How to Record Phone Calls on Galaxy A52A52 5G

How to Record Phone Calls on Galaxy A52/A52 5G

Say you’re riding the train on your way home when suddenly you get a call from family or your significant other. They’re asking you to buy a handful of stuff along the way for dinner.

It’s just a simple favour, but since they called you and you’re pretty indisposed, it’s tough to write notes—mental ones might fail soooooo badly, too. You wish you knew how to record phone calls on your Galaxy A52 or A52 5G device, right?

It’s good that your phone can record calls with its software out-of-the-box (in accordance with your local data privacy and protection laws, like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR], of course). 

We’ll teach you how to set things up, from the very easy to the easy steps. Don’t worry; it will just take a few seconds, or as long as your phone call actually is.

How to Manually Record Phone Calls

DifficultyVery Easy ●○○○○
Number of steps3
Time required1-5 seconds
Things you needGalaxy A52/A52 5G 

Samsung Galaxy A52 or A52 5G phones can natively record calls without the need for any third-party application, thanks to the recording function being built-in to the Phone app. 

If you don’t see the “Record” option on your phone, it’s most likely that your region or country does not allow call recording under its data protection and privacy laws. 

You can try using third-party apps, but your mileage may vary or be just futile

If you bought (imported) your phone from a country that doesn’t allow call recording, yet your actual location does, there are tricks you can do to enable call recording. However, most of these are complicated, potentially illegal, and may even brick your phone.

IMPORTANT: Please inform yourself of your country’s data protection and privacy laws before recording or sharing any call. 
TechJive does not encourage any illegal use of the call recording function. 

Recorded calls are saved in the phone’s storage, ever ready to be listened to again, like when you need to recap the minutes of a call for work or hear grandmum’s voice once more. You can also have these recordings shared with other devices.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Dial any number or receive an incoming call.
Step 2: While on the line, tap on the Record icon (the option can also be in the upper-left kebab menu, depending on your software version). Once the phone starts recording your call, it will display a recording timer beside the call timer.

Step 3: Tap the Stop recording button if you want to end recording even if the call is still ongoing. Otherwise, the recording will automatically stop when the phone call ends.

How to Automatically Record Phone Calls

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of steps6 or 7
Time required10-15 seconds
Things you needGalaxy A52 or A52 5G

You might think that pushing the “Record” button every time you get a call is quite a hassle. We can’t blame you; there’s a high chance of pressing the other buttons and messing up the call!

Good thing your Galaxy phone can be set to automatically record calls immediately once you accept them.

Just like it is for recording calls manually, the steps we’ll discuss in this section will apply if your Galaxy A52 or A52 5G’s native phone app and your country or region allows the call recording feature under its data protection and privacy policies.

Here’s how setting up automatic call recording should go:

Step 1: Open your Phone app from your home screen or app drawer.

Step 2: Tap on the kebab icon ( ) at the upper right corner of the dialer screen. Tap Settings to open your phone’s Call Settings.

Step 3: Look for the Recording calls option and select it. 

Step 4: [OPTIONAL] We highly suggest you toggle Notifications to ON to keep yourself updated with your phone’s recording function. If this feature is activated, you’ll get a notification showing whether a call is being or was recorded.

Step 5: Tap Auto recording and toggle it to the ON position. In some locations, users will be asked to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions on their responsibilities and liabilities in using the recorded calls.

Step 6: Choose whether you want to [1] record all calls (All calls/All numbers), [2] unknown numbers only (Unsaved numbers/Calls with unsaved numbers), or [3] a few selected numbers (Selected numbers/Calls with specific numbers). 

Step 7: If you chose the last option (Selected numbers/Calls with specific numbers), tap Auto record numbers and enter the phone numbers you want to record calls of. 

How to See the List of Recorded Calls and Share Them

DifficultyEasy ●●○○○
Number of steps4
Time required10 seconds – 1 minute
Things you needGalaxy A52/A52 5G 

Since you recorded your calls, we’re sure you’ll want to listen to them again. 

Here’s how to check your phone’s recorded calls:

Step 1: Open the Phone app. It should open to the dialer.

Step 2: Look for the kebab icon ( ) at the upper right corner of the dialer. Tap Settings, and your screen will show the Call Settings menu.

Step 3: Select Recording calls to open its sub-menu and tap Recorded calls. You’ll then be led to the directory in your device’s internal storage with your call recordings. 

Step 4: To share your recordings, tap and hold your chosen file. Once the file options appear at the bottom of your screen, tap the Share icon and choose how or where you want to share it. 

Why is my Galaxy A52 not showing the call recording option?

Due to the increasing complexity of digital data and concerns for its security, many countries worldwide have enforced their policies and laws for data protection and privacy. 

These policies usually include prohibiting the covert recording of phone calls or even the ban against recording devices altogether. 

Moreover, recording phone conversations unilaterally or without the consent of the party you’re talking to poses legal risks against you, the one recording. Sharing private calls with outside parties can even lead to fines and jail time in some countries.

Your Galaxy A52 series phone might not be showing the call recording option because laws in your location or region prohibit the function. Data privacy laws can make Samsung remove call recording from its software.

In fact, in 2022, Google disabled the access of Android apps to device microphones, effectively “killing” third-party recording applications. If a third-party call recording app would work, you might only get to record your end of the conversation.


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