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How to Record A FaceTime Call on Mac and iPhone with Sound

By Jennifer Mario

Updated on May 04, 2020

"Can you record a FaceTime call?"

Using FaceTime calls to stay in touch with their friends are common among Apple users. While having FaceTime calls, some users might want to record a FaceTime video call for either business or personal reasons. But how to do that?

In this article, we will teach you two ways to record your FaceTime calls with audio. You can either capture FaceTime call on Mac by using a screen recorder, or you can record your iPhone FaceTime call by using QuickTime with sound. Let's get started!


Part 1. TuneFab Screen Recorder: How to Record High Quality FaceTime Calls on Mac

You can use QuickTime player to record FaceTime calls on Mac, however, it doesn't allow you to record sound from internal microphone when you are doing a screen recording, meaning there will be no sound in your recorded FaceTime video. Thus, the perfect solution to that is to use TuneFab Screen Recorder.

TuneFab Screen Recorder is widly compatible with Mac system, ranging from macOS 10.9 to 10.15. It allows Apple users to recording screen activities, gameplays, video calls, live streaming videos and much more with or without sound and save as different video formats including MP3, MP4, M4A, MOV and more. Besides, it also allows you to customize  video quality (from lowest to lossless) and frame rate (20, 24, 25, 30, 60fps). Lots of features are available if you give it a shot.

Step 1. Download and Launch TuneFab Screen Recorder on Mac

Hit the button above to download and install TuneFab Screen Recorder on your Mac. Launch the software and you will see the main user interface, select Video Recorder to get started. You can also register a free TuneFab account when the registration window popped up.

Screen Recorder Main on Mac

Step 2. Select Recording Area

Open FaceTime on your Mac from Launchpad. On the video recorder interface, select "Full" if you want to record whole screen, or click "Custom" to drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.

Video Recorder Interface

Step 3. Customize Video Settings

Click on the Gear icon to enter Preferences. Under "Output" tab, you can choose your output format and location. There are various video format options available: MOV, MP4, M4V and Gif. You can also adjust your video quality from lowest to lossless and frame rate from 20 fps to 60 fp here. After everything is set, click "OK" to exit Preferences.

Set Output Settings

Step 4. Recording FaceTime Call

Start your FaceTime call. Meanwhile, click the green "REC" button at the right or use your custom hotkey combination to start recording. After recording, just click on the red square button to end up recording. You can replay the video to see if it looks great, otherwise, you can re-record the video. Don't forget to click "Save" to save your recorded video.

Record FaceTime Call

Part 2. QuickTime Player: Record FaceTime Calls with Audio on iPhone

If you are using the built-in screen recorder from your iOS devices to record FaceTime calls on iPhone or iPad, you will get a video without sound. And therefore, if you want to record your FaceTime call with audio, you can connect your iPhone to your Mac and use the QuickTime Player to record. Here's how it works:

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac by using a lightning cable or 30-pin connector.

Step 2. Open QuickTime Player on your Mac from Launchpad or Applications folders. In the menu bar, click "File" > "New Movie Recording".

QuickTime Menu

Step 3. Select iPhone camera from the available list by clicking the arrow icon next to the recording button. Make sure you have turned the volume on to record audio.

iPhone Camera

Step 4. Unlock your iPhone and make a FaceTime call. The FaceTime call will be displayed in QuickTime on your Mac. Click on the recording button to start your recording.

Record iPhone FaceTime

Step 5. Click the Stop button to end recording. Save the file by going to "File" > "Save" and select file location.

Save Video on QuickTime

Methods mentioned above can help us record FaceTime calls on Mac and iPhone. You can try on both and compare its features such as ease of operation, output audio quality, accessibility etc. Choose the one that works better upon your needs. Just let us know if you come across any issues while recording, thank you for reading.

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