Questions tagged [facetime]

the video conferencing software developed by Apple. Current clients are available for iOS and OSX.

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Keyboard shortcut conflict between Google Chrome and Facetime [duplicate]

Google Chrome and Facetime app use the same keyboard shortcut (⌘ + control + f). In Google Chrome that keyboard shortcut toggles full-screen, and the same shortcut launches the Facetime app. When ...
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How to stop audio/video playing after an incoming call on Mac? [duplicate]

When I receive a call on my Mac once I pick up say on my iPhone, previously paused video in my browser starts playing. It tends not always to be on the window I'm on and it's very irritating trying to ...
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Auto Facetime call using Applescript, without confirm

I would like to automate a Facetime call without having to confirm the call in the Facetime app. Is there a way to do that? EDIT: when I execute the script I get this message in the upper right ...
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I can’t remove my old phone number from iMessage or FaceTime

I had an old phone number on my iPhone 8 carrier free. I recently switched to another carrier but I cannot use my new phone number to activate iMessage. Furthermore, I cannot remove my old phone ...
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Phone Calls from blocked number being answered on another device

Okay so I recently got a new phone number, a woman calls me everyday saying this is her husbands number. When I don't ignore the call it is answered on another device according to my Mac and iPhone I ...
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How do I uninstall FaceTime for macOS?

I would like to completely uninstall FaceTime for macOS. Dragging and dropping the icon into the Trash gives me this error message: “FaceTime” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required ...
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iPhone sends messages by itself after sim swapping

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.3.1. I use two sim cards and when I swap them, I noticed that the balance gets lower, every single time. This looked fishy, so I contacted telecommunications company,...
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FaceTime continually drops and loses net connection

Comcast high-speed internet; up-to-date Apple devices. I'm never able to complete a conversation: FaceTime freezes, modem loses Internet connection. Every.Single.Time.
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How can I stop my mac from switching desktops when I receive a phone call

When my phone rings the phone call shows up on my mac, which is great except that it also switches my display from the full-screen application to the main desktop screen. Since the FaceTime popup is ...
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Play/pause key not to answer phone calls

I listen to music on my iMac while working. When I get an incoming call (either FaceTime or cellular call) I want to pause the music and then answer the call (either by iMac or phone). In a reflex I ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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iPhone turns off wifi when Lock Screen Active is a bug or a feature?

I'm using iPhone 7, iOS 12.1.4. Recently I notice that people can't call me via FaceTime me when I lock my iPhone, so it turns out the Wifi is only connected when the screen is on. I googled it a bit: ...
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FaceTime “poor connection” never resumes

I FaceTime every other week or so with my parents. We talk for 1-4 hours when we do. Most times, 1 to 3 times throughout the call, the image will freeze, go blurry, and give me the error “Poor ...
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iMessage appears to be blocked, but FaceTime rings

Something confusing happened on my iPad today. One of my contacts' number has been red instead of blue in iMessage for sometime now. I cannot send them a text through iMessage. The send button isn't ...
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FaceTime: unable to answer incoming calls on macOS

I have an iPhone and a MacBook using the same wireless network. I am able to make a call on my Mac (Mojave) with FaceTime using my iPhone, the call works without any problem. When receiving a call I ...
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Stop Safari from opening FaceTime when a site contains a phone number

When navigating with Safari to some sites that have phone numbers, Safari diligently opens FaceTime when I click on a phone number. Is there a way to prevent this? I am currently tempted to delete ...
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Password to Join FaceTime Call

I am conferencing a few friends over FaceTime video in the near future and would like to add a fun feature to the call. I want that as I call my friends and they accept the call, they are greeted with ...
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Will FaceTime perform better with IPv6 enabled?

I find FaceTime works much better on 4g than my home wifi despite good upload bandwidth. I suspect variable latency is the cause. My router and Orbi does not have Ipv6 enabled. If I can get V6 working ...
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Does the FaceTime eavesdropping bug affect iOS11 devices?

According to CNN Business the FaceTime eavesdropping bug affects iOS 12.1 with group calling, but I'm wondering if anyone was able to reproduce a variant of this bug on pre-iOS12? CNN Business seems ...
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Why can't I AirPlay mirror my iPhone XS FaceTime video to my AppleTV in landscape rotation?

I always did this in the past with my older iPhones and a 3rd Gen Apple TV: launch a facetime session, enable AirPlay mirroring to the TV and turn the phone sideways to get landscape mode so that the ...
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Auto-Accept Facetime Calls in Mojave

As in this previous question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49120467/facetime-autoacceptinvites I want to use my mac to look at the state of my home from time to time (particularly to see ...
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Someone repeatedly answers Facetime from another device when I am called

There are no other devices but my iPhone on my account. I have changed my Apple ID password multiple times and it continues to happen. Same person every time. What do I do?
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iPhone Cellular Calls on macOS fail when macOS is connected to OpenVPN

My iPhone and MacbookPro are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and logged in to the same iCloud account, etc. When my OpenVPN connection is not active, calling and receiving cellular calls on ...
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Can't download facetime from cloud on my iPhone

My facetime was uploaded to the cloud, but when I tap on the facetime icon, it says download not available at this time. I've tried many different times, on different days, but I always get the same ...
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My MacBook Pro Camera is not working [duplicate]

My camera is not working for Facetime or for Photobooth. I have tried the VDCAssistant solution, my laptop can't find that file. I have tried the sudo killall. restarting with keys held down and ...
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How to add additional “contact me” information to an apple-id

