Whenever you need to make an important phone call for business
or personal reasons, such as discussing the terms of a business proposal
or a
conversation of legal significance, having a recording handy is a sure
way to
keep the details straight after a call has taken place. Some folks opt
for a more old school method of placing the phone on speaker and using
a tape recorder or a computer. Fortunately, a sleeker and more
method exists for smartphone users. I’ll show you how this is
done using Call Recorder – IntCall for iOS. [Warning: Make sure that
you get consent from the person on the other end of the phone before you
record the call to avoid violating any federal or state wiretapping

  1. Download the Call Recorder app for your iPhone, launch the application, and accept the terms and conditions (Note: Call Recorder is also available for Android).
    Figure A

    Accept the terms and conditions.
  2. Enter the phone number associated with your iPhone.
    Figure B

    Enter your phone number.
  3. Now, with the app open, you’re almost ready to begin
    recording your first call. Press the Account button on the menu bar
    at the bottom of the screen. At this screen, you can add credit for minutes.
    Three minutes for U.S. calling are provided for testing purposes.
    Figure C

    You can purchase additional credits for minutes.
  4. Return to the main Dialer screen and either
    press the book button to bring up contacts or type in the number you desire to
    Figure D

    You can press the book icon to bring up contacts.
  5. Once
    you’re at the call screen, simply carry on your conversation as you normally
    would, as the call is being recorded in the background.
    Figure E

    Recording a call with Call Recorder.
  6. After
    you’re finished, you can access your recordings via the Recordings screen, which can be accessed through the menu bar.
    Additionally, you can press the Edit button, select recordings, and
    then either email or sync them via iTunes for safekeeping.
    Figure F

    You can sync your recordings via iTunes.  

As a quick note, this app only works for outbound phone calls
and doesn’t intercept incoming ones. Although the app is free by itself, you
do need to fill your recording minutes balance periodically in order to
continue using the app.

If you have a good suggestion(s) for call recording
applications, either for iOS or Android-based smartphones, please share your opinion in the
comments below.