In this tutorial, you will learn how to:
• Activate FaceTime
• Make a FaceTime call using the Phone app
• Make a FaceTime call using the FaceTime app
• Respond to an incoming FaceTime call
• Make a FaceTime call using Dual SIM
• FaceTime options
• Use Picture-in-picture
From the home screen, select the Settings app > scroll to and select FaceTime > select the FaceTime switch.
Note: FaceTime requires an applicable data plan and your call recipient must also have a FaceTime-activated iOS device. If you need additional help, view the Apple support article If you get an error when trying to activate FaceTime. FaceTime now supports up to 32 people at one time.
Make a FaceTime call using the Phone app
1. From the home screen, select the Phone app.
2. Select the Contacts tab, then select the desired contact. To make a FaceTime video or audio call, select the Video or Phone icon next to FaceTime.
Make a FaceTime call using the FaceTime app
1. From the home screen, select the FaceTime app.
2. Select the desired contact from the call history or select New FaceTime to create a new call and follow the prompts. To send a FaceTime link to an Android or Windows user, select Create Link and follow the prompts.
Respond to an incoming FaceTime call
Select the desired option:
• ACCEPT CALL
: Select the Accept icon
, then select Join
• DECLINE CALL
: Select the Decline icon
.Note: To decline a call with a message, select the call window > Message > select the desired message or select Custom... to send a custom message. If your iPhone is locked, select and drag the Phone icon to the right to answer a call. To decline a call from the lock screen, press the Side button twice. If you need additional help, view the Apple support article If you can't make or receive FaceTime calls.
Make a FaceTime call using Dual SIM
When Dual SIM is enabled, FaceTime calls will be made from the default line. To change this, from the FaceTime app, select the Info icon
next to the desired caller
. Select default
, then select the desired line
. Select Done
Access FaceTime options
To access FaceTime options, from the active call, select the Info icon
next to the desired caller
. Select the desired option
• LIVE CAPTIONS: Live Captions allows the audio on the FaceTime call to be transcribed. Select the Live Caption switch to turn on or off.
• ADD PEOPLE: To add people to the FaceTime, select Add People, then follow the prompts.
• SILENCE JOIN REQUESTS: To silence join requests during an active FaceTime call, select the Silence Join Requests switch.
Select the screen
, then select the desired option
: Select the mute icon
: SharePlay allows you to share videos, music, and stream your phone screen in real-time while on an active FaceTime call. Select the SharePlay icon
then follow the prompts.
• TAKE A PICTURE
: To take a picture of your FaceTime call select the capture icon
Select the call window, then select the desired option:
• SWITCH BETWEEN FRONT & REAR CAMERAS
: Select the Flip camera icon
• ADD FILTERS, STICKERS AND TEXT
: Select the Effects icon
, then select the desired icon
and follow the prompts.
• USE PORTRAIT MODE
: Portrait mode blurs the background of your camera. Select the Portrait Mode icon
Picture in Picture allows you to continue viewing your call while multitasking. While in a FaceTime call, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Your call will appear as a Picture-in-picture window in the corner of the screen.
Note: You can select and drag the window as desired. To return to full screen, select the Picture-in-picture window.