What is Facetime in iPhone? Let us know basics. FaceTime is Apple’s video calling service. It allows anyone with a recent iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac to make free calls to any other Apple user over Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
On the iPhone, FaceTime is bundled into the Phone app. But you can even make FaceTime calls over mobile networks on iPhone or iPad.
Before we go through the Tips and Tricks, first of all, we will learn how to use Facetime to make video and audio from your iOS devices to some who use iOS devices. Then follow these steps for iPhones:
- Tap on the “Phone” (Green) button on your iPhone’s home page. Then click “Contacts” and browse your contacts.
- Select your friend you want to call using Facetime. Click on the friend’s name and then click on “Facetime” icon in the middle to connect and call.
- Just wait for few seconds for your friend to answer. Make sure your internet connection is intact.
- Start the conversation with your friend using Facetime. Once the chat is on you can see your friend on the main screen as well as you in a small window on the right top. You are provided with three options at the bottom of the screen.
- Mute the Call
- End the Call
- Switch the Camera Angle.
The Similar kind of procedure one has to follow while using the other Apple product like iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac with some slight changes, but it is not so difficult and is quite simple. If you are okay with the basics regarding the usage, then we will go through some FaceTime Tips and Tricks.
Care to be taken on these tip points.
Disable Facetime over Cellular
Facetime is a tool that runs video chatting by making use of your data connection. And so it blows your data if it is limited within no time. So disable Facetime over Cellular so that you will only receive FaceTime calls when get connected to WiFi.
Set Your Caller-ID for Facetime
If you only one iPhone No. or email address associated with Facetime then that itself is considered to be your Caller Id. But if you have multiple numbers and email IDs that you should always opt the best among them to serve as your unified called Id. So that they won’t be any confusion from the receiving end and recognize you easily.
Setup Your iPhone to Enable/Disable or Restrict FaceTime
There are options like Enable or disable depending upon the usage of your Facetime. If you don’t want your children to access the Facetime then always you can restrict them by locking it out entirely using parental restrictions.
Register, Enable, and Disable Additional Email Addresses for FaceTime
To separate work from family addresses or to use a different address on different devices you can always avail different mail IDs and get registered differently on other Apple products and use different Apple ID to get connected.
These are the simple steps and are very similar for other generations of iPhones and Apple Products. And I always suggest using WiFi connection to make Facetime calls as this particular facility will exhaust your 3G or 4G data just in no time.