Jailbreak Your iPhone for Call Recording

Call Recording Featured Article

Jailbreak Your iPhone for Call Recording

December 19, 2016

With their No. 1 focus being on security, Apple has made it incredibly difficult to record calls through an iPhone on the iOS platform. Apple does not have its own native app for call recording, and has of yet not allowed any third party developers to create their own call recording app. This presents a problem for those who wish to record calls for business purposes, as many prefer the convenience and ease of use of the iPhone to other smartphones but are severely limited by the lack of call recording.

However, there is a potential workaround for iPhone owners: a process that is colloquially known as “jailbreaking.” This is essentially removing the default iOS from the iPhone and installing a modified operating system that allows for the installation of custom apps (which do not need to be approved by Apple in order to appear in the Apple Store). After doing this, iPhone users can have access to a multitude of apps that can be installed and used for call recording.

The number one add-on that jailbroken iPhone users can take advantage of is called iOS Call Recorder. For $2.99, it allows users to record all calls made through the native iPhone phone app as well as VoIP apps like Skype and WhatsApp. The recordings can then be shared through email and SMS messaging and uploaded to Google Drive and other cloud storage services.

Although this call recording feature is currently only available on iPhones through the jailbreaking method, this is a good sign for the future. Apple has been known to take popular tweaks from jailbroken operating systems in the past and incorporate them into newer updates in their own iOS. For example, the native flashlight in the Dashboard that debuted with the iPhone 6 was originally a tweak from jailbroken iPhones. Thus, even if people do not feel comfortable going through the entire jailbreak process to get call recording on their iPhones, it is very possible that it will soon be a part of the iOS.

Edited by Alicia Young

Article comments powered by Disqus