How to Stop FaceTime Tiles from Getting Bigger on an iPhone

FaceTime is very popular as a simple method for doing video calls with other people that own iOS devices.

You can even create a FaceTime call with multiple people and see multiple callers on your screen at the same time.

When participating in a multi-person FaceTime call the tile of the person speaking will get larger, letting you know that they are the one that is talking.

This feature is called “Automatic Prominence” at it can be very helpful when on a call with a lot of individuals.

But it’s possible that you don’t like this feature and would prefer to keep all of the FaceTime tiles the same size.

Our guide below will show you where to find and change this setting so that you can prevent the speaker’s tile from getting larger in FaceTime on an iPhone.

How to Stop the Speaker’s Tile from Getting Bigger in the FaceTime iPhone App

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose FaceTime.
  3. Tap the button to the right of Speaking to turn it off.

Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.

How to Prevent Tiles Getting Larger in FaceTime on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in IOS 13.6.1.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and select the FaceTime option.

open the FaceTime menu

Step 3: Scroll to the Automatic Prominence section and tap the button next to Speaking.

how to stop the speaker tile from getting bigger in FaceTime iPhone app

Your FaceTime speaker tiles will no longer increase in size when there is no green shading around this button. I have it turned off in the picture above.

Note that there are additional FaceTime settings on this menu that you may want to adjust. For example, you could change the FaceTime Live Photos option if you would like to prevent people from taking Live Photos while on a FaceTime call with you.

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