The iPhone by default doesn’t come with a feature that allows you to record calls. And this can cause an inconvenience if you need to get crucial information during a call that you simply can’t write down. This calls for a good call recorder that will easily record calls and allow you to conveniently replay them. This is where Free Call Recorder, a Cydia app, comes in. With this app, you can record calls, not just on the call application, but also on Skype, Viber, FaceTime, and many other apps that allow you to make a call.
Free Call Recorder works perfectly on iOS 9, 9.2, 9.3.3 and even iOS 8 as long as it is jailbroken. This tweak is available for sale at about $4 but I will show you how to get it installed for free just for educational purposes and testing it out. Once you find it helpful, you can then proceed to buy it. Below are the steps to follow in order to install Free Call Recorder.
How to install free call recorder
To install Free Call Recorder on your iPhone, iPad Air, or iPod Touch, you need to have your device jailbroken and running on either iOS 8 or 9. This is because the repo that we are going to add can only be accessed via Cydia. Once you have verified the phone meets the set requirements, you can follow the tips below to have your call recorder installed.
- Check to ensure that your Phone is jailbroken and has Cydia installed (For iOS 10, check out Yalu jailbreak)
- Go to Sources > Edit > Add
- Type http://repo.biteyourapple.net/
- Add the repo
- Search Call Recorder (It has a green icon)
- Tap to install
How to record phone calls on your iPhone using Free Call Recorder Cydia tweak
Once you have installed the call recorder, you need to set it up to record your calls on the call app, Skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp. Follow the steps below precisely to have this app working appropriately.
- Tap on the Call Recorder to Open
- Enter an email (a fake email will work too)
- Agree with terms and conditions
- Tap Ok
The app is now ready to record your calls. You can now customize settings where you can allow auto record for all calls, auto stop record, select whether settings can apply to specific or all calls, play beep in call, show status bar icon, show badge on icon, prompt record save, and use passcode to access recorded calls.
Free Call Recorder will allow you to record calls straight from your iPhone, iPad Air, or iPod Touch. Remember that in order to install this app, you need to jailbreak your device and have it running on iOS 9.3.3 and below. There are plenty of settings to play around with and you can record and replay calls not just from the native call app, but also from WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber, and Skype, among others.