How to make a FaceTime call on Apple WatchSource: Joseph Keller / iMore

FaceTime Audio is a great way to talk with other Apple devices users, thanks to the call's crystal-clear sound. You can make calls over Wi-Fi or cellular, and your calls are still encrypted.

FaceTime Audio isn't limited to your iPhone or iPad, though. Thanks to the built-in mic and speaker hardware, you can use FaceTime on Apple Watch to make calls. So whether you're using Siri or the Apple Watch's Phone app, placing a FaceTime call is easy. If you want to place a FaceTime Audio call using your Apple Watch, here's what to do.

How to place a FaceTime call using Siri on your Apple Watch

  1. Press and hold the Digital Crown, raise your wrist, and say "Hey Siri" or tap the Siri widget if you're using it on the Siri watch face.
  2. Say "FaceTime (contact's name)".

    Place a FaceTime call on Apple Watch, showing how to tap the Siri widget on the Siri watch face, then say FaceTime (contacts name)Source: iMore

Your Apple Watch will now proceed to call your contact using FaceTime Audio.

How to place a FaceTime call using the Phone app on your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap on the contact you want to call.

    Place a FaceTime call with the Phone app, showing how to open Phone, tap Contacts, then tap a contactSource: iMore

  4. Tap on the phone icon.
  5. Tap FaceTime Audio.

    Place a FaceTime call with the Phone app on Apple Watch, showing how to tap on the phone icon, then tap FaceTime AudioSource: iMore

All the calls

While you probably won't want to make every call from your Apple Watch, it can be a useful feature in a pinch. Plus, if you no longer want to talk to your wrist, you can quickly transfer your Apple Watch call to your iPhone on the fly.

Updated April 2022: Updated for watchOS 8.