How to Flip Camera During a FaceTime Call

Learn how to invert camera on FaceTime so you can show your friends and family more than just your face.

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Want to know how to flip the camera on FaceTime? FaceTime video calls automatically use the front-view camera, but sometimes you want to show the other person something else, like the odd sleeping position your cat picked. Sure, you can flip your iPhone around, but it's hard to tell where your camera is pointing when you do that. Here's how to flip the FaceTime camera during a call instead.

Related: How to Use Call Waiting in FaceTime

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Show FaceTime callers your surroundings without having to turn around and fidget with your positioning to make sure things are in view of the camera.
  • Flip the camera to see an on-screen image of what you're showing to your FaceTime contact.

How to Flip the FaceTime Camera

Now that you know why inverting your camera on FaceTime is useful, let's jump into how to do it. To learn more FaceTime and other iPhone tips, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. During the FaceTime call, tap anywhere on the screen.
  2. A menu bar will slide up from the bottom. Tap the flip icon.


     
  3. Now the view has flipped from the screen-side camera to the rear-facing camera, and I can show my friend this nice lamp.

To go back to the front-facing camera, just tap the flip icon again. It's that easy! Now, you can talk to your friends and family and share things from your everyday life while you chat. This tip also works during group FaceTime calls!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.