Use Centre Stage on your iPad or Studio Display

Centre 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, Centre Stage helps keep you and anyone else who is with you in the frame.

What you need

Centre Stage works with these iPad models and Mac computers:

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

How to turn Centre Stage on or off

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

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

Learn more

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

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