During the WWDC 2021, Apple revealed the next update of iOS for iPhones. The recent update of iOS 15 has great new features to offer. They have introduced some impressive FaceTime updates. Apple has tried to make FaceTime more advanced and compete with other video call applications like Skype and Zoom. During this update, Apple has also added the Portrait Mode feature on FaceTime. It means users will now be able to blur the background during the FaceTime video calls. Thus, if you want to know how to use this feature on FaceTime, this article will help you learn about it.
New Portrait Mode Feature in FaceTime on iOS 15
This article will help you know how to utilize the recent Portrait Mode feature on FaceTime and blur your background while having FaceTime video calls. You need to follow the steps mentioned in this article to know how this feature works.
Before moving forward, it is important to know that the Portrait Mode feature on FaceTime will only be compatible with the A12 Bionic chip and later. It means this feature will only be available for the XS series, 11 series, and 12 series that are running on iOS 15.
Moreover, iPhone 8 and iPhone X users won’t be able to enjoy this FaceTime feature. However, iPhone SE 2020 users will also be able to enjoy this amazing feature. So, if your device has an A12 chip and you want to try the new FaceTime features, you can download and install the iOS 15 developer beta.
How to Blur Background During FaceTime Video Calls
Let’s dive deeper into the steps that you need to follow for enjoying the blur background feature during FaceTime video calls.
Method 1: Using the FaceTime
Open the FaceTime application on your iPhone.
Make a video call on FaceTime to any contact. Click on your video view available at the bottom right corner and expand it to reveal all available features.
You will find an icon for Portrait Mode available at the top left corner during the expanded video view. Tap there to enable the blur background feature during a video call on FaceTime.
That’s simple! Now you can easily make video calls to your friends and family and hide your messy room with the help of a blur background feature.
Method 2: Making Use of Control Center
Open the FaceTime application on your iPhone, and make a video call on FaceTime to any contact.
During this call, swipe down from the top right corner to open the Control Center.
You will find a tile named “Video Effects” in the Control Center.
Long-Press the 3D touch button on this tile to expand this option. Now, you can tap on the “Portrait Button” to enable it.
Now, you can close this tile and the Control Center and go back to your video call. Now, you will be able to blur your background during a video call on FaceTime.
At this point, you have learned how to turn on Portrait Mode during video calls on FaceTime. This feature is also helpful with other video calling applications available on iPhone. Thus, if you want to make a video call on Instagram or WhatsApp, you can expand the Video Effects tile that will be available in the Control Center with the name of the app you are using for the video call. You can easily turn on or off this feature with the help of the same steps.
Blur Background During Video Calls on iOS 15
This is everything you need to know regarding the new feature of Portrait Mode while making video calls on FaceTime. Apple is striving to compete with other video calling applications like Google Meet and Zoom by offering the same features on FaceTime. Moreover, it will now allow users to make FaceTime calls to their friends using Android phones, share screens, and many other amazing features.
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