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FaceTime is a free video chat service from Apple – How to set up

How to Set Up FaceTime
FaceTime is available for iOS and Mac devices.

FaceTime is a free video chat service from Apple that allows you to make and receive video calls among FaceTime users. It is an efficient tool to stay in touch with your friends and family.

Setting up FaceTime is quite an easy task. All you need to do is:

For iPad/iPhone

  • Tap on the Settings app on your device’s homescreen to launch it.
  • Now scroll down, and tap the FaceTime icon.
  • Tap the Use your Apple ID for FaceTime button.
  • Enter your Apple ID and password to sign-in. If you don’t have your Apple ID then tap on theCreate new Apple ID option and create one.
  • If you have already set up your iPhone with FaceTime then your phone number will be displayed. Otherwise, it will show the email addresses associated with your Apple ID. Select the email IDs you want to associate and continue.
  • If you want to link multiple email addresses to a single Apple ID, tap on the Add an Email link and add the email address.
    NOTE :- This is helpful for users that share one Apple ID but use FaceTime on multiple devices.
  • Now toggle the slider to activate FaceTime ON.
  • Start using FaceTime and enjoy video calls.

For Mac

  • Click on the top left corner of your device and figure out what Mac version is installed. If you have 10.7, Then FaceTime is already installed.
  • But if it’s not, then you have to download it from the App Store at $0.99.
  • Now enter your Apple ID and password.
  • Start using FaceTime and enjoy.

Some useful tips

  • You can select whether you want to make outgoing FaceTime calls as your phone number or the email address you’ve selected. Tap under the Caller ID section of FaceTime settings screen and select.
  • You can also find out whether the FaceTime is selected on your Mac or not by entering into spotlight mode and searching your Mac.

Gentle reminder

  • If you are using FaceTime over a cellular network, it may cost data charges from your carrier.



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