How to Record FaceTime Call on Mac OS X Yosemite

Recording the screen of your iPhone on your Mac was never so easy. Earlier you had to rely on third-party apps for being able to do the likewise, however, now with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, you can easily record video screenshot of your iPhone/iPad on your Mac. Just to make it a bit more intriguing, we are going to show you how to record your FaceTime video call to watch it later.

How to Record FaceTime Call on Mac OS X Yosemite

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You have such a variety of approaches to communicate these days and those who still use FaceTime have come up with complain that the app does not feel complete. Like every other social network, FaceTime also does not allow you to watch your video calls once you send them. Users need something that can record their video calls made on FaceTime. Well, in that case, we got you covered!

How to Record FaceTime Video Calls on Mac OS X

You can of course record your calls, but before you proceed, let’s just make sure you have all the requirements that will be used in the task. You need to own a Mac running OS X Yosemite, an iPhone running iOS 8 or above and a Lightning / USB cable.

If you’re ready to go, here are the steps you’ll need to go through.

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Step #1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via Lightning / USB cable.

Step #2. On your Mac, launch QuickTime by opening the Spotlight and then searching for QuickTime.

Step #3. While in QuickTime, click on FileNew Movie Recording from the Menu Bar.

Click on New Movie Recording from Mac QuickTime

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Step #4. Click the drop-down alongside the red record button.

Step #5. Select your iPhone as your camera and microphone source.

Select iPhone as Camera and Microphone Source

Step #6. As soon as you receive a call, click the record button on your Mac before accepting the call on your iPhone.

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Step #7. Once you’re done talking, you can click on record button again to finish.

You can save the video to your desired location and watch it later! To save the video either go to File and click on Save, or alternatively you can press Command + S on your keyboard. Stuck on some step? Get some help in the comments below.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. I may try it out regardless, but would this work for recording phone conversations? (Not for snooping on anyone, but for recording podcast interviews conducted via long-distance.)


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