FaceTime calls are a great way to stay in touch with people you care about, whether on an iOS device or a Mac. However, what do you do if you want to save those special moments? Luckily, using your Mac, you can record those calls to view later.
Here's how you can record FaceTime calls taken on both Mac and iPhone.
- How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac
- How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac
How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac
If you're looking to record a FaceTime call on your Mac, you can use QuickTime's screen recording feature to your advantage.
- Open FaceTime on your Mac.
- Press Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard.
Click Options on the screen capture menu.
- Click a save location under Save to.
Click Built-in Microphone under Microphone.
- Click Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion to select your recording area.
Click Record to start recording your screen.
- Begin your FaceTime call.
Click the Stop Recording button after you end your FaceTime call. Your recording will be saved to your chosen location.
How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac
First things first: don't. Since you can't record your screen natively on your iPhone anyway, you need a Mac for this, and you can already record FaceTime calls on your Mac (I mean, you are reading this whole guide, right?).
However, if you insist on recording a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac, here's how.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin connector.
- Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or Applications folder.
Click File in the Menu bar.
- Click New Movie Recording.
Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.
- Choose your iPhone from the list of available cameras.
Unlock your iPhone. Its display should now appear in QuickTime on your Mac.
- 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?
Open FaceTime on your iPhone.
- Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac.
Place your FaceTime call on your iPhone.
- Click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when you've finished your call.
Click File in the Menu bar.
- Click Save.
Give your recording a name.
- Choose where you want to save your recording.
Let us know if you have any questions about recording FaceTime calls in the comments below.
Update May 2020: Up to date through iOS 13 and macOS Catalina.
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