On an iPad 2 or later, you can use FaceTime to make video calls to other iOS devices or computers that support 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: FaceTime may not be available in all areas. On iPad Wi-Fi + cellular models, FaceTime calls can be made over a cellular data connection. Cellular data charges may apply.
To use FaceTime, you need an Apple ID and a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. When you open FaceTime, you may be prompted to sign in using your Apple ID, or to create a new account.
Make a FaceTime call: Tap Contacts, choose a name, and then tap the phone number or email address the person uses for FaceTime. You can also make a FaceTime call from the Contacts app.
Rotate iPad to use FaceTime in either landscape or portrait orientation. To avoid unwanted orientation changes, lock iPad in portrait orientation.
Restart a recent call: Tap Recents, then choose a name or number.
Use Favorites: Tap Favorites.
- Add a favorite: Tap + icon and choose a contact.
- Call a favorite: Tap a name in the list.
Add a contact: Tap Contacts, tap + icon, then enter the person’s name and the email address or phone number that they use for FaceTime. For a contact outside your region, be sure to enter the complete number, including country code and area code.
Use another app during a call: Press the Home button, and then tap an app icon. You can still talk with your friend, but you can’t see each other. To return to the video, tap the green bar at the top of the screen.
Set options for FaceTime: Go to Settings > FaceTime.
Options include specifying a phone number, Apple ID, or email address to use with FaceTime.
This article will work on all iPads using iOS 6; including iPad Mini, iPad 2, The New iPad (iPad 3), iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display).