How to Turn Off Call Recording Announcements Any Android device

Silent Call Recording: How to Disable Announcements on Any Android Phone [Record Calls Privately]
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Many of you wanted to turn off the annoying sounds of “this call is not being recorded”! Aww, that sucks, right?

Google Dialer has policies that cause this; previously, it didn’t have this feature of call recording innocence, but in the past few years, it’s been there!

Picture this: You are calling your friend, saying, “Hey bro, when are you going to give my money back?” You want his statement recorded, so you hit the record call button on the Google phone app. It then says, “This call is now being recorded.” Your friend might think you don’t trust him, so he may also lose your trust.

To avoid all these scenarios today, 3 solutions to stop call announcements or call recording sounds on any device.

Surprisingly, one of the solutions would disable call announcements in Google phones (google’s dialer app).

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And a few unique tricks you can do which will save you from the call recording without announcement.

Here’s the summary of all three things; read any solution you like more.

  • Solution 1: This solution utilizes the default Google dialer (phone) app.
  • Solution 2: This alternative solution offers a lightweight option.
  • Solution 3: This solution is a clever trick that can work on any device.

Solution 1: Disabling Call Announcements in Google Phone

Acknowledgment: Before we delve into the steps, we thank the Tech Facts in Telugu channel for sharing this wonderful trick that works on various Android devices. Their contribution to this topic is truly appreciated.

Step 1: Uninstall the Latest Version of Google Dialer

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Open the Play Store and search for “Google Dialer.” Once found, open the app and tap on “Uninstall.” This will remove the latest version and revert the app to the older version that originally came with your device. This step is necessary as Google has patched the workaround in the latest version.

Step 2: Disable Auto-Update for Google Dialer

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Ensure you tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the Play Store and disable the “Enable auto-update” checkbox for Google Dialer. This prevents the app from being automatically updated to the latest version. Remember, for this method to work, it’s crucial to keep Google Dialer on the older version.

Step 3: Install the TTSLexx Application

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First, install a TTSLexx (Text-to-Speech) application on your Android device. You can find the TTS app by searching for it on the Google Play Store and installing it for free.

Step 4: Adjust Text-to-Speech Settings

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Once you have installed the TTS app, go to your device’s settings and find the “Text-to-Speech” option. The location of this option may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version. It is typically found under “Accessibility” or “Additional Settings.”

Step 5: Select the Preferred TTS Engine

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You will see a list of available TTS engines within the Text-to-Speech settings. By default, it is usually set to the system’s default engine, such as Google Text-to-Speech. However, after installing the TTS app, you should see it as an option. Select the TTS engine to set it as your preferred choice.

Step 4: Clear Cache and Data

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clearing cache and data of phone app

Next, it’s time to clear the cache and data of the Google Dialer app. To do this, go to your device’s settings, locate the “Apps” or “Application Manager” section, find the Google Dialer app, and tap on it. From there, select the options to clear the cache and clear data for the app.

Step 5: Test the Call Recording

recording voice calls without announcement

Now, let’s test the call recording without the pre-announcement. Make a call to any number and switch to the loudspeaker mode. Open the Google Dialer app during the call and tap the “Record Call” option. You should no longer notice a pre-announcement indicating that the call is being recorded.

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  1. Uninstall the latest version of Google Dialer.
  2. Disable auto-update for Google Dialer.
  3. Install the TTS (Text-to-Speech) application.
  4. Adjust Text-to-Speech settings in device settings.
  5. Select the preferred TTS engine.
  6. Clear cache and data of the Google Dialer app.
  7. Test call recording without pre-announcement.

Solution 2: Disable Call Announcement On Any Device

The traditional dialer applications on Android or iOS do not allow switching between other dialer applications, which means you cannot easily switch to an app that enables call recording. However, there is a catch.

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Recently, Google Play Store has implemented a policy change that does not allow any app to record calls without announcing it to both parties involved. This means you will only find an application on the Google Play Store that records voice calls if you notify users that the call is being recorded.

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You can search for alternatives on the internet to work around this restriction. Some apps outside the Google Play Store allow call recording without needing a modified version. However, I don’t recommend using modified applications, which can often cause more harm than good.

While I can’t provide specific examples of these apps, you can perform a search on Google to find suitable options. I trust that you are smart enough to do so, and that’s all I can suggest.

Solution 3: Use an Inbuilt recorder to get a recording phone without recording the announcement

Now, for Solution 3, you can try using the screen recording feature, which is helpful. Additionally, you can use another smartphone to record the voice during the call.

