With last year’s iOS 15 release and macOS Monterey, new features help you connect better with others. Facetime is now better than ever, especially on newer Apple devices. Here are some new modes you can use to help you get the most out of your Facetime calls on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Also, don’t forget to share some of your favorite Facetime tips with us.
Center Stage arrived last spring, a little before iOS 15, and has been an addition to new iPads ever since. Using machine learning, the Ultra Wide front camera moves with you, keeping you and everyone else in frame. Center Stage is one of my favorite Facetime tips because I often don’t sit still on video calls. This feature is currently only available on select iPads, however, it may work on select Macs connected to a Studio Display.
You can check if your iPad is compatible with Center Stage.
Voice isolation mode
Apple understands. We’re all busy and sometimes we can’t find a quiet place to take a call. However, using Voice Isolation mode, the microphone highlights your voice with machine learning to identify and block out all ambient noise. For example, if he hears a lawnmower outside or a child crying, the sounds will not interrupt your call. It will work on any iPhone, iPad, or Mac running iOS 15 or macOS Monterey.
Broad Spectrum Mode
Unlike Voice Isolation, Wide Spectrum mode uses your device’s microphone to integrate every sound in your call. This feature is perfect for musicians or someone who wants to hear everything happening in your space. It works on any iPhone with the A12 Bionic chip or later.
Tired of others talking on mute during your calls? Mute alerts are subtle reminders to remind you to unmute if you’re talking on mute. This saves you from having to constantly repeat “Okay my friend, you’re on mute!” Use mute alerts on any iPhone, iPad, or Mac running iOS 15 or macOS Monterey.
Other Facetime tips?
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