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Enable call recording by default

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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Partners can configure devices to have the call recording feature enabled by default.

Constraints: FirstVariationOnly


  1. Create a customization answer file using the contents shown in the following code sample.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>  
    <ImageCustomizations xmlns=""  
                         Description="Indicates if call recording is turned off. User will not see call recording functionality when this is set to true."  
        <Settings Path="Phone/PhoneSettings">  
          <Setting Name=" CallRecordingOff" Value="" />
  2. Specify an Owner.

  3. Set CallRecordingOff to one of the following values:


    0 or 'False'

    Sets the call recording management app to Voice Recorder, which turns on the call recording feature.

    1 or 'True'

    Sets the call recording management app to none, which turns off the call recording feature. This is the default OS Value.

Testing steps:

  1. Flash the build that contains this customization to a phone.

  2. Open the Settings app and select Phone.

  3. Under Default apps, tap Choose apps.

  4. Under Calling, verify that Voice Recorder is showing under Choose the app you want to use to manage recorded phone calls.

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