How To Record FaceTime Group Call On iPhone?

Want to preserve the memories with you that you made over those group FaceTime calls? Well, it is possible to do that with the option to record your FaceTime call. On FaceTime call,  32 people are allowed to be in a call as per the recent update. That gives yet more reason to keep a record of all the lovely memories you make with your friends and family. It can also be a session of your video conferencing with your employees, and a presentation can be recorded on a FaceTime call.

Due to COVID-19, several physical workouts and other activities are going on with video calls. Using a FaceTime call and then recording it will be in your best interest to have the sessions up for your later reference. So in this post, let’s learn how to achieve that with the group FaceTime call.

Is it possible to record a FaceTime Call?

Yes, the iPhone comes equipped with the feature of screen recording, which is not commonly seen with the Android phones. It is possible to use this feature to record anything on iPhone’s screen.

Can you record FaceTime group calls with audio?

The answer lies in the type of system update you are using on your iPhone. If you are using anything below the iOS update 13.4, you will be able to record the audio along with the FaceTime call. So yes, it is possible to use the iPhone for recording the FaceTime call on it with the iOS version above 11 and up till iOS version 13.3.

Note: The recent update of iOS 13.4 is not letting people record the audio on FaceTime. It may be a temporary glitch and hopefully gets fixed in the next update. So, you can withstand the update on your iPhone, and you are good to use this feature. Otherwise, the iOS version, once updated, does not allow the user to go back to the previous version.

Steps to Record FaceTime call on iPhone

Step 1: On your iPhone open Settings app.

Step 2: Now you need to locate the Control Centre in the list and tap on it.

control centre

Step 3: To give it access to be used with other apps, locate Access within Apps and turn on the Toggle switch.

Now go to Customise Controls.


Step 4: Under this section of the Customization, a list of apps appear. The features listed are already added to the Control Centre with a minus sign besides it. This denotes that you can delete them from the list as well.

Also if you have none in this list, just add the items in this list from the all given apps names. They will appear with a plus sign in front of them to tap on to add them to the list of Control Centre. Remember to locate Screen Recording and add it here.

How To Record FaceTime Messages Using Messages?

Now another step to make sure you are going to a part of that FaceTime call.

Step 1: Turn on FaceTime from the Settings app. Sign in using your Apple ID.

Step 2: Now you need to turn on the FaceTime Live Photos as well from the bottom.

Step 3: Set a time for the FaceTime group call and inform all the participants. Add members in the group in the Messages app.

Step 4: Now Tap on members’ name from the top of the screen and select them. You will see a Video icon, tap on it to start the video call.

add person

Step 5: When it is ringing, open the Control Centre. Tap on the Screen recording button.

screen button

To complete the process with the audio, you must long-press the Screen Recording button here on Control Centre. See the Microphone, tap on it, turn it on, otherwise it shows as Grey which denotes it being turned off.

screen recording

Now as to start the recording, go on and tap on the Start Recording button.

Step 6: As you are on the group call, you notice a red bar on the top of your screen indicating the recording. It will show you the time of screen recording, to stop the Screen recording, you can tap on it.

It will ask you if you want to stop recording and after you press the Stop button.

This is the complete process of recording a group FaceTime call. One can always start and stop the recording at any given point of time with this same procedure on the iPhone.

To Sum up:

The inbuilt feature of the iPhone is handy, and it can be used as well with the FaceTime call. This article helps with the basic steps to make and record the FaceTime call. We hope this article will be helpful to you and you are able to save your memories with recording FaceTime calls. We would like to know your views on this post to make it more useful. Your suggestions and comments are welcome in the comment section below. Share the information with your friends and others by sharing the article on social media.

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