I used to use Appliqato's Call Recorder.

A few days ago Google Play's policy changed so no call-recording application could access the call-log information. This means now the calls are like "anonymous" and you "have" to listen to them to identify them.

This represents a handicap: If you get a bunch of calls (say 50 per day) and you leave the batch for one week, you can face to have to "manually identify" 500 calls easily which is absolutely a no-brainer.

Instead, the "normal" call-log from the phone has the call numbers stored.


Is there any way I can download the call log information in a machine-processable way?

I'd do a script to post-process call logs and match the date and time to identify the numbers later.

  • Try wiki.termux.com/wiki/Termux-call-log and do tell how helpful it is. I haven't tested so far. – Irfan Latif Mar 18 '19 at 18:23
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    If Google has changed the policy this only applies to the PlayStore. Usually this means the the developer of the app provides two versions: One PlayStore compliant and one "original" app that can only be installed via side-loading. Ask the app developer if there is such a version. – Robert Mar 18 '19 at 18:37
  • @Dmitry Because not everything that is technically possible is compliant to the rules made by Google for the Play Store. Therefore apps that contain a certain functionality are not allowed in the Play Store, but if the app is useful a app developer can still sell it outside. – Robert Apr 21 '19 at 17:16

If you used a free edition (not the Pro), you can get an older version from ApkMirror.

Older versions of the Pro edition can also be found online, but since distributing it is not possible legally, you will only find it on dodgy websites where you must be very careful in order to avoid malware.

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