How to Record Calls on iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

How to Record Calls on iPhone 15 and 15 Plus



Recording Calls on iPhone 15 and 15 Plus: Exploring Your Options (and Limitations)

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus boast impressive features, but native call recording functionality remains absent. This can be frustrating, especially when needing to capture important conversations for reference or legal purposes. However, fear not! This guide explores alternative methods to record calls on your iPhone 15 or 15 Plus, while also outlining the legal considerations involved.

Understanding the Limitations:

Apple, for various reasons including privacy concerns and legal complexities, doesn't offer a built-in call recording feature on iPhones. This means you can't directly record calls using the iPhone's native Phone app.

Exploring Alternative Solutions:

While a native solution is unavailable, there are alternative approaches to consider, each with its own advantages and limitations:

  • Three-Way Calling with Voice Memo:
  1. Initiate a call to the person you want to record.
  2. While on the call, make another call to your own Voice Memos number (pre-configured in Settings > Phone > Voicemail).
  3. Once connected, merge the calls into a conference call.
  4. Open the Voice Memos app and start recording. This records both sides of the conversation.
  5. Once finished, stop the recording and save it within the Voice Memos app.


  • Requires informing the other party about recording the call. Local laws might dictate consent requirements.

  • Clumsy process, potentially interrupting the conversation flow.

  • Lower audio quality due to merging calls.

  • Speakerphone with External Recording Device:

  1. Place the call on speakerphone.
  2. Use a separate recording device, like a digital recorder or your computer's audio recording software, to capture the conversation.


  • Requires readily available external recording equipment.

  • Audio quality might be affected by microphone placement and ambient noise.

  • May not be practical for discreet recording.

  • Third-Party Call Recording Apps:

Several third-party apps claim to offer call recording functionality. However, these apps typically work through:

  • Call Conferencing Services: These services involve routing your call through their servers, potentially raising privacy concerns. Their legality can also vary by region.
  • Accessibility Features: Some apps exploit accessibility features to record calls. These methods might be unreliable and can violate Apple's App Store guidelines, leading to app removal.


  • Often require subscriptions or in-app purchases.
  • May have limited functionality or compatibility issues with iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
  • Potential security risks associated with unknown app developers and data practices.
  • Might violate Apple's App Store guidelines and lead to app removal.

Important Legal Considerations:

Before recording a call, it's crucial to understand the legalities involved. Call recording laws vary significantly by country and even state.

  • One-Party Consent: In some regions, a one-party consent law applies. This means you only need your own consent to record the conversation.
  • Two-Party Consent: Other regions require two-party consent, meaning you must obtain explicit permission from all participants before recording.

It's your responsibility to research and comply with the call recording laws in your jurisdiction. It's also advisable to inform the other party about the recording if required by law or for transparency.