Use Center Stage on your iPad

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. 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:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)

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.
    iPad screen shows a FaceTime call with Control Center visible, including the Video Effects button
  2. Tap the Video Effects button .
  3. Tap the Center Stage button  to turn it on or off.iPad screen shows a FaceTime call with the Video Effects options visible

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.

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