How do you make a FaceTime call?

Placing FaceTime video or audio calls is ridiculously easy to do. There's a built-in FaceTime app on every iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, and FaceTime is also integrated into the Phone app on iPhone, As long as you're on Wi-Fi or cellular data, you can stay in touch with family and friends, even while traveling, connect with anyone in the world, even without a long distance plan, and not only hear but see the people you're talking to.

It's like having all the people you care about most right there in front of you.

Best of all, it's easy to use!

How to make a FaceTime Audio call from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the FaceTime app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the search bar in the upper center of the screen.
  3. Type the name of the contact you'd like to call.
  4. Tap the contact.
  5. Tap the phone button on the far right. It looks like a telephone receiver.

    Type the name, tap the contact, tap the phone button

If you have multiple phone numbers and emails for that person, you'll be asked to pick one. Tap on the correct phone number to select it.

How to make a FaceTime Video call from your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the FaceTime app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the search bar in the upper center of the screen.
  3. Type the name of the contact you'd like to call.
  4. Tap the contact.
  5. Tap the video button on the far right. It looks like a video camera.

    Type the name, tap the contact, tap the video button

If you have multiple phone numbers and emails for that person, you'll be asked to pick one. Tap on the correct phone number to select it.

How to switch from a regular call to FaceTime on your iPhone

If you're already on a phone call with someone and decide you want to FaceTime instead, you can easily do so by converting the call to a FaceTime call in just a few short taps.

  1. Look at the call menu. It's what shows up on the screen while you're on a call.
  2. Tap on the FaceTime option. If it's grayed out, that means FaceTime is not available and you won't be able to select it.

    Look at the call menu, tap the FaceTime button

If the person on the other end is on a FaceTime-enabled device, the call will now convert to a FaceTime call instead of a regular voice call.