally would. The recorded conversation will be saved in the Voice Memos app.
  2. Use a Mac as an Audio RecorderIf you have a Mac computer, you can use it as an audio recorder to capture iPhone calls. Follow these steps:
    • Place your iPhone call on speakerphone.
    • On your Mac, open the QuickTime Player application.
    • In the menu, select “File” and then “New Audio Recording.”
    • Click the small arrow next to the record button and choose your iPhone as the input source.
    • Click the record button to start recording the call’s audio.
    This method allows you to record the call audio on your computer, and you can save it for later use.
  3. Use a Second DeviceYou can also use a second device, such as another smartphone or a digital voice recorder, to capture the audio during a call. Here’s how:
    • Put your iPhone on speakerphone during the call.
    • Place the second device close to the iPhone’s speaker to capture the conversation’s audio.
    • Ensure the second device’s microphone is clear and of good quality.
    • Record the audio on the second device and save it as needed.


While recording calls on your iPhone without an app can be achieved using the built-in features of iOS, keep in mind that this method may not be as feature-rich as some third-party call recording apps. Additionally, always respect privacy and adhere to legal regulations regarding call recording in your area. Make sure you have the consent of all parties involved, if required by local laws, before recording any conversations.

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