galaxy s6 phone call recording

There is one important feature that Samsung has implemented into Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s software code but hasn’t enabled it, and it is the phone calling ability. Smartphones have the ability to record phone calls and the Samsung Galaxy s6 with the Galaxy S6 edge are no exception.

However, if you grabbed your phone looking for the button to enable the ability to record phone calls you will have a hard time finding it. Even though both devices are capable of such feature, Samsung has disabled it, yet included it into the software.

The reason why Samsung has disabled the phone calling feature is because this ability is not allowed on all countries. It might be perfectly legal on some countries to record conversations but some countries might not allow it. If you live in a country that allows phone calls recording, follow the guide below to learn how to enable it.

  1. Launch the file explorer on your phone and navigate to system/csc.
  2. There is a file called others.xml. Open it using a file editor.
  3. Scroll to the end of the file and find the following lines:
  4. Just above these two lines enter the following line:
  5. Save the file and reboot your phone.

Make a phone call. There will be a button which will start recording the phone call. Press the button again to stop recording.

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  • Gato Cat

    Ronaldo, you’re telling me to add simple text to the end of an xml file. Doing that will make invalid xml. Do you mean literally what you said? Or do you mean to add RecordingAllowed as a self-closing tag inside the final closing tag for SamsungMobileFeauture?

    • Hi there, article updated with an easier guide to understand.

      • Gato Cat

        Thank you! When I open others.xml for editing it tells me, “This file is on a read-only filesystem. You will not be able to save any changes unless you first remount it as read-write.” Not being a mobile developer, I don’t know how to go about that. On my PC it would be simply editing the file properties. Can you help?

        • What file manager are you using?

          • Gato Cat

            The one that reported that was FX TextEdit. I used ES Note Editor and edited with no problem, but got an error saving.

      • J’Naia Hunee

        Can you please send me a link to an easy way to install the call recorder to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
        I am so not techno . Thank you

  • Alex

    Can you make this more user friendly? I am not very good with software information and have downloaded what I needed but I do not see the mentioned line of code in the others.xml file so I do not know where to add the extra code.

  • Juanita

    Neither of these line items appear in the file to insert above or below. What now?

    • J’Naia Hunee

      I’miss having trouble also. I just don’t understand how to upload the feature to record calls.
      If you find a simpler way let me know. Thanks

  • John

    Works perfectly! Cheers!

  • Samantha Holler

    Hi, When I tried to save it said it was not allowed. Anyway around that??

  • Tiff Aniee

    Somebody help me! I want to know how to record an incoming call on my s6 and be able to transfer it to a computer after. Please help!!!

  • abdo

    ES File Explorer File Manager did not detect system/csc.