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How to record FaceTime calls on your Mac and iPhone

FaceTime is the app that allows you to make video calls on iOS and MacOS powered devices. In this tutorial you will learn how to record FaceTime calls on iPhone and Mac.

FaceTime is a great app developed by Apple and integrated into iOS and MacOS as standard. FaceTime is a great way to keep in touch with your loved ones and now you will learn how to save those special moments by recording your FaceTime calls. Follow the steps below to learn how to record FaceTime calls on your iPhone and Mac.

Over Wi-Fi, you can use FaceTime on any of these devices:

  • iPhone 4 or later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini (all models)
  • iPod touch 4th generation or later (only iPod touch 5th generation supports FaceTime audio calling)

With a cellular data plan, you can also use FaceTime without Wi-Fi on any of these devices:

  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (3rd generation or later)

FaceTime isn’t available or might not appear on devices purchased or used in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.

How to record FaceTime calls on your Mac

To record FaceTime calls on your Mac you can take advantage of QuickTime screen recording feature.

1. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or your Applications folder.

2. Click File in the Menu bar.

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3. Click New Screen Recording.

4. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

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5. Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.

6. Open FaceTime.

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7. Click the record button in QuickTime.

8. Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.

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9. Start your FaceTime call.

10. Click the Stop Recording button in the Menu bar.

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11. Click File in the Menu bar.

12. Click Save.

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13. Give your recording a name.

14. Choose where you want to save your recording.

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15. Click Save.

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How to record FaceTime calls on your iPhone or iPad

You don’t need to do this because you will need a mac anyway so you can call from the mac and record your calls from there using the guide above. But if you really need to there is a way. Follow the steps below to record FaceTime calls on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin connector.
  2. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or Applications folder.
  3. Click File in the Menu bar.
  4. Click New Movie Recording.
  5. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.
  6. Choose your iPhone from the list of available cameras.
  7. Unlock your iPhone. Its display should now appear in QuickTime on your Mac.
  8. In QuickTime for Mac, make sure the volume bar is turned up. Otherwise, you won’t be able to hear your call, and what would even be the point of having it?
  9. Open FaceTime on your iPhone.
  10. Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac.
  11. Place your FaceTime call on your iPhone.
  12. Click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when you’ve finished your call.
  13. Click File in the Menu bar.
  14. Click Save.
  15. Give your recording a name.
  16. Choose where you want to save your recording.
  17. Click Save.

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