FaceTime is a popular video calling feature that is exclusively available on Apple devices. However, if you have an iPhone and want to make a FaceTime call to someone who has an Android device, you might think that it’s impossible. Fortunately, there are a few workarounds that can allow you to make a FaceTime call between an iPhone and an Android device. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to make a FaceTime call between these two platforms.
Before we dive into the process, it’s important to note that FaceTime is not officially supported on Android devices. FaceTime is an Apple proprietary technology, which means it is only available on Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac. However, there are alternative methods that you can use to achieve a similar result.
So, What’s the Catch?
The main catch is that you won’t be able to use the official FaceTime app on Android. Instead, you will have to rely on third-party apps or services that offer similar functionality. One popular option is Google Duo, which is available for both iPhone and Android. Google Duo is a video calling app that works across different platforms, making it a great alternative to FaceTime. Both parties will need to have the Google Duo app installed on their devices in order to make a call.
Create a FaceTime Call Link
If you want to initiate a FaceTime call with someone who has an Android device, you can create a FaceTime call link and share it with them. This link will allow them to join the call using their Android device. To create a FaceTime call link, follow these steps:
- Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the “Create Link” button.
- Choose whether you want the link to be available to anyone or only to specific contacts.
- Tap on “Share Link” to send the link via a messaging app or email.
Share a FaceTime Call Link with Android/Windows Users
Once you have created the FaceTime call link, you can share it with the Android/Windows user you want to call. They can join the call by clicking on the link and using a compatible app or browser. Here’s how you can share the FaceTime call link with Android/Windows users:
- Open the messaging app or email on your iPhone.
- Paste the FaceTime call link in the message or email.
- Send the message or email to the Android/Windows user.
Make sure to inform the Android/Windows user about the app or browser they need to use to join the call. It’s important to note that not all browsers or apps may support FaceTime call links, so it’s a good idea to check with the recipient beforehand.
How to Join a FaceTime Call on Android
If you have received a FaceTime call link and want to join the call using your Android device, you will need to use a compatible app or browser. Here’s how you can join a FaceTime call on Android:
- Open the messaging app or email on your Android device.
- Find the message or email containing the FaceTime call link.
- Tap on the link to open it in a compatible app or browser.
- Follow the prompts to join the FaceTime call.
Keep in mind that the steps may vary depending on the app or browser you are using. Make sure to have the required app or browser installed on your Android device before attempting to join the call.