What Is Face Id On iPhone

This article describes how to use your FaceTime software to make audio and calls from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

What Is Face Id On iPhone

You can make FaceTime calls using Wi-Fi 1 or a cellular network on supported iOS or iPadOS 2 devices. FaceTime is not available or may not appear on devices purchased or used in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. However, it is available in Saudi Arabia on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 11.3 or later. And in Pakistan, it is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 12.4 or later. Update your device’s operating system to use FaceTime in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Turn on FaceTime

Open FaceTime and sign in with your Apple ID. This can also be done on the Settings screen. FaceTime

When using an iPhone, FaceTime automatically registers a phone number. To register your iPhone and email address, go to the Settings menu Facetime “Your Apple ID for FaceTime,” and sign in using your Apple ID.

To register an email address on an iPad or iPod touch, go to the Settings menu Facetime “Your Apple ID for FaceTime,” and sign in using your Apple ID.

Making a FaceTime Call

To make a FaceTime call, you need a phone number or registered email address of your subscriber. You can make FaceTime calls in several ways.

  • In FaceTime, click the plus button and enter the phone number or email address of the subscriber. Tap a number or address, and then tap the Audio () or () icon.
  • If the phone number or email address of the subscriber is stored in your contacts, you can start to enter it, and then click on the list of proposed ones. Then tap the Audio icon () or ().
  • On iPhone, you can start a FaceTime call during a regular phone call. To switch to FaceTime, tap the FaceTime icon in the Phone app.

Using Call Waiting During a FaceTime Audio Call

If you receive another call during a phone call or FaceTime audio call, you can select one of the following options.

  • End the current call and accept the incoming.
  • Accept an incoming call and put the current one on hold.
  • Reject an incoming call.

Using Memoji in FaceTime

On iPhone X and later, or Face ID iPad, you can create Memoji according to your character and mood, and then use them during FaceTime calls.

  1. Open FaceTime and make a call.
  2. When the call starts, press the effects button ().
  3. Select the Memoji image you want to use.
  4. Now it will appear in the current FaceTime conversation. To continue the conversation without Memoji or return to the FaceTime menu, press the X button.

To change the Animoji or Memoji image or delete it while calling FaceTime, repeat steps 2–4.

Using Live Photos in FaceTime

In iOS 12.1.4 and later and on iPadOS, you can capture the best moments in your family and friends using Live Photos during FaceTime calls. To do this, perform the following steps.

  1. Start a FaceTime call.
  2. Press the shutter button to take a picture.
  3. Find it in the “Photo” program.

All participants must use iOS 12.1.4 or later or iPadOS to save Live Photos from FaceTime. In earlier versions of iOS, not all Live Photos features for FaceTime are available. FaceTime Live Photos are not supported on iOS 11.

Help Using FaceTime

  • Learn more about FaceTime activation alerts.
  • Find out what to do if you are unable to make or receive a FaceTime call.
  • Learn how to find a missing FaceTime program.
  • For information about blocking FaceTime calls, see this article.

1. You can make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi on any of these devices: iPhone 4 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad 2 and later, iPad mini (all models) and iPod touch 4th generation and later (FaceTime audio calls are only supported on iPod touch 5th generation and later).

2. If you have a cellular plan, you can also use FaceTime without Wi-Fi on any of these devices: iPhone 4s and later, iPad Pro (all models) and iPad (3rd generation and later).