How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone?

FaceTime provides iOS and Mac users a great way to stay in touch with people they care about. It is totally free to use, no extra installation or third-party app required. If you’re looking to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone, you can use its built-in screen recording feature. You may already know that the QuickTime Player on Mac can record screen videos from connected iOS devices. Since you can record your screen natively on your iPhone, you don’t really need a Mac for this. Just follow below steps to record Facetime call or anything else displays on your phone screen.

Initiate the FaceTime call on iPhone. Then swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to bring up the Control Center where you can find all kinds of shortcuts, such as Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, hotspot, Bluetooth, music player, screen mirroring and so on. These options can be changed from Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls. If you can’t find the Screen Recording in your Control Center on iPhone, go to add it from the Settings first.

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Record FaceTime call on iPhone

You can tap on the Screen Recorder shortcut to start recording your iPhone screen. The 3 seconds countdown appears before the recording. During the whole recording process, you will see the status bar at the top of your screen becomes red. When you want to stop the recording, simply tap on the red status bar at the top and then tap Stop button at the confirmation dialog. Alternatively you can also bring up the Control Center and tap on the Screen Recorder again to stop the recording.

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Record FaceTime call with audio on iPhone

By default, voice recording is disabled. If you want to record FaceTime Call with audio on iPhone, long press on the Screen Recorder in the Control Center, and turn on Microphone. Since it simply captures audio from your phone’s microphone, thus you need to increase or even maximize volume on the phone.

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The screen recordings will be saved to the Photos app on your iPhone. It can not only be used to record FaceTime calls, but also Skype calls, WhatsApp calls, etc.

Trim videos on iPhone

If you have recorded a very long video and need to split it into short clips, or get rid of unwanted parts of a video, you can follow these steps to trim videos on iPhone directly from the stock Photos app.

Edit volume of your screen recording on iPhone

The volume or the audio in your recorded video file can also be changed. When you need to increase, decrease volume or mute the screen recording, you can refer to this tutorial to change volume of videos on iPhone using various video editor apps.

26 thoughts on “How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone?”


    Just tried this 5 times with wife that away and kids that are here. Was the update to the phone the issue?

  2. The screen recording with audio works on 14.3 I just tried it. Not sure about on a FaceTime call but going to try next. I’m interested in testing this because we need to record video of two remote employees, one of which is interviewing the other while I’m directing both via zoom on a laptop. We would record on both of their devices and then have them both send those to the production team. Basically, production hacks to make videos cheap/fast in this pandemic.

    1. As of this afternoon, the sound works on 14.4 screen recording, until you initiate a FaceTime call at which point the recording goes silent. Once you end the FaceTime call, microphone audio resumes on the screen recording.

  3. Seems to be a lot of misinformation on this topic. Somewhere it said Apple disabled audio recording on OS above 13.3. I have 13.5.1 and it definitely doesn’t record audio portion of FaceTime or other video using Screen Recording. A feature I would dearly love to have.

    1. Exactly. This definitely doesn’t work as of 2020 there’s no way to record audio with your video on iPhone video calls. You can record video calls with sound on your mac or you can record your iPhone screen with sound when you’re not calling anyone but video call + iPhone + sound is impossible.

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