Make and answer FaceTime calls on iPhone
In the FaceTime app , make video or audio calls to friends and family, whether they’re using an iOS device or a Mac. With the front-facing camera, you can talk face-to-face; switch to the rear camera to share what you see around you. To capture a moment of your conversation, take a Live Photo.
Note: FaceTime, or some FaceTime features, may not be available in all regions.
Set up FaceTime
Go to Settings > FaceTime, then turn on FaceTime.
If you want to be able to take Live Photos during FaceTime calls, turn on FaceTime Live Photos.
Enter your phone number, Apple ID, or email address to use with FaceTime, then set your caller ID.
On models with Dual SIM, to change the phone number you use for FaceTime, go to Settings > Messages > iMessage & FaceTime Line, then choose a line.
You can use only one of your phone numbers at a time for iMessage and FaceTime. Your other number can’t send or receive messages using iMessage, or make or receive FaceTime calls. See also Manage your cellular plans.
Make a FaceTime call
With a Wi-Fi connection and an Apple ID, you can make and receive FaceTime calls (first sign in using your Apple ID, or create an Apple ID, if you don’t have one). See Manage Apple ID and iCloud settings on iPhone.
You can also make FaceTime calls over a cellular data connection, which may incur additional charges. To turn this feature off, go to Settings > Cellular, then turn off FaceTime. See View or change cellular settings on iPhone.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Make a FaceTime call.” Learn how to ask Siri.
In FaceTime, tap at the top right.
Type the name or number you want to call in the entry field at the top, then tap Video to make a video call or tap Audio to make a FaceTime audio call.
You can also tap to open Contacts and start your call from there.
Tip: On models with 3D Touch, press a contact in your list of FaceTime calls to quickly call or send a message.
To call multiple people, see Make a Group FaceTime call on iPhone.
Leave a message
If no one answers your FaceTime call, do one of the following:
Tap Leave a Message.
Tap Cancel to cancel the call.
Tap Call Back to try calling back.
Start a FaceTime call from a Messages conversation
In a Messages conversation, you can start a FaceTime call with the person you’re chatting with.
In the Messages conversation, tap the profile picture, , or the name at the top of the conversation.
In your call history, tap the name or number.
Tap to open the name or number in Contacts.
Receive a FaceTime call
When a FaceTime call comes in, tap any of the following:
Accept: Take the call.
Decline: Decline the call.
Remind Me: Set a reminder to call back.
Message: Send a text message to the caller.
If you’re on another call when a FaceTime call comes in, you can tap End & Accept or Hold & Accept.