Where is the button to switch the FaceTime camera on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12? This is one of the most frequently asked questions since Apple has released iOS 12 software update. Apple has moved the button to flip FaceTime camera on iOS 12 to a new location.
In an effort to revamp the user interface of iOS 12, Apple has changed the location of the option that allows you to flip FaceTime camera. The option is now under the wraps and with such UI changes, you might be wondering where is the switch to flip camera in the FaceTime app.
The iOS 12 FaceTime flip camera switch is a bit hidden. However, you can still switch between front and back FaceTime camera on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12. On iOS 11 or earlier versions, the flip camera button was available at the top right corner of the FaceTime app. However, in iOS 12, in an effort to make the interface cleaner, Apple has kept the FaceTime camera flip switch out of sight.
How to Switch FaceTime Camera on iPhone and iPad iOS 12
Let’s locate the flip FaceTime camera switch in iOS 12:
- Launch the FaceTime app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Start a FaceTime video call.
- Tap on the screen which should bring up three buttons.
- While in the call, tap the menu button (…) at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- A menu should appear with multiple options including the flip button to flip FaceTime camera.
- Tapping on the flip button will switch the FaceTime camera between the front and rear cameras.
This flip switch allows ioS users to switch between front and back camera during a FaceTime call. That’s it! you have finally found the missing switch camera option on iPhone or iPad running in iOS 12.
It’s strange that Apple has buried the Camera flip switch one step down. When you try to access the flip camera button, it covers the whole FaceTime interface and you cannot say for sure if the FaceTime camera has been flipped by tapping on the button or not. This change in iOS 12 software update is annoying as hell for those who flip the camera quite often during a FaceTime call. It would have been a lot better if the FaceTime camera flip switch was available on the front or appears by tapping on the screen during a video call on an iPhone or iPad.
FaceTime, Apple’s video calling app, has always been top-notch. But with iOS 12, the company has added Group Calling feature for iPhone and iPad. It also allows users to use Animoji or Memoji characters during the video conference call giving it a sweet fun touch.