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Facetime -How do you make calls on iPhone,iPad, MAC, Apple TV, Apple Watch?

 FaceTime is a video chat application developed by Apple. Apple developed it on an open standard, which means that technically, FaceTime could be used across a range of platforms, and other manufacturers can leverage FaceTime’s protocol. However, in reality, FaceTime remains available only to users of Apple products. Specifically, you can use FaceTime call from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac computer, and you’ll need to be contacting someone on one of these devices as well.

However, Apple has priced the FaceTime app so low, that it’s clearly trying to encourage all Apple users to adopt this software for their video chat, even if they can only talk to other Mac devices/users with it. Here, we will tell you how you place Facetime calls.

How to set a caller ID for FaceTime?

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If you have multiple numbers or addresses set up for FaceTime, you can choose which one shows up when you call your friends, family, or relatives. Here’s how you set caller ID:

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
  2. Tap on FaceTime.
  3. Tap the email address or phone number you’d like to set as your caller ID. Your options are listed in the Caller ID section at the bottom.
Facetime calls
Facetime calls

How to make a FaceTime Audio or Video call on your iPhone or iPad?

  1. Open FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the + button.
  3. Type the nameemail address or number that you want to call.
  4. Enter more namesemail addresses or numbers if you want to create a group call.
  5. Tap Audio or Video to start your call.
Facetime calls

How to make a FaceTime Audio or Video call on your Mac?

  1. Open FaceTime on your Mac.
  2. Enter the nameemail address, or phone number of the person you want to call.
  3. If you want to create a group call,enter more namesemail addresses or numbers .
  4. Click Audio or Video to start your call.
Facetime calls

How to switch from a regular call to FaceTime on your iPhone?

  1. See the call menu that appears when you’re on a phone call.
  2. Tap the FaceTime button to start a FaceTime video call.
switch to facetime call

How to turn off the camera while on a FaceTime call?

  1. Scroll upside while you are on Facetime App.
  2. You will find the option Camera Off.
  3. Select that and your camera will be off.
Facetime calls

Use Siri to place a FaceTime call

  1. Press and hold the Home button (iPhones with a Home button) or the Side button (iPhones with Face ID), or say “Hey Siri” to activate Siri.
  2. Say “Facetime (caller’s name).
  3. Alternatively, say “FaceTime” then wait for Siri to prompt you before speaking your contact’s name.
  4. Siri now will let you connect and place Facetime call.

Siri Facetime call

Use FaceTime with Apple TV

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen (iPhones with Home buttons).
  2. Tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Tap on the device to which you want to mirror your iPhone’s screen.
  4. Then complete the steps for making a Facetime App.
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Apple TV

Apple Tv
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Place a FaceTime call on your Apple Watch

Using Phone App

  • Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch.
  • Tap Contacts.
  • Select the contact you want to call.
  • Tap on the phone icon.
  • Select FaceTime Audio.

Using Siri

  1. Say “Hey Siri“, press and hold on the Digital Crown, or tap the Siri widget if you’re using it on the Siri watch face.
  2. Say “FaceTime (contact’s name)“.
  3. Apple Watch will now proceed to call your contact using FaceTime Audio.

How to place a group FaceTime call ?

You can place a group call on Facetime in two ways:

  • Using Facetime
  • And Using Messages

Group call Using Facetime

  1. Open FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the + button in the upper-right corner.
  3. Enter the name or number of a person you want to call.
  4. Enter more namesemail addresses or numbers if you want to create a group call. You can enter up to 30 additional contacts.
  5. Tap Video or Audio to place your FaceTime call.
Facetime calls
Facetime calls
Facetime calls

Group call Using Messages

  1. Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on a group conversation or start a new one.
  3. Click the avatars of the conversation participants in the top-center of the screen.
  4. Tap FaceTime.

How You join group call using Messages?

  1. Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on a group conversation with an open FaceTime call.
  3. Tap the green Join button in the FaceTime message bubble.
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Conclusion

FaceTime Audio is a great way to talk with other Apple devices users thanks to the crystal-clear sound of the call. But it’s not limited to your iPhone or iPad. You can make FaceTime Audio calls on your Apple Watch, too. You can use it from any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac, to call anyone else using any one of those devices.

That’s what makes FaceTime perfect for seeing and hearing family during the holidays, when you’re on the road, keeping grandparents connected to grandkids, making international calls when you have no long-distance plan, getting a opinion while you’re out shopping, sharing a show, making a meeting, and much, much more.

If you have any more queries, do comment. Like, share and subscribe. Regards!

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