For Christmas, our kids gave us a second iPad (new) to go along with our old first generation iPad. Since I'll be starting a new job in a new city next monday, I want to get it set up so we can face ...
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Unresponsive iMessages and FaceTime on Mojave

I have this issue with Messages, FaceTime when it gets unresponsive on start. Same issue was with Contacts, but following some recommendations on the web i've reset the Contacts database and it works ...
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FaceTime camera not receiving video

Things I have tried: sudo killall VDCAssistant sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant (shows no matching processes found) Reset SMC Reset NVRAM Ran hardware test (shows no issues) A few additional ...
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“Could not sign in to iMessage”

Could not sign in to iMessage An error occurred during activation. Try again. Also on the iPhone we get: iMessage Activation An error occurred during activation. Try again. With also: ...
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Disable 'Login to Facetime' popup on iMac

Frustrating issue. Whenever I boot I always get a 'Login to Facetime' popup with my email and prompting me for a password. There is no Facetime in my Login Items and I've signed out of both my iCloud ...
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Group FaceTime link

I would like to create a link for a FaceTime video call with multiple people. Apple says you can make a link to call one person like this: facetime://user@example.com How can I add more emails to a ...
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Prevent calls to iPhone launching FaceTime on MacBook in Mojave?

It used to be (still is on my High Sierra MacBook Pro) all I needed to do was untick "Calls from iPhone" in macOS FaceTime app prefs: But now (on my Mojave MacBook Air) this seems to do nothing. All ...
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iPad Messages and FaceTime

I recently got a new phone and made a new Apple ID (which had my new phone number connected to it). I then logged into this new account onto my iPad, but then when I went to ‘send and receive’ in ...
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FaceTime option unavailable for an iPhone contact

I do not see the FaceTime option for a contact who has an iPhone. I am quite sure it was there and I used it but then it went away. I am still able to use Siri to make a FaceTime Audio call to this ...
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FaceTime on Macbook without iPad interference

Needed to collaborate with someone on a document, editing on Macbook Pro (MBP). Made FaceTime audio call, but then switched to video. Top of screen claimed "call failed" but we were still talking. ...
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FaceTime and iMessage - an error occurred during activation

I couldn't log in to FaceTime so I did a factory reset of my MacBook. It worked for a brief period of time and then suddenly it just logged out. I believe it might have been after iCloud synced with ...
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Stop iPhone from ringing on my Mac in Mojave

This was answered in 2015, but it's not working for me: How do I stop my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call on my iPhone? Following the instructions there and elsewhere, I've turned off "Calls ...
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Remove number from FaceTime

On a recent visit to US I bought a pre-paid SIM for use during my visit. On my iPad this number (which is now expired) is still shown in a number of places - in particular "You can be reached by ...
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WI-Fi Calling Notification keeps coming back

This notification keeps appearing on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.13.6 (17G65): I have: Clicked "Not Now" Clicked "Turn On" On my Mac: Turned off all notifications for FaceTime On my Mac: Logged out ...
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Can you have a FaceTime session while also using another VOIP solution like BlueJeans or Skype

I would like to know if its possible for one to have a FaceTime session while also using another VOIP solution like BlueJeans or Skype at the same time, i.e. is it possible to be heard at the same ...
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Hiding/Unhiding FaceTime audio window macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

I created an Automator app to hide the window during a call following these instructions: How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13 But is there a way to bring the window back as ...
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FaceTime with 2 Phones (work and private) & 1 Apple ID

I have 2 phones, one is for work and one is private. I use the same Apple ID on both as I don't want to pay for my movies, apps & music twice. When I'm on the plane/train to another one of our ...
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Which microphone is used during FaceTime video call in iPhone SE?

I have an issue with my iPhone SE running iOS 11.4.1. I already spoke with support, and they are saying that it is hardware issue. Do you know which microphone it is used during video conversation in ...
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Muting facetime bell on Mac OS X [duplicate]

I'm trying to mute facetime rings on incoming calls on OSX, It seems to be possible to change the bell in preferences but not muting it totally. How to do that on mac OSX?
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Record FaceTime audio call on Mac

Can I record a FaceTime audio call using my iPhone X on my Mac?
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Facetime & iMessage: Could not sign in please check network connection

Whenever I try to sign in to iMessage or Facetime on iOS 7.1.2, I always get the same message: "Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again." I have already looked on Apple ...
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Video call and share writing

This summer, I will be having meetings with my Ph.D. advisor, and since he's traveling, we'll be meeting via Skype or FaceTime. Since we are working on mathematics, we need a way to see each other's ...
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FaceTime: An Error Occurred during activation

Upon entering correct information into FaceTime on latest OS X, we receive "An error occurred during activation. Try again." Have already tried resetting power controller and memory, making sure date ...
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Macbook Touchbar calling: Cannot use the keypad!

The touchbar mac prompts for answering a call on the touchbar. However my Google Voice callers require me to hit 1 on the keypad. The FaceTime app doesnt seem to be "connected" to the phone call. In ...
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What are the FPS of the FaceTime Camera for the iPhone 6S vs 7+ vs X vs iPad Pro?

We are capturing video from iOS devices and processing it using OpenGL but are encountering a FPS difference between the devices when trying to set them at their maximum rate. The iPhone 6S and iPad ...