Make and receive FaceTime calls on iPad
With an Internet connection and an Apple ID, you can make and receive calls in the FaceTime app (first sign in with your Apple ID, or create an Apple ID, if you don’t have one). See Manage Apple ID and iCloud settings on iPad.
On iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models, you can also make FaceTime calls over a cellular data connection, which may incur additional charges. To turn this feature off, go to Settings > Cellular, then turn off FaceTime. See View or change cellular settings on iPad.
Make a FaceTime call
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Make a FaceTime call” or “Call Eliza’s mobile.” Learn how to ask Siri.
In FaceTime, tap at the top of the screen.
Type the name or number you want to call in the entry field at the top, then tap Video to make a video call or tap Audio to make a FaceTime audio call (not available in all regions).
You can also tap to open Contacts and start your call from there, or tap a contact in your list of FaceTime calls to quickly make a call.
Tip: To see more during a FaceTime video call, rotate iPad to use landscape orientation. See Change or lock the screen orientation on iPad.
To call multiple people, see Make a Group FaceTime call on iPad.
Leave a message
If no one answers your FaceTime call, do one of the following:
Tap Leave a Message.
Tap Cancel to cancel the call.
Tap Call Back to try calling back.
Start a FaceTime call from a Messages conversation
In a Messages conversation, you can start a FaceTime call to the person you’re chatting with.
In the Messages conversation, tap the profile picture, , or the name at the top of the conversation.
In your call history, tap the name or number, or tap to choose a name or number in Contacts and start your call from there.
Receive a FaceTime call
When a FaceTime call comes in, tap any of the following:
Accept: Take the call.
Decline: Decline the call.
Remind Me: Set a reminder to call back.
Message: Send a text message to the caller.
If you’re on a regular call when a FaceTime call comes in, instead of Accept, you see the End & Accept option, which terminates the previous call and connects you to the incoming call.
Delete a call from your call history
In FaceTime, swipe left over the call in your call history, then tap Delete.