Simple Approaches for Recording FaceTime Calls

Last updated on September 30, 2019 by JoKelly

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 for recording it.

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AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro for Mac

screen grabber proOne 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. 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 playerMost 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.

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User guide:

  • Start by locating and opening Quicktime Player from the dock or by using the “Finder.”
  • Then, on the menu bar, click the “File” tab and pick the “New Screen Recording” option.
  • 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.
  • Open FaceTime and once ready, go back to the Quicktime Player toolbar and click the “Record” button.
  • 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.
  • Once the FaceTime conversation is over, click the “Stop” button from the menu bar to end the recording.
  • Then, go to 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.

screenflow for macScreenFlow is a screencasting tool that can record any activity on your display screen. This tool can easily record FaceTime on Mac and allows you to record the video because this tool has a simple built-in video editor that even a beginner will be able to use it more accessible. Besides, the quality which the ScreenFlow can give makes it look like you are viewing it live because the recording has an excellent quality, high frame rate. To start, download the tool by visiting its official website, and install it on your Mac. Then, launch it, and customize your preferred settings on the tool. After that, click on the “Record” button and open the FaceTime to start recording it.


iOS Mirror

acethinker mirror logoAnother great tool to record FaceTime calls 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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QuickTime (Record iOS)

quicktime playerLike 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.

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For QuickTime iOS:

  • Using a lightning cable, connect the iPhone to the Mac device.
  • Then, on the Mac, run Quicktime Player who is usually located on the “Dock.”
  • Once Quicktime Player is ready, click “File” on the menu bar, and click “New Movie Recording” from the list of options.
  • Next, on the Quicktime Player toolbar, click the down arrow next to the “Record” button and select the iPhone as the camera source.
  • It is important to raise the volume of Quicktime Player before recording Facetime to have audio.
  • Start by opening FaceTime on iPhone and click the “Record” button on the Quicktime Player toolbar.
  • When the conversation is over, click the “Stop” button on the toolbar to finish recording.
  • After that, go to the “File” tab and click “Save” to name the file and choose where to save it and click the “Save” button.
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.


iOS Screen Recorder

ios screen recorder by techsmithiOS Screen Recorder by Techsmith is one of the company’s flagship applications for iOS devices. The tool can be considered as the iOS mobile version of Camtasia which is the desktop screen recorder of Techsmith. It has all the makings of a great mobile screen recorder, except for its lack of editing features. In order to edit or enhance the video captured on iOS, it must be transferred first to a PC device and then use the default video editing application that is installed. If this feature is available on the said tool, then it could’ve gotten the title of being the best iOS screen recorder. On the other hand, it is undeniable that it is by far one of the best tools for iOS to record mobile screen activities.


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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