6 Easy Methods to Record FaceTime Calls

Last updated on January 8, 2020 by JoKelly

FaceTime is the video messaging app developed by Apple Incorporated for their devices that run on iOS and MacOS. The app can connect to other Facetime application from different Apple devices, which makes it an exclusive application. The app has a lot of various applications for people, especially to those who are far away. With that being said, recording FaceTime conversation is all that rare these days. Although FaceTime has its own recording option, it is not comparable to dedicated screen recorders with premium features. Luckily, this article provide tools that can record FaceTime efficiently. Continue reading to learn more information about these tools.

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AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro for Mac

screen grabber pro One tool that lets you record a FaceTime call is Screen Grabber Pro for Mac. This tool allows you to record your screen activities on your Mac device. With its flexibility in terms of usage, it can definitely record your FaceTime conversations in the event that you want to watch it after. Screen Grabber Pro is very easy to use that even less experienced users won’t have any confusion. Below are the steps on how to use Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro for Mac.

Step1 Download and install the tool on the Mac device

Simply click the download buttons below, and the installer download will start. Once the download is finished, run the installer and follow the onscreen instruction to properly install the program.

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Step2 Launch the program and start the recording

Once installation is finished, run the tool to access the homescreen. From here, you will see the simple interface of the tool.

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Step3 Open FaceTime and record the conversation

Before starting the recording, launch the FaceTime application and start the conversation. Select “Region” as the recording mode, and select the FaceTime window. Once done, click the “Stop” button to end the recorded process. The recorded video will be saved automatically. You can choose to preview and play the video anytime.

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QuickTime (Record Mac)

quicktime player Most people are oblivious to the fact that Quicktime Player on Mac, is more than just a simple media player. It is equipped with more functions than just playing your favorite music and movies. One example is that it can work as a screen recorder for your Mac activities and record FaceTime with audio. This is perfect for spontaneous activities like when having a FaceTime call. Why settle for screenshots when you can record the entire conversation. Here are the steps on how to use Quicktime Player on Mac to record FaceTime calls.

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User Guide:

  • Launch the Application Finder on your Mac, then search and open the QuickTime Player app to access its main interface. From here, click the “File” button in the menu bar to select “New Screen Recording”.
  • The recording toolbar will appear next. Then, click the “Dropdown” arrow next to the record icon. From the menu that will appear, select “Internal Microphone” then open FaceTime afterward.
  • Next, go back to the recording toolbar to click the “Record” button. Then, using the mouse or touchpad, drag to draw the recording screen that will capture the entire FaceTime window.
  • Start the FaceTime call, and it will be recorded by QuickTime automatically. To stop it, click the “Stop Recording” button which is located at the menu bar.
  • Finally, click the “File” button to rename, select the output folder and save the FaceTime recording.
iOS Mirror

acethinker mirror logo Another great tool for FaceTime screen recording on iOS devices is iOS Mirror. It works on both Windows and Mac, and can be used to either record iOS screen videos, or take screenshots. The record feature of the tool offers video recording in high-resolution with no time limitations. This is why even if the FaceTime conversation takes hours or more, it is sure to record them all. It also allows full screen viewing, which is ideal for people who have visual impairment. FaceTime video recordings can also be uploaded online using the “Share” feature of the tool. To learn how to operate iOS Mirror and record FaceTime calls, follow the steps below.

Step1 Install iOS Mirror on PC

Get the installer of iOS Mirror from the buttons below. Once download is complete, run the installer and then follow the instructions from the setup wizard.

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Step2 Mirror iOS on PC

Before doing anything, make sure that both devices are connected to the same internet network. Launch iOS Mirror on PC, and the control center on iOS. Tap the “Screen Mirroring” option from the set of options and select the name of the PC from the window. The iOS screen will then reflect on the PC screen via iOS Mirror.


Step3 Record FaceTime call

Once everything is set, start the FaceTime conversation from a bigger screen. Record the conversation by clicking the “Record” button from the sidebar. Also, to end the recording just click the “Stop” button and then the video will be saved to the folder assigned by the tool.

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Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder

icon-iphone-screen One tool that can do the job is AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder. This is a simple yet reliable tool for your iPhone mirror and recording needs. Making screen recording easier, Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder can record important FaceTime calls. You can also mirror your iOS device to your PC or flat-screen TV for a better viewing experience. Besides, this tool allows you to upload recorded video and animated images, and it also supports iOS 7 up to iOS 12. On the other hand, below are the steps on how to record FaceTime calls using Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder.

Step1 Get the installer package and Set it up on the PC

Download the installer of iPhone Screen Recorder by clicking the buttons below. After the download, quickly install on the tool on your PC device.

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Step2 Launch the tool to connect the iPhone

After installation, open the program and connect the iPhone to the same network connection where the PC is connected. From the home screen of the iPhone, swipe up and select “Screen Mirroring.”

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Step3 Record the Facetime call

Now that the device is mirrored, click the “Record” button on the screen to start recording your Facetime conversation. To end the recording, click the “Stop” button to save the recording.

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DU Recorder

icon-du-recorderAnother screen recording tool for iOS devices is the DU Recorder. This tool allows users to record FaceTime in a smoothest and more precise quality. Also, DU Recorder is used by live streamers on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and more. What’s good about this tool is you can use it without any ADS popping, which lets you record without any disturbance. To get this tool, visit the App Store on your iOS phone, and search the DU Recorder name, and click the “GET” button to start downloading. Once done, install it, then swipe your iPhone from bottom to top to see the “Control Center.” After that, click the “Record” button and choose “DU Recorder” as your recorder, and it will start recording automatically. Then, start calling on FaceTime to record it.


Record it!

The last solution to record FaceTime is Record it! that allows users to to record the iPhone screen and shots taken from its camera. One unique function of the mobile app is that it allows users to add “Reactions” to the recordings directly. Additionally, it also records the sound coming from the microphone so users can make an audio commentary. Aside from recording FaceTime, the app is also useful to record games and apps installed on the iPhone. As an added feature, Record it! also offers a built-in video editor to add filters and background color to the video to make it more stunning. Finally, all recorded and edited FaceTime activities are available to share to YouTube instantly.

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There are many reasons why people record their FaceTime conversation. That is why it is essential that they have the right tools to do the job. Quicktime Player is always ready to use whenever the need to record a conversation arises. However, there is a more professional approach towards screen recording, and that is by using Acethinker Screen Grabber Pro. This tool, together with iPhone Screen Recorder provides seamless and highly responsive mirror and recording functions. Both of these tools are the more reliable choice for all your screen recording needs.

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