Here is how to make a FaceTime for Windows call from a Mac:
- Open FaceTime on your Mac.
- Connect to FaceTime if you haven’t already.
- You can search for a person by typing their name in the search bar. When you do this, FaceTime will search for your contact file.
You can’t call anyone with FaceTime for Windows unless you’re signed in to FaceTime with your Apple ID and password. You should also make sure that the number or email address used is assigned to your FaceTime account.
When you’re ready to start the FaceTime for Windows call, click on the icon that looks like a video camera.
If you only want to make an audio call without video, click (i) and select the phone icon.
How can I get FaceTime on my Mac?
If someone wants FaceTime, do the following:
- Open FaceTime for Windows. (The app must be open on your Mac to receive a FaceTime call.)
- Enter your Apple ID (Note: FaceTime can’t answer calls when you’re offline).
- Make sure the person you contact has the correct information: their cell phone number or an email address associated with their Apple ID.
To answer a FaceTime for Windows call on a Mac:
When the person calls you, a notification appears on the screen as follows.
- You should specify who you are calling (as long as you have your contact information in the contact file or possibly in an email).
- If you want to speak to them, click OK.
- To terminate the call, bang on the red phone icon.
You can stop using FaceTime if you no longer want to receive these video calls.
FaceTime for Windows
Just enter your email address in the search bar. If the email address is not associated with an Apple ID, it will not work.
You don’t have to limit your video call to a small window with 27 screens on your iMac (or any screen). You can change the screen in several ways:
When you are connected to the person you are calling, click the plus sign in the upper left corner of the window (it was a green circle in earlier versions of macOS). This will expand your FaceTime window. You can also hover over + to see different options for placing the window. This fills the caller’s image on the screen. If you are using FaceTime for Windows, you should automatically get a landscape view.
- If they are on an iPhone or iPad and the view is vertical, you can ask them to rotate the iPhone or iPad for a panoramic view.
- You can also move the picture-in-picture window (where it’s visible) to the right corner so it doesn’t cover the details you want to see. Just tap on the small window and move it to a new corner of the FaceTime for Windows.