Video calls are all over the place these days. There are a lot of apps that have that functionality. But when it comes to FaceTime call on a new iPad, that’s when you know you really didn’t know it all.
But this piece will show you the steps to setting up and making your first FaceTime call on an iPad. Before we go on, make sure your FaceTime app is readily on the screen of the iPad. If it’s not there, perhaps it has been locked by parental settings. So let’s release the app from confinement first.
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Unlocking FaceTime from parental settings
1. Open the Settings app
2. Tap “Screen Time”.
3. Then tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. This section may require a password.
4. Make sure FaceTime is allowed.
If you go to “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and still don’t find the FaceTime app, just download it from App Store.
Now that we have the app ready, let’s see how to video chat with friends via FaceTime on the iPad.
How to make a FaceTime call on iPad
1. Tap on the FaceTime app to start it.
2. Tap the blue plus (+) icon at the top of the screen.
3. Enter the name, email address or phone number of the person you want to do the FaceTime call with.
4. Finally, hit the “Audio” or “Video” button to place the call.
When the one you are calling answers the call, you will see them in a live video chat, that is, if it was a video call. If it was just an audio call, you can only hear the one on the other end but no video.
Perhaps, you want to do a video conference. Before you place the call, you have to tap the blue plus sign “+”. You then enter the other contacts’ details. FaceTime allows up to 32 people in a group FaceTime session, but I’m not sure your iPad’s screen will look good for 32 participants.