How to make and receive phone calls using a Mac
The only other reliable and free way to record phone calls via an iPhone requires a Mac. Before you begin, check whether your Mac is able to make and receive calls using your iPhone. Your Mac should be on OS X Yosemite or newer, and your iPhone needs to be on iOS 8 or newer versions of the OS. Now, these steps will help you record phone calls on your iPhone via the Mac.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices.
- Enable Allow Calls on Other Devices.
- Below this, under Allow Calls On, tap the switch next to your Mac so that it turns green and is enabled.
- Now make sure that your iPhone and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Sign in to the same iCloud account on both devices.
- Sign in to FaceTime using the same iCloud account on both devices.
- Ensure that your iPhone is near the Mac and both devices have Bluetooth switched on.
- Now when you receive a call on the iPhone, you’ll see a notification on the Mac and you can answer the call on the laptop or desktop. Similarly, you can even make phone calls from the Mac.
How to record phone calls on iPhone using a Mac
These steps will help you record phone calls via your Mac.
- Free software suck as QuickTime didn’t work to properly record the call. Instead, download Audio Hijack on the Mac. It’s a powerful audio recording app from indie app developer Rogue Amoeba. Audio Hijack costs $49 (roughly Rs. 3,200) but the free trial lets you record for up to 20 minutes in one session.
- Open Audio Hijack and press Cmd + N or click Session in the top bar and select New Session.
- This will ask you to select a session template. Double-click Application Audio.
- On the left side, you will see three blocks — Application, Recorder, and Output. Click the Application block and select FaceTime from the drop-down under Source.
- Now when you make or receive a phone call from your Mac, just hit the big record button in Audio Hijack. It’s on the bottom left of the app window.
- When you’re done recording hit the record button again to stop. You can access the recorded file by clicking Recordings on the bottom-right of the app window.