The background blur option is given in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey. This mode is called portrait mode as it gives the result of a portrait when you blur your background during FaceTime calls.
The iPhone uses the TrueDepth camera array to create the blur. On the other hand, the Mac relies on machine learning to study the subject. However, the result on both the technologies is more or less the same.
There are various ways to enable the Blur mode/Portrait mode on your FaceTime calls. We would recommend you to enable it before a call rather than enabling it during the call as it is an easier way.
How to enable Portrait mode for FaceTime in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey before a call
- Open FaceTime.
- Open the Command Center. On iOS and iPadOS, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen. On Mac, tap the Control Center icon.
- Tap the Video Effects block.
- Tap Portrait below FaceTime to enable and disable the effect.
Enabling it beforehand, means that you will be able to prevent the other person to get a glimpse of your background.
How to enable Portrait mode for FaceTime in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey while in a call.
- You can use the same Control Center process to enable the feature.
- Alternately, tap or click your tile in the call, then tap the Portrait mode button within the tile to enable it. It is an image of a person with a rectangular background in the top left of the tile.
- To disable it, tap the same icon again.