Can You Talk Face-to-Face With an iPhone to an iPod Touch?
An iPod Touch does not have the cellular capability of an iPhone, but you can still use the device to talk face-to-face with someone who has an iPhone using the free FaceTime app from Apple. FaceTime supports face-to-face communication between applicable devices -- such as an iPhone and an iPod Touch -- over a Wi-Fi network. To start a FaceTime conversation on an iPod Touch or iPhone, both you and the person you want to call must first activate FaceTime on your devices with an Apple ID.
1 Activate FaceTime
2 Tap the Settings icon
Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch's Home screen.
3 Select FaceTime
Select "FaceTime," and then tap the "FaceTime" switch to the "ON" position.
4 Select Use Your Apple ID
Select "Use Your Apple ID for FaceTime," and then enter your Apple ID and password in the relevant fields.
5 Select Sign In
Select "Sign In," and then choose the email address you want to associate with FaceTime.
6 Make a FaceTime Call
7 Tap the FaceTime app
Tap the FaceTime app on your iPod Touch or iPhone's Home screen.
8 Tap Contacts
Tap "Contacts," and then choose the contact you want to call.
9 Tap the contact's
Tap the contact's "Video" icon to start the FaceTime call. The recipient can answer the call by tapping the Answer button.
- Information in this article applies to an iPhone and an iPod Touch running iOS 7. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the operating system.
- If you prefer to make a FaceTime audio call instead of a video call, tap the "Audio" icon next to a contact's name.
- You can also initiate a FaceTime call between an iPhone and iPod Touch from the Contacts and Messages apps.
- To choose the email address that you want to appear to the recipient when you make a FaceTime call, scroll down to the Caller ID section on the FaceTime Settings screen.
- 1 Apple: iPod Touch User Guide for iOS 7 (October 2013)
- 2 Apple: iPhone User Guide for iOS 7 (October 2013)
- 3 Apple: iOS: Using FaceTime
- 4 Apple: FaceTime: Be in Two Places at Once
- 5 iPhone The Missing Manual; David Pogue