Do you need to record one or both ends of calls on your ASUS smartphone? We understand—the recording can later be used as proof the conversation took place or for sentimental reasons, transcribed to extract information, edited for inclusion in a creative project, and more. Regardless, the company has you covered with a built-in feature. Although things may change worldwide due to some Google policies to prevent abuse (anonymous call recording, for instance), the mobile manufacturer is safe because it notifies all participants. Now, let’s dive into how to record a call in ASUS smartphones.
Note. Laws regarding call recordings vary worldwide. Ensure that the action is legal in yours and that you inform all partakers that the conversation is recorded.
1. Use the call recording feature on ASUS smart devices
As mentioned, we have great news for ASUS users—their devices come with an inbuilt call recording functionality. Even better, it supports capturing all calls passively, which can later be reviewed, listened to, and erased. Plus, it permits users to choose which call to record while it’s ongoing. That saves storage space yet does the trick. Let’s get into it.
Configure automatic call recording on ASUS smartphones
Although we can’t claim all ASUS smartphones have this feature, most do. We noticed this feature on ASUS ZenFone 8 and 8 Flip and ASUS ROG Phone 3 and 5, for example. With that said, configuring the automatic recording of calls on ASUS mobiles works like this:
- Open the dialer application.
- Accept all necessary permissions if the device is new, you performed a factory reset, or switched default dialing applications recently.
- Tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner.
- Select Call recordings.
- When prompted, allow the app to record audio by tapping While Using the App (long-term use) or Only This Time (as long as the application is open). Tap on Allow two more times.
- You will see “No recording” since the list is empty. All recordings from that point forward will be recorded. Participants will be warned that the conversation audio is saved.
If you noticed no recordings appeared after doing a quick test call, something may have changed the default settings. Repeat steps 1 through 3, then:
- Select Settings.
- Go to Call. On a few models, the option is called Call settings.
- See if the Call recording option is available. If not, choose the Advanced option first.
- Toggle the switch next to Auto call recording to on. Do the same for the Call recording notification.
- Optional. Tap the Record calls from option, and change it from “All numbers” to “Selected numbers”. You can then automatically record calls only for contacts or mobile phone numbers you select.
The “Settings” menu also lets you configure call recording quality, primary storage (switching to SD card, for instance), file name, time limit, and more.
Record individual calls on ASUS mobile
We realize you may get tired of erasing recordings to save storage space. Additionally, if you need one-off recording, it doesn’t make sense to use the automatic feature. Luckily, if you’re in an active call, you’ll notice the Record option or icon in the ASUS dialer app next to Bluetooth, Video call, Mute, Hang up, and so forth.
If you don’t see it, you may have to tap on More (three horizontal dots icon or swipe to the left) to expand the list. After agreeing to the same permissions, the recording will be in the same three-dot menu → Call recordings section. You can also tap the “Call recording saved” notification in the top bar after you finish. Not all ASUS devices support this option, however.
2. Use Google’s Phone application to record a call on ASUS mobile devices
Devices that use the stock Android experience let users always record calls or capture individual call audio. The only requirements are that your ASUS device is using Android 9 and the default Phone dialer app. Additionally, the country must not prohibit sold devices from using the functionality. With those conditions, you can use Google’s Phone application to record a call on ASUS smartphones this way:
- Tap the three-dot “More options” menu.
- Go to Settings then Call recording.
- Select the Always record option, then configure which numbers or contacts it should apply to:
- Numbers not in your contacts
- Selected numbers → Always record selected numbers → Tap + to choose contacts
- Confirm automatic call recording by tapping Always record again.
Similarly, you can capture the audio on both sides of an active individual call by tapping the Record option and selecting Stop recording to stop. You can find the audio files you recorded in two ways:
- Tap the Recents option in the Phone app → Select the caller → Go to History
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then go to Recordings to see a full list
3. Record a call on ASUS smartphones via a third-party app
We provided a list of the leading call recording applications for Android. Although their use is optional with the two methods we demonstrated, you may want extra features or security. We want to point out that Google tightened up call recording permissions for unofficial apps, and some may become unavailable in the future. You can begin recording calls using third-party applications this way:
- Download the desired app from Google Play Store. We’ll use our top choice, Automatic Call Recorder by RSA to show the process. We are unaffiliated, however.
- Install and open the application, then provide the needed recording permissions.
- Go to Settings (cogwheel icon).
- Toggle Enable call recorder on. Choose whether to capture incoming or outgoing calls.
- Pick whether to record all calls or only from some numbers under “Black list and White list”. If you opt for the latter, you can include or exclude contacts and numbers, whichever is more convenient.
- Optional. Enable Ask for PIN when app opened. Configure a password to boost privacy and security.
- You can also configure file type if .mp3 is inadequate. To check recordings, tap the down arrow (▼) next to the contact name on the home screen.