For Seniors: Explore FaceTime on iPad 2

FaceTime on iPad allows you to make video calls to other FaceTime users. FaceTime is wonderful for anyone who wants to keep up with distant family members and friends and see as well as hear the latest-and-greatest news.

You can chat with anyone who also has FaceTime — iPhone 4, iPad 2, and compatible Mac users (iOS 4.3 or later). During a FaceTime session, you'll be able to see and hear the person you call. However, you can’t adjust audio volume from within FaceTime or record a call.

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People make and receive calls with FaceTime using a phone number (iPhone 4) or an e-mail account (iPad 2 or Mac) and Apple ID. Since you had to create an Apple ID in order to register your iPad 2, you should be all set.

Before using FaceTime for the first time, you should make sure the feature is turned on. Tap Settings on the Home screen and then tap FaceTime. Tap the On/Off button to turn it on, if necessary. You can also select the e-mail account that can be used to make phone calls to you on this Settings page.

At this time, you can use FaceTime only over a Wi-Fi network, not over 3G, which limits the places from which you can make or receive video calls to your home wireless network or a public hotspot.

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