FaceTime record: Can I record a FaceTime call?

FaceTime record: Can I record a FaceTime call?

n this time of UK lockdown amind the growing coronavirus pandemic, we are having to find more ways to get in touch with our loved ones. If you’re missing your friends and family, Facetime can be an essential tool for checking in if you can’t physically visit for a while. Want to record a FaceTime video call on your Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac? Here’s how to do it – in addition to advice on the legality of recording a FaceTime call.

How to can record FaceTime calls taken on Apple Mac and iPhone:

Those looking to record a FaceTime call on an Apple Mac can use QuickTime’s screen recording feature to their advantage.

Start by opening QuickTime on the Mac from the dock or Applications folder. Then click File in the Menu bar, then open QuickTime and click File.

Next click New Screen Recording then click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

Now click New Screen Recording, then choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.


Open FaceTime on your iPhone and turn up the volume in QuickTime, then open FaceTime.

Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac, then place the FaceTime call on the iPhone.

Now click Record, place the FaceTime call and then click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when THE call has finished.

Click File in the Menu bar, tap Stop, click File then select Save.

It is highly recommended to name the recording, then select Save and choose where you want to save your recording.

Is it legal to record a FaceTime call?

It is fine to record a FaceTime call if both parties consent to it.

Whether you can get away with recording a conversation secretly, without notifying the other person, varies depending on where you and the person being recorded are at the time,

You should consequently check the laws in your country and/or state.

However, the general principle is that for the audio the same privacy laws apply here as would apply when recording a telephone call.

In England and Wales, you can record a call you have with someone provided it is for your own use only.

In the US, 11 states have “two-party” consent, meaning every person on a conversation must have been notified the call is being recorded.

The other 39 states have one-party consent, meaning you (as one party) can elect to record the conversation without checking with the other person.

Published at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:29:00 +0000