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Can you record a FaceTime call?

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Introduced by Apple in 2010, FaceTime became a favourite choice for video calling among iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Its popularity is owed to its easy-to-use interface, high-quality video, and seamless integration with other Apple services.

In this article, we have discussed whether it is legal to record a FaceTime call and how to record a FaceTime call on iPhone and Mac.


Although recording a FaceTime call might seem convenient, it’s crucial to grasp the legal consequences. The legality of recording FaceTime calls depends on your region’s rules and everyone’s agreement. Recording calls without everyone’s consent may breach privacy laws in certain areas, leading to severe penalties. Thus, being familiar with the applicable regulations on call recording in your country or region is essential.

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How to record a FaceTime call on iPhone?

Recording a FaceTime call is simple. You just have to turn on the built-in screen record feature on your iPhone. To screen record the FaceTime, follow the steps below.

  • You can start the screen recording before or after picking up FaceTime. Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to access the Control Center.
  • Tap on the Screen Recording icon. The screen recording will start after the countdown.
  • To record the audio, long press the Screen Recording icon after the countdown and then tap on the Microphone icon.
  • To stop the screen recording, access the control centre and tap the Screen Recording icon.

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How to record a FaceTime call on Mac?

To screen record the FaceTime call on Mac, follow the steps below. You can start the screen recording before or after picking up FaceTime.

Step 1: Press Control + Shift + 5 to open the screen capture tool.

Step 2: In the capture tool, click Options and select the Microphone option to record the audio. You can use various options available on the menu.

Step 3: From the capture tool, you can choose whether to record just the FaceTime screen or the whole screen.

Step 4: After you are ready, click on the Record button.

Step 5: Click the Stop icon in the top menu bar to stop and save the screen recording.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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