How to Make FaceTime Calls with Siri on iPhone

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 device; 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 Make FaceTime Calls with Siri on iPhone

  • Hold the Home button as you normally would to invoke Siri.
  • From there, simply say “FaceTime” and the name of who you’d like to call. No last name is necessary unless you have more than one contact with the first name, which Siri will clarify if you do.

  • 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. He can be reached at ly.tommyt@gmail.com.