From the great teachers at Lynda.com comes this comprehensive tutorial on how to get the most out of Facetime on your iPhone. This video is a bit old, in that it uses iOS 6 instead of the current iOS, but concepts are still the same and even most of the settings work just like they used to.
If you want an in-depth look at the main features of FaceTime, this is a great place to start.
At its simplest, you’ll need the following to Facetime:
1. The Hardware (currently the following hardware supports Facetime: an iPhone 4 or 4S, iPod Touch 4 or 4S, iPad 2, Mac with a built-in iSight (webcam). You and your Facetime friend will each need one of these.
2. Facetime App. If you are on a Mac, you’ll need a copy of Facetime (which you can purchase from the Apple App Store). If you are on an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), the ability to Facetime is built in to the operating system.
3. A Facetime account. You can assign a phone number and/or an email to your Facetime account through your Apple ID. You’ll do this the first time you launch Facetime.
That’s the short version. What questions do you have about how to get Facetime up and running?
How do you get started with Facetime? Here’s the short version:
2. Open Facetime for the first time and you’ll be prompted to create an account (email/phone number and password). Set it up once and you’re done!
3. Find a friend to call for a video chat!
Those are the basics! Of course for as simple as it can be, there’s much more to it. In the coming weeks we’ll take a look at the details and start delving out the tips and tricks for all the great ways you can enhance Facetime for your personal use. How do you plan on using Facetime?