Possibly one of the most requested features for Apple to bring natively to iOS is the ability to record phone calls. There are a lot of reasons people might want this feature, and with a jailbreak tweak called Call Recorder X+, you can get it. Since this uses a jailbreak tweak, it does, unfortunately, mean you need a jailbroken iPhone. For guides on how to jailbreak check out my jailbreak section.
Call Recorder X+ makes it easy to automatically record incoming and outgoing calls. It can be set to do this automatically for all calls, only for unknown numbers, or be activated manually for each call. Recorded calls are saved for listening back later, and can be shared via email, text message, or just about any other social messaging app. Call Recorder X+ costs $2.99 on Cydia/Sileo, so while not free is definitely not expensive either.
DISCLAIMER: Depending on your location, you may be required by law to notify the person on the other end of the phone that they are being recorded. I, nor the developers of Call Recorder X+, can be held liable for any misuse of this tweak. Check the local laws in your country or state to see if this applies to you.
Requirements & Notes
- A jailbroken iPhone is required (see guides here)
- This can record audio from phone calls as well as from other VoIP apps such as FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp & more.
- You may be legally required to notify the other person on the phone that they are being recorded (see disclaimer above)
- Open Cydia or Sileo* on your jailbroken iPhone. Tap the ‘Sources’ tab at the bottom and add the source ‘http://hacx.org/repo’.
*Sileo users may not need to add this source, as the tweak is also available on the Packix repo.
- Search for and install the ‘Call Recorder X+ (iOS 12)’ tweak.
- Once installed, respring your device and open the new CallRecorderX+ app.
- You will be prompted to enter activation information or purchase a licence. Follow the prompts to purchase a licence for $2.99, then enter your email address and activation code on the activation menu.
- Once activated, all calls will be recorded automatically by default. A red record button will also now appear during a call, which will start or stop recording.
- You can change the tweak’s settings by opening the left menu in the app and tapping ‘Settings’.
- All recorded calls are stored in the main ‘Recordings’ view of the app. From here you can listen to them again or share them.