How to Set Your FaceTime Caller ID

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Believe it or not, you can FaceTime using an email instead of phone number or vice versa. Also, If you have multiple numbers and email addresses associated with FaceTime, you may want to know how to use a phone number for FaceTime instead of email. This article will show you how to change your FaceTime caller ID settings in just a few simple steps.

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

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Choose Another Phone Number FaceTime

A lot of people wonder, "why does my email show up when I FaceTime." And the solution is quite simple. By going into your FaceTime settings you can choose another phone number or email address to use for your FaceTime Caller ID. For more handy tips and tricks for using your iPhone, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter!

  1. Open Settings.

    Open facetime settings to change caller ID
  2. Tap FaceTime.

    go to facetime in settings
  3. Scroll down to the section titled Caller ID.

    scroll to caller ID
  4. Your FaceTime caller ID choices will likely be your Apple ID email, your iPhone number, and your iCloud email. Choose the one you’d like to use.

    choose which number or email you'd like to be reached at

If you're concerned friends won't recognize your number, using an email that has your name in it is your best option. That's all there is to it! If you have a messy or distracting background you don't want others to see on your video call, you can also blur the background in your FaceTime call with Portrait Mode. 

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