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How To Screen Record Facetime With Sound

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can screen record FaceTime with sound on your MacBook by using the internal screen recording feature. Launch FaceTime, press command+shift+5, select the screen area, and press the record button. Stop recording after the call, and save the file.
» For iPhone, initiate the FaceTime call, click the screen record button, hold it, enable system audio, and start recording after a three-second countdown for a seamless recording with sound.

How To Screen Record Facetime With Sound:

For each device follow the different steps:

1. With MacBook Recorder

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open FaceTime

If you’re looking to record FaceTime calls on a MacBook, you can do it easily using the MacBook’s internal screen recording feature. The internal screen recording feature of the MacBook is capable of recording everything on the screen with audio. 

Therefore, to record FaceTime with sound, you need to first launch the FaceTime app on MacBook. Make sure that you’ve updated the application and that there’s a stable internet connection or wifi network connected to your device so that the FaceTime call doesn’t get dismissed. 

Step 2: Press command+shift+5

After opening the FaceTime app, you’ll need to turn on the internal screen recorder feature of the MacBook. To turn on the internal screen recorder, you’ll need to press command+shift+5 keys on your MacBook keyboard.

These keys have to be pressed together and you’ll find a control box will appear at the bottom section of the screen. It’s the screen recorder of a MacBook. 

Step 3: Select Screen area

After the control box of the screen recorder appears, you’ll be able to see the different screen area options. Using these options, you can either choose to record the full screen or just a selected portion. 

Therefore, from the control box, you’ll need to select the screen area that you want to record. When you’re recording a FaceTime call, it’s better to go for a part of the screen rather than the whole screen. 

Step 4: Start the recording 

Once you’re done selecting the screen area, you’ll need to click on the record button to start the screen recording. Once you click on the record button, it will start to record everything on the screen. Only after starting the screen recording, you’ll need to initiate the FaceTime call so that the whole call gets recorded. 

Start the recording

Step 5: Stop the recording and save the file 

After the FaceTime call is over, you’ll need to click on the Stop button from the control box to stop the screen recording. The stop sign looks like a triangle in a circle. Once you click on it, the screen recording will be stopped, and then save the recorded file to your device’s memory. 

Stop the recording and save the file 

2. Using Wondershare DemoCreator

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download Wondershare Demo Creator

Wondershare Demo Creator can be used for screen recording FaceTime with sound. As you’re going to use this software on MacBook, so you’ll need to download the MacBook version of this software.

You can download it from the link below: https://democreator.wondershare.com.

After downloading, the Wondershare Demo Creator icon will appear on your MacBook’s home screen. You’ll need to click on the Demo Creator icon twice to open it. 

democreator

Step 2: Click on Start a Record Project

After you open the Demo Creator tool, you’ll be presented with the Demo Creator’s interface. From the interface, you’ll need to click on Start a Record Project. Then you’ll be presented with a control box, on which you’ll find different options to record your screen. 

Then start the FaceTime call by clicking on the FaceTime app from the bottom panel of your MacBook’s screen.

click on Start a Record Project

Step 3: Select the screen area

After starting the Facetime app, you’ll need to select the screen area that you want to capture and record. You don’t need to select the whole screen but just the FaceTime portion of the screen. 

To do that, you’ll need to click on the down arrow under the Capture Area header and then click on the Custom area to customize the area that you want to record. Next, you’ll need to click and drag your mouse over the FaceTime area to select your targeted area. 

click on the Custom area

Step 4: Enable system audio and microphone

As you also need to record the sound of the FaceTime call, you’ll need to enable the System Audio and the Microphone buttons from the control settings. 

You’ll need to swipe the System Audio button and the Microphone button to the right to enable it so that the sound or audio on the call gets recorded. 

Enable system audio and microphone

Step 5: Click on REC

After you’re done enabling the system audio and microphone button, you’ll need to click on the REC button to start the screen recording. 

click on the REC button

Even you can press the F9 button on the keyboard to start the recording. The software will only record the targeted area and not the whole screen. If you want to pause the recording, you can press F9 to pause as well as resume it. 

After the call is over, you need to click on the Stop button or the F10 key from the keyboard to stop the recording. After stopping the recording, the video editor will open automatically where you’ll be able to find and edit the recorded video. 

click on the Stop buttom

3. Record Calls on iPhone

FaceTime calls can be recorded using the built-in screen recorder of iOS devices. On iPhone 11 and above, you don’t need to download any third-party apps to record FaceTime calls with sound as the system screen recorder enables you to do it. 

Here’s how you’ll need to you’ll be able to record FaceTime calls with sound on your iPhone:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

1. First, connect your headphones to your iPhone. 

2. Next, you’ll need to initiate the FaceTime call using the FaceTime app.

FaceTime app

3. Then, open the control center by pulling down the top panel. Next, you’ll be able to see the screen record icon which is a white circle. 

Click on Record Option

4. You’ll need to click on it to turn on the screen recorder. 

5. As you need to record the call with sound, you’ll need to click and hold the screen recorder icon and it will take you to another page. 

6. Then, click on the microphone icon on the next page to enable the system audio. 

7. After a three-second countdown, the screen recording will start. 

8. When the call is over, you’ll need to stop the recording from the control center by pulling it down. 

To stop recording

9. The recorded videos will be stored along with the other photos and videos in your device gallery. 

10. You can edit the recorded video to customize its size later. 

Why does the Screen Record on Facetime have No Audio?

If you’re unable to record FaceTime with audio, then you’ll need to put the headsets off your iPhone and then start recording the FaceTime call. Often when you’re recording the screen while the headset is inserted, it doesn’t record the audio. 

Increase and maximize the volume of FaceTime calls so that the audio can be recorded properly.

Before starting the call, you’ll need to make sure that you don’t have much noise in the background. If you have a noisy background, it will interfere with the sound of the recording and will probably hamper the whole recording. 

Therefore, record the FaceTime in a quiet place where you don’t have many distractions or noise in the background so that the sound or the audio of the call can be recorded properly.

Still, if you’re unable to record the FaceTime call with audio, then, you should use a third-party app instead of the system screen recorder.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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