Using FaceTime, Apple users and Android users can make video and audio calls between their devices. This is not a replacement for regular phone calls but rather an alternative. FaceTime App is an Apple app that works via Wi-Fi, so one major advantage it has over your regular phone app is that it lets you make free internet calls from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.
Despite FaceTime Video being around since 2010, FaceTime Audio wasn’t released until iOS 7 in 2013. Similar to the video feature, this one is simply audio-only, which means only your voice is transmitted during the call. FaceTime audio calls, however, do use data, so if you have a limited data plan, you might want to avoid using FaceTime Audio too often.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is FaceTime not working?
There are several reasons why your FaceTime call might not be working. It could be an issue with your home internet network, there might not be a phone number or email address associated with your FaceTime account, or the person you’re trying to call might be blocked.
What is the process for making a group call on FaceTime?
Select Add in the top-right corner of the FaceTime app. You can enter your contacts’ names, emails, or phone numbers, then select Audio or Video. Each call can accommodate 32 people at the same time.
What is the best way to record FaceTime with audio?
You can enable the built-in microphone by selecting Options using the Command+Shift+5 shortcut on a Mac. Start a recording by selecting either Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion, then place your FaceTime call. The iPhone also has a built-in screen recording tool.
What is the best way to share the screen on FaceTime?
The SharePlay feature in FaceTime lets you share your screen with others on iOS 15 and higher. To play a SharePlay video in FaceTime, start a video call at the top right of the screen, then tap the icon on the top right of the screen. Tap Share My Screen.