For w a r d Looking for more resources? visit: www.forwardit.sa.gov.au ForwardIT is aimed at people new to all things digital, providing easy to understand tutorials on a variety of topics to help you on your journey to become an online cyber citizen. IPAD FACETIME FaceTime is Apples built in Voice and Video Chat app. FaceTime allows you to use your iPads built in cameras and microphone to communicate with other iPhone and iPad users over wifi. Let’s see how. Before we jump into looking at the built in FaceTime app, there is a little setup to do. First oﬀ you will need to set up an Apple ID. Watch the email and iCloud setup lesson to learn how to do that. You need to be connected to wifi to make a FaceTime call, so make sure you’re connected to a wifi access point. Next we need to set up some specifics for FaceTime. Tap Settings, then FaceTime in the left column. Next you’ll need to sign in to your iCloud account using the email address and password you used in the iCloud setup. With the email and password entered, tap on sign in. Your iPad will now ask you which email address other FaceTime users will use to call you. Leave it set to the iCloud email address. You can turn FaceTime oﬀ at any point by returning to this screen and tapping the On button to toggle it to Oﬀ. The iPad will remember your Apple ID, so you won’t need to type that all in again if you switch it oﬀ while you are in a meeting or similar. You can actually have multiple email addresses associated with a single Apple ID, any of which could then receive a FaceTime call on this iPad. This is useful if you have multiple email accounts that diﬀerent people use to contact you, like a work email address. Tap on the Add Another Email button, then enter the new email address and tap the return key. You’ll see the button change to “verifying”. At this point you’ll need to go check your email for the account you just entered, there will be an email from apple asking you to “Please verify the contact email address for your Apple ID”. Tap or click on the Verify Now link in the body of the email, then enter your AppleID username and password. Click on the Blue verify Address button to finish adding the email to FaceTime. That’s the setup phase complete and you won’t need to go there again unless you wish to add another email address at some point. On to making a call! Tap the Home button then tap on the FaceTime App. The left section of the screen will show you the view from the font camera. When you’re in a call you can switch to the rear camera too, but it will start the call using the front camera. So probably time to comb your hair before you start. The right side of the screen lets you choose who to call. Tapping on the Favourites button displays a list of people from your contacts that you’ve added to the FaceTime favourites. You would add people that you call a lot here as a quick way to initiate a FaceTime call. To add someone, tap on the + button in the top right. Tap and swipe up to scroll through the list of contacts to find the person you would like to add. For w a r d Looking for more resources? visit: www.forwardit.sa.gov.au ForwardIT is aimed at people new to all things digital, providing easy to understand tutorials on a variety of topics to help you on your journey to become an online cyber citizen. Then, tap on the persons name at which point you’ll see a list of contact numbers and email addresses for that person. It’s important here to use the email address or phone number for iPhone users that the other person used when they setup FaceTime. You should see a blue FaceTime icon next to the one that they have enabled for FaceTime. If you don’t see the icon, chances are they haven’t setup that email address or number for FaceTime and it’s not going to work. Tap on the contact you wish to add. You will now see their name added to the favourites. To remove someone from your Favourites, tap on the Edit button, then tap on the red Minus button, then on the red Delete button. Tap Done when you’re finished removing favourites. To initiate a call with someone in your Favourites list, just tap on their name. FaceTime will then try to establish a connection with the person. If the connection is successful, the other persons iPad or iPhone will display a “slide to answer” button. Once they swipe that button your FaceTime call will start and both parties should see and hear each other. The main part of your screen will display the view from the other persons camera, a tiny thumbnail view from your camera is displayed in the bottom right corner. Useful to see how you are looking to the other person. You can mute your microphone by tapping the Microphone button, at which point the other person will no longer be able to hear you. To switch between your front and back cameras, perhaps to show a view of your new house or the like, tap on the switch camera button. You’ll see your preview window update to the new camera view. Switch back again by tapping the button once more. To end a FaceTime call, tap the End button. Your call will end immediately. Tapping the Recents button displays a list of all your recent FaceTime calls. Missed called will be displayed in red. Each entry also shows the time that the FaceTime call was made. You can view just the missed calls by tapping the missed button. You can also see missed FaceTime calls in the Notification centre. Swipe from top to bottom to display a list of notifications. Tapping on a missed FaceTime call entry will start a FaceTime call with the missed caller. Tapping the Contacts button displays a list of your contacts, allowing you to choose someone to call via FaceTime. Tap on their name in the list, then a contact in the list that has a blue FaceTime icon next to it. Just like in the favourites example. If they don’t have a blue FaceTime icon they probably haven’t set up FaceTime and it’s not likely to work. Tap on the contact to start a FaceTime call. For w a r d Looking for more resources? visit: www.forwardit.sa.gov.au ForwardIT is aimed at people new to all things digital, providing easy to understand tutorials on a variety of topics to help you on your journey to become an online cyber citizen. If someone contacts you via FaceTime, using the email address or addresses we added in the settings screen, your iPad screen will display the name of the contact and “would like FaceTime”. At the bottom of the screen are Accept and Decline buttons. Tap on the Accept button to answer the call. If you do not wish to answer the call, tap on the Decline button or press the hold button twice. The controls from this point on are the same as our previous FaceTime example call.
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