FaceTime on iOS 15 Alerts You If You Try to Talk While Muted

The next time you try talking on a FaceTime call on iOS 15 with your microphone muted, iOS will provide you a subtle reminder to unmute your microphone so others can hear you.

facetime talk while muted reminder
The new reminder, first spotted by The Verge, is part of a wider assortment of changes and new features coming to ‌FaceTime‌ with the release of ‌iOS 15‌, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey later this fall. Heightened by the global health crisis, millions have switched to working remotely via ‌FaceTime‌, Zoom, and other platforms. Often, coming with it is the embarrassment of trying to talk, only to discover later that no one heard you due to your muted microphone.

Apple is aiming to solve this social dilemma with ‌iOS 15‌. Unfortunately, on ‌macOS Monterey‌ beta 1, a similar prompt is not present, but it may be added in a future beta release. Another ‌FaceTime‌ feature coming this fall is the ability to share ‌FaceTime‌ call links with others, including those on Android and Windows, brand-new SharePlay functionality, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Konigi Avatar
15 weeks ago
FaceTime slowly catching up!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
15 weeks ago
Microsoft Teams has had this same feature for at least a year.

It's a nice little gesture.

I wish there'd be something to reduce the amount of accidental noise that's picked up, though. Maybe if 3 other people have talked since you last did + 5 minutes have passed since you last talked, just automatically put you on mute. It'll help cut down on the amount of people breathing loudly into their mics during group calls, at least... (in Teams, at least. I've only ever done one-on-one facetime calls.)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Techwatcher Avatar
15 weeks ago
So does idk... Everything else lol.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shasterball Avatar
15 weeks ago

Actually seems like they are quickly catching up. Add green screen support and we’re on to something.
I think a year after others have been doing something is pretty slow lol. But, FaceTime isn't designed for the same stuff Webex, Zoom, Teams, etc... works for. So I can see why they don't push out the same updates as quickly.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
15 weeks ago
If they could only do that for regular voice calls. I always hit the mute button with my ear.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
15 weeks ago
The little things...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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