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 and invite your friends with the Calendar app. Let's learn how to do it.

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 the date, time, and title of your FaceTime call.

    Add details
  4. Next, tap on Location or Video Call.

    Location or Video Call
  5. Tap on FaceTime.

    Select FaceTime
  6. To add people to the invitation, tap Invitees.

    Tap invitees
  7. Enter the contacts you wish to include by typing their names in the search bar.

    Search invitees
  8. When the right contact pops up, tap their name to add them to the invite list.

    Add invitee
  9. Alternatively, tap the + icon to see your full contact list.

    Tap add icon
  10. Tap the contact you'd like to invite.

    Tap invitee
  11. When you've finished adding contacts, tap Done.

    Tap Done
  12. Once you’re done entering details, tap Add in the upper-right corner.

    Tap add
  13. If you added invitees, the invitation will be sent to them. If not or if you want to invite more contacts, you'll need to share the Calendar invitation.
  14. To share, tap the event in your calendar.

  15. Tap the Share icon.

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

    Select contacts
  17. 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 on your Calendar and in the Upcoming section of the FaceTime app’s main screen. 

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Feature Web Writer 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.