Start a FaceTime call on an iPad

Below are the steps to start and end a FaceTime call.

It is important to know that you can only FaceTime with people who also own an Apple device.

How to start a FaceTime call

Step 1: Locate and tap on the FaceTime app icon.

Step 2: Tap on the + button at the top of the screen. Once you have tapped on the + button, type in the name or phone number of the person you would like to call. Name only works if you have them saved on your Contact list.

Step 3: Once you type in the person’s contact information, you will then be given the option to start an Audio call or a Video call. To start a Video call, tap on the Video button. The call will start and now all you have to do is wait for the other person to answer!

Helpful Hints

  • If you tap on the camera icon labelled Flip during a call, you can switch from the font- facing camera to the back- facing camera. 
  • During a FaceTime call, hold the device about 12 inches from your face and at eye level. This will allow the person on the other end to see you better.