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Record iPhone calls with Truecaller and miss nothing


Caller ID service and spam blocker Truecaller now offers call recording on Android and iOS.
Caller ID service and spam blocker Truecaller now offers call recording on Android and iOS.
Photo: Truecaller

The Truecaller app is already well known as a caller-ID service and spam blocker. And now it lets you record incoming and outgoing calls on your iPhone in the United States.

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That’s incredibly helpful — not to mention quite legal (see below). And it means you can capture all the details of a call, even if you’re a sloppy notetaker or you don’t have a pen handy. With Truecaller’s new Call Recording feature, you won’t miss a thing.

Truecaller Call Recording for iOS and Android

Call Recording is a new feature for both iOS and Android in the Truecaller app. So whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, you can use the app to record both sides of a conversation clearly.

Call Recording proves useful for anyone as a standalone feature. But it’s especially helpful if you already use Truecaller to identify callers and block spam calls — it gets a 4.5-star rating in the App Store, by the way — because you won’t have to download a separate app for recording calls.

Why use Call Recording?

With Call Recording, you no longer have to be ready to take copious notes on an important call. The feature records both sides of the call with clarity. It puts what’s said in writing, and even uses artificial intelligence to give you a summary.

That lets you focus on the conversation during the call, not on taking down all the details as quickly as you can in order not to miss anything.

With Truecaller, calls are saved onto your device or in iCloud. As the user, you have full control. You can listen to, rename, share or delete any recording anytime. And because it’s not just a plain voice recording but an AI-enhanced one, everything is written down so you don’t have to do it. You can handle the call, then go back later and review the details.

How to record an incoming call with Truecaller Call Recording feature

When someone calls your iPhone, it's easy to record it with Truecaller.
When someone calls your iPhone, it’s easy to record the conversation with Truecaller.
Photo: Truecaller

The app works by giving you a special recording line that you merge with the call you want to record. After the call ends, you get a notification that includes a file with the recording. Merging the lines to start a recording is about as easy as pressing a button.

Here’s how to start a recording:

  1. Open the Truecaller app and select Incoming Call. 
  2. Tap the Record a Call button on the app.
  3. Press Call the Recording Line.
  4. Click on Merge Calls.

How to record an outgoing call

And you can also record calls that you place from your iPhone.
You also can record calls that you place from your iPhone.
Photo: Truecaller

Recording a call that you’re placing is similar to recording an incoming one, but not exactly the same.

Here’s how to record an outgoing call with Truecaller:

  1. Select Outgoing Call in the Truecaller app.
  2. Choose Call the Recording Line.
  3. Tap on Add Call +.
  4. Select a contact or dial the number.
  5. Click on Merge Calls.

Is this even legal?

Truecaller is rolling out the Call Recording feature in the United States — with other countries to follow — as a helpful and legal service for professionals and others. Since it uses a separate recording line, it’s more reliable than third-party apps that claim to offer recording in other ways.

The company says it follows all laws and regulations. That includes letting the other person(s) on the call know they’re being recorded with a beeping sound.

It’s generally legal to record a phone call in the United States, though 11 states require people being recorded to give consent. Those states are California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington.

While the Truecaller app is free to use, Call Recording is one of its premium features.

Where to download: App Store


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