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Simple Approaches for Recording FaceTime Calls

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Simple Approaches for Recording FaceTime Calls

Facetime is the built-in video messaging app of Apple devices. Regardless if it is a Mac or iOS device, it is sure to be equipped with Facetime. And most of the time, people have important conversations with their loved ones, especially those who are in far away places. That is why some people record their Facetime conversations to ease their longing for their loved ones. Continue reading to know about the simple tools that you can use, to record Facetime conversations.

Record FaceTime on Mac Using Screen Grabber Pro for Mac

Another tool that is worth trying 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.

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Step4 Play the recorded video

After the recording, the recorded video will be saved automatically. You can choose to preview and play the video anytime.

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Use Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder

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. 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 Acethinker 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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Record FaceTime Video Calls on Mac with QuickTime

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. 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.

Step1 Launch Quicktime Player

Star by locating and opening Quicktime Player from the dock or by using the “Finder.”

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Step2 Click start new recording

On the menu bar, click the “File” tab and pick the “New Screen Recording” option.

new screen recording option

Step3 Select the audio source of the video

From the Quicktime Player toolbar that will appear, click the down arrow beside the “Record” button and click “Built-in Microphone” from the list of options.

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Step4 Start the recording process

Open Facetime and once ready, go back to the Quicktime Player toolbar and click the “Record” button.

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Step5 Select which recording mode to use

After clicking the “Record” button, select if you want to capture the entire screen by “Clicking on the desktop” or capture only the conversation by dragging the mouse pointer around the Facetime window.

select full screen or region

Step6 End the recording process

Once the Facetime conversation is over, click the “Stop” button from the menu bar to end the recording.

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Step7 Save the recorded conversation

Click the “File” tab again, and click “Save” from the list to keep the video you recorded by naming it and choosing where it will be saved and click the “Save” button.

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Record Facetime from iOS using a Mac device

Like a Mac device, iOS device like iPhones also have built-in Facetime applications. However, unlike a Mac device, iPhones don’t have a built-in screen recorder. This is why it is impossible to record your Facetime conversations from your phone directly. However, there is still a way to record your iPhone Facetime conversation and that are by using Quicktime Player on Mac. If you are interested about it, here are the steps on how to use Quicktime Player to record your Facetime conversation from your iPhone.

Step1 Connect the iPhone to the Mac device

Using a lightning cable, connect the iPhone to the Mac device.

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Step2 Open Quicktime Player

On the Mac, run Quicktime Player who is usually located on the “Dock.”

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Step3 Select new movie recording

Once Quicktime Player is ready, click “File” on the menu bar, and click “New Movie Recording” from the list of options.

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Step4 Select the iPhone camera as video source

On the Quicktime Player toolbar, click the down arrow next to the “Record” button and select the iPhone as the camera source.

use iphone camera for recording

Step5 Adjust the recorder volume

It is important to raise the volume of Quicktime Player before recording Facetime to have audio.

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Step6 Begin recording iPhone Facetime

Start by opening the Facetime app on the iPhone and click the “Record” button on the Quicktime Player toolbar.

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Step7 Finish recording the conversation

When the conversation is over, click the “Stop” button on the toolbar to finish recording.

stop the recording process

Step8 Keep the video

Go to the “File” tab and click “Save” to name the file and choose where to save it and click the “Save” button.

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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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