How to record calls on Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra

Wondering how to record calls on your Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra? Although, there are third party apps that allow you to record your calls but most of them require you to pay to use. With Samsung Galaxy S21 series, you don’t have to depend on third party apps as the devices already include native call recording feature built in to the system.

In this guide, we’ll explain how to use the call recording feature on your Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra. Read on.

Please note that the feature may or may not be available in certain regions depending on whether the local laws allows it or not.

Recording calls manually

Follow the steps below if you choose to record each call manually.

Step 1: Open the Phone app

Step 2: Dial to a number that you wish to record

Step 3: Next click the 3 vertical dots menu on the right

Step 4: Then click the Record call option

Step 5: Click Confirm to Terms and Conditions. Your call recording will start and saved in the phone’s internal storage after the call has ended.

You can then view the recorded calls by going to My Files > Internal Storage > Call folder.

You can also view the call recordings from the Phone app.

  • Open Phone app
  • Click the 3-dot menu button on the top-right corner
  • Click Settings
  • Tap on Record calls
  • Click on Recorded calls

Here, you will find all the recorded calls.

Recording calls automatically

You can enable automatic call recording if you don’t want to follow the above steps for each call you want to record. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Open the Phone app

Step 2: Then click the 3-dot menu on the top right corner

Step 3: Tap on Settings

Step 4: Tap on Record calls

Step 5: Tap on Auto record calls and toggle the switch to turn it on.

You can choose your auto call recording preference by tapping the Auto record calls option and selecting the recording option. You can choose from the following options.

  • All calls: Record calls for all numbers
  • Call from unsaved numbers: Record only calls for unsaved numbers
  • Calls from specific numbers: Record calls for selected numbers

To view the recordings, go to My Files > Internal Storage > Call folder. Alternatively, you can access the recorded files from the Phone app.

  • Open Phone app
  • Click the 3-dot menu button on the top-right corner
  • Click Settings
  • Tap on Record calls
  • Click on Recorded calls

Final thoughts

Before you start recording calls, you should first check if its legal in your state. While federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations with the consent of at least one of the parties (e.g., you), these laws can vary from state to state. It is also advisable to get permission from the other person(s) before you can start recording so you don’t face any legal problems later.