In iOS 15, Apple has significantly upgraded FaceTime. If you put aside changes in the interface, which is still difficult to get used to, the video call service has become noticeably better. That is why many iPhone users still prefer it over Telegram or WhatsApp. However, call quality sometimes still leaves much to be desired. True, if you have one of the new Apple devices. You can use some methods to solve these problems once and for all. Here are some ways to improve the quality of your FaceTime calls.
Poor facetime connection
One of the most frustrating moments when using FaceTime is friezes when the image of your interlocutor freezes. And the sound completely disappears or is interrupted. As a result of which it is not possible to have a normal conversation. It is better to use Wi-Fi if possible, but you should choose a cellular connection if it is not nearby or the access point is overloaded.
Here is the easiest hack to improve your FaceTime call quality
In this case, pay attention to the quality of the signal. If the indicator shows one division and LTE turns off every other time. Then it is better to activate only 3G.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Cellular, then Options.
- Go to “Voice and Data” and activate the item “3G”.
- Now the signal should get better, although the image quality will decrease. But there shouldn’t be any crashes.
What to do if FaceTime freezes
During a FaceTime call, turn off data saving – this is also done in the cellular settings. The option allows you to spend less data but significantly worsens the quality of the connection. And don’t forget to turn off tethering: it’s likely that while you’re talking. One of the nearby devices is connected to your hotspot. Causing your connection speed to drop even without downloads.
Voice isolation on iPhone
iOS 15 introduces the great Voice Isolation feature, which uses machine learning to highlight your voice and block out background noise so that the other person hears you. You do not need to go to a quiet place or shout into the phone; swipe up from the bottom to open the Control Center, click on the “Microphone” button and select “Voice isolation”.
Turn on voice isolation so you can be heard better
True, if you still need environmental noise for some reason, then it is better to activate “Wide Spectrum”. Ideal for musicians if you need to listen to good-quality music. Both functions work on devices with the A12 Bionic chip and later.
It will be even better if you have wired EarPods at hand: they have an excellent microphone, and both modes will work even better. The main thing is to keep him close to you. The same cannot be said about AirPods: Apple’s wireless headphones are not yet capable of transmitting sound in the same good quality, so I would not recommend them for a conversation.
How to improve FaceTime quality
“In the spotlight” will always stay in the frame.
With the release of the updated iPad, Apple also introduced a new Spotlight feature that keeps the camera focused on you and keeps you in the frame, even if you move in front of the camera during a video call. So far, it only works on the iPad, and to activate it, you need to open the Control Center, click the “Video” button, and then activate the function.
If you’re making a FaceTime call using your iPhone, use portrait mode: it captures the frame on your face. It blurs the space behind it, helping the interlocutors to focus on the dialogue and not be distracted by the environment.
Mute sound on iPhone
Push notifications should be disabled during calls. Or at least the sound from them
One of the aggravating factors that interfere with any conversation on FaceTime is all kinds of push notifications, especially if they are also accompanied by sound. Of course, it’s better to turn them off: to do this, turn off the sound with the switch on the iPhone’s case, activate Focus, or swipe the notification in the “curtain”, turning it off for at least an hour.
Audio call on FaceTime
The quality of the Internet for mobile operators sometimes raises questions, and FaceTime itself consumes a lot of traffic. What if the image is terrible even with a good signal? It is enough to turn off the front camera or the conversation into the background: the conversation will not stop, and the iPhone will turn off the image transmission and improve the audio quality. Thus, talking on a FaceTime audio call will be the best alternative to a regular phone call, and there will be no lag.