How to Schedule a FaceTime Calendar Invite in iOS 15

Schedule FaceTime calls in advance and invite your friends with your iPhone's Calendar app.

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FaceTime's getting a makeover in iOS 15, and one change that adds some Zoom-like capabilities to FaceTime is the ability to schedule a FaceTime call and invite your friends with the Calendar app. Let's learn how to schedule a FaceTime meeting. 

Related: How to Create A Contact Group on iPhone for Sending Group Emails & Messages

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Stop struggling to herd cats. Instead, send one calendar invite with a FaceTime link to everyone you want to get together!
  • Easily start and share a FaceTime just by clicking on a link in the Calendar app.

How to Schedule a FaceTime Call in Calendar App in iOS 15

Important: If you have not yet updated to iOS 15, you'll need to do so before this tip will work. To learn more about other new iOS 15 features, follow our Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to schedule a FaceTime call with Calendar on iPhone.

  1. Open the Calendar app.

    Open Calendar app
     
  2. Tap the + icon in the upper-right corner.

    Add event
     
  3. Enter a title for your FaceTime call.

    Add title
     
  4. Tap on the date to change it, if needed.

    Tap date
     
  5. Select the date for your FaceTime call.

    Select date
     
  6. Tap on the time to change it, if needed.

    Tap time
     
  7. Scroll through the numbers shown to select your start time.

    Select time
     
  8. Tap on Location or Video Call.

    Tap Location or Video Call
     
  9. Tap on FaceTime.

    Tap FaceTime
     
  10. Tap Add to add the event to your Calendar. You can also customize any other settings as needed before you add the event.

    Tap add
     
  11. To share, tap the date your FaceTime is scheduled for.

    Tap date
     
  12. Select the event you just scheduled.

    Select FaceTime event
     
  13. Tap the Share icon.

    Tap Share icon
     
  14. Select how you want to share and whom you’d like to share it with.

    Select contacts
     
  15. Tap the send arrow to send the invite.

    Send invite

This link will be available to users of both iPhones and other devices, and you can find the link in your Calendar app.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.