It’s amazing how many of us just haven’t tried FaceTime audio, even though it was a big selling point of iOS 7 when Apple announced it back before the release of the latest iOS software.
There are two ways to use FaceTime Audio. The first way is to tap into a Contact on your iPhone, either in the Contacts app itself, or in the Phone app. For example, launch the Phone app and tap on the Recents tab at the bottom of the screen. Tap the little information icon to the right of any of the Contacts there you want to chat with. About halfway down the Contact screen, you’ll see the FaceTime section, and you’ll have the option to tap either the video or audio icon. Tap the little phone icon and an audio-only call will start, via FaceTime.
A nice reminder for us to get into the habit of using the iPhone to make not just free calls but better audio quality calls. Making VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls will be the standard for all of us soon.