Use FaceTime with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to use FaceTime to make video and audio calls from your iOS devices.

Over Wi-Fi, you can use FaceTime on any of these devices:

  • iPhone 4 or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini (all models)
  • iPod touch 4th generation or later (only iPod touch 5th generation supports FaceTime audio calling) 

With a cellular data plan, you can also use FaceTime without Wi-Fi on any of these devices:

  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad (3rd generation or later)

FaceTime isn’t available or might not appear on devices purchased or used in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.


Turn on FaceTime

Open your FaceTime app and sign in with your Apple ID (you can also do this from Settings > FaceTime). 

If you're using an iPhone, FaceTime automatically registers your phone number. To also register your email address on your iPhone, tap Settings > FaceTime > Use your Apple ID for FaceTime, and sign in. 

If you're using an iPad or iPod touch, register your email address by tapping Settings > FaceTime > Use your Apple ID for FaceTime, and sign in.





Make a FaceTime call

To make a FaceTime call, you need the person's phone number or registered email address. There are a few ways to make a FaceTime call:

  • In the FaceTime app, enter the person's phone number or email address then tap the FaceTime video  facetime video icon or audio FaceTime audio icon icon. 
  • If you have the person's phone number or email address saved in your Contacts, you can enter their name, then tap the video or audio icon. 
  • You can also begin a FaceTime video call from your iPhone during a call. Tap the FaceTime icon during the phone call to talk using FaceTime. 


Use FaceTime Audio with Call Waiting

If you have iOS 8 or later, you can use Call Waiting during a FaceTime audio call. When another call comes in—either a phone call or another FaceTime audio call—you can either:

  • End the current call and accept the incoming call.
  • Accept the incoming call and put the current call on hold. 
  • Decline the incoming call. 

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