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How to Use Voice Isolation with FaceTime on Mac

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Voice Isolation mode allows FaceTime on the Mac to emphasize your voice while on FaceTime calls, thereby reducing background noises and sounds. This is a nice feature if you have some background noise going on that may drown out your voice when talking or make you otherwise difficult to hear, whether that’s a loud fan running in the background, a cat meowing, dog barking, a neighbors bad music blasting, or any such situation. You can use this on any FaceTime call, whether it’s video, audio, or group chat.

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How to Blur Background During FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Ever wanted to blur your background while on a FaceTime call? Maybe it’s a busy room or a messy kitchen behind you. Fortunately, you can use the same Portrait mode you use for your selfies, right on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

The Portrait mode on the front selfie camera of your iPhone and iPad works only because of Apple’s software magic, but we’re glad to see this feature make its way to FaceTime. With third-party video calling apps offering virtual backgrounds to hide your room, Apple had to do something similar with FaceTime. Sure, blurring the background…

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How to (Remotely) Help Your Family Members With Their New Tech

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Holiday gifts mean new tech for all, and new tech for all means fresh “tech support” headaches for you! You know your friends and family are going to have issues with their devices and gadgets; it’s one thing to be able to help them in person, but if you live far away, servicing these issues remotely can be a…

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How to Remove Background Noise From FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Making FaceTime calls from a noisy room has been challenging for many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Thankfully, Apple has implemented a software trick to block out all the ambient noise to improve the audio quality of FaceTime conversations. Read along and we’ll show you how to remove background noise during FaceTime calls on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Apple introduced two new microphone modes for FaceTime with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, one of which purely focuses on eliminating background noise during audio and video calls. The new Voice Isolation mode uses…

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How to (Finally) Use SharePlay to Watch Videos Together on FaceTime

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Apple’s SharePlay was one of the features that didn’t make it to the final iOS 15 release. But now, with iOS 15.1, it’s out for all iPhone and iPad users (macOS Monterey will receive the update later in the Fall).

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How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone / iPad

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Do you want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad completely? Apple gives users the option to turn off the FaceTime functionality on their devices, so whatever the reason you want to turn off FaceTime, you can do that.

Let’s take a look at how you can turn off FaceTime on your iOS or iPadOS device.

How to Disable FaceTime on iPhone / iPad

As long as your iPhone or iPad is running a fairly recent version of iOS, you should be ready to go forward with the following steps. So, without further ado, let’s get started:

  1. Head over to “Settings” from the…

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15 of the Best iOS 15 Features to Try Now

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are finally here, and if you’re interested in knowing what some of the best new features are for iPhone and iPad, we’ve got you covered. So update your device if you haven’t already, and then read along to try out some of the handiest new tricks.

On the surface level, the latest iteration isn’t a visual overhaul, but it brings many functional additions and changes that most users will certainly appreciate. You’ll come across these changes as you use different apps like FaceTime, Safari, Notes, iCloud, and more.

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How to Enable Center Stage on Your iPad

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When you’re on video calls for hours a day, sitting squarely in front of the iPad’s screen can get tiring. But if you want to move around (say, you want to show something, or if you’re cooking), it’s essentially impossible unless you have someone to follow you around.

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How to Unblock People from FaceTime Calling on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to remove one of your contacts from your FaceTime blocked list on iPhone or iPad? Whether it’s a contact or just a random phone number, you can easily unblock people on FaceTime in iOS and iPadOS.

Blocking doesn’t necessarily have to be permanent all the time. Sometimes, even a friend could annoy you enough to deserve a temporary block. With the blocking feature that’s currently available on almost all social networks, video calling, and phone calling services, you have complete control over who can try to communicate with you. Consider this…

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How to Finally FaceTime Your Non-Apple Friends

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If you’re an Apple devotee, there’s a good chance the company’s Messages and FaceTime services are two of the key features that keep you locked into the Cupertino ecosystem. But now, Apple has opened the floodgates just a crack, allowing us to invite anyone to a FaceTime call—even those on Android and Windows.

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