How to Use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and MAC


This blog post is all about how to use FaceTime and make HD video calls using Apple’s best App.So let’s get started!

Facetime is one of the most popular HD video and audio calling app which is available exclusively to the Apple device users. It comes preinstalled with Apple devices. Users can also download it from Apple App Store. It works just like a regular phone but uses the Wi-Fi and cellular data instead of the standard phone line. It can be used on any and between any two Apple devices, be it iPad, iPhones, MAC or even iPod touch. The latest Facetime HD camera gives you such terrific picture that you experience a life-like feel. Today in this article we are going to share how to use Facetime on Apple devices. If you are new to Apple Eco System then this article will be helpful for you.

Despite the fact that it cannot be used outside of Apple devices, it is still a fantastic app. Here, we would walk through the various aspects of Facetime video calling app for all Apple devices.

Use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and MAC

Steps to Activate Facetime on iPhones:

The requirement for Facetime activation varies with the model of the iPhones. Till iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, you cannot use Facetime without a Wi-Fi connection. However, for all models above iPhone 4S and higher like iPhone 8/X/Xs Max, the app can be used with a cellular connection as well. The activation of the app gets typically completed with the initial setup of the device. Apart from it, you can activate Facetime in many different ways when using an iPhone. We are considering iPhone 6 here. Steps can vary slightly depending on the iPhone version. The different ways are:-

How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone or iPad

You might need to go to Settings and select the Facetime. Now enter your phone number and Apple ID, alternate email, timings during which you can be contacted via Facetime. Next, you need to slide the tab beside it to ‘On’ position so that the light at the top of the screen goes green. The Facetime has been activated.

Step 1: In the first method, you open the ‘Contacts’ app from the home screen. It will activate the Facetime app on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Use FaceTime

Step 2: You can select the contact and then tap the Facetime symbol to activate the app.

Step 3: You can also tap the ‘Facetime’ button anywhere including the keypad to activate the app and make calls using it.

Step 4: If your iPhone is 4S or higher, you can even use Siri to activate the app. Keeping the ‘Home’ button pressed, you need to voice out, ‘Facetime’ and the name of the contact who you wish to contact. Facetime App would become activated.

The phone number gets automatically registered in all the above cases. However, if you desire to update your email address as well, then you must go to Settings > FaceTime. Here you must use your Apple ID for FaceTime and sign in with your Apple ID. Your email would get registered.

How to Use Facetime on Mac

If you are using Macbook Air or Macbook Pro, just go to the apps launcher or Search for “Facetime” in the search bar.

You will see a Facetime icon.

How to Use FaceTime

Click on it and then sign in with your Apple ID and Password. You are good to go.

Now select contact and start making HD video calls and Audio calls for free.

Facetime Alternatives for iOS Device

Despite being a terrific app, Facetime does have its own restrictions like it does not support cross-platform support, group chatting or group call and numerous other restrictions. Moreover, it works best on Wi-Fi Connection which may not be possible while on the go! In these scenarios, you can opt for various Facetime alternatives which can give you all features of the Facetime app as well as those features which are not available on it. Few of the top popular ones to consider are:-

  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Duo
  • Viber
  • Line
  • ooVoo
  • ICQ
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Tango

Each app has its unique features and drawbacks. You can browse them and select the one that best meets your needs.In our previous article we have covered information on Facetime for windows pc ..Just go through it once..

Final Words

We have shared everything you need to know about how Facetime Works and how to Use Facetime on iPhone and Mac. If you are still consused then feel free to comment below!

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