How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

How to Enable Call Recording On Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

If you’re like me, missing essential information during a crucial phone call is frustrating. Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series call recording feature saves the day, so I had to study in earnest the features’ ins and outs. 

Armed with this knowledge, I’m sharing information first hand here. In this post, I’ll show you how to enable call recording on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra. Plus, we’re including a troubleshooting guide if things go sideways. 

Things to Remember Before Recording Calls

Before you rush forward to record calls, remember that there are parameters you need to understand to proceed without any hitches. 

  • The availability of Samsung’s call recording feature is region-based due to varying call recording laws.

    Unless Samsung can secure a legal permit to enable the call recording feature in your region, it won’t appear under your phone app’s settings.
  • Due to differences in consent provision, you must also exercise due diligence when using this feature. For instance, call recording without consent is legal in India, while other regions may require two-party approval.
  • Samsung’s built-in call recording feature is incompatible with WiFi calling.

How to Enable Automatic Call Recording on Galaxy S22 Series 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps9
Time to Perform Fix50 seconds
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone

Enabling call recording on a Samsung Galaxy S22 phone (no matter the variant) is easy. You can access the call recording feature directly from the default phone app, if available on your device.

Therefore, availability is the only significant concern regarding the call recording feature on the Galaxy S22. 

After all, some regions prohibit this feature, which explains why other Samsung users may not find it under their phone app’s settings menu.

However, if you reside in a region where call recording is legal, enabling it to run automatically is like a walk in the park. You can follow the steps below to turn on the automatic call recording feature on your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone.

Step 1: Go to your Samsung Galaxy S22’s Phone app.
Step 2: Click the kebab menu (three vertical dots) to
view the additional menu options.

Step 3: Select Settings from the additional menu.

Step 4: Select the Record Calls option from
the call settings menu.

Step 5: Turn on the switch for the
Auto record calls” feature.

Step 6: Choose between “All calls, Calls with unsaved
numbers, or Calls with specific numbers.”

Note: The selected option will decide which type of
calls are subject to auto-recording.
Step 7: Click the “Numbers to auto record” option if you
selected “Calls with specific numbers” in the previous step.

Step 8: Enter a phone number you want to
auto-record during calls.

Note: Alternatively, you can add a phone number
from the Recents or Contacts tab.
Step 9: Return to the Record Calls menu to find the
location of your Recorded Calls.

How to Manually Record Calls on the Galaxy S22 Series 

Although automatic call recording is more convenient, manual activation’s flexibility is a godsend. After all, you don’t limit your Samsung Galaxy S22 to one type of phone call since you can choose when to use it.

This way, you can also ask for permission before recording your conversation with the person on the other side. It’s crucial for Samsung users residing in regions requiring two-party consent under local call recording laws.

Therefore, the manual method is the best way to enable call recording on your Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra device. However, this flexibility may be less advantageous if local laws allow one-party consent, aside from saving your phone’s storage space.

Below are the steps for manual call recording on your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone. All phone models in this series share a similar UI, so the instructions for manual call recording are identical.

Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra Manual Call Recording

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps7
Time to Perform Fix40 seconds
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra
Step 1: Join a phone call on your
Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra.

Note: It doesn’t matter whether you send
or receive the phone call.
Step 2: Click the kebab menu on the phone call screen
to view additional menu options.

Step 3: Click Record Call. 

Step 4: Click Confirm to accept the terms and conditions for using your
Galaxy S22’s call recording feature.

Note: The terms and conditions are subject to local laws and will vary according to your region.
You must observe due diligence when using this feature to ensure
you don’t violate laws prohibiting wiretapping or eavesdropping without consent.
Step 5: Continue the phone conversation while the
call recording feature is active.

Step 6: Click the kebab menu again.

Step 7: Click Stop recording call once you’re satisfied.

Troubleshooting Your Call Recording Issues 

As in any smartphone feature, call recording on your Samsung S22 device will find some hiccups along the way.  To counter this, below are troubleshooting tips and tricks to fix your Samsung Galaxy S22’s faulty call recording feature. 

Note: The steps to troubleshoot a faulty call recording are similar for all Galaxy S22 series devices since they share the exact UI.

FIX 1. Restart your phone

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix1 minute and 10 seconds
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra

If you can’t enable call recording on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra, you may need to restart the device first. This way, you can refresh its system memory, allowing you to fix software-related bugs and errors on your Galaxy S22 phone.

This action is essential if your phone has been acting up recently due to these system errors. After all, hiccups like this may cause your Samsung phone to malfunction, preventing some built-in features from working correctly.

After resetting, your phone should reboot faster and perform better. Thus, you can use the call recording feature again to save your essential phone conversations.

Step 1: Simultaneously hold the volume down and power keys
on your Samsung Galaxy S22.

Step 2: Stop holding both keys when the Samsung logo appears on
your Galaxy S22 screen.

