How to use Facetime For iPhone?

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It has been a long time since mobile phones were invented. It all started with one idea, making communication faster and easier. Now, after so many years the technology has progressed a lot. Things are now different than they used to be. Like overall technology, our mobile phones have evolved as well. Today, we don’t use our phones for just making calls and sending texts anymore. From streaming content to writing emails, taking photos we do it all on our smartphones. But at the end of the day, it is all about staying connected to our loved ones and what could be a better way to contact our loved ones than FaceTime? But in case you haven’t used FaceTime yet do not worry. Here in this article, we will guide you on how to use FaceTime for iPhone.

A little bit about FaceTime for iPhone

Well, if this is your first smartphone or in case you’re coming from Android then you might not know what is FaceTime. You might have also heard about the FaceTime from your friends who use an Apple device. In short, FaceTime is like Skype for Apple devices. You can voice call or video call anyone who is in your contacts. This feature uses the mobile data or WiFi connection of your phone. Obviously, with Facetime, you can connect with anyone anywhere in the world without any international plans. Furthermore, the best thing about Facetime is it is completely free. Not only that, this feature is already there in every iPhone or iPad so you don’t need to download any app separately.

Now there are few ways to call someone through FaceTime. Below we will discuss how to use FaceTime on iPhone in details.

How to use FaceTime for iPhone?

Other than all these features of FaceTime the best thing is it is very easy to use. As mentioned earlier you don’t need to download any apps or have to sign up or pay for anything. Everything is already there on your iPhone and it’s completely free.

How to Voice Call someone on FaceTime?

  1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad. You will see the app drawer with all your apps.
  2. Open FaceTime from there.
  3. Now, there will be a button on the top right corner. Press that.
  4. Enter the email address, phone number or type in the contact name you want to call.
  5. Select the Audio button (it will appear at the bottom).
  6. That’s it now your call will get connected with the person you want.

How to Video Call someone on FaceTime?

  1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad. You will see the app drawer with all your apps.
  2. Open FaceTime from there.
  3. Now, there will be a button on the top right corner. Press that.
  4. Enter the email address, phone number or type in the contact name you want to call.
  5. Select the Video button (it will appear at the bottom).
  6. That’s it now your call will get connected with the person you want.

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How to make a Group Video call on FaceTime?

  1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad. You will see the app drawer with all your apps.
  2. Open FaceTime from there.
  3. Now, there will be a button on the top right corner. Press that.
  4. Enter the email address, phone number or type in the contact name you want to call.
  5. Now once you are done with adding a person. Press the button or just type the name of the person to add another person. In the same way, add everyone you want to include in the video call.
  6. Once done select the Video button (it will appear at the bottom).
  7. That’s it now your call will get connected with all the persons you want.

How to Change a Normal Voice Call into FaceTime Video Call?

By now you have learned most of the things about how to use FaceTime on iPhone. But there are a few more simple but effective things like this. To switch a voice call in video call you’ll need to do the following.

  1. Call someone or wait for someone to call you.
  2. Once in a call, look at the call menu. There will be an option for FaceTime in there.
  3. Press that and it will change your regular call into a FaceTime Video Call.

However, it should be worth noting that this will only happen when the other person on the call will also use an iPhone or iPad.

How to turn off Video during a FaceTime Call?

To be honest there are no options to turn off video during a facetTme call. But there is a workaround which you can try.

how to use Facetime on iPhone

  1. Call someone or receive a FaceTime call.
  2. During a call press, the home button (if you are using iPhone 8 or older device) or just swipe up from the bottom (on iPhone X and newer devices) to go home.
  3. This will pause your video however the person on the call will still be able to hear your voice.

How to use Siri to FaceTime Someone?

how to use Facetime on iPhone

If you’re lazy enough like me then you can do all these things by commanding Siri. Just hold the home button to activate Siri (or say hey Siri!) and say “FaceTime [Person’s Name]“. You can also just say “faceTime” and wait till Siri asks you whom to call. Once she does, just say the name of the person you want to call and she will do the rest.

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So this was everything on how to use FaceTime for iPhone. By now you know how to use FaceTime to voice call, video call or group video call. Moreover, you also know how to pause the video during a faceTime video call and how to convert a normal call into a faceTime call. Wasn’t it very easy? Let us know if you like this tutorial on how to use FaceTime for iPhone or not in the comments below.

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