New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on January 06, 2021) follows:
Our modern smartphones have grown to be very capable and feature-packed as our mobile operating systems grow more mature.
With this, many features that would have otherwise needed a third-party app are now baked right into the stock apps.
One such feature is call recording. Today, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a custom Android skin that doesn’t support native call recording features.
When the OnePlus Nord launched a few months ago, one of the hamartia that users quickly discovered is that the device came with Google’s stock dialer and messaging apps as opposed to OnePlus’ own.
This meant that, while users would now enjoy Google Phone’s exclusive features like the ability to search for local businesses’ numbers from within the dialer app, they would miss out on OnePlus dialer exclusives like automatic call recording.
For a while then, users of OnePlus Nord and other OnePlus devices that came with Google’s stock apps felt left out, pleading with OnePlus to allow them the option to choose a preferred dialer.
It is during this period that we saw reports that OnePlus was exploring possibilities to add automatic call recording support for the said devices, at least in India. More on that here.
Well, yesterday we saw OnePlus Nord bagging the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta and with that, there is a new possibility. Users can now sideload a version of OnePlus dialer that supports automatic call recording.
This applies to other OnePlus devices that are running various versions of OxygenOS 11, and along with a built-in call recorder, users can choose to have their OnePlus devices do this automatically.
As shown in the video above, this OnePlus dialer with automatic call recorder works well on OnePlus 8 devices running OxygenOS 11. This should bring a lot of relief to users who’ve been eagerly waiting for such.
Should you want to get this OnePlus dialer app on your phone, all you need to do is download the apk file on your OnePlus device running Android 11-based OxygenOS 11. Note that Android 10 users are out of luck with this one.
That said, below is the download link to the OnePlus dialer app with an automatic call recorder feature for OxygenOS 11.
- File Name: OnePlus Dialer
- Channel: OxygenOS 11 Port
- Android: 11
- Type: apk
- Download: Link
- Type: apk
Has this worked for your OnePlus device running OxygenOS 11? What are your initial thoughts on this app? How would you compare this to the Google Phone app? Tell us in the comments section below.
Update 1 (August 11)
It was easy to see this coming but the workaround of installing the OnePlus Dialer application to replace Google’s no longer works since it was patched a couple of months ago.
As things stand, there’s no way to disable the call recording announcement on any phone that comes with the official Google Dialer application. We’ll post an update if and when things change.
NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section so stay tuned.
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