How to Stop Faces from Moving in Group FaceTime Calls

Many people have been struggling with the same issue when it comes to Group FaceTime on their iPhone: screen movement. While some do appreciate the current speaker on their call being featured larger than the others, moving screen videos can be jarring when someone new pops up suddenly just because they shifted and it was caught on their mic. Because of this, 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, and fortunately this can be done. Here's how to stop faces from moving during FaceTime.

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How to Stop FaceTime from Moving Screens during Group Calls

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down until you see FaceTime and tap.

  3. Toward the bottom of your screen, you will see a menu item called Speaking with a toggle.
  4. Press the toggle. The slider will move to the left and the toggle will switch from green to gray.

This is only available if you are running iOS 13.5 or higher. It 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 great tutorials on Apple products, check out 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.