So you have a new iPad with a much more improved camera system and also a front facing camera which proves to be excellent for video calls. Apple has an in-built feature called “FaceTime” which will allow you to make and receive video calls from another iOS device or a Mac. If you have an iPad, here is how you can make a FaceTime call to someone else owning an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or a Mac.
First things first. You should know that FaceTime works only over Wi-Fi and although rumors have been spreading that soon FaceTime will be supported over 3G/4G, at the moment, your iPad needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to use FaceTime.
Setting Up FaceTime –
To set up FaceTime, you need to tap the “FaceTime icon” on your iPad. Then you will need to login with your Apple ID (the same one which you use on the App Store) to get started. This is really simple.
Once you have FaceTime setup, you can now view your contacts on the right side. To make a FaceTime call, simply browse through your contacts, select the desired contact and hit the “FaceTime” button to initiate a FaceTime call. Once the call is answered by the other person, simply start talking. You’ll soon discover that it the future of calls!
You can also switch between the front and rear camera by simply tapping the “Switch” button located at the bottom of the screen.
Here is a quick video showing you how to FaceTime with your iPad –