One thing I don't like to do is scroll through all my contacts just to be able to make a FaceTime call. I prefer the favorites option where I can store FaceTime contacts (because many contacts have duplicates on my list).
Apparently, some users have faced issues when trying to add their FaceTime contacts to favorites. This quick tutorial should help you know about adding FaceTime contacts to Favorites and making sure these are FaceTime numbers/emails.
How to Add FaceTime Contacts to iPhone Favorites List:
Step 1: Open the Phone app and tap on “Contacts”
Step 2: Select the contact you want to add to Favorites
Step 3: Make sure the contact has either a working FaceTime number or email before you tap on ‘Add to Favorites'
Step 4: Tap ‘Add to Favorites'
Step 5: You'll now be shown a couple of options: “Voice Call” and “FaceTime”
Step 6: Tap on “FaceTime”
Step 7: Tap on Favorites and the contact will show up on that list (with the cam icon)
If the contact you select has just an email id, the contact automatically gets saved as a FaceTime favorite and the iPhone doesn't ask if you want to save it as a Voice Call or FaceTime (quite obvious).
But in case the contact as email id and a phone number, iOS 6 will provide the options. Just in case it doesn't (and instead, adds the contact as a FaceTime favorite directly), you might have to split the contact as a number and as an email ID. Of course, this is only if you want to save the contact as a Voice Call favorite too.
What if I want to save the contact only as a Voice Call & Not FaceTime favorite?
Sometimes, even when the contact doesn't have an iPhone/iDevice, your iPhone may save the contact as a FaceTime favorite. Now, this can be problematic to solve so all you do is:
- Remove the contact
- Add the contact again as a new contact
- Now add to favorites as a Voice Call