This works for both iPhone and Android, but requires a few extra pieces of equipment and software. You’ll need a PC with the free audio recording program Audacity installed (other programs like Adobe Audition and Garageband work, too), and either a male-to-male 3.5mm audio cable or a mic attached to your PC. Those whose smartphones have ditched headphone jacks will also need to use an adapter or opt for the external mic option.
“It’s not always comfortable, but over time it becomes less awkward,” says Kingsbury. Then whe
n an emergency hits, you’ll be ready.