How Much Data Does a FaceTime Call Use on iPhone or iPad?

FaceTime makes communicating easy and fun but they can really eat through your data very quickly especially when you are making FaceTime calls over a cellular network. Seeing as there are no unlimited cellular data plans most of us live by being very careful of how we use our data.

Therefore it is very important to check how much data your FaceTime call is using. Apple actually gives you several ways to check. This article will address all of these different ways. In this article you will learn how to check data usage for an individual FaceTime call within the Phone app of your iPhone or iPad, how to check the data usage for an individual FaceTime call within the FaceTime app as well as how to check overall data usage for all the FaceTime calls that you make.

Part 1: How to Check FaceTime Data Usage for an Individual call on the Phone App

Follow these very simple steps to check how much data an individual FaceTime call takes up.

Step 1: Launch the Phone app on your iPhone or cellular-built in iPad and then Tap on “Recents” in the bottom navigation.

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Step 2: Tap on the info button that is located to the right of the FaceTime audio or video call you would like to view data usage for.

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Step 3: The amount of data the call used will show underneath the FaceTime call along with other information related to that particular call.

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Part 2: How to Check FaceTime Data usage for an individual call in the FaceTime App

You can also view the data that an individual call takes up within the FaceTime App itself. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Launch the FaceTime App on your iPhone or iPad

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Step 2: Tap on either “Video” or “Audio” at the top. This will make it easier to sort through the calls and then Tap on the “Info” button next to the call you would like to view data usage for and

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Step 3: you will see the exact amount of data usage for that FaceTime call.

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Part 3: How to view Overall FaceTime data usage from the Settings App

If you instead want to view the data usage that all your FaceTime calls have used over a period of time, you can do so from the Settings App by following these very simple steps.

Step 1: Launch the settings App on your iPhone/iPad

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Step 2: Tap on cellular

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Step 3: Scroll down until you find FaceTime from the list and you will see the amount of data your FaceTime calls have used.

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Please note that this is the usage for the current period. If you have however never reset the data counter, this data usage will represent the data you have used for the lifetime of the device. You can monitor the monthly data usage by resetting the cellular data statistics each month so that the data usage cycle begins every month.

To do that simply scroll to the bottom of the “Cellular” section in settings and tap on “Reset Statistics”

Now you know how to check the amount of data usage your individual FaceTime calls are using up or even check how much data usage all your FaceTime calls are using up. This will make it easier for you to monitor data usage for your plan making it easier for you to enjoy all other services on your device that utilize cellular data plans.

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