To make video calls with the inbuilt FaceTime app, you need to establish a Wi-Fi connection or turn on cellular data on your compatible iOS device. Open the FaceTime app from the home screen of your iOS device and tap on the search bar on the upper part of your device’s screen to make a FaceTime call. Now enter the name of the contact and tap on the Contact listed on the app to call. Then, tap on the Phone button to the right side – the button that resembles a telephone receiver icon, to enjoy a voice call.
To make a FaceTime video call, launch the app on iOS, tap on the search bar, type the name, and choose the Contact saved on your iOS device. Then, tap on the Video button – the button that resembles a video camera icon. When you select a contact in FaceTime app and have multiple phone numbers saved on the same Contact, iOS will prompt you to choose the right number so choose accordingly.
In fact, you can even use Apple Siri to make the FaceTime audio call or video call. Say ‘Hey Siri’ to launch the virtual assistant and say FaceTime followed by the contact’s name. Apple Siri will prompt you whether you want to make the FaceTime audio call or FaceTime video call when you give the voice command. Say ‘Video Call’ to make a video call from FaceTime app, and within a few seconds, Apple Siri will connect the FaceTime video call on your iOS device.
You can even use the inbuilt AirPlay mirroring feature to mirror the FaceTime video call, which Siri connected on Apple TV. For that, connect your refurbished iPads and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network, open FaceTime on the iOS device, scroll up and choose Control Center, tap on AirPlay Mirroring, and then choose the Apple TV.
Even if you are on a standard audio phone call, you can tap on the FaceTime icon in the call menu to switch the standard call to FaceTime audio. However, if the FaceTime icon is grayed out, then that means FaceTime feature is not available on your iOS device. In such a case, get in touch with an Apple Care technician for advanced assistance.