How to Use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod
With Apple's FaceTime app, you can easily make video calls with friends. FaceTime also allows for "video chats" in the same way that iChat, Skype, and other programs do on desktop or notebook. This post focuses on how to use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Read on to learn how to do this.
What Devices are Compatible with FaceTime
Announced on June 7, 2010, FaceTime is compatible with devices announced later than this date.FaceTime can be run on supported mobile devices running iOS and Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher. The chat below might give you a better idea what devices it supports.
|iPhone||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S||iPhone 5|
|iPad||iPad 2||iPad 3||iPad 4||iPad mini|
|iPod touch||iPod touch 4G||iPod touch 5G|
|Mac||Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher|
How to Set Up FaceTime
It's easy to set up FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Follow the steps below to get detailed steps.
- 1. Go to Settings and tap FaceTime. Turn on FaceTime and tap "Use your Apple ID for FaceTime".
- 2. Enter your Apple ID and password and tap Sign In. Then your phone number and all email addresses associated with your Apple ID will be displayed. Tap Next.
Note: Your phone number will be displayed only if you are setting up your iPhone, or if you are setting up another iOS device after you've set up your iPhone.
- 3. Choose which email addresses and phone numbers you want people to use to contact you for FaceTime calls. Scroll down to Caller ID. Choose which email address or phone number you want to appear during outgoing FaceTime calls.
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How to Use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
FaceTime calls can only be made when the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected to a Wi-Fi network (AT&T and Verizon currently block FaceTime calls over their 3G cellular networks).
- 1. Connect your iDevice to a Wi-Fi network.
- 2. Press the FaceTime icon on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch's homepage.
- 3. Find the friend you'd like to call using FaceTime.
- 4. Wait for your friend to answer.
When your friend receives and answers your call, you can talk to your friend using FaceTime.
Alternatively, you can browse through your address book, find the person, tap on them, and tap the FaceTime button on their page in your address book.
For iPhone, you have another way to use FaceTime on iPhone: Simply call people as you normally would and tap the FaceTime icon when it lights up after the call connects.
You can end a FaceTime call by tapping the End button on the bottom of the screen.
The FaceTime call will begin just like a regular call, except that your camera will turn on and you'll see yourself. The person you're placing the call to can decide whether to accept or deny your call by tapping an onscreen button.