How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly and easily initiate a FaceTime video or audio call without ever opening the Phone or Contacts app. Instead, just ask Siri. Not sure what to tell her? We'll walk you through!

How to make a FaceTime audio or video call using Siri

  1. Launch Siri by pressing down and holding the Home button on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7 or higher.
  2. Now say something like FaceTime Audio Heather. Obviously you'll substitute the name with one in your own contacts. You can also just say FaceTime and Siri asks you to specify whether you want a video or audio call. I prefer just cutting that step out.
  3. Wait for Siri to connect the FaceTime call.

That's all there is to it. If you've used Siri in the past to place phone calls, the process is exactly the same. Just preface your request with FaceTime instead!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Reader comments

How to make a FaceTime call with Siri


Works as described now I don't have to search the contact and click on the FaceTime camera to chat with someone!

Good to know. I don't really use Siri beside from trying to chat and get witty answers from her. Merry Christmas everyone!

It doesn't ask me if I want video or just audio, it goes straight for video. So I need to stand saying 'make a FaceTime Audio call to...' Just seems un-Apple, cause it's a mouth full to say and not very natural.

But hay ho. I've all but went back to normal phone calls cause the connections round were I live are too weak to get a conversation going properly, unfortunately!