Group FaceTime is a fantastic feature on iPhone that allows you to have video and audio calls with multiple people simultaneously. Whether you want to catch up with friends, collaborate on a project, or plan an event, Group FaceTime makes it easy to connect with everyone at once. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to start a Group FaceTime call on your iPhone.
Step 1: Update your iPhone
Before you can use Group FaceTime, make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. To check for updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there’s an update available, tap on Download and Install.
Step 2: Start a new Group FaceTime call
To start a new Group FaceTime call:
- Open the FaceTime app.
- Tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Type the name or phone number of the contacts you want to add to your group.
- Select the contacts from the suggested list. You can add up to 32 people in a Group FaceTime call.
- Tap Audio or Video, depending on whether you want an audio-only or video call.
- If prompted for confirmation, select Add Person to FaceTime.
Step 3: Manage a Group FaceTime call
During a Group FaceTime call, you have several options to manage the call:
- Tap the screen to bring up the controls.
- Tap the microphone icon to mute or unmute your microphone.
- Tap the camera icon to turn your video on or off.
- Tap the x button to remove a participant from the call.
Step 4: Use FaceTime effects and filters
To make your Group FaceTime calls more fun and engaging, you can use FaceTime effects and filters. Here’s how:
- During a call, tap the screen to bring up the controls.
- Swipe right on the effects bar at the bottom of the screen to access different effects categories like Animoji, Memoji, Filters, and more.
- Select an effect or filter, and it will be applied in real-time during your call.
Step 5: End a Group FaceTime call
To end a Group FaceTime call:
- Tap the red button with a phone icon.
- If prompted for confirmation, select End Call.
Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to start, manage, and end Group FaceTime calls on your iPhone. Enjoy connecting with multiple people at once, no matter where they are!
Note: Group FaceTime requires an iPhone with iOS 12.1.4 or later, iPadOS 13.1 or later, or a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14.3 or later.