iPhone 6(S)(+) Can someone confirm if Group FaceTime works on iPhone 6, SE, 5s?

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  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I have just tested this with some friends with an iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and it works great, but not sure if it will work with other users with iPhone 6, 5 SE, 5s.

    Would be great to know. Please share your experience.
     
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  3. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Serious answers please. iPhone 4 can't even run iOS 8 let alone 12
     
  4. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    There is no group facetime. It was re,oved during the beta process for ios 12 and supposed to be added back in a later release.
     
  5. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I mean for those who are on the iOS 12.1 and macOS Mojave 10.14.1 betas.
     
  6. Hergesheimer macrumors newbie

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    Just tried with iPhone 6 and 6s. Only works with the latter one.
     
  7. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Damn that's a disappointment. So what happens when somebody with an iPhone 7 starts a group facetime and there happens to be an iPhone 6 user in the list?
     
  8. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    He or she is SOL.
     
  9. Hergesheimer, Oct 5, 2018
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    They can only do FaceTime Audio. They don‘t see the other participants. They just hear them.
     
  10. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I see. I think you’re right. Because I started a Group FaceTime call and while i’m Able to see others join on video. My friend whose on an IP6 didn’t see my other friend who was on video. Only I was able to see.

    So it seems like that users with IP6 can use Group FaceTime but audio only and no video functions.

    Does anyone know if iPhone 5 SE is the same?
     
  11. hungx macrumors 6502

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    Scroll to the end of this article.
    https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/use-group-facetime-in-ios-12/

    The iPhone SE supports Group FaceTime. The iPhone 5 does not support iOS 12 and thus does not support this feature.
     
  12. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, it mentions that it's a beta limitation so there's a possibility that when it comes out of beta it could fully work on those older devices such as iP6, IP5SE, etc.

    Beta Limitations
    During the iOS 12.1 beta testing period, Group FaceTime is limited to the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and later devices.

    On the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air, audio is the only available option for Group FaceTime, with video unavailable.

    The Camera Effects feature in FaceTime is available on iPhone 7 or later and is not available on iPad during the beta.

    This how-to was last updated on October 3, 2018 to address Group FaceTime's removal from iOS 12.0 and subsequent reintroduction in the iOS 12.1 beta.
     
  13. bernoulli macrumors newbie

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    All parties neeed to be on iOS 12. FaceTime video group call require A9 processor or above, otherwise you just get FaceTime audio group call.
     

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