FaceTime, Apple’s video calling features, gives you the possibility to initiate face-to-face calls with your friends and family. The good part is that you can start a vide call using the FaceTime feature even with the help of Siri. Until now, with the previous Apple devices such as iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2, you were able to use this feature only over a Wi-Fi connection.
Now, with the release of iPhone 5 and iOS 6, this option has become available over 3G and 4G in some cases. FaceTime now works on a cellular connection, but only if your carrier allows you to. Some carriers do not include cellular data for using some iPhone features in their plans. In this way, enabling FaceTime feature is worthless. The brand new iOS 6 released on the market offers the possibility to initiate video calls over the 3G feature. If you are a fond of video calling, I am sure that you will want to know how to enable FaceTime over 3G feature on iOS 6.
Since is a new feature unavailable for older firmwares, in order to activate it, you need to follow this simple tutorial. The only condition in this whole thing is to upgrade your device to iOS 6 first.
So, here are the steps you need to follow if you want to make FaceTime feature available over 3G:
1. Open the Settings app and search for the FaceTime option.
2. Select FaceTime feature and scroll at the bottom of the page.
3. Turn on the Use Cellular Data.
This is all. Now, you have the possibility to initiate FaceTime calls over your 3G connection only if your carrier allows you. As I mentioned earlier, some carriers do not offer shared data plans and therefore, you are not able to use 3G for certain features on your device. FaceTime over 3G is a feature supported only by iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the latest iPad released, namely the 3rd generation of iPad.