Checking FaceTime data usage | iLounge Tips

Checking FaceTime data usage

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod,

If you’ve been thinking of using FaceTime over a cellular data connection, you may find it useful to keep an eye on how much data a given FaceTime call actually consumes. When Apple added the ability to use FaceTime over Cellular in iOS 6, it also quietly introduced data usage indicators to the Recent Calls list in the Phone and FaceTime apps. To see how much data a FaceTime call has used, simply go into the Phone app on your iPhone or the FaceTime app on your iPad or iPod touch and tap the blue arrow beside the recent call entry to open the detail view; the amount of data used by the FaceTime call will be shown in parentheses beside the call duration.

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Good tip - I was surprised by the amount of data it used up. Probably better to stick to WiFi.

Posted by Frankwall on May 30, 2013 at 5:58 AM (CDT)

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When using your FaceTime on your iPhone 5 is this part of your unlimited Internet data? I know that 08 numbers aren’t part of your mins package

Posted by Dave Maughan on August 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM (CDT)

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