[Solved] Can You Record a FaceTime Call on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Jul 30, 2021 (Updated: Feb 02, 2023)Filed to: Record Video

FaceTime is free for iOS and Mac users. You can stay in touch with all Apple users without paying extra money. Moreover, the iOS 15/16 update allows iPhone users to video chat with FaceTime outside Apple’s ecosystem. You can Facetime Android and PC on iOS 15/16 now. Then here comes the most important question, can you record a FaceTime call? Of course, the answer is Yes.

You can record not only FaceTime video calls but also FaceTime audio calls. Though FaceTime itself does not provide the call recording or downloading function, you can use third-party FaceTime recorders instead. This article introduces the detailed steps to record screen record FaceTime with audio on Mac, iPhone, and iPad secretly. Just read and follow.

How to Record a FaceTime Call on Mac [2 Free Methods]

There are two simple solutions to record a FaceTime call on Mac, and both require no extra installation. Move along to see the detailed steps.

Solution 1: Record a FaceTime Call on Mac with Audio [Online]

AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder can secretly record FaceTime calls into MP4 and WMV videos online. There is no time limit or watermark. You can record FaceTime video calls for free on your computer. The Pause and Resume FaceTime call recording support is available. You can control the entire FaceTime call recording flexibly.

Don’t worry whether the other person will know that you start to record. FaceTime won’t notify the other members of this video chat about screen recording. Thus, when you hit the "Record" button, you can screen record FaceTime with audio on Windows and Mac without others knowing.

1. Record a FaceTime call with audio from any side losslessly.

2. Get rid of FaceTime screen recording notifications.

3. No time limit or lag when you record a FaceTime conversion.

4. Save the recorded FaceTime call into MP4/WMV with adjustable quality.

5. 100% free and safe to use.

6. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and higher and Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1.Open Safari on your Mac and go to the official website of AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder. For the first-time recording, click the "Record for Free" button and the "Download" button to download the AnyRec Launcher.

Install Launcher

Step 2.Click the "Recording area" button to select your FaceTime window or Mac screen. Then, click the "Camera", "Speaker", and "Microphone" buttons to turn them on.

Screen Recording

Step 3.Before recording, you can also go to Settings and set up the output video format and quality. Then, click the "OK" button to save changes. Next, click the "REC" button to record a FaceTime call on Mac with audio.

Set Up Output Format and Record FaceTime Call

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Solution 2: Record FaceTime Call on Mac with the Default App

The built-in screen recorder on the Mac can also help record a FaceTime call with sound, and others will not get notifications. The steps to do so are simple with the following guide.

Step 1.When calling friends with FaceTime on your Mac, press "Command", "Shift", and "5" keys to activate the recording tool. Click the "Options" button.

Click Options for More

Step 2.Set up the Save To path. You can save the recording to Desktop, Documents, Mail, or Message. Then, click the "Built-in Microphone" button for recording.

Choose Destination and Enable Microphone

Step 3.Choose a recording area mode based on your needs. After that, click the "Record" button to start recording and begin the FaceTime call. Click the "Stop" button, and your FaceTime call will be saved to your previously chosen destination.

Finish Recording FaceTime Call on Mac

How to Record a FaceTime Call on iPhone/iPad without Notifying Others

For iOS 11/12/13/14/15/16 users, you can screen record FaceTime calls on iPhone 14/13/12/11 or iPad 10 via the default screen recording function. There is no need to install anything else on your phone. All you need to do is to activate the screen recording. Later, you can record a FaceTime call on your iPad and iPhone. Below is an example of recording a FaceTime call on iPhone 14 Pro, which is also suitable for iPad 10 or iPhone 14/13/12. (You can check solutions to fix screen recording not working on iPhone here.)

Step 1.Open the Control Center by swiping from the top right corner of your iPhone 14 Pro. Find the recording button. Then, press and hold the button till you see more.

Step 2.Tap "Microphone" to turn it on. This way, you can record your sound during the FaceTime call. After that, tap "Start Recording" and start your FaceTime call.

Step 3.To end the recording, you can go back to Control Center and tap "Recording". The recorded video will be saved in Photos.

Record FaceTime Call iPhone 14 Pro


If you want to screen record a FaceTime call on iOS 10/9/8 and earlier versions, you can give AirShou Screen Recorder iOS 10 for a try.

Bonus Tip: How to Use FaceTime on Android

Android users can also use the FaceTime service to video chat with friends who use iPhones. Then, you can also record a FaceTime call on your Android phone. Although you can’t initiate a FaceTime call on Android, you can join the FaceTime call with your friends via the links. Before jumping to the exact steps of creating such links, Android users must install Google Chrome, for it is the only browser that supports FaceTime calls on Android.

Step 1 Go to your iPhone’s FaceTime app.

Step 2 On the top of the screen, tap “Create Link”.

Step 3 Select which method to share the link with, email, messages, Facebook, etc.

Step 4 After sending the link, your Android friends can participate in the call on their ends.

FaceTime Link iPhone

FAQs of FaceTime Call Recording


Some people may have the question that is it illegal to record a FaceTime call. Well, it is not allowed to do so in some states. Before you start FaceTime recording, you had better get the other person’s permission. FaceTime won’t tell the other person if you start recording. In other words, you will be recorded by others secretly as well. Therefore, you should also be careful when you FaceTime others.All in all, if you want to screen record FaceTime with audio in 2023, you can do as the following paragraphs show. AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder is available for FaceTime screen recording on Mac and Windows. As for iOS and Android users, you can use other FaceTime recording apps. (Go and visit how to screenshot Facetime on iPhone and iPad.)

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