FaceTime audio and video call requirements

To make FaceTime audio and video calls on your Mac (OS X 10.9 or later required), you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be connected to the internet

  • Be signed in to FaceTime with your Apple ID

    If you don’t have an Apple ID, go to the Apple ID account website to sign up for one for free.

  • Have a built-in or connected microphone; for FaceTime video calls, you also need a built-in or connected camera

The person you’re making a FaceTime video or audio call to must be signed in to FaceTime and have any of the following:

  • A Mac with OS X 10.9.2 or later, and a built-in or connected microphone

  • An iOS device with iOS 7 or later or an iPadOS device