FaceTime, a stock video chatting app, is suppressed under the heavy bombarding of third-party apps like Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Google Hangouts. But if you explore this unsung app, you will be mesmerized by its features.
Of late, I have started using this beautiful app to communicate with my friends and family living overseas. However, I tend to keep this app disabled when I give my iPhone 6 to my kids. If your kids are using your iPhone, make sure that FaceTime and Camera apps are restricted. Just go to Settings → General → Restrictions → Camera and then FaceTime. Just toggle OFF the options.
I put this information intentionally as people tend to forget that they have disabled Camera and FaceTime on their iPhones. And when they have to use these features, they wonder why they can’t see the two apps on the Home screen of their phones. If you have experienced such a situation, you should follow the above-mentioned steps to enable FaceTime and Camera apps. You can also update your device to the latest iOS.
Moreover, FaceTime is not available or might not appear on devices purchased or used in countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan. If FaceTime is not found on Home screen of your iPhone, you can also search for the FaceTime app in Spotlight.
Now, let’s explore how you can make FaceTime audio-only calls on your iPhone running on iOS 10.
How to Make Audio-Only FaceTime Calls on iPhone in iOS 10
Step #1: Open FaceTime app on your iPhone/iPad.
Step #2: Next tap on Audio tab from the two tabs: Video and Audio.
Step #3: Now type in the name of a contact to whom you want to make audio-only FaceTime call.
Step #4: You can see some details about the selected contact.
Step #5: Tap on the Receiver icon next to FaceTime icon.
Now talk to your friends and family members without using video FaceTime feature. Isn’t it easy to make audio-only FaceTime call on your iPhone in iOS 10?
Recently, many social media apps have launched video calling facility. You should try and explore Facebook Messenger, Skype and Viber. WhatsApp, though, lags behind in this race. But I am sure that the app will see this video calling feature in near future.
Social media app developers have one goal in their minds: keep users hooked to the app so that they spend more time in app. Perhaps this could be the reason why Facebook Messenger launched game play features like chess, basketball and football. WhatsApp, on other hand, has recently launched a new security feature. Following this, you can prevent WhatsApp from sharing your phone number with Facebook.
To spice up your WhatsApp conversation, the app has also introduced features like bold, italics and strikethrough text. Now, you ask for more features and facilities to make the most of communication apps on your iOS devices.