IOS 12.1 Group FaceTime Compatibility: Will Your Device Support It?

31 October, 2018, 09:45 | Author: Lynette Payne
  • About iOS 12.1's Group Face Time feature

Once your device has finished installing the iOS 12.1 update, Group FaceTime should appear as an option and it's sure to be popular if you've got a lot of friends, and I mean a lot! Today is also about software - specifically iOS 12.1 which holds many treats for iPhone and iPad users. There's a good handful of older iPhones and iPads that, while they are able to run iOS 12, won't support video for Group FaceTime - instead they'll be limited to audio-only on these calls. According to a report by 9to5Mac, quoting various telecom carriers have stated that they "are readying for an iOS 12.1 launch on October 30, coinciding with the rollout of eSIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR".

Group FaceTime With iOS 12.1 you can engage in FaceTime conversations with up to 32 people at once - should the need arise.

After that, you're all set to enjoy iOS 12.1.

Now, after upgrading to the iOS 12.1, aforementioned phone owners can adjust the depth control (F16-F1.4) in real-time, before taking the picture.

As always, you can find the iOS update by going to Settings followed by General and then selecting Software Update. It adds support for dual SIM functionality on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR as well as add Group FaceTime feature as well.

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Additionally, one can start a group Facetime call directly from messages app. Apple also noted that all Facetime calls are protected by end-to-end encryption.

"If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations", said Apple.

Ringless notification: When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.

There are over 70 and they include the following emojis: bagel emoji, new characters with red hair, grey hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.

Some users are claiming this issue may be related to those running iOS 12.1 beta on their iPhone. In addition to the built-in physical SIM, as of iOS 12.1 you can add a second line to your phone via an eSIM.

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