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How to use FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

FaceTime video calls are a great (and free) way to stay in touch with your family and friends wherever they are. Being able to see their faces from time to time will make the physical distance that separates you more bearable.

But did you know that with FaceTime you can also make audio calls? This application offers the ideal solution for those who have limited call minutes in their contract rate, since in this case they are made through the Internet.

It is precisely because it works through the network that you should not worry about calling your loved ones from the other point of the world. Use the wifi and avoid the extra charges. In addition, the call quality is also superior thanks to the use of HD audio.

In this article, we show you how easy it is to set up your iPhone or iPad to make video and audio calls using FaceTime. This app also works for iPod touch, Mac and MacBook, but the process for Apple computers is somewhat different.

How to set up FaceTime

Before setting up FaceTime on your device, check that both you and the person you are going to call tennis all this:

  • Compatible device. It can be an iPhone 4 or later, any iPad model (except the first model of 2010), a fourth-generation iPod touch or later or a Mac with OS X 10.9.2 or later.
  • Internet connection. Whether through a Wi-Fi network or your mobile data, you must verify that your device is connected to the Internet. If possible, we recommend using Wi-Fi.
  • Camera and microphone. These can be the ones that come with the device or are connected externally. It should not be a problem, since they all have them incorporated except for the Mac mini or an old Mac without a camera.

Now you can configure FaceTime on your terminal:

one. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, swipe down, and tap FaceTime.

two. On the next screen, make sure that the switch above all is on (it should be green). The first time you turn it on, it may take a few seconds to activate.

3. Select Use your FaceTime ID.

4. Enter your username and password to log into your Apple ID account.

5. Select which email and phone number you want people to use to contact you using FaceTime. To add a new email, you should go back to Settings, tap on the section with your name and go to Name, phone numbers, email.

6. You can also change the image associated with your Caller ID: go to Settings, followed by FaceTime and scroll down until you find the option. You can choose the image associated with your email or your phone number.

7. Finally, you can also choose whether or not you want the person you're having a conversation with to be able to use the Live Photo option in FaceTime (to take photos during the call). Turn the switch on or off as you prefer.

How to make a video call with FaceTime

one. Open the FaceTime app.

two. Log in to your Apple ID account if necessary.

3. If you've used the app before to answer or make calls, you should now see a list of names. If not, don't worry. Use the search bar to find that person in your contact list that you want to call.

4. In case it is not in your contact list, you can simply enter their phone number or email in the search bar.

5. You can make a video call by tapping on the icon in the form of a video camera.

6. Wait until your call is accepted and ready!

How to make an audio call with FaceTime

People often forget that FaceTime can also be used to make audio calls. The procedure is the same as for video (see previous section), but instead of touching the camera icon, you should touch the icon in the form of a phone.

As we said before, FaceTime voice calls are a good way to avoid spending the minutes included in your contract fee. It can also be used to make calls with your iPod touch or iPad as you would with your iPhone.

The only thing you will need is to be connected to a wifi network or have a device compatible with 3G or 4G. Remember that you do not need to know someone's phone number, it is enough to have the email associated with their FaceTime.

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