How to Enable & Disable FaceTime Eye Contact

Help your video calls feel more natural by adjusting this FaceTime setting on iPhone.

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The Eye Contact FaceTime setting uses image manipulation to adjust your eyeline so it appears like you are looking directly at the person you're calling. Curious? Disconcerted? Whatever your initial thoughts, read on to learn how to turn the FaceTime Eye Contact feature on and off.

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Subtle corrections can make your FaceTime calls feel more natural.
  • If you don't like the look of the Eye Contact corrections in your FaceTime calls, the setting is easy to disable.

How to Use FaceTime Eye Contact

The FaceTime eye correction setting is designed to account for the minor differences in eyeline when you're looking at the person on the screen but not directly at your camera. Enabling the FaceTime attention correction feature (FaceTime Eye Contact) won't help you get away with doing other work while on calls, but the end result does feel more personal. 

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down and select FaceTime

  3. Tap the Eye Contact toggle to turn it on and off. The toggle will be green when enabled, and gray when disabled.

    facetime setting on iphone

Now FaceTime will use minor corrections to help your call feel and look more natural!

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.