How to Make a FaceTime Call with Siri on the iPhone

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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.

Related: How to Make Siri Mad & 30 Other Funny Things to Ask Siri

How to Start a Siri FaceTime Call on the iPhone

  1. Say, "Hey Siri, FaceTime [contact's name]," if you have Hey Siri enabled.
  2. You can also hold the Home button, or the Side button if you don't have a Home button, and then say, "FaceTime," followed by the name of the contact you'd like to call.
  3. If you say a name associated with more than one contact, Siri will ask you to clarify which contact.
  4. Tap the correct contact.
  5. Your FaceTime call will start 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. Speaking of which, 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.
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Tommy Ly

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