Can You Talk Face-to-Face With an iPhone to an iPod Touch?

FaceTime is a built-in iOS app.
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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.

An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.