Find Out How Much Data FaceTime Call Used Up Over Cellular / WiFi


Here's how you can find out how much data a FaceTime Video or FaceTime Audio call used up over cellular or WiFi.

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FaceTime is a brilliant way to establish an audio or video call between iOS and Mac users, provided that they have the service enabled in the first place, which, quite literally, take a few seconds. And to top things off, the service is absolutely free to use, but standard data charges do apply if you don't have an unlimited data plan.

Speaking of standard data charges, and provided that you don't have an unlimited data plan at hand, you can actually find out how much data (in MBs) a particular FaceTime Audio or Video call used up in a few easy steps. In today's guide, we'll show you exactly that.

Find Out How Much Data Your FaceTime Audio or Video Call Used Up

We're assuming that you've already made a FaceTime Audio or Video call at this point. If so, then proceed to read forward how to find out how much data that particular call incurred.

1. Open the FaceTime app from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch's home screen.

2. See the little 'i' icon next to the call entry? Tap on that.

3. Right under the contact name, you'll see the amount of data the call used up along with the duration of the call. In my case it's 29MB for a 9 minute FaceTime Video call.

Whether it's a FaceTime Audio or a FaceTime Video call, you can easily find out the amount of data used up by utilizing the steps listed above. And besides, it's a good way to keep tabs on the amount of data you're using up against what is being provided by your cellular or WiFi provider.

While many are led to believe that FaceTime uses an insane amount of data compared to the likes of Skype, Viber etc. But if you take into account the clarity of the call as well as the stability then the amount of data it uses up is somewhat justified. It would've been great though, if Apple gave users firm control of audio and video quality in order to save as much as possible in terms of data when one is out and about and nowhere near WiFi.

We're sure Apple is reserving that feature for some future iOS release, but till then we can only take steps to be careful and not go overboard with our allotted data limit.