How to Make FaceTime Audio Call on Apple Watch


Making FaceTime calls on your
Apple Watch
might not seem like something you would do, especially taking into account there’s no camera built into it (yet anyway). But
can do more than video calls. Your Apple Watch can make crystal clear audio calls over the internet, too. And the Cupertino based company has bundled a high quality speaker and a microphone inside the Apple Watch.

Or, even better, why not make calls using AirPods and Apple Watch? However you decide to do it, making a FaceTime audio call on your Apple Watch is quick and easy. In this article, I’ll walk you step-by-step’s on how to make FaceTime audio call on Apple Watch.

Just like
making FaceTime audio calls from a Mac, iPhone or iPad,
you can start a FaceTime call on an Apple Watch in a number of ways. The easiest is to use Siri, but you can also tap your way through the built-in Phone app as well. And, of course, we’ll discuss both methods. Without any father Ado, here are the instructions for how to make a FaceTime call on Apple Watch.

How to Make a FaceTime Audio Call on Apple Watch Using Siri

isn’t always smart in everything, but it is very good at making calls for you. Here’s how it works with Apple Watch:

  1. Say “Hey Siri” or if you’re using Raise To Speak, raise your watch to your mouth. You can also press and hold the Digital Crown, too.
  2. Say “FaceTime” and then the name of the person you’re trying to call.
  3. The full command could be something like “Hey Siri, FaceTime Dad”.
  4. Siri will then initiate the call using either the built-in speaker or any
    audio devices that are paired at the time. Like
    AirPods Pro,
    or any other headphones.

How to Make a FaceTime Audio Call from Apple Watch Using the Phone app

You can use the Phone app to make FaceTime calls on your Apple Watch if you prefer to use this method. The call will be the same, it’s only the method to place a call which is different.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to bring up all of the apps installed on your Apple Watch.
  2. Now, tap the Phone app’s icon.
  3. Next, tap “Contacts”.
  4. Next on, tap on the contact that you want to call.
  5. Finally, tap the phone icon followed by “FaceTime Audio”.
    A FaceTime Audio call will then be started, and you can talk and chat away as much as you like.

Again, any headphones that are connected via Bluetooth at the time will be used to make the call.

The Apple Watch’s microphone and speaker will be used if no audio device is connected, so if you don’t use AirPods or another wireless audio solution than you can simply talk through the Watch.

It’s worth noting that Apple Watch will need an internet connection to be able to make a FaceTime call. That means if the Apple Watch is a cellular model, or if Apple Watch is paired to an iPhone that has cellular service it will work perfectly, and if Apple Watch is on a wi-fi network it will also make the call too. But if the Apple Watch is not near a paired device, on wi-fi, or doesn’t have it’s own cellular capability, you won’t be able to initiate a call from watchOS of course.

Do you make FaceTime calls from Apple Watch? What do you think of this feature? Do you have any nifty tips or tricks for making FaceTime calls on Apple Watch? Let us know your tips, experiences, and thoughts with using FaceTime chat from Apple Watch in the comments section below.

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