When you’re on a FaceTime call, and someone else calls on your iPhone, does the Facetime video get paused? Will you be able to answer the new call without declining the first one, or will your Facetime call end?
This article will discuss what happens when someone else calls you while you’re on a FaceTime call.
Can you Receive other Calls While on FaceTime?
Yes, you can receive other calls while on FaceTime, but your old call will end if you accept the new call.
However, If you have Do Not Disturb or Airplane mode turned on, you will not receive any calls. You will also not hear the ring when someone calls you, and the person calling you will go to voicemail.
This is different from normal phone calls as you can answer a new phone call without the first caller being disconnected, but with FaceTime, only one call can be active at a time.
So if you want to talk to two people at once using FaceTime, you’ll need to create a group Facetime call.
Does FaceTime Pause when Someone Else Calls?
When you’re on a FaceTime call, and someone else calls, the first thing that will happen is that you’ll see a notification letting you know that there’s another call coming in.
During that notification, your facetime call will pause, and you will have to choose to answer the new call or decline it.
If you choose to answer it, your FaceTime call will be put on pause, and you’ll be able to answer the new call.
However, if you decline the new call, your FaceTime call will be unpaused and continue as normal.
iPhone has a call waiting feature that allows you to take another call while putting the first call on hold.
But, Unfortunately, this feature is not available for Facetime calls yet. Let’s hope Apple adds this feature to Facetime calls as well.
How to Stop Incoming Calls while on FaceTime?
If you don’t want to receive calls while on FaceTime, you can turn on Do Not Disturb.
With Do Not Disturb turned on, you won’t receive any calls or notifications. However, you will still be able to use FaceTime.
To turn on Do Not Disturb, go to Settings ->Focus-> Do Not Disturb and turn the slider on.
Do Not Disturb mode is different from Airplane mode as Airplane mode will turn off all your radios, including cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, while Do Not Disturb will only silence calls and notifications.
You can still see calls on your call log with Do Not Disturb mode, but your iPhone will not ring.
Can you Call Someone while on FaceTime?
You can call someone on FaceTime using your sim card, but you cannot call another person using the Facetime app.
Also, when you call someone using your sim card, your Facetime call will end if the other person answers your call.
The closest you can get to calling someone using FaceTime is to start a group Facetime call. But, it will be a three-way call rather than two separate two-way calls.
So, in short, yes, FaceTime does pause when someone else calls, but If you decline the new call, your FaceTime call will continue as normal otherwise, your Facetime call ends.
If you want to talk to two people at once using FaceTime, you’ll need to create a group Facetime call.
Remember, you can turn on Do Not Disturb or put your phone in Airplane mode if you don’t want to receive any calls while on FaceTime.
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