A hidden iOS 8 feature makes iPhone 6 calls sound much better than a standard phone call. Here we tell you exactly how to make iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus call sound better in just a few easy steps.
Last year, Apple released iOS 7, an ambitious new iOS update that dramatically changed the look and feel of the company’s well-known operating system. In addition to the new design, iOS 7 also introduced a number of brand new features. While some of these features are easy to find, many iOS features are hidden deep within the operating system.
One such feature is something called FaceTime Audio. iPhone and iPad users have probably seen FaceTime Audio, although many people we spoke with had never used it. This includes new purchasers of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. FaceTime Audio was one of our favorite iOS 7 features, and luckily, Apple improved the hidden feature inside iOS 8.
Let’s start with the basics. FaceTime Audio is a function of Apple’s FaceTime feature that lets you make video and audio calls to your contacts. FaceTime Video is a well-known function and feature that Apple is constantly promoting. FaceTime Audio is like a regular phone call, only FaceTime Audio calls sound 100 times better than a regular call. It can also help you save money.
If you don’t have unlimited minutes, you can use it over Wi-Fi and save your precious minutes for emergencies. Even better, you can make free international calls with it. This is perfect for those who may have friends or family living abroad. With all these features packed, you would think more people would know about FaceTime Audio, but they don’t. And that’s what we want to change starting today.
Perhaps the best part of all this is the ease of use. Making FaceTime Voice calls is extremely easy. As we said, you’ve probably seen the feature before, never even thought of using it. To make a FaceTime Voice call in iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can do one of two things:
It’s that easy. When you initiate a FaceTime Voice call, you’ll be amazed at how good the quality is. Quality will of course depend on your Wi-Fi or cellular connection, but in most cases it will sound much better than a call with AT&T or Verizon.
As we mentioned, Apple added a brand new feature to FaceTime Audio in iOS 8. In iOS 8, iPhone and iPad users now have a call waiting feature added to FaceTime Audio. It works the same as call waiting for regular phone calls. It is a welcomed addition to one of the best hidden iOS 8 features available for iPhone and iPad users.
We must be open. FaceTime Audio is not exclusive to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This is a feature available on iOS 8 devices, including the iPad and iPod touch. While it’s not the biggest feature Apple has included in its latest iOS 8 update, we can honestly say it’s one of the iOS 8 features we use the most. Who knows, maybe in time it will become one of yours.
iOS 8 introduces a host of other new features, including changes to iMessage, Photos, and more. Available free of charge to select iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.