FaceTime can be used over Wi-Fi or over cellular on sustained iOS or iPad devices. FaceTime is not available or might not be seen on devices bought or used in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan. Nevertheless, using iOS 11.3 and later, FaceTime is accessible on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in Saudi Arabia. And using iOS 12.4 or later, FaceTime is also accessible on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in Pakistan.
Turning on Facetime
- enter the FaceTime app and sign in using your Apple ID. (that can also be done from Settings > FaceTime).
- In case you are making use of an iPhone, FaceTime mechanically registers your mobile number. If you also want to register your email address on your iPhone, go to your Settings > FaceTime > Use your Apple ID for FaceTime, and sign in with your Apple ID.
- In case you are making use of an iPad or iPod touch, register your email address by clicking on Settings > FaceTime > Use your Apple ID for FaceTime, and sign in with your Apple ID.
Making a Facetime Call
- If you want to make a FaceTime call, you will need the person’s mobile number or registered email address. There are different ways to make a FaceTime call:
- from the FaceTime app, click on the plus button and input the person’s mobile number or email address. Click on the number or address Audio or Video.
- In case you have the person’s, mobile number or email address saved already in your Contacts, you can also start typing their names and click on the name when it displays. Then click on Audio or Video.
You can also begin a FaceTime video call from your iPhone while on a phone call. Click on the FaceTime icon on your Phone app to switch to FaceTime.
Using Facetime Audio with Call Waiting
Whenever another call comes in while you are already on a call be it a phone call or another FaceTime audio call, you can be able to choose from one of these options:
- Terminate the current call and pick up the incoming call.
- Pick up the incoming call and put the current call on hold.
- Reject the incoming call.
Using Your Memoji in Facetime
- Making use of an iPhone X or later, or an iPad with Face ID, you can be able to create a Memoji to match your character and mood, then you can use the Memoji during a FaceTime video call.
- Enter the FaceTime app and make a call.
- When the call begins, click on the effects button.
- Click on the Memoji that you wish to use.
- Keep on making your FaceTime call with your customized Memoji, or click on the X button to continue without a Memoji or return to the FaceTime menu.
Using Facetime Live Photos
Using iOS 12.1.4 and later, and iPadOS, you will be able to capture moments with your family and friends using Live Photos while on a FaceTime video call. This is how:
Starting a Facetime Video Call
- Click on the shutter button to take a photo.
- enter your Photos app to locate the photos that you have saved.
To store FaceTime Live Photos, all partakers need iOS 12.1.4 or later, or iPadOS. Not all the characters of FaceTime Live Photos are accessible with earlier versions of iOS. FaceTime Live Photos does not work with iOS 11.