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How to Record FaceTime Call on Windows

By Tony Moton

May 19, 2018

FaceTime is a proprietary videotelephony product developed by Apple Inc. Through Wi-Fi or cellular data access to the Internet, video calls are made between two devices equipped with FaceTime. It requires both parties to have Apple devices with FaceTime, Apple ID and 3G/4G or Wi-Fi networks that can be connected to the Internet. That means FaceTime is not limited to the use of iPhone and iPod touch. Therefore, you can use your own Mac to make video calls to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or another Mac user.

iPad Pro & iPhone7 FaceTime Hero

FaceTime has become a popular way for iPhone video calls. Unfortunately, Users of iOS (excluding iOS 11) can't record FaceTime video on the iPhone directly, but they can use QuickTime to record it on the Mac. However, Windows users need a third-party software to record a FaceTime call. In this article, I'll explain 2 ways on to record FaceTime call on Windows to you.


Part 1. Record FaceTime Calls with TuneFab Screen Recorder

The Special Features of TuneFab Screen Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a professional screen capturing & audio recording software that works extremely well on Windows computer. It can not only help you record FaceTime call efficiently but also help you record any activities on your computer screen easily, including online videos, streaming audios and games etc.

1. Make video tutorials

2. Save video chats, online interview, and meeting etc.

3. Shortcut button and screencast quality setting

4. Take screenshots to keep special information

How to Record FaceTime Call

Step 1. Download, install and launch the software.

You can follow the instructions to install the software and select "Video Recorder" from the interface. Then, you can purchase a complete version to break the limitation that the free trial version limits you to record each video for no more than 3 minutes.

Main Interface

Step 2. Select Location of Output Files

Click on the gear button and move to "Preferences" > "Location of output files"  to select a location for your FaceTime call video.

General Output Settings

Step 3. Set Hotkeys

It's convenient for you to start/stop recording, pause/resume recording and take a screenshot with hotkeys. You can customize the shortcuts in "Hotkeys".

Change Shortcuts

Step 4. Select Output Format in Settings

In "Output" > "Video format" section, you can select MP4, MOV, F4V, AVI, etc. as output format. 

Choose Output Video Format

Step 5. Get AirPlay for Windows

AirPlay allows you to display anything on the screen of your Mac or iOS device through the Apple TV. This feature can't be used as part of the Windows, but you can get it through extra software.

AirPlay Mirror

I recommend AiServer, which is a powerful tool that allows the computer to receive video over AirPlay. Once you install the AirServer software, iPhone or iPad will display the list of devices that can be used for AirPlay. If you choose your computer, your iPhone screen will appear on the computer immediately.


Step 6. Start Recording

Once the settings are configured, you could open FaceTime to make a call from your iPhone and click on the "REC" to start recording your FaceTime call on your Windows. By the end of the recording, you can click on "Save" to save the video file. Finally, you can preview your FaceTime recorded videos on the preceding location.

Preview Recorded Video

The above is the tutorial on how to record FaceTime call for saving those happy moments on Windows. It is not a very complicated tutorial. TuneFab Screen Recorder is really a very powerful software, I don't want to labor the point but there it is. This software offers an option for recording video or recording audio only and provides a selection to customize the recording area. I think the software is worth your downloading and it's going to go beyond your expectations.

Part 2. Tips: How to record FaceTime on iOS 11

Apple added an awesome new Screen Recording tool to iOS 11. It means that you can now record and describe your iPhone or iPad screen, rather than using digital ink to draw a boring screen screenshot. At the same time, we can also use this new feature iOS 11 to record FaceTime. The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Enabling Screen Recording

You should open the Settings application, select the "Control Center" then "Customize Controls". Click on the + button next to the "Screen Recording".

iOS 11 Enabling Screen Recording

Step 2. Starting Recording

After tapping the button "Screen Recording", you will have 3 seconds to open FaceTime to give someone a call.

iOS 11 Screen Recording

Step 3. Ending a Recording

When the FaceTime call is finished,you should tap the "Screen Recording" icon again, then you can confirm it in "Photos".

Screen Recording Saved iOS 11

You can use this method to record any activities on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11, but the problem is that when you record FaceTime, the voice is not recorded, and only the video can be recorded. Therefore, I still suggest that you use TuneFab Screen Recorder to record your FaceTime call full of dialogue.

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