How to Transfer Facetime From iPhone to Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of straining your eyes while trying to have a Facetime conversation on your iPhone? Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring Facetime from your iPhone to your Mac, so you can enjoy those video calls on a bigger screen.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before diving into the transfer process, it’s essential to make sure that both your iPhone and Mac are compatible with Facetime. Facetime is available on devices running iOS 7 or later and macOS 10.9 or later.

Step 2: Sign in with Apple ID

In order to use Facetime on both devices, make sure you are signed in with the same Apple ID. This will allow seamless synchronization between your iPhone and Mac.

Step 3: Enable Facetime on Mac

To enable Facetime on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the FaceTime app.
  2. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID credentials.
  3. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “FaceTime” and then select “Preferences”.
  4. Ensure that your Apple ID is selected under “You can be reached by FaceTime at”.

Step 4: Enable Facetime on iPhone

To enable Facetime on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “FaceTime”.
  3. Enable FaceTime by toggling the switch on.

Step 5: Connect your iPhone to Mac

Now it’s time to connect your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable. Once connected, ensure that your iPhone is unlocked and trust the computer if prompted.

Step 6: Open QuickTime Player

On your Mac, open the QuickTime Player app. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using the Spotlight search.

Step 7: Start a New Movie Recording

In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “File” and then select “New Movie Recording”. This will open a new window with a video recording interface.

Step 8: Select iPhone as Video Source

In the video recording window, click on the drop-down arrow next to the record button. From the drop-down menu, select your iPhone as the video source.

Step 9: Start Facetime Call on iPhone

On your iPhone, open the FaceTime app and initiate a video call as you would normally do. The call will now appear in the QuickTime Player window on your Mac.


If you encounter any issues with audio or video during the transfer process, make sure that both devices have their volume settings adjusted correctly and are not muted.


Congratulations! You have successfully transferred Facetime from your iPhone to your Mac.

Now you can enjoy crystal clear video calls on a larger screen without straining your eyes. Make sure both devices are connected and follow each step carefully for optimal results.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of transferring Facetime from your iPhone to your Mac. Happy video calling!

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