Samsung has announced the Galaxy S24 series will be getting a new feature with the One UI 6.1 update that will allow users to record VoWiFi calls.
VoWiFi, which stands for Voice Over WiFi, is a telecommunications service that enables users to make and receive phone calls on their devices by connecting to a WiFi network. The feature comes in handy when their cellular network is weak but have access to a better WiFi network.
Samsung Galaxy Smartphones To Get VoWiFi Call Recording With One UI 6.1
Until now, VoWiFi call recording was only available on One Plus’s OxygenOS and Oppo’s ColorOS. Google’s version of Android no longer allows users to record phone calls but Samsung’s One UI has long had call recording as a feature.
From now on, Samsung users will be able to record VoWiFi calls alongside normal voice calls. Other brands using custom Android UIs will likely extend support for VoWiFi call recording on their devices.
VoWiFi is particularly useful if the user is making a long and important phone call. Now with the recording option, they won’t miss out on any important details.
However, it is still important to note that recording another person’s voice, especially without their consent, is not good practice. In many countries, the act can have legal consequences. Therefore, it is advisable to obtain consent from the person on the other end of the phone before recording their conversation.
Samsung Promises To Bring Wi-Fi Call Recording To Older Galaxy Devices
Samsung Galaxy users who have received the Android 14-based update for the One UI should also update the Galaxy Dialer app to version 15.1.66 or newer. At launch, the feature will only be available on the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra. Other older models of the smartphone eligible for One UI 6.1 update will be getting it in the coming months.
For the time being, Galaxy units running One UI 6 or lower won’t be able to record voice-over Wi-Fi calls as it will display a pop-up saying “cannot record Wi-Fi calls”. Samsung has confirmed that it will be rolling out the feature to certain older devices via a software update.
Apart from VoWiFi, Samsung Galaxy smartphones can also record calls made over VoLTE (4G) and VoNR (5G) networks.
Users can turn on VoWiFi call recording from the device’s quick setting panel. Voice-over Wi-Fi allows users to make both audio and video calls via Samsung’s dialer app.
Compared to regular voice calls, VoWiFi offers better audio quality, especially indoors where cellular network coverage can be patchy but WiFi may have strong signals. Additionally, VoWiFi ensures that calls do not get disconnected due to network issues.
How To Enable VoWiFi Call Recording On Samsung Galaxy S24?
Here are the steps to enable VoWiFi call recording on the Samsung Galaxy S24 running OneUI 6.1:
- Open the settings app on the phone
- Navigate to the Calls option
- Go to Other call settings
- Enable VoWiFi call recording option