Hey Siri! I need a little FaceTime with my mom.

Thanks to Siri, you can quickly and easily initiate a FaceTime video or audio call without ever opening the Phone or Contacts app. If you're not sure how to do it? We'll walk you through the steps.

How to make a FaceTime audio or video call using Siri

  1. Press and hold the Home button or say "Hey Siri" to activate Siri.
  2. Say FaceTime Heather. Obviously, you'll substitute the name with one in your own contacts. You can also just say FaceTime and Siri will ask 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.

    Ask Siri to FaceTime someone

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!