How to Share Your FaceTime Screen

f you would like to share what you are looking at on your iPhone or iPad screen with a friend, it’s as easy as making a FaceTime call now thanks to the built-in Share Screen feature.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
July 5, 2022

If you would like to share what you are looking at on your iPhone or iPad screen with a friend, it’s as easy as making a FaceTime call now thanks to the built-in Share Screen feature. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone and iPad. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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Need to Know

To share your screen with FaceTime, both you and the person you will be sharing with need iOS 15.1 or iPadOS 15.1 or later. You also need an Apple ID to use FaceTime.

Be aware that you can not share content from apps that require a subscription or a purchase to view.

Sharing your screen in FaceTime is great for when you need help troubleshooting or would like to present information to other people remotely. While sharing your screen, notifications will be hidden. But be careful about screen sharing if you have sensitive information on your screen because the party on the other end might see it.

Share Your Screen on iPhone and iPad

To share your screen on iPhone or iPad, first, run the FaceTime app and make a call to someone else who also has FaceTime set up. Once you’re connected, tap the Screen Sharing button in the toolbar that looks like a rectangle with a person in front of it. In the pop-up that appears, tap Share My Screen. Refer to the below image:

Screen Sharing 1
Accessing Share My Screen

Next, when the screen-sharing starts, FaceTime shrinks to a small window on your screen, and you can use your iPhone or iPad as usual to launch apps. The person on the other side of the call will see what you are doing on your screen (but they will not see the inset video window). See the below image:

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Your screen sharing

Now, to stop screen sharing, bring up the FaceTime toolbar again by tapping the video thumbnail and selecting the Screen Sharing button again. See the following image:

Screen Sharing 3
Stop Screen Sharing

Next, when you are done with the FaceTime call, tap End. Refer to the below image:

Screen Sharing 4
Ending FaceTime call

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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