How to Record FaceTime in High Quality on Apple Devices

FaceTime is a platform for people to make video and audio calls from iOS devices to Mac computers. It eases millions of people's feelings of homesickness who live far away from their hometowns, helps them connect with their friends and families, and even has become a critical element of business communications. More and more people take advantage of it and rely on it heavily. But do you wonder how to record FaceTime calls? How to save important business meetings or other significant video chats you are going to have on FaceTime? Now the all-round article will show you how to record it or take screencasts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Part 1. How to Record FaceTime on Mac via Joyoshare Screen Recorder

You can rely on Joyoshare Screen Recorder to record any video or audio from any source, such as video calls on Skype, Facebook, Tango, WhatsApp, etc. online meetings, streaming music, gameplay, etc. Besides, you are able to save them as MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, HD video, 4K video, etc. into all models of iPhone, iPad, smart TVs, etc.

Joyoshare is equipped with a package of flexible features as well. You are allowed to brand videos by inserting image watermark, set start/end time of your recording tasks manually, highlight mouse movement, grab recording area as you like, etc. Run program, adjust settings, select capturing size, start to record, just 4 simple steps, and you can save those precious conversations with your friends and families on FaceTime for good.

Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:

Real-time capturing in no time limit

Record audio from system and/or microphone

Manage and edit recorded videos and audios

Adjust video frame rate, bit rate, codec and resolution

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  • Step 1 Open FaceTime

    Launch FaceTime in advance on your Mac. Get ready to record a coming FaceTime video call.

  • Step 2 Download and Install Joyoshare Screen Recorder

    Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program after downloading it. Then run it on your computer. Please remember to click the "camera" icon near the red REC button to choose "Record video and audio" mode.

    run joyoshare screen recorder
  • Step 3 Customize Recording Settings

    Go to the gear icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. Click it and you will see there are three options on the drop-down window. Feel at ease to set output format, change shortcut keys, add a logo, schedule recording time, highlight cursor/clicks in your own style, etc.

    confirm settings before recording
  • Step 4 Record in Full Screen or Partial Screen

    You can see a "+" icon on the Capture Area option of the screen. Click it to grab your preferred recording area. Apart from that, you are also able to press the small triangle icon nearby and choose from a list of resolution standards.

    Note: You can adjust the weight and height to grab your capturing area more precisely and accurately.

    select recording area
  • Step 5 Begin to Record FaceTime Video Calls

    Enable system audio and/or microphone on your Mac if necessary. When everything is prepared, press the red REC button to start to record FaceTime video calls. Click the "scissor" icon in the mini toolbar to cut recordings if you need. Press the Stop button to finish recording when you are about to end your FaceTime video chat. Finally, you can manage and edit them in the History library.

    start to record facetime video calls

Part 2. How to Record FaceTime Call on iPhone/iPad for Free

Perhaps you are more accustomed to using iPhone or iPad to make FaceTime video calls. In fact, you can find a built-in screen recorder in iOS 11 or later, and iPadOS. It is totally free and expects no extra third-party app.

record facetime video calls on iphone

Step 1: Enter the Settings app on your iOS devices

Step 2: Select Control Center option and scroll down to find Customize Controls;

Step 3: Tab the "+" icon next to Screen Recording to add it to your iPhone or iPad control center;

Step 4: Open FaceTime and swipe up from the bottom of the screen (swipe down from the upper-right corner for iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS);

Step 5: Search for Screen Recording icon and tap on it, and then your iPhone or iPad will begin to record after a 3-second countdown;

Step 6: Either the open control center to press the Screen Recording button or tab the appeared red timer of your iOS screen to stop recording.

Finally, you can go to the Photos app to check your captured FaceTime captured video calls.

Part 3. How to Take Screenshots on iPhone/iPad Easily

This part intends to help you when you prefer to take a screenshot rather than record a whole video call on your iPhone or iPad.

a. Take a screenshot on Mac;

When using Joyoshare Screen Recorder, you can open the Settings window of the program. Press the Shortcuts button and choose "Take A Screenshot". Adjust the shortcut keys if you need. Then you are able to take screencasts at any time during your FaceTime recording.

Note: You can open the Menu button at the top of the main screen and select Preferences. Choose the Convert panel so that you can check the location of your screenshots. You are allowed to change your save path as well.

b. Take a screenshot on iPhone;

For iPhone with Face ID, you need to press the Volume Up button and the Side button at the same time and then release them quickly.

For iPhone with Side button and Touch ID, you are supposed to simultaneously press and then release the Home button and the Side button.

For iPhone with Top button and Touch ID, you are ought to simultaneously press the Home button and the Top button and then do a quick release.

At that time, a thumbnail will be shown in the lower-left corner of your iPhone screen for a short while. You can tab it to open it or just ignore it.

c. Take a screenshot on iPad;

For iPad with Face ID, you need to press the Top button and the Volume Up button together and then release them quickly.

For iPad with Home button, you can press the Home button and the Top button at the same time and then release them rapidly.

Then a thumbnail will appear in the lower-left corner of your iPad screen. Tap it and then press Done. If you choose to save your screenshot, you can find it in the Screenshots album in your Photos app.


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