Pause video and learn how to mute on Facetime iOS 15

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Learning how to mute on FaceTime iOS 15 can really come in handy when you’re video call is rudely interrupted, or you need to tell Google Assistant to turn the lights on. It’s also really handy to know how to pause your video feed in case something happens that you don’t want the other caller to see.

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Pause video and learn how to mute on FaceTime iOS 15

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Well, good news! You can mute FaceTime audio or pause FaceTime video during a call on your iPhone and iPad. Just to note, pausing video and muting audio will do just that for your feed only, everyone else on the call will continue as usual.

For those who are wondering what FaceTime is, it’s Apple’s answer and one of the original video calling applications. Much like Zoom, Google Meet, and Facebook Messenger, users can call contacts who also use the service to talk over video whilst sharing music and video streaming thanks to its SharePlay feature. 

SharePlay is one of the latest features to be implemented in iOS 15.2, learn more about what features iOS 15.2 has here.

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How to mute on FaceTime iOS 15

How to mute on FaceTime iOS 15

Start by tapping the open call window on FaceTime, then tap the mute button on the bottom row of selectable buttons. This should be the second from the left and looks like a microphone with a line through it. To un-mute, just tap the button again.

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How to pause video on FaceTime iOS 15

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This step is a little different. You’ll see a little tab above the grey area where your effects, mute, flip, and end buttons are, drag this up. This will bring up the full options menu for your FaceTime call. Tap ‘Camera Off’ to turn off your video then tap it back on to restore video.

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