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Facetime Tips

How to set up and start using FaceTime on macOS

Learn the ins and outs of your Mac's built-in app for calls, FaceTime.

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FaceTime App: The Ultimate Guide

FaceTime lets anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac quickly and easily make video or audio calls to anyone else with an Apple device.

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How to manage numbers, addresses, and caller ID on FaceTime for iPhone and iPad

You can be reached on FaceTime by iPhone number or any email address you register — and choose any of them for your Caller ID.

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How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone or iPad

Make and take video calls from any Apple device, to any Apple device, all with FaceTime!

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How to turn on, off, and restrict FaceTime on iPhone or iPad

FaceTime is automatically activated as part of the overall setup process you go through the first time you turn on a new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac.

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How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

You can initiate a FaceTime call without even unlocking your Home screen thanks to Siri. All you have to do is ask.

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How to use FaceTime for iPhone and iPad: The Ultimate Guide

Facetime is perfect for keeping in touch with family who lives far away, with the kids while traveling, with business partners at distant offices, or even with that special someone while shopping for the perfect gift.

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How to enable or disable FaceTime over cellular on iPhone and iPad

FaceTime is a great tool for video chatting but can also use a lot of data. If you've got a limited data plan, you can quickly blow through it if you're using FaceTime too much over the cellular network. If you're worried about receiving calls and eating through your data plan faster than you'd like, you can disable FaceTime over cellular so you'll only receive FaceTime calls when connected to WiFi.

Here's how.

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How to set your caller ID for FaceTime

FaceTime allows you set a caller ID. If you only have one iPhone phone number, or iPod touch, iPad, or Mac email address associated with FaceTime, that'll be your caller ID. If you have several different numbers and addresses associated with FaceTime, however, you can choose one of them to serve as your consistent, unified called ID. That way, no matter which number or address you're FaceTime calling from, the person receiving the call will always see the same contact, and easily know it's you. If you have multiple iOS and/or OS X devices, you can either set them all to the same caller ID, or to different ones -- for example, business and personal -- so you can receive calls from any number or address, but always send them from the same, specific number or address.

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How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

You can make FaceTime calls not only from your iPhone or iPad, but from your Mac too. This means you can use it with anyone else using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac computer that also supports FaceTime. It also doesn't eat into your cellular data plan like FaceTime calls over cellular do, which makes it an even better option for when you're at home.

Here's how to get started.

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