At times you will be forced to record the video FaceTime calls for business or personal purposes.

You might be one of those people who subscribe to the notion that FaceTime calls are way better compared to the voice callsRecording FaceTime calls is the best way to keep those special moments when talking to your loved onesIf you are a newbie, you must be wondering how to go about this whole process, but you can now sit and relaxThis article gives you step by step guide on how to record FaceTime calls.

NB: It is good to respect the privacy of the other party and hence always notify the other them that you are recording the FaceTime call session.

How to Record FaceTime on iPhone

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Recording FaceTime calls on iPhone is the simplest way to do. It even becomes easier when you decide to follow the steps listed here. If you are using an iPhone you must be aware that the manufacturer is working hard to improve the IOS system. Fortunately, you don’t need to install third-party software to record FaceTime call if you are using iOS 11.

This was the first iOS released by Apple to help users to record the video of their FaceTime calls. The downside of this feature is that it does not record the audio portion. To make it easier for you to understand the steps, we are going to provide you with a good number of options to choose from.

How to Record FaceTime on iPhone Using an Inbuilt Function

As mentioned earlier, the downside of this method is that you only record the video of your FaceTime call but do not include the audio part of the video. You can choose this method if you are not interested in the audio part of the video. Here are the steps to follow;

  • Ensure that your iPhone is at the home screen.
  • Access the control centre of your phone by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.
  • From the control centre, look out and identify the screen recording icon. The icon looks like a pair of white circles with its centre filled.
  • Tap the icon.
  • The screen recording process will begin in three seconds. Therefore, ensure you are ready and minimize and any instances that will distract you when undertaking the process.
  • Once the three seconds have elapsed, the screen will record everything you do on your phone but won’t record any audio.
  • Open the FaceTime app and make a call with your relative or friend or the contact in question.

There is a likelihood that you might fail to find the screen recording icon on the control centre after you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Here is the way to go;

  • Access the app drawer on your phone.
  • Locate and launch the settings icon.
  • Open control centre.
  • Select customize controls.
  • Scroll down and locate screen recording.
  • Select the green add icon. This successfully adds screen recording icon to the control centre.
  • Go back to the home screen and repeat the process we have listed above.

How to Record FaceTime on iPhone Using a Third-party Software

In cases where you want to record a video plus the audio, you may need to have a third party app to get the job done. You can access these software from the app store. To make your work easier, follow this step by step guide to install the application.

  • Go to the app drawer of your iPhone.
  • Locate and launch the AppStore.
  • Search for either Record it, DU Recorder, or Web Recorder. These are some of the apps that will help you get do the job.
  • Install either of the apps and follow the prompts provided.
  • Use Mac to record FaceTime calls on your iPhone
  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac computer.
  • From the dock or applications folder, locate and launch the Quick time
  • Once you launch the application, click on the File option located on the top left side of the menu bar.
  • Select the first option, new movie recording.
  • On the QuickTime window, click the downward arrow next to the record button.
  • From the list of cameras, click and select your iPhone.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is unlocked. The display should now appear on the QuickTime Application on your Mac.
  • In QuickTime application, ensure that the volume bar is turned up. If you fail to, it will be a challenge to hear your call.
  • On your, iPhone locate and launch FaceTime application.
  • On your Mac, click on the record button on the QuickTime application.
  • Go ahead and place the FaceTime call with your friends on your iPhone.
  • After the call, click on the stop button.
  • Click the file option from the menu bar. Scroll down and click save.
  • A new pop up will appear, and you should key in the name that you want to be associated with your recording.
  • Click the save.

How to Record FaceTime Using Mac

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You will realize that most people prefer using the iPhone to record FaceTime calls, but you can do it using a Mac computer as well. The process is easy and straightforward and gets the job done in a matter of seconds. You can do it using the QuickTime application that is already installed in your MacOS. Pay attention to the steps we list here and follow them keenly.

  • From your Mac dock, locate and launch the QuickTime
  • On the menu bar, select the File option that is located on the top left corner of your screen.
  • On the drop-down menu, scroll down and select new screen recording.
  • While within the QuickTime, click on the drop-down arrow next to the record button. Select Internal Microphone.
  • Go ahead and open FaceTime call app and make a call with the contact in question.
  • Select the QuickTime to record the entire. You can as well drag and drop the screen to record a proportion of it.
  • After that, select the stop recording button.
  • Click the file option from the menu bar. Scroll down and click save.
  • A new pop up will appear, and you should key in the name that you want to be associated with your recording.
  • Click the save.

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