Step 3: Wait while your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone
finishes its bootup sequence.

Step 4: Follow the previous call recording instructions to test if the feature works.

FIX 2. Update your phone

Difficulty Easy ●●○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix5 minutes
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra
A working internet connection

Sticking to outdated software is another reason you can’t enable call recording on your Samsung Galaxy S22 phone. Thus, updating your Samsung phone is crucial for improving its performance and compatibility with the latest features.

The latest update may fix the recurring bugs and glitches that cause its call recording feature to fail. In such cases, you should install the new update before recording the phone calls.

Additionally, software updates are excellent for improving your Samsung phone’s performance. If it’s in optimal condition, you’re more likely to enjoy its call-recording feature without issues.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and open your
Galaxy S22’s Software Update menu.

Step 3: Click “Download and Install.”

Step 4: Go to Download.

Note: If your Galaxy S22’s “Auto-download over WiFi” feature is enabled,
it automatically downloads the update in the background.
Step 5: Click “Install Now to update the
system software of your Galaxy S22.

Step 6: Wait while your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone
installs the update and restarts.

FIX 3. Reset your phone

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps7
Time to Perform Fix3 minutes
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra

When troubleshooting your Samsung Galaxy S22, nothing comes close to the effectiveness of a factory reset. This action lets you address system bugs and glitches by restoring the phone settings to its default factory configuration.

The factory reset will also delete malware and corrupt data files that cause system malfunctions on your Samsung phone. As such, we recommend this as the standard solution for all software-related problems.

With this, you can address any issue that prevents enabling call recording on your Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra. Unfortunately, it’s important to note that this troubleshooting method has a significant downside.

After all, it also deletes your saved data and installed apps. Thus, you must only consider this method your last resort after failing to fix your phone’s call recording feature with other solutions.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Select General Management.

Step 3: Go to Reset.

Note: Back up your essential data and files using the backup and restore option.
You can restore them from the Samsung Cloud after the factory reset.
Step 4: Click “Factory data reset.”

Step 5: Scroll down and press Reset to continue.

Step 6: Enter your Galaxy S22’s pin and tap
Done to proceed.

Step 7: Click “Delete All” to factory reset the
Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone.

FIX 4. Change your Galaxy S22’s Country Specific Code

Difficulty Moderate ●●●○○
Number of Steps18
Time to Perform Fix5 minutes
Things NeededA Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra
A compatible USB cable
A PCA working internet connection

By now, the only reason you can’t enable call recording on your Galaxy S22 device  is the feature’s unavailability. Luckily, there’s a trick to activate it!

However, we don’t recommend doing this unless call recording is legal in your region. This method is only advisable if you import Samsung Galaxy phones from a region without the call recording feature.

To do this, you must change your phone’s CSC to one that supports call recording. The table below shows the CSC for countries with call recording support for Samsung Galaxy devices.

AlgeriaTMC, WTL
Sri LankaSLK
ThailandCAM, MYM, THL
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and open the
About Phone menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap the Build Number option until a
confirmation that developer mode is enabled appears.

Step 4: Return to Settings and open the Developer Options
menu under About Phone.

Step 5: Scroll down and toggle the USB Debugging switch on.

Step 6: Click OK to enable USB Debugging.

Step 7: Plug your Galaxy S22 into a PC via a USB cable.

Step 8: Download the SamFw Tool on your PC.
Step 9: Select the downloaded file and extract its contents.

Step 10: Open the extracted folder and launch the EXE file.

Step 11: Click Yes to run the software on your PC.

Step 12: Click the ADB tab.

Step 13: Click Change CSC.

Step 14: Select a Country Specific Code with call recording support.

Step 15: Click Change to confirm the selected CSC.

Step 16: Click OK on your Samsung Galaxy S22 when a
USB debugging prompt pops up.
Step 17: Wait until the CSC change is complete and your Galaxy S22 reboots.

Step 18: Go to the call settings menu to confirm if you have the call recording feature.

Are there alternative call-recording apps for Samsung Galaxy devices? 

Alternatively, third-party call-recording apps work on Samsung Galaxy devices if you don’t want to change your phone’s CSC. You can install these call-recording apps and set them as your Galaxy S22’s default phone app.

FAQs about Call Recording on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

Can I record my WhatsApp, Telegram, or Messenger calls on my Samsung phone? 

You can’t record WiFi calls using Samsung Galaxy phones’ built-in call recording feature. Samsung’s call recording feature isn’t compatible with WiFi calling.

Can I record calls using a third-party app on my Samsung Galaxy phone? 

You can use a third-party app to record calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone. It’s the alternative option if call recording is unavailable in your region.

Are there legal considerations when recording phone calls?

Consider your local laws before recording your phone calls. Since recording laws vary based on the region, it’s up to you to observe due diligence so you don’t get into legal trouble.

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