How to Make a FaceTime Call with Siri on the iPhone (2022)

Siri isn't just useful for navigating the GPS, she can easily place audio and video calls with just a simple command!

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Want to know how to start a Siri FaceTime call? It’s no secret that you can use Siri to do things like control your music or launch apps. And most people are familiar with using Siri to make a voice call, but you can also use Siri to make a FaceTime call. My mom is a huge fan of this as she continues to learn the best ways to use her iPhone; using Siri to FaceTime me is her personal favorite how-to. Here’s how to use Siri to make FaceTime calls.

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How to Start a Siri FaceTime Call on the iPhone

Did you know that you can use your Apple Watch for an audio-only FaceTime call! To get more great tips, like how to start a group FaceTime call or what to do if FaceTime keeps failing, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Say, "Hey Siri, FaceTime [contact's name]," if you have Hey Siri enabled.

    Say, "Hey Siri, FaceTime [contact's name]," if you have Hey Siri enabled.
  2. You can also hold the Side button, or the Home button if you don't have a Side button, and then say, "FaceTime," followed by the name of the contact you'd like to call.

    You can also hold the Side button, or the Home button if you don't have a Side button, and then say, "FaceTime," followed by the name of the contact you'd like to call.
  3. You can also have Siri place a FaceTime call to an Android use via a link. Tap Send to invite them to a FaceTime call. 

    You can also have Siri place a FaceTime call to an Android use via a link. Tap Send to invite them to a FaceTime call. 

Your FaceTime call will begin automatically. Don’t want to show your face? Siri can initiate FaceTime audio calls as well. Just say "FaceTime audio” and the name of your contact and Siri will handle the rest.

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Tommy Ly spent a few years covering iOS news and writing iDevice accessory reviews for AppAdvice.com before joining iPhone Life and loves checking out cases and other mobile gear.