Watch Live Performances with Wide Spectrum Audio on FaceTime

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Have you ever tried to share a recital or conduct a music lesson over FaceTime? If so, Wide Spectrum Mic Mode may be for you. Wide Spectrum mode brings in and enhances all the background noise around you so your friends or family can hear things with better quality.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Share Live music or conversations going on around you with better audio quality.
  • Let whomever you're FaceTiming with feel like they're really in the room with you.

How to Use Wide Spectrum Mic Mode on iPhone

Use this microphone mode to bring background noise to the forefront during a FaceTime call. To master more FaceTime features, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

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  1. Open FaceTime.

    Open FaceTime
  2. Swipe down from the upper-right corner to open the Control Center. If your iPhone has a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead.

    Open Control Center
  3. Tap the Mic Mode button.

    Tap Mic Mode button
  4. Tap Wide Spectrum.

    Tap Wide Spectrum

Now you can share the concert you're listening to with your FaceTime partner, or conduct a music lesson as though you're in the room together. These steps show you how to enable Wide Spectrum in FaceTime before you start a call, but you can also turn on Wide Spectrum Audio while already on a FaceTime call.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, they have six years of experience writing about technology for everyday users, specializing in iPhones, HomePods, and Apple TV. As a former college writing instructor, they are passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why they love helping readers master the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. They have a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When they’re not writing for iPhone Life, they’re reading about maritime disasters, writing fiction, rock climbing, or walking their adorable dog, Moosh.