How to Mute Audio & Exit Selfie Mode on FaceTime on Your iPhone

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FaceTime is a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family in a way that not only allows you to hear their voice, but also to see them and their environment. There's nothing better than being able to see loved ones in real time even if they're on the other side of the world. When my sister was living in Korea, my kids really enjoyed using FaceTime on my iPhone to see and speak to her, and get little tours of places she saw every day that were completely novel to us. While using FaceTime on iPhone is a convenient and fun way to stay in touch, there are times when you may need to mute the audio or flip the video so that every detail of life isn't available to your FaceTime buddy. Whether you need to take a moment to get out of a crowded, loud area, or for any number of other reasons, you may want to mute your FaceTime call or reverse the view on your FaceTime call. Let's get started learning how!

 Related: Does Facetime Use Data? Yep. Here’s How Much & How to Turn FaceTime Data Off

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How to Mute Audio on FaceTime on iPhone

To mute the audio on your FaceTime call:

  • Within the call window, click the Mute button. You can still hear the other person on the call, but they won’t be able to hear you.

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  • To unmute yourself, click the Mute button again.

How to Go out of Selfie Mode on FaceTime on iPhone

To flip the view on your FaceTime call:

  • Within the call window, click the Reverse View button. Now they'll see your view rather than a view of your face.

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  • To switch the view back, click on the Reverse View button again.

Now you know how to change some setting on you FaceTime call to change the view and volume settings as needed!

 

 

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Rich Hall has written about Handheld and Pocket computers for the last 13 years. He is the Editor of Pocket PC magazine and former editor of The HP Palmtop Paper, the NEC Ultralite Connection and the HP Portable Paper. He began his career as a high school Math and English teacher. Rich lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife, Lucinda, and their children, Robert and Ella. You can contact him at Rich@PocketPCMag.com.