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Staying connected with FaceTime


Do you have nieces, nephews, daughters, sons or grandchildren plagued with the obsession of being on their phone?  Some say there are downsides to living in the digital age; however, using video chat, such as FaceTime, could be one way to increase your connection with these loved ones.

So, what is FaceTime?

FaceTime is an Apple service that allows you to make video calls from your iPhone or iPad. These calls can be made to anyone else with an Apple device.

How do I use FaceTime?

It’s as easy as following our step by step guide below!

Setting up FaceTime:

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your device and sign in with your Apple ID. This would have been set up when you first started using your Apple product, using an email address and password.
  2. If you’re using an iPhone, your phone number will be automatically registered to your phone number. If you’re using an iPad or iPod touch, register your email address by tapping Settings > FaceTime > Use your Apple ID for Facetime.


How to make a call on FaceTime:

Similar to a voice call, you need to have the person’s mobile number to start, and they need to have a compatible device.

  1. To call on FaceTime, open your contact and select “FaceTime” under the mobile line. Click the video button.

I’m still finding it hard to understand.

That’s okay! The internet is an amazing place and here’s a videos we found with a handy step-by-step guide:  How to Use FaceTime by Techboomers

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