Imagine you want to get out of a meeting or boring conversation. Or make people think you're talking to someone famous in a video FaceTime call. Here's a way to do this.
Your friends will hear your phone "ring". They'll see the call begin then see the person your apparently video calling with talk to you on your screen.
Get an app called Fake-A-Call from the App Store. The free one works just fine but it has adds. You can fake a normal call or a FaceTime call.
It'll come with some pre made fake calls. Check them out to see how they work. But I just deleted them and made my own. Tap the + at lower right to create a new fake caller.
Here you can set what kind of call you want to fake and all the info for the call. I'm going to make a fake FaceTime so I selected FaceTime.
For a fake FaceTime call you need to load a video. You can have a friend record one. Or if you want someone famous grab a YouTube video of them talking into a camera or webcam.
I happen to have a video I downloaded from YouTube of Chucky talking into a camera. So I'm going to make Chucky fake a FaceTime call to me. :)
Load the video into the app.
At any time you can edit the fake call by selecting edit at lower left.
Then tap the arrow to the right of the fake call.
Edit all the information you want on the call. Such as giving the caller a name.
A call type.
Chucky will call me from work. Must need my magic skills for his next movie. :)
When you start the call your phone will ring and your front facing camera will turn on just like when receiving a real FaceTime call.
When you answer it the video will begin playing and your camera will really display in the small box. You can switch to back camera too.
The fact that the real camera is displaying so you and your friends can be seen on it really adds to the illusion of a real call.
Plug in your ear buds under the excuse of wanting to hear them better. So they won't know what the person calling you is saying.
You can make them call you right away, in one or three minutes. Or set it to call you at a certain time. Have fun.