Questions tagged [facetime]

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

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Is it possible to make FaceTime not open the camera on startup?

I rarely use FaceTime on the MBP, but it's linked to my AppleID so that I can keep track of missed calls without reaching for the phone. However, I don't like having it start the camera and showing me ...
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Apple Watch 2/FaceTime is possibly hacked?

I received what appears to be a malicious message on my Apple Watch 2. It did not arrive via any known messaging app. There was no banner, only the words. The words were threatening. I had recently ...
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iPhone : Does the FaceTime icon on the contact page mean that the person has an iPhone?

I just added a new contact to my iPhone. When I look at the contact page there's a FaceTime icon (Under, next to that person's phone number). Does that mean that this person has an iPhone?
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Logitech HD Webcam C310 to make Video Calls (FaceTime HD Camera not detected)

My FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) is not detected anymore. Logitech C310 HD Webcam System Requirement does not include MacOS meaning the web camera may not be compatible or work with Macs. As for ...
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FaceTime, iCloud and iMessage in China

Can one use FaceTime on an iPhone 6 without being billed international rates? I have a iPhone 6 bought in U.S. and I am going to China to visit family for six weeks. The iPhone region is United ...
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Hitting Play/Pause key (F8) ends FaceTime call

In High Sierra, hitting the Play/Pause (f8) button now ends a FaceTime call if one is in progress. This is quite frustrating as I often pause music after I answer a FaceTime call, is there any way to ...
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MacBook Pro - FaceTime HD Camera - Hardware "Failure'?

System Report>Camera>No video capture devices were found USB>Device Tree> No FaceTime HD Camera (inbuilt)listed What can be the cause for "camera hardware failure"? Could faulty iSight cam wifi ...
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I want to FaceTime, but can only WhatsApp

I've installed WhatsApp on my phone, and now I only have the option to make WhatsApp video calls - not FaceTime. Sadly, they almost never work (for some reason??). When I use my partner's phone, ...
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Override “Click to Call”

I'm using the latest High Sierra. When using 3rd-party software to quickly place calls, like the Uni Call Alfred workflow or Cardhop, a notification pops requesting me to confirm or deny the call ...
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How to mirror iPhone to external monitor while using FaceTime in landscape orientation?

Steps: Connect iPhone (SE1, iOS 10.2.5) to external monitor via lightning-to-HDMI adapter and HDMI cable. iPhone is now mirroring to external monitor. Launch the native Photos app, Camera app, ...
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Can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any device

I can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any Apple device. It keeps saying that it could not be activated and I should try again later. I'm on the latest version of macOS and iOS and the date and time ...
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Error: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient'

Trying to solve this issue I have looked in the Console app to further troubleshoot. Here I find the errors: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient' for <private> Failed ...
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Is FaceTime Audio and Video encrypted?

Is FaceTime audio and video really encrypted? So that we don’t have to worry about anyone listening to our calls when we call using FaceTime?
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How to tell which email/phone number an iMessage was sent from

I've got a few addresses that I can be reached at, one phone number and two email addresses. I know which address new conversations are started from, but how can I tell which of my phone number/emails ...
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Activation of iMessage and FaceTime fails (error during activation)

Trying to activate iMessage and FaceTime on my MBP (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015; macOS 10.13.3) keeps returning "An error occurred during activation. Try again." