How To Record Skype Calls Without The Other Person Knowing (With Audio)

A video call recording can be beneficial for multiple reasons. For professionals, it can be for keeping track of the discussions on the calls. Other times it can be to keep a memory of a video call with your beloved ones. Skype has been a popular choice when it comes to making online voice and video calls. This has been one of the oldest services to provide free conference calls around the world and primarily used by people during recent times while everyone is at home and practicing social distancing.

Can you record Skype calls with audio without notifying anyone?

Yes, there is only one method which allows you to record Skype calls without notifying anyone on call. The method, although only works on one platform, i.e. Windows. The inbuilt screen recorder Game Bar allows you to record anything on the screen which is mainly used for recording games.

On iPhone and Android, you will not be allowed to record the Skype call with audio with any method of recording without notifying anyone. The only method available is to record the Skype call using another device, and hence it is the only way to record a video along with the audio. You can although try many other methods to screen record the Skype call without notifying anyone without audio. We have listed these methods below for various devices.

Methods to Record Skype Calls Without Others Knowing

Since the method used by Skype call record essentially sends the recordings on the Skype conversation. There comes a requirement that will not hinder others, and you can also keep track of the Skype call.

How to Secretely Record Skype Calls on Windows 10 With Audio

There are several Skype call recording software for Windows to try, but the best way is to use the inbuilt screen recorder. Game Bar Recording on Windows 10 is enough for any video call recording on screen. This is the only perfect way to record Skype calls without notifying anyone. This can be very easy to use; all you need to do is turn on the Game Bar in your settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings from the Start menu. Click on Gaming and then turn on the toggle switch to allow the Game bar to record the screen. Also, check the box in front of Open Game Care using this button on a controller and use the Windows shortcuts to open Game Bar.

Start menu in windows 10, record skype call without notifying anyone

Step 2: Once you initiate the Skype call, make sure you have the Game Bar on the screen to click on the record button. The shortcut for it is Windows key + Alt + R. This will start recording the Skype call for you without others knowing.

record skype call, record skype calls without them knowing

Step 3: Click on the same interface to stop the recording when done or the same keys (Windows Key + Alt + R) to stop the function.

interface to stop the recording

You can now check the local storage for the Skype recording.

Also Read: 14 Best Screen Recorder For Windows 10, 7, 8 in 2020

On Smartphone

1. Android (Without Audio)

If you wish to record Skype calls without them knowing using your Android, it is possible, but without audio. You can use this to record the tutorials or the presentations when screen sharing on Skype. It is also useful to keep a locally recorded file to play again to review anything on the meeting. We use screen recorders on your phone to record Skype calls without others getting any notifications.

Step 1: Launch the screen recorder, and the ongoing activities on the phone will be recorded. Despite Skype being recorded, no one in the call gets notified about it.

Step 2: Stop the screen recording and then check for it on the internal storage.

To record Skype calls on smartphones, it varies from the operating system to the model. You can also use one of the best call recording apps for Android phones.

2. iPhone (With Audio)

With iPhone screen recording feature, the process to record Skype calls without notifying anyone becomes easier. The iPhone, on the contrary to Android, lets you record the Skype video calls along with the audio. In the Skype call, you can screen record the live session, but this will not record your voice in it. So make sure with this exception, it is quite easy to record Skype calls without them knowing.

Step 1: First customize the Screen Recording feature to be available in the Control centre.

Go to Settings>Control Centre. Turn on the Toggle switch for Access within apps. Now tap on Customize Controls. A list of applications will appear to make sure Screen Recording is added on this list by tapping on the plus sign next to it.

customize the Screen Recording

Step 2:  Start the Skype call with others.

Step 3: Now swipe on the screen to access the Control Centre on your iPhone. Tap on the Screen Recording and make sure to turn on the microphone.

the Control Center on your iPhone

Step 4: After the call in over, tap on the bar appearing on the top of the screen and Stop the recording.

Step 5: You can locate the screen recording of the Skype call on the Videos.

Also Read: How To Share Screen On Skype (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)


There are multiple ways you can record Skype calls without notifying anyone. The best way to get the full video and voice recording is to use the Windows platform and to use the Game bar. Other methods which might not require voice can be helpful on smartphones.

We hope this article will be helpful to you as you are trying to record Skype calls without them knowing. 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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    mariya jonsan
    Its informative as i am not aware of this tips in skype its awesome now i can capture call which i want to save for future.

    4 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      We are glad to help you with the information.

      4 years ago
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    Camila Saunders
    Is there any Operating system or version restrictions to record Skype Calls or is it available for all?

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Really useful information

    3 years ago
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    Amy P
    Is there a place that can track if a Skype call was recorded?

    2 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      Not possible to find out if someone is recording the call with means other than the Skype recording feature.

      2 years ago

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