FaceTime is a video and audio calling service developed by Apple and it works on IOS and macintosh operated devices. It supports any IOS device with a selfie camera and not compatible with non-Apple devices. Instead of the normal calling with phone lines, it allows you to call by using Wi-Fi or data connection.
It’s one of the best ways to call or keep in touch with family members using Apple-based devices. FaceTime unlike normal phone calls does support group calls and only works when the user is on the app. You can create a group video call on FaceTime by adding the people’s detail you wish to call.
FaceTime also has a different version of its app called FaceTime Audio which operates as an audio-only version. This app was released in 2013, 3 years after the original release of FaceTime on iOS devices.
How to Make a FaceTime Call
The FaceTime app is usually built in with an IOS device whether be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac device. To make a call using FaceTime all you need do is connect your device to the internet and open the app.
Once you open the app, tap on the + sign and enter the name, email address or mobile number of the person you want to call.
To call someone’s iPhone via FaceTime, you just need to enter the person’s mobile number while for an iPad, iPod Touch or Mac Computer, you need the person’s email address. Select the kind of call you want (Audio or Video) and proceed to begin your call.
You could switch from a regular call to a FaceTime call by tapping on the FaceTime button, the one with a video camera logo. Once you are on a regular call with a person who uses an Apple device, you could easily switch to FaceTime call. Connect your device to the internet and on the call screen, tap on the Video icon that has FaceTime inscription beneath it.
This app is an easy call app to use, its calling quality is generally good and there are almost no issues except you have an issue with your device’s internet connection.
How to Download The FaceTime App
In general, the FaceTime app is built in with every apple device including apple watches. If it isn’t on your device means you have to download it. To do so you have to visit your device app store, specifically the Apple store.
- Open the app store on your mobile device.
- Tap on “Search”.
- Type “FaceTime” on the search bar.
- Click on the app to install it on your device.
- Adhere to the app store’s prompt until it begins installing.
- Once it finishes installing, you can now open the app and begin to utilize its features.
This is the perfect solution for reconnection among family members. As it offers an exciting video quality that enables you to switch between landscape and portrait view.