What is the FaceTime app?
FaceTime is an app that was created by the company Apple that allows users to engage in video and audio calls with their family and friends. FaceTime comes preloaded and is only available on iOS devices, which include: iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and iMac- all of which are Apple products. This means that users can only make a FaceTime call to someone who also uses one of the products listed above.
The FaceTime app is a green square with a camera icon in the center. To open FaceTime, tap on the app.
What is the Messages app?
The Messages app is an app that comes preloaded on the home screen of a device such as an iPad. The Messaging app is used to send instant messages, photos, and even videos to friends and family over the internet or cellular data.
When using an iPad, users can send messages over the internet using what is called iMessage. iMessage was created by Apple and can only be sent between iOS devices such as an iPad or an iPhone. By being able to send messages over the internet, this makes it possible for iPad users to send iMessages from their iPad without a phone number, however a user will need to create an Apple ID to be able to send an receive messages.
To locate the Messages app on the home screen, look for a green square with a white speech balloon shown here.
The Messages app is a green square with a white message bubble in the center. To open Messages, tap on the app.
Turn on FaceTime and Messages
To start making FaceTime calls and send iMessages, you will need to turn the apps on in your Settings. You may have completed this step when you setup the your iPad but if not, follow the steps below to turn on FaceTime and Messages on your iPad.
Note : you will require an Apple ID or email address to turn on FaceTime and Messages.
Turn on FaceTime
Step 1: Tap on the Settings App > Tap on FaceTime (Note: you will have to scroll up to find the FaceTime option on the left side menu)
Step 2: On the right side of the screen, a menu will appear. Beside the word FaceTime, there is an icon that looks like a switch. Tap on the icon to turn on FaceTime. Photos shown below.
Turn on iMessages
Step 1: Tap on the Settings app > Tap on Messages (Note: you will have to scroll up to find the Messages option on the left side menu)
Step 2: On the right side of the screen, a menu will appear. Beside the word Messages, there is an icon that looks like a switch. Tap on the icon to turn on Messages.