How to use Facetime on iPhone/iOS- Guide & Tips

Facetime is an awesome application which comes pre-installed on all Apple devices running iOS. You can make video calls using Facetime app with all your friends who’re having Facetime app installed and activated.

If you haven’t used Facetime on your iPhone yet, then let me tell you, you should start now because Facetime is one of the most popular video calling applications on not only iOS but other Operating systems as well. Please note that this app is exclusively made for Apple devices only and if you have been searching for Facetime App for Android then let me tell you you won’t get anywhere as its a sheer waste of time. Better thing would be to look for its best alternatives, anyways we are here to discuss some other topic so lets not just waste time and move forward.


Facetime has tons of features to offer and once you start using it, you won’t be able to stop. However if you haven’t used Facetime before then you’ll need to configure it before using. Here is how to configure Facetime on iPhone –

Step 1. Open Facetime app from your app drawer. Find a green icon with a photo of a landline phone.

Step 2. Once you have opened the app, sign up using your Apple id, if you don’t have one then you can go to the official website of Apple and make one.

Step 3. Your phone number and contacts are already synchronized on the app so you don’t need to do anything for that. Now you are ready to use Facetime.

Tip – Facetime is only available for iPhone 4 and later. If you are using iPhone 4 or later and can’t find the Facetime icon, go to Settings> Facetime and switch on the app. You can also sign up on Facetime using your Apple id from there.


Once you have successfully configured your Facetime with your Apple id, you are ready to do video calling using Facetime. For making a video call on iPhone using Facetime, follow the steps below

Step 1. Open Facetime from your iPhone app drawer. Click on the green icon containing a picture of the phone in it.

Step 2. Find the contact you want to chat with. Click on the Contact option, and scroll down till you find the right person. all your phone contacts are automatically synchronized.

Step 3. Once you find the person you would like to call, click on his name to open that contact. Now click on the Facetime icon to make a video call using Facetime.

Step 4. Now all you have to do is wait till the person sees the incoming call and answers. Then you’ll be free to do Video chat with your friend.


*. Sometimes you may encounter with the problem of black screen. This could be a result of poor network quality or low Internet speed.

Most of the times, you can wait for a minute or two and the problem will be solved automatically. If it doesn’t, disconnect the call and call again.

*. Contacts which are red in color are the ones who cannot be reached at the time. If all contacts are red then make sure you have a working Internet connection.

*. You can also use Facetime without a sim card. you’ll need to sign up using your Apple id to use Facetime without a phone number.


If you still have any questions about using Facetime on iPhone then you can ask it in the comments box. Also, don’t forget to tell us your experience with using Facetime.

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