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How to Record Skype Calls on Mac, Windows and iPhone

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Skype is convenient to make audio & video calls, and you may need to record Skype calls to mark down some wonderful moments or important information. Skype itself doesn't have a built-in call recorder, and the following are some ways for you to record Skype video or audio calls on Mac, Windows, and iPhone.

How to Record Skype Video & Audio Calls on Mac

QuickTime is pre-installed on Mac system, which you can use to record screen and audio. So one of the best ways to record Skype calls on Mac is using QuickTime player but there is another best way to easily record your Skype Calls on iMac/Macbook: using FonePaw Screen Recorder.


Step 1: Open Skype and be ready to call.    

Step 2: Run FonePaw Screen Recorder for Mac, select WhatsApp video call window and adjust the volume to record a call, or turn on webcam for a video call.

Step 3: Click the REC button or use hotkey to start your recording.

Record Mac's Screen

Step 4:  The interface will inform you of the time length that you have recorded. You can take a screenshot during the WhatsApp video call. 

Recording Video Call

Step 5: Click the stop button to end recording and you will preview all history including video, images, audio. Select the ideal one to share, delete or preview in details.

Screen Recording Save File

How to Record Skype Video & Audio Calls on Windows

Video calls: DVDVideoSoft

DVDVideoSoft is a free Skype video call recorder that can record desktop, window or customized area conveniently. The recorder offers two modes to record Skype video calls into MP4 videos: 1)Picture-in-picture: record audio and pictures of all sides of the conversation; 2)Record video of other sides.

Audio calls: MP3 Skype recorder

MP3 Skype recorder is specific for record Skype audio. Here is how it work:

Step 1: Open Skype and MP3 Skype recorder simultaneously.

Step 2: Tick the box so that the recorder detects Skype automatically and the audio recording will automatically begin or stop as you begin or stop Skype calls. You can also turn it off to record audio manually.

MP3 Skype Recorder Start Recording

Step 3: Click the link in the new pop-up window and playback the recording.

MP3 Skype Recorder Save File

How to Record Skype Video & Audio Calls on iPhone

FonePaw ScreenMo helps you to display and record iPhone, iPad screen on the computer screen clearly (1080 x 1920 full HD) and synchronously, without using wire or extra apps, but iOS’s built-in Airplay. Also, on the homepage of the recorder, there are guides about how to airplay your iOS device to a computer.


For its clarity, efficiency, and great convenience, it is a great choice for you to record Skype video & audio calls on iPhone.

Step 1: Open FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder on your computer, launch Skype on your phone and prepare to call.

Step 2: Swipe up Control Center on your iPhone, and tap Screen Mirroring to connect with the Recorder.

iPhone Screen Mirroring Connect with Recorder

Step 3: Click the red button on your computer to start recording, and then the microphone beside the button to record sound in your Skype calls. When Skype call ends, click the button again to stop recording.

Start Recording iPhone Screen

Step 4: Export the Skype call video to your PC finally.

I’ve caught some problems when I record my calls, and based on my experience, there are two tips for you:

  • When you just want to record Skype audio calls with the FonePaw recorder, you need to go to its Advanced Settings, and choose to Add an Audio-Only Airplay Receiver to enable the recorder to save sound in a Skype call as an extra audio file.

  • Besides, suppose you prefer wearing earphones to make the call, all the speakers' voice will be recorded except for yours. So put off your earphones if you want to record your voice.

How could you record a Skype video call properly?

A video call may involve abundant information, especially private information, and recording Skype calls may be illegal in some regions without other parties’ permission.

Before recording a Skype call, it is important to ask for the permission of all speakers and explain for what purpose the recording is made. If necessary, go over the details of call recording in the local customs and laws. Transparent operation is a good way to avert misunderstanding.

Besides, you may take the recording as evidence to the court. To make it legitimate and effective, you’d better check the relevant legal provisions before you take action.

The above provides you a few ways to record Skype calls on Mac, Windows, and iPhone. Have you found some other solutions? Welcome to share with us.

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