FACETIME FOR iPAD and iPHONE
- A working knowledge of an Apple device i.e. an iPad, iPhone;
- To know your Apple ID and password;
- The email address and phone number of at least one person with an Apple device;
- The email address and phone number of one person without an Apple device;
- To arrive 15 minutes early to the first class to connect to the SBCC Wi-Fi network.
FaceTime is an Apple application that can be used to make free video and audio calls over Wi-Fi between Apple devices. This application has always supported calls between two Apple devices but with the release of the iOS 12.1 software upgrade, which is available for many iPhones and iPads, up to 32 individuals may participate in a group FaceTime audio or video call! What you learn using mobile devices in this class will lay the foundation for making FaceTime calls using a Mac. Only Apple mobile devices will be used in this class, not Macs or Mac laptops.
This course will have two, 75 minute sessions.
During the first session, these topics will be covered:
- Explore and manage the Contact application;
- Identify Settings options that allows the FaceTime application to utilize Wi-Fi or cellular service;
- Instructor demonstrations and guided practice on how to initiate video and audio calls with two or more call participants using the FaceTime and Messages applications;
- Instructor demonstrations and guided practice illustrating how to join and leave an existing FaceTime video or audio call;
- Question and answer period.
The second session will be used for:
Please print and bring with you to both sessions the handout that will be emailed to you prior to the first class. Also, bring an Apple mobile device of your choice – iPad or iPhone.
Be sure to look over the two sections below on the device status of iOS 12.1 and possible issues associated with early iPhones and iPads while attempting to use group FaceTime video sessions.
If you need special accommodations, contact the instructor via email when you register for the class.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECKING STATUS OF iOS 12.1 ON A DEVICE
Prior to the first class period, please check that you have iOS 12.1 installed on the device you plan to bring to class. This upgrade should be available for iPhone 5s (2013) and iPad Air (2013) devices through the most recent models.
To verify that iOS 12.1 is installed on your device, go to Settings>General>About. Half way down the About menu, the iOS version on your device will be displayed. If it is not iOS 12.1, go to the Settings>General>Software Update and your device will check and install the latest iOS version of software available for your device.
If you plan on using a device that, because of its age, cannot be updated to iOS 12.1, don’t panic. You will still be able to use FaceTime to place audio or video calls over Wi-Fi with one other person. This will be demonstrated.
GROUP FACETIME VIDEO CALL DEVICE COMPATIBILITY
Even though iOS 12.1 is installed on your device, to participate in Group FaceTime video calls, you will need an iPhone 6s (2015) or later, iPad Pro (2015) or later, iPad Air 2 (2014), or iPad Mini 4 (2015). Earlier models of iPhone and iPad that support iOS 12.1 are still able to join Group FaceTime calls as audio participants.
To verify the device model, go to Settings>General>About. Half way down the About menu, the model id of your device will be displayed. Search the web for that model id.
Additionally, most ALL Apple devices, regardless of the iOS, support one-to-one audio and video FaceTime calls. Once again, if you plan on bringing an older device to class, you will still be able to learn all about how to use the FaceTime application.
INSTRUCTOR – Ann Quade
See the Contact Us page on the SBCC website for my contact information.