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Capture Phone Relay Audio From FaceTime With Audio Hijack Pro

Update (February 26th, 2015): Audio Hijack Pro has been deprecated, replaced by Audio Hijack. We’ve written a new post for recording iPhone calls with Audio Hijack.

Audio Hijack Pro IconWe’ve just posted an update to Audio Hijack Pro with a handful of small fixes. However, in addition to those improvements, there’s one major update worth mentioning specifically for users on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). With the latest update, Audio Hijack Pro can now assist you in recording phone calls placed with your iPhone!

The combination of Yosemite and iOS 8.1 on the iPhone now offer a function called Phone Relay.1 Using Phone Relay, you can use your Mac to make and receive phone calls. That’s very handy on its own, but adding Audio Hijack Pro to the mix makes it even better. By setting FaceTime as the source in Audio Hijack Pro, you can record those calls for later reference!2


Audio Hijack Pro recording a Phone Relay call via FaceTime

We’ve had a lot of requests for this, and starting with version 2.11.4, we’re delighted to make it possible! Whether you’re working on a phone-based podcast interview, saving a conversation for later transcription, or anything else, using Audio Hijack Pro with Phone Relay makes it a snap to get a copy of your audio.

So if you’ve ever wished you could record calls from your iPhone, you’re now in luck! Just grab the latest Audio Hijack Pro from our site, or if you’re already a user, just select “Check for Update” from the Audio Hijack Pro menu. Happy recording!


  1. 9to5Mac has a great overview of Phone Relay.

  2. People are sometimes unclear on the legality of call recording, but in most places it is entirely legal. In the United States, you’re always allowed to record your own calls, though you may also be required to inform the other parties on the line that you’re recording. You’ll want to research the laws in your area.

2 Responses to “Capture Phone Relay Audio From FaceTime With Audio Hijack Pro”

  1. Kyle says:

    It’d be great if this did live dictation while recording. I don’t know how difficult it would be to integrate a speech recognition engine like Open Ears (http://www.politepix.com/openears/), but it’d be magic if you could see the conversation be dictated as you are talking. Especially if the history is marked with timestamps, just like a Messages conversation.

  2. Tim Wilson says:

    This is exciting! Can we record each end of the call in a separate channel?

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