How to Stop Faces from Moving in Group FaceTime Calls (2023)

In FaceTime, default settings will make it so that anytime a person is speaking, their face becomes larger than everyone else's. Learn how to turn this feature off!

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Many people have been struggling with the same issue when it comes to Group FaceTime on their iPhone: screen movement. Sometimes it can be nice to see the current speaker featured larger than the others. However, many people prefer for the members of their group chat on FaceTime to be equally sized throughout the whole call, regardless of who is speaking. Fortunately, this is an easy fix! Here's how to stop faces from moving during FaceTime.

Related: FaceTime Guide for iPhone & iPad: Calling Android Users, Apple SharePlay & More

How to Stop FaceTime from Moving Screens during Group Calls

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap FaceTime.

    Tap FaceTime.
  3. Toward the bottom of your screen, you will see a menu item called Speaking with a toggle.

  4. Toggle the feature off. It will appear green when activated and gray when turned off. 

    Toggle the feature off. It will appear green when activated and gray when turned off. 

Changing this setting is an easy way to keep the members of your call from moving around your screen, and just as easily reversible if you find you miss the current speaker being featured. For more quick and easy tutorials on using your Apple devices, sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.