Use Center Stage on your iPad or Studio Display

Center Stage uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing Ultra Wide camera when you use video apps such as FaceTime on your compatible iPad model or Mac connected to Studio Display. As you move around, Center Stage helps keep you and anyone else with you in the frame.

What you need

Center Stage works with these iPad models and Mac computers:

You can use Center Stage during a FaceTime call as well as with other compatible video apps.

How to turn on or turn off Center Stage

  1. During a video call in FaceTime, or when using video in a compatible app, open Control Center by swiping down from the top-right edge of your screen on iPad, or click the Control Center icon  in the menu bar on Mac.
    iPad screen shows a FaceTime call with Control Center visible, including the Video Effects button
  2. Tap or click the Video Effects button .
  3. Tap or click the Center Stage button  to turn it on or off.
    iPad screen shows a FaceTime call with the Video Effects options visible

On iPad, you can also control Center Stage during a FaceTime call by tapping the video thumbnail of yourself, then tapping the Center Stage button .

Learn more

Learn how to use FaceTime to make video and audio calls from your iPad or Mac.

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