How to share a screen on FaceTime with an iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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How to share a screen on FaceTime with an iPhone, iPad, and Mac

What you need to know about screen sharing on FaceTime:

Screen sharing on FaceTime requires an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to run iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and macOS Monetary 12.1 or later, respectively.
Members won’t be able to view content that requires registration, free trial, or purchase or rent when sharing a screen.

How to share a screen on FaceTime with an iPhone, iPad, and Mac
How to share a screen on FaceTime with an iPhone, iPad, and Mac

In addition, you can not use this feature with Android and Windows devices.
Apple is serious about making FaceTime a suitable alternative to other video chat services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Duo. With the iOS 15 update, Apple added screen sharing to FaceTime’s SharePlay for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Therefore, you can now view photos and videos collaboratively.

Read on for how screen sharing works!

Tip: Besides screen sharing, SharePlay on FaceTime also comes with many other features. If you want to use SharePlay on FaceTime, you can see our guide.
How to share your screen on FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

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If you’ve never set up FaceTime on your Apple device, you need to set it up first, and then you can follow the steps mentioned below:

Open FaceTime and start the call.
Tap Share content at the top right.
Now, tap Share my screen.
Users will see the Join Screen Sharing button on the other side.
Just ask them to press Open.

Then others in the FaceTime call will start to see your screen. If you want to end sharing, tap Share my screen again, or tap End to disconnect a Facetime call. In addition, you can also record these calls.

How to share a screen on FaceTime on Mac

The steps to share your screen on FaceTime on a Mac are different from those on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

First, open FaceTime on your mac and start the call.
Open the app you want to share.
Click FaceTime on the left side of the screen.
On the new window, click Share screen on the left.

Select one of the following two modes:
Window: Select the app you want to share and click Share This Window.
Screen: You’ll share the entire screen on this option.

If you want to stop sharing your screen, click back on FaceTime and select Stop sharing, or just end your FaceTime call, which ends up sharing the screen along with the call.

How to share the screen on iPhone and Mac

In addition to seeing what is shared by the organizer, others on FaceTime can share their screens with others during the call. To do that, you need to:

Tap Share content.
Select Share my screen.
Then, tap Replace Existing.

When you start sharing your screen, the previous screen sharing process will stop and others will start to see the content on your screen.

Why can’t I share my screen on FaceTime ios 15?

While Apple has announced that the SharePlay feature for FaceTime will appear on iOS 15, SharePlay isn’t available to many users when there’s an update. The community began to ask the reasons behind its absence. As a result, Apple addressed the controversy surrounding it on Twitter as follows:

So I recommend updating your iPhone to the latest version of iOS and seeing if you’ve received SharePlay yet. If you can’t use FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad, you can see instructions on how to fix FaceTime that doesn’t work on your iPhone or iPad.


FaceTime is Apple’s answer to popular video chat apps like Google Duo, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. With screen sharing on SharePlay, Apple hopes to keep up with its rivals. With my guide to sharing your screen on FaceTime using your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, I tried to explain how you can use this feature.

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