Having a second phone for recording may not always be feasible, but the screen recording feature that captures audio and video can serve the purpose. Alternatively, you can explore the use of booster applications that bypass restrictions and allow you to record voice calls.

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However, please remember that such applications may only sometimes be reliable or recommended due to potential risks.

Please note that the following instructions may only work on some devices, as the availability and functionality of screen recording features can vary.

Additionally, screen recording may not capture audio on certain devices or operating systems. It’s always recommended to check your device’s user manual or consult the manufacturer’s website for specific instructions and compatibility.

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  1. Enable screen recording: Access the Quick Settings panel on your Android device by swiping down from the top of the screen. Look for the screen recording icon and tap on it to enable the feature. Remember that not all devices have a built-in screen recording option in the Quick Settings panel.
  2. Adjust audio settings: Check your device’s settings to ensure that the audio recording option is enabled for screen recording. Please be aware that some devices or operating systems may not support internal audio recording during screen recording.
  3. Initiate the call recording: Open the dialer application on your device and make or receive the call you want to record.
  4. Start screen recording: If your device supports screen recording with audio, start the screen recording by tapping the screen recording icon in the Quick Settings panel. Otherwise, you may need to explore alternative methods or third-party applications to record your screen’s audio and video.
  5. End the recording: Once your call is complete, stop the screen recording by tapping the screen recording icon again or using the designated stop button in the recording interface.
  6. Extract audio from the recording: If the screen recording successfully captures audio, you can use a video editing or conversion tool to extract the audio track from the recorded video file. Remember that this step may not apply if the screen recording does not capture audio.

Remember to always comply with local laws and regulations regarding call recording. Ensure you have consent from all parties involved in the call and respect your jurisdiction’s privacy and legal restrictions.

Compare the three solutions based on their ease of implementation and effectiveness

Solution 1: Disabling Call Announcements in Google Phone

  • Ease of Implementation: Moderate
  • Effectiveness: High
  • This solution involves uninstalling the latest version of the Google Dialer app, disabling auto-update for the app, installing a Text-to-Speech (TTS) application, adjusting TTS settings, and clearing the cache and data of the Google Dialer app. While the steps may require some technical knowledge, the solution is generally effective in disabling call announcements on Google phones.

Solution 2: Disable Call Announcement On Any Device

  • Ease of Implementation: Easy
  • Effectiveness: Limited
  • This solution suggests searching for alternative call recording apps outside the Google Play Store. While it offers a workaround to the call announcement restriction, the effectiveness may vary, and finding a reliable and trustworthy app can be challenging. The use of modified applications is not recommended due to potential risks.

Solution 3: Using Screen Recording or Other Devices

  • Ease of Implementation: Easy to Moderate
  • Effectiveness: Variable
  • This solution proposes using the screen recording feature on some devices or using another smartphone to record voice calls. While it is relatively easy to initiate screen recording, the effectiveness may vary depending on the device and operating system. The drawback is that screen recording may not capture audio on certain devices, and using another device solely for recording purposes may only sometimes be convenient.

Discuss any limitations or drawbacks associated with each solution:

Solution 1:

  • Limitations: This solution applies to Google Dialer and may not apply to other dialer apps or devices. It involves reverting to an older app version, which may lack certain features or updates in the latest version. Additionally, future updates from Google may patch this workaround.

Solution 2:

  • Limitations: The primary limitation of this solution is the restriction imposed by the Google Play Store policy, which requires call recording apps to announce the recording. Searching for alternative apps outside the Play Store can be risky as they may need to be verified or reliable, potentially compromising device security.

Solution 3:

  • Limitations: The effectiveness of this solution depends on the availability and functionality of the screen recording feature on the device. Some devices may not have built-in screen recording options or may not capture audio during screen recording. Using another device for recording may not always be practical or accessible.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully disabled the pre-announcement of call recording on your Android device with Google Dialer.

We encourage you to try it out on your device and let us know in the comments if it worked for you.

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Thank you for reading, and enjoy your call recording without the pre-announcement!

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Kunal Kashyap

I'm Kunal Kashyap, and I've been immersed in the world of technology for several years now. My journey began back in 2017 when I started creating YouTube videos covering topics like Android, apps, games, and solutions to common tech issues. Today, I've transitioned into the role of a blogger, and you can find my informative guides on backdroid.com. I take pride in simplifying complex tech concepts, making them accessible to everyone. Whether you're a tech novice or an expert, my tutorials are designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your Android device, apps, or games in a clear and straightforward manner. If you'd like to see some of my recent posts, check out my LinkedIn activity.

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