FaceTime is one of the most widely used features in Apple devices. It is possibly to use it on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the Mac. The feature first appeared in 2010 on the iPhone 4. Generally speaking, FaceTime is a feature that allows users to communicate via video chat with other people via their Apple devices. It is free to use and can be used over either a Wi-Fi connection or cellular data. It is important to note that when it uses the latter, it can count against the user’s monthly data plan.
Knowing how to FaceTime is important if you own an iPhone, iPad or other Apple device that utilizes the service. The method involved in how to use FaceTime is quite simple. Each Apple device requires the user to enter a phone number and sometimes also an email address or several at which other people can reach him or her. This is entered in the settings under “FaceTime.” If an individual is using an iPod touch, Mac or iPad, they are reached via email address when another person contacts them. When using an iPhone, the individual can be contacted by their cellular phone number.
Doing a FaceTime Video Call is easy. In any Apple device, there is a list of contacts. There is no actual learning on how to FaceTime as all that is required is clicking on the FaceTime app and entering a contact’s name, email address or phone number. Of course, you will need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. From there, you can actually choose whether to engage in a FaceTime call by video or simply with audio as one would do during a regular phone call. As long as the person being called also owns an Apple device that supports FaceTime and he or she has access to a data connection or Wi-Fi, the call will successfully go through and you can chat.
FaceTime was an extremely popular Apple service when it was first unveiled with the iPhone 4 in 2010. It continues to be successful due to the more personal experience the user gets in being able to see the individual with whom they are talking. It is now easier than ever to rely on it because of its availability in devices other than the iPhone. Additionally, it is possible to use FaceTime with anyone in the world without worry that it will carry hefty charges from wireless carriers.