Apple’s new software update iOS 15 has just dropped.
The new upgrade is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch, and has some incredibly exciting new features.
Some of the highlights include being able to FaceTime with non-Apple users, a Safari redesign, faster Siri and the ability to share your Health app.
However, the most exciting feature of them all is Apple’s new SharePlay, which lets people share their screen whilst on FaceTime.
Following iOS 15’s official release, complaints are flooding social media as SharePlay doesn’t appear to be working.
So, how exactly do you share your screen on FaceTime? Let’s find out.
What is SharePlay?
SharePlay is a brand new feature that lets Apple users share activities whilst they’re in a FaceTime call.
This can include things like listening to music or watching movies, allowing both parties to view and hear the media.
The playback will automatically be synchronised, meaning all parties will be watching or listening at exactly the same time.
How to do SharePlay
- First, make sure everyone that wants to use SharePlay has downloaded iOS 15.
- Start a FaceTime call.
- Now minimise the call and head to an app that supports SharePlay.
- Select the content you want to play and select SharePlay.
- Now, it will automatically play for everyone.
This is how SharePlay will work, but don’t get too excited, because the feature isn’t actually available yet.
It’s not part of iOS 15’s initial release
If SharePlay isn’t working, that’s because it’s not actually part of Apple’s initial iOS 15 release on September 20th.
SharePlay will arrive as part of iOS 15 updates that will be available later on in the Fall.
This means that you can’t use SharePlay yet, but it will be coming very soon.
Apple told Engadget that it will continue to give apps access to SharePlay so that they are ready for when the feature becomes available.
Apps expected to allow SharePlay include Netflix, Disney+, Apple Music, Spotify, HBO Max, YouTube and many more.