It is very common to hear the expression “do a FaceTime”, even if not everyone knows how to do it. It happens to Android users and iPhone users themselves, who don’t even know how to use the app between the two devices. Fortunately, there is a way make a FaceTime video call between iPhone and Android.
Therefore, you will not only learn how to use FaceTime from an Apple device, but you will also be able to do it with an Android device, which was technically not possible. Thanks to a feature released in iOS 15, it will be possible to use both platforms for the first time.
The first thing … that FaceTime does
If you’ve been taken on the wrong foot and still don’t know what a FaceTime is, we’ll tell you. A term that is correctly used between Apple devices because it simply means make video calls from one Apple device to another. There can be several combinations: between two iPhones, between two iPads, or between an iPhone and an iPad. Of course, a Mac can also come into the equation.
To open the app, just find the icon in the app box. It is not necessary to fill in any information, because FaceTime automatically saves your phone number. If you also want to add your email, just go to “Settings”, “FaceTime”, “Use your Apple ID for FaceTime” and sign in with your profile.
To make a group video call, you just need the other person’s phone number or email address. You can also start a FaceTime video call in the middle of a normal call by tapping the FaceTime icon in the calling app to quickly switch to that format.
Until now, if a member of your family or friends didn’t have an Apple device, they had to use another method like Skype, Discord, Google Duo or WhatsApp. Otherwise, this member could not participate in the call under any circumstances. However, this may no longer be an obstacle with what we are going to explain to you.
How to make a video call between iPhone and Android by FaceTime
Neither Zoom, nor Discord, nor Skype… you will be making a FaceTime video call, even if you have an Android. The only requirement is that there must be an iPhone in the call, otherwise it will not be possible.
We say this because the system for making the call is the same as you find in many other style apps. Do you need an iPhone
Through this invitation link, you can include both Android computer and Windows computer in the video call. A function that greatly facilitates the interaction between Apple users with those of other platforms. Here is the step by step you need to take to achieve it:
- Start on FaceTime application on your iPhone or iPad.
- Once launched on the main screen, click on the option “Create a link“.
- Before getting the link, you need to give your meeting or video call a recognizable name, which you can do in “Add name“.
- From this moment, you will be able to share the link with the rest of the participants. The application will show you in the menu “Actions»Multiple ways where you can send it, like Airdrop, by email or instant messenger, like WhatsApp or Telegram.
- Once you’ve sent the link to the recipient, they’ll open it from their Android and will be redirected to a web page
- Will have some configuration optionssuch as mute the microphone, mute the camera, change the camera view, or leave the call.
Everything would be there. All the user has to do with the iPhone is start the app and generate an invite link. Of course, this link allows you send it to as many members as you wantbecause it is not limited to a single recipient. Despite the simplicity of the process, keep in mind that the Android user will have higher battery consumption, since the video call is made from a web version, which is not as optimized as an application.
This is a very important novelty that Apple has been offering since iOS 15, because in the past it was impossible to do a FaceTime if the two devices were not Apple’s. With these simple steps, you can make video calls quickly and without downloading any additional apps.