With iPhone 4 or later, you can make a video call to someone with a Mac or other iOS device that supports FaceTime. The FaceTime camera lets you talk face-to-face; switch to the iSight camera on the back to share what you see around you.
Note: On iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, you need a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. On iPhone 4S or later, you can also make FaceTime calls over a cellular data connection. Cellular data charges may apply. To turn off FaceTime using cellular data, go to Settings > General > Cellular.
Make a FaceTime call: In Contacts, choose a name, tap FaceTime, then tap the phone number or email address that the person uses for FaceTime.
To call someone who has an iPhone 4 or later, you can start by making a voice call, then tap FaceTime.
Note: With FaceTime, your phone number is displayed even if caller ID is blocked or turned off.
Use Siri or Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button, then say “FaceTime,” followed by the name of the person to call.
Set FaceTime options: Go to Settings > FaceTime to:
- Turn FaceTime on or off
- Specify your Apple ID or an email address for receiving FaceTime calls
This article will work on all iPhones using iOS 6; including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.