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How to record FaceTime call with sound - iPhone, iPad and Mac

You can FaceTime chat with your friends on iPhone, iPad or Mac. And with some helpful tools, you can record your FaceTime with sound and save the video captures.

Jasmin Woods Updated on Dec 28, 2022 7:00 PM
  • There are several ways to record FaceTime calls with audio, depending on the platform you are using. This guide will show you some useful options.
  • To record FaceTime on iPhone or iPad, just simply use the native Screen Recording tool on your device. And the recording will be saved in Photos app which you can share or edit.
  • Alternatively, you can use the built-in tool Screenshot Toolbar or QuickTime Player to record a FaceTime call with sound on your macOS.
  • AppGeeker Screen Recorder allows you to capture video and audio from various sources, including the on-screen FaceTime call, webcam, microphone, system sound and more.

Record FaceTime with sound on iPhone, iPad and Mac in different ways.

Pre-installed on iPhone, iPad and Mac, FaceTime is a videotelephony application that lets Apple users have video and audio chats with one another. Whether you want to have personal communication with your loved one, or have a video call with your business partner, FaceTime is a good option to catch up. And sometimes you will want to record a FaceTime call with audio to keep some important or memorable moments.

Also read: How to Record Computer Audio on Mac

Whatever the reason for recording FaceTime with sound, it can be done easily on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with just a few steps. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about how to record FaceTime with sound on iOS, iPadOS and macOS.

Note: It is generally considered impolite and possibly illegal to record a FaceTime call without the knowledge and consent of others. So be sure to get the permission of the participants before recording the call.

How to record FaceTime with sound on your iPhone & iPad

Although Apple has not enabled the recording option in FaceTime due to privacy concerns, it is possible to capture video and audio calls on your device.

If you want to screen record your FaceTime calls with sound to get important details for business or other purposes, you will be surprised to know that recording FaceTime calls on iPhone or iPad is pretty simple and you don't have to use an extra application.

The only you need to do is to open the native Screen Recording feature to capture what's happening on your screen. Once enabled, it will automatically record your FaceTime video. You can also turn on its Microphone option for sound capture.

Enable Screen Recording option for FaceTime capture

First, access the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Then select the Control Center. Scroll down to find Screen Recording option and tap the green Add + icon next to it.

Enable the Screen Recording option on iOS and iPadOS for later FaceTime recording.

After that, swipe down from the top right corner of your screen, and you will see the Screen Recording option in grey dot on the control penal. So now, you can start screen recording with audio on your iPad and iPhone.

Record FaceTime with sound on iPhone / iPad

1. Start a FaceTime call on your device.

2. Swipe down from the upper-right of screen to open Control Center.

Access the Screen Recording button in Control Center.

3. Long-press the Screen Recording button and enable the Microphone option.

Long-press Screen Recording and turn on Microphone.

If you just need to screen record a FaceTime video, you can tap the Screen Recording button and the recording will start after the three-second countdown ends. But if you'd like to record your FaceTime along with sound, make sure to press and hold the Screen Recording circle. At this time, the Microphone option appears on the screen. Tap on it to turn on, so along with the screen video, you will also be able to capture the audio from your FaceTime calls.

4. Tap on the Start Recording to begin. A red button will appear at the upper left corner, showing you the recording status.

5. When you finish the recording, press the red button at the top left and tap on Stop box.

Press the red dot button when you think your recording is complete. You can also return to the Control Center and touch the Screen Recording button again to stop the FaceTime recording. Once done, the recording result will be saved in your Photos app which should include both video and sound of the FaceTime call you just had.

How to screen record FaceTime calls on Mac

Many people record FaceTime on their iPhone or iPad. But you will be surprised to know that you can also screen record a FaceTime call on your Mac with sound. Just like the Screen Recording tool on iPhone and iPad, your Mac contains a built-in screen capture solution that can be used to record your FaceTime calls with a few clicks.

