How to Stop Call is now being Recorded Announcement in the Google Phone App

google app call announcement

Today, Google Phone App or dialer is the default calling/dialing app on many Android handsets. There are numerous things that are bothersome about Google’s dialer software, but the call recording announcement is arguably the most obnoxious. As soon as you start recording a call, the software announces to both parties, “This call is now being recorded.” When you terminate the call recording, it also plays “Call recording finished.”

In several jurisdictions, recording calls without alerting all participants is unlawful. We won’t get into specifics, but it would be ethical to notify the other party before beginning a phone recording. However, Google’s method of forcing the call announcement every time is not a good implementation.

Why disable call recording pre-announcement in the Google Phone app

Today’s smartphones virtually all come with the Google phone app pre-installed, including models from Nokia, Samsung, OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo, IQOO, Realme, Xiaomi, Poco, Motorola, Sony, and Honor. Several local phone brands also support the app. As a result, this is a fairly universal rule that should apply to the phone.

Additionally, Google Dialer reads the text and announces the call recording using text-to-speech technology. To solve this problem, we employ a different text-to-speech solution. The update might make it impossible for the Google Phone app to record an audio file for playback as an announcement and keep it muted as a result. Utilize the Google Phone app because Google may resolve this problem in a future release.

Depending on the Android version you are using and the phone model you are using, some of the options described below may be in a separate place. In the event that you are unable to locate the appropriate option, kindly use the settings app’s search function.

How to disable call recording pre-announcement in Google App

  • Firstly, Install the TTSLexx app from Play Store.
  • Then open Settings > System > Accessibility on your Android phone.
  • Then go down and choose “Text-to-speech Output”.
  • Tap on the Preferred engine and change the value to “TTSLexx” from Speech Services by Google. Confirm the subsequent standard warning.
Text to speech TTSLexx setting
  • Then head to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps on your phone.
  • Scroll and find the “Phone” app. Tap on it to open its details.
  • Click on “Storage and cache”. Then tap on “Clear storage“.
Google phone app force stop setting
  • It’s done! Now Open the Phone app and make a call and start recording to see the magic.

You can change the Text-to-Speech provider back to “Speech Services by Google” if you are unsure about the app. Until the Phone app updates its data or if you restart the phone, the call recording announcement will still be disabled. You can repeat the process whenever the call announcement becomes active one more time.

When you record an active call, the alarm will start playing before the call is connected. You won’t be able to hear any kind of recording indication when you pick up the phone when someone is recording the call. An XDA developer discovered the method to turn off the call recording announcement. Watch this space for more advice of this nature.

How does TTSLexx work?

The Google Phone app is unable to properly generate the audio file to play the announcement due to a likely bug or compatibility issue. The call announcement continues to play, but no one can hear it because the audio file is silent.

Is it secure? There is a warning about the collection of data, including credit card numbers and passwords.

The app is 100 percent secure. You are seeing a typical warning that is displayed when you switch input methods. The app does not connect to the internet, or collect, or store any personal data. Your device’s memory stores all of your information securely.