How to enable, configure and use FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


FaceTime technology allows users of the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac to make free audio and video calls while paying only consumed Internet traffic. Like the instant messaging service iMessage, iOS FaceTime is disabled by default; below you will find Complete and detailed instructions on how to activate and use it.

How to FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

So, for the first time Apple presented FaceTime for iOS at the WWDC conference in June 2010 with iPhone 4, and in October the company announced support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Thus, users of Apple-devices were able to communicate face-to-face for free, as well as to broadcast video from the iSight camera for the interlocutor and make voice calls using the usual Wi-Fi or DSL connection, and in 2012, 3G / LTE standards also appeared. 

Since then, thousands of Apple device owners from around the world (not counting some Arab countries) use FaceTime every day. About the implementation of audio or video calls, FaceTime is an hands clocker of Skype, Viber, and other messengers.

The main advantages of FaceTime include :

  1. No need to install additional applications – FaceTime is available immediately on iOS.
  2. Full integration with Contacts.
  3. High quality of communication.

The main disadvantage of FaceTime include: 

  1. The lack of cross-platform 
  2. The service is available only to users of Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac). 

How to enable FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

  1. You need to go to Settings -> FaceTime ;
  2. Click the button ” Your Apple ID for FaceTime,” enter your Apple ID and switch the FaceTime checkbox to the active position, so that “Waiting for activation” to appears. 
  3. You must wait for the activation to complete and, if necessary, complete the fields below. 

How to call using FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

  • Call using FaceTime; you can directly from the caller card in the Phone application on the iPhone. 
  • Clicking the desired contact, it remains to select the audio (handset icon) or video call (camera icon). 
FaceTime on iPad

If there are no FaceTime icons on the selected card, it means that the user you are going to call did not activate (the activation instruction above) the service on his device. Also, FaceTime + Continuity technology allows you to carry out regular cellular calls from devices that are not equipped with a cellular module, for example, from a Mac or iPad (Wi-Fi Only).


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