1. First of all, open the FaceTime app on your Mac.

2. Launch QuickTime Player, and select File > New Screen Recording at the top.

If your Mac is running macOS Mojave or later, you can also press CMD + Shift + 5 to enable the native Screenshot Toolbar to capture FaceTime chats.

Access the screen recording tool by CMD + Shift + 5, or through the QuickTime Player.

3. Select a recording area on your screen. You can choose whether to record the entire screen or drag the corners to select your FaceTime window.

4. Click the drop-down arrow and select a source sound from the Options list.

It allows you to capture the FaceTime audio through your desired microphone, and choose a destination for the recorded file. Once set up, it records both video and audio

Select a recording area and choose a source microphone.

5. Start your FaceTime call and click on Record button.

6. To end the recording process, click the Stop button at the floating bar.

7. Check File > Save at the top to keep the FaceTime record. You can then access the video whenever you need.

The QuickTime Player lets you record screen and audio on macOS, and save the video capture on your computer. You can also share and edit the recording as you wish.

Alternative screen recorder to capture FaceTime with sound on Mac

While QuickTime is pretty good at recording the FaceTime screen, there's other apps that can help you make things easier. Apps like AppGeeker Screen Recorder can get the job done easily. It offers a wide variety of recording options and extra editing features, letting you screen record any video calls for any possible tasks.

It has a straightforward interface and offers advanced functionality. While recording the FaceTime calls on your Mac, you can highlight your mouse, show clicks, add annotation or watermark to your video capture. Moreover, you can even schedule a recording, and save the output file in different formats as you desire.

Note: While FaceTime calls can be recorded, it's important to respect the privacy of the people you're talking to and get their consent before recording.

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Step 1: Launch Screen Recorder and select Video Recorder mode.

Select the Video Recorder option to capture both video and sound on FaceTime.

Step 2: Select a recording region and configure the settings.

You can select full screen, or a particular window. Make sure to enable both System sound and Microphone options so you can record your calls on FaceTime. If necessary, turn on Set record length at the bottom to schedule your recording.

Record both screen and audio from a FaceTime video call.

Step 3: Start a FaceTime call and click on the REC button.

Once set up, you can now call anyone on FaceTime and have everything recorded. You can pause, resume, edit and stop the recording as you need.

Step 4: Stop FaceTime recording and preview the result.

When you need to end recording, hit the Stop button at the control toolbar. You can preview the video to see if you want to edit it. When you are satisfied with everything, just simply save the FaceTime recording on your Mac.

Preview, trim, and save the FaceTime video on your Mac.


1. Can you screen record FaceTime with audio on iPhone?

Yes, you can easily capture FaceTime calls on your iPhone by using the built-in tool. It is the Screen Recording tool used in iOS 11 or later versions. When you have a FaceTime call with others, you can swipe down from the top of your screen, and turn on the Screen Recording feature to record the video content and sound.

2. Why is there no sound when I screen record FaceTime?

If you're recording the FaceTime on Mac, note that macOS doesn't allow users to record internal sound coming from its system. So when you use the native screen recorder, QuickTime Player or Screenshot Toolbar, to capture FaceTime with sound, you can only save your microphone sound.

3. Does FaceTime tell you when someone else is recording?

No, FaceTime does not inform users that someone is recording the call. FaceTime is a video and audio calling service that allows users to make calls over the Internet using their Apple devices. While FaceTime does provide options for users to record calls using the screen recording features on their devices, it does not notify the other participants that the call is being recorded.

4. How to record a FaceTime call on Mac with audio?

To record your FaceTime call with audio on Mac, install the AppGeeker Screen Recorder and follow the quick steps below:

  • Run Screen Recorder on Mac and select Video Recorder.
  • Select a recording area, and turn on both System sound and Microphone audio.
  • Open FaceTime and start a call.
  • Click on the REC button to start recording.
  • When the call ends, hit the Stop button.

You can then preview and save the FaceTime recording on your Mac.

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