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How To Enable Background Blur Effect On FaceTime Using Portrait Mode

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Portrait mode is an effect that has become very popular over the years. Having a blurry background helps to give more emphasis to an image as well as hide the background content of a person. You can also enable the portrait mode on your FaceTime. Today we’ll show you guys how to blur your background while on a video call on FaceTime for iPhone users.

How To enable background blur effect on FaceTime using portrait mode

FaceTime is an app that’s exclusively for iOS and ipadOS users. It’s a video call platform that lets you interact with others. FaceTime has been very popular as it allows for quick meetings between an employee and an employer. Or just with you and a friend or maybe a family. You can easily use this app without having to meet each other.

After the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people have locked down their houses while some had to start working from home. In this current age of technology, most people can definitely survive working from their homes. Platforms like FaceTime help to keep people connected without the need to meet physically.

Sometimes, while on a FaceTime video call, you can be wary of what is appearing in your background. But you don’t always have the time to prepare your background before a meeting. It might be that your room is messy or you just want to hide something from the person you are on with. FaceTime has a portrait mode that helps to blur out your background content. This blur effect is very useful as it helps to hide the background content of your image. But this feature is only compatible with a few IOS devices. It generally doesn’t work on old ios devices. Below is the list of Apple devices the portrait mode works on.

Compatible IOS or IpadOS devices.

Only the below devices are compatible with the portrait mode on FaceTime. Consider checking the list for your device before trying to use the feature.

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11series
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 12 series
  • iPhone 13 series
  • iPad mini; 5th-generation
  • iPad (8th-generation) or later
  • iPad Air 3rd-generation or newer
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro; 3rd-generation
  • iOS 15, iPad OS 15 and IpadOS 

How To activate portrait mode on FaceTime to blur the background.

You can activate this feature in two ways. You can either activate it before a FaceTime video call or during a FaceTime video call. We have explained how to activate the feature below for the two scenarios.

Before a FaceTime video call

  • The first thing you need to do is to open up your FaceTime app.
  • After launching the FaceTime app, then open your device control center.
    • For Mac users, simply tap on the control center button.
    • For IOS and IpadOS users, simply Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen.
  • Then, tap or click on video effects.
  • Now, you can select the portrait mode to apply to your FaceTime. 

During a FaceTime video call

  • Open up the control center.
    • For Mac users, simply tap on the control center button.
    • For IOS and IpadOS users, simply Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen.
  • Click on video effects.
  • You can then select portrait mode below your FaceTime.

That’s all. Enjoy your FaceTime in a more stylish manner. It is cool to try out.

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