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FaceTime - Get to Know the Popular FaceTime App!

FaceTime is an app developed by Apple. It allows you to make calls – both video as well as audio – using your wireless connection or your mobile phone network. The app is free to download, and it is also free to use. Thus, when you use FaceTime to make calls, you get to save a lot of money. The nice thing about using this app is it works on practically every Apple device.

You can use the app to speak with others who also own an Apple device. It is the perfect app for speaking and seeing your family members. FaceTime also helps you speak to people living overseas without in the process, incurring a huge cost on your next phone bill. All in all, FaceTime is an excellent app that you should download and use on your Mac or iOS device.


Use it on your iPad

You can easily open the app on your iPad. It already comes pre-installed as the default app on your device’s list of applications. To open the app, simply tap on its icon. However, for first-time users of the app, it is necessary to sign in with your Apple ID.

To sign into your Apple ID, you will need to go to Settings and then you need to click on FaceTime. You can enable the app on your iPad by first entering Settings and then ensuring that FaceTime is switched ON. To make the most of the app, be sure to add email addresses for all your friends and family members who you wish to contact via FaceTime.

What is FaceTime

FaceTime iPhone

FaceTime also works well on an iPhone. First, you will need to register your phone number on your phone. You also need to add your email address on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings and then click on Facetime followed by USE YOUR APPLE ID for FaceTime. After this, sign into your Apple ID account.

Receive and make calls with the FaceTime app

Once you are signed in, you can then both receive as well as make calls via FaceTime. To make a call, you must have the phone number or your email address of the person you wish to contact via FaceTime. If you have already saved their names in your Contacts List, then simply enter their name and tap on the icon named Video or Audio call.

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If you do not have their names in your contacts list, then type their phone number of the email address and then tap on either Video or Audio call to start the call. After clicking on the Audio or Video icon, your call will be connected. As soon as the person you called answers, you can start speaking with them.

To know more about your call history, you will need to click on the INFO icon. It is also possible to switch from a normal call to a FaceTime call during a call. To switch to FaceTime during a call, tap on the FaceTime icon during your call and then use the FaceTime video call feature.

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Use FaceTime for Mac

It is also easy for you to use FaceTime on your Mac. If you own a new Mac, then the app is already pre-installed. If you own an older model, then you will need to download the app from the Mac App Store. Next, enable the app by visiting FaceTime and then Preferences and ensure that the app has been switched on.

Next, open the FaceTime app and use your Apple ID and password to log in. Next, make sure that your phone number has been set as the Caller ID. You can do this by visiting FaceTime and then Preferences. Now, you can begin using the app on your computer.

After using the FaceTime app, you may want to check how you can improve communication with your family members and friends.

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On your Apple device, you need to go to FaceTime and open the app. Next, tap on the PLUS button and type the name, email address or phone number of the person you wish to speak with. To create a group call, you can enter additional names, email addresses or phone numbers. To initiate the call, tap on the Audio or Video icon. This same procedure also works on your Mac.

To exit the video feature during a call, you will need to Start or Answer the FaceTime call. Next, click on the HOME BUTTON on your iPhone 8 or later, or you can swipe up on your iPhone x or later to exit the FaceTime app.

You can also use Siri to initiate a FaceTime call. On iPhones 8 or later, click on the HOME BUTTON and swipe up on iPhone x or later. Say FaceTime and wait till Siri prompts you to say the name of the contact. Siri will then connect you.

You can also use FaceTime with your Apple TV. Repeat the same procedure as described in the previous paragraph and then tap on Screen Mirroring. Next, click on the device on which you wish to mirror the screen of your iPhone. Next, follow the procedure to make a normal FaceTime call.

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