If you’re thinking of buy a mobile with call recorder in our country, it can become an impossible mission for you. Currently none offer it in the native app. This is so due to current legislation, which prevents it. We are going to tell you what has led smartphone manufacturers to make this decision.
Previously, the xiaomi mobiles They had the possibility of recording calls without installing third-party apps and without using the Google function. You could activate it in the call settings. This was all smartphones with at least MIUI 11 and Android 9, just when Google blocked this feature on Android. But they have lost it.
Now there’s a reason you won’t find this feature on modern phones anymore. Some Samsung models or with Google dialer have a native call recorder, although only available in certain countries. Spain is not among them. In it apple casehave decided not to introduce this possibility for protect the privacy of its userstaking into account that for the company this is one of its main priorities.
Can you record calls in Spain?
Until now, in our country it is legal to record a call as long as be part of the conversation. But it is not to record and broadcast the recording, since sharing it without the consent of the other person could be a crime, although it is not in all cases. It is also illegal to record other people’s conversations because it violates the fundamental right to secrecy of communications in article 18.3 of the Spanish Constitution.
There is another important aspect to take into account, and it is the European General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), which ensures that the processing of personal data requires the unequivocal consent of the affected, with some exceptions, such as recording someone harassing you to keep evidence of it. Therefore, you would need the other person to allow you to record the call. And let it be recorded.
There are many cases in which it is not possible to make this recording, and they differ in the various countries of Europe and throughout the world. Still, you shouldn’t have a problem if you do it just to personal use. However, all this added to the fact that it is not legal to record calls in other countries causes mobile phone manufacturers to develop devices without this function. Current European legislation does not make it easy for us in this regard.
You can only do it with third-party apps
It is a very controversial topic, and the solution goes through install third-party apps in case you need to use it. Some are not trusted and some do not work on all models, so be careful what you install. One of the best known is Call Recorder, in which you can record any call and choose the ones you want to save.
Cube ACR is another VOIP and phone call recorder that supports this feature on most versions of Android mobiles.
If you have an iPhone, you can use the HD Call Recorder app.
Therefore, you only have to buy a very old mobile that allows this function, something that is not recommended, opt for applications of this type or give up this function. Everything will also depend on the use you want to give it and if your purposes are legitimate and legal.