How to Set Your FaceTime Caller ID

People are asking, "How do I choose my phone number for FaceTime?" If you have multiple numbers and email addresses associated with FaceTime, you can set which one will appear as your caller ID. Setting your FaceTime caller ID will allow the person receiving your call to always see the same contact and know it’s you. Your caller ID can be your phone number or linked email account, depending on your preference. We'll cover how to change your Facetime caller ID in just a few easy steps. 

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How to Choose Your FaceTime ID

  1. To do this, open Settings.
  2. Tap FaceTime.

  3. Scroll down to the section titled 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. 
  5. 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! 

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