How to Record FaceTime Call with Audio iPhone/Mac/Android

When you have a FaceTime call with your friends, you may want to keep some special moments. The recording is one of the most efficient ways to complete the work. You can learn some reliable and free methods on how to record a FaceTime call on Mac and iOS devices on this page.

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Updated on May 11, 2024

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FaceTime calls help us stay in touch with our families and friends, especially when we are far away from them. Sometimes when you have a FaceTime call with a loved one, you may want to save precious moments. How to deal with that? The easiest way is to screen record FaceTime calls with some effective FaceTime recorders. On this page, more information will be given to you on how to record FaceTime with audio on iOS, macOS, and even Android devices.

How to Record FaceTime with Audio on Mac

In this part, you will learn two ways to capture FaceTime on a Mac. Let's take a look together.

#1. Record A FaceTime Call on Mac with EaseUS RecExperts - With App & Microphone Sound

Pros: Available for most Mac models; No watermark or time limitation for any recording;

Limitations: Some recording features are only available in the Pro version;

We all know you can not record internal audio on a Mac unless you install plugins like Soundflower. So, when it comes to screen recording FaceTime with audio on Mac, the easiest way is to find a professional Mac screen recorder, like EaseUS RecExperts.

This program makes it easy to record Mac screen and audio (microphone & system sound) simultaneously, so it is obvious that you can rely on it to record FaceTime calls effortlessly without extra downloading or installing. Besides, this full-featured FaceTime recorder supports unlimited screen recording, which means you can record the FaceTime as long as you want.

Once your recording is over, you can even use AI assistance to transcribe the recorded audio into text, and that will be helpful if you want to make a meeting minute during the FaceTime calls. Just hit the button below to start recording FaceTime calls on your Mac!

Here are the detailed steps to screen record FaceTime with sound on Mac:

Step 1. Open the FaceTime video call that you want to capture and launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose "Full Screen" to record the whole screen. To customize the recording area, hit "Region" and select the recording area with your mouse.

Choose a Recording Mode on Mac

Step 2. Click "Settings" to apply more options, including changing the output format of the video, customize the quality, adjust frame rate, etc. Click "OK" to save the changes.

Customize Settings on Mac ERE

Step 3. Then, go back to the main screen and click the "Sound" icon. Enable "System sound" or "Microphone" if you want to record them, too. Then, click "OK" to continue. After that, hit the "REC" button to start recording.

Select Audio Source and Start Recording

Step 4. Hit the "Stop" icon to end the recording task. Then, you will be led to the "Recordings" interface. You may review, edit, or manage your recordings here.

Recording List ERE Mac

🎈Watch a complete video guide here, or click the text guide directly to follow the steps to record FaceTime calls with all methods:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:22 Record FaceTime on your iPhone
  • 1:50 Record FaceTime with your Mac
  • 3:23 Record FaceTime call with QuickTime
Record FaceTime

#2. Screen Record FaceTime Call on Mac Directly with QuickTime Player - Without Internal Audio

Pros: Pre-installed and free; Record FaceTime video calls in Full HD resolution.

Limitations: It cannot record other people's conversations during the FaceTime session unless you install other audio plugins on your Mac.

Actually, there is a built-in screen recorder on your Mac device called QuickTime Player. This freeware can assist you in recording almost anything on your screen, including capturing FaceTime calls. However, it can only capture the screen with your microphone. If you want to screen record FaceTime with the system sound simultaneously, it seems impossible unless you download and install Soundflower to capture the sound coming from your Mac. In the following, we will walk you through the steps to get the task done:

Step 1. Install the Soundflower plugin on your Mac and select it as the default output device. Just click System Preference> Sound > Output, and then choose the Soundflower (2ch).

Install Soundflower

Step 2. Open the QuickTime Player. At the top menu bar, click "File" > "New Screen Recording." A new window will then appear. Click the arrow to select the microphone, and you need to choose the Soundflower (2ch) here.

Record facetime call on Mac

Step 3. Perform FaceTime and start a call on your Mac. Then, in the QuickTime Player, you click on the red button to start capturing. To end the mission, click on the Stop button.

Step 4. After that, the recorded video is saved on your Mac.

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How to Record FaceTime with Sound on iPhone/iPad

Pros: Free and easy to use;

Limitations: It is only available for iOS 11 and later;

Can you screen record FaceTime on an iPhone or iPad? The answer is YES. The easiest method to capture FaceTime calls on iPhone is using the built-in iOS screen recorder. It can be used in iOS 11 or later versions like iOS 13. When capturing the screen, you are allowed to capture the microphone sound. Of course, it is easy to use. However, if you don't have much storage space on your iPhone, we don't suggest you record a long video with it. You may find there's not enough space to store your recordings.

To find this default tool, follow this guide:

Firstly, ensure this software is added to the Control Center of your iPhone. If not, refer to the below steps.

Go to "Settings" to find the "Control Center" and click it. Then, scroll down the menu to search for "Screen Recording". Hit the green "Add" icon to install it. 

control center to find screen recorder

Back to the Home, and swipe down from the top right of your screen to find the"Screen Recording" button.

Guide on how to screen record FaceTime with sound on iPhone and iPad:

Step 1. To capture the screen with sound, hold the "Screen Recording" button to turn the Microphone on. 

Step 2. Perform FaceTime and join a video call on your device. Then, press the "Screen Recording" button in the Control Center again.

iphone screen recording

Step 3. After a few seconds, it starts capturing. Go back to FaceTime and continue your video call. To finish the task, click the red button from the top left of the screen. The video is then saved on "Photos".

How to Screen Record FaceTime with Audio on Android

How about recording FaceTime calls on Android devices? We all know that FaceTime is no longer limited to iOS devices, and Android users can also join a FaceTime call with a link in Google Chrome. So, if you are an Android user who wants to record a FaceTime call, you can easily do so with an Android screen recorder, like AZ Screen Recorder, DU Recorder, etc. Here, we take the DU Recorder as an example:

Step 1. Install and open DU Recorder on your Android phone and enable the permission features.

Step 2. Join a FaceTime session. Next, go back to the DU Recorder and choose your preferred call recording option.

Step 3. When you are ready, press the REC button to start your recording.

Record FaceTime call on Android

FAQs about How to Record FaceTime with Audio

Check the frequently asked questions related to this topic below.

1. Why can't I record FaceTime with audio?

Maybe it's because you didn't allow the function. To record the audio from your FaceTime video, hold the "screen recording" option in your control center until the option to turn on the microphone appears on the screen. Then, you need to adjust volume settings for a better audio output.

2. Why does my FaceTime screen recording have no sound?

Here are some common reasons:

  • The FaceTime cannot access to your microphone
  • You have turned off the volume
  • The microphone has not been chosen as the primary input channel
  • There is something wrong with your sound card

3. Can you screen record a FaceTime call with audio?

Yes, you can screen record FaceTime on different devices. FaceTime calls on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone can all be recorded for later viewing. Here, we give you the steps to screen record a FaceTime call on Mac.

  1. 1. Open FaceTime on your phone. ‍Connect your phone to your Mac.
  2. 2. In Quicktime, click the "Record" button.
  3. 3. After recording, click "File" and then click "Save" to keep the file on your device.


After reading, you know how to record FaceTime with audio in different ways. 

  • For macOS users, try EaseUS RecExperts for Mac to get the job done.

  • For iOS users, the built-in screen recorder is the best choice.

No matter what tool you want to choose, make sure to select the suitable one based on your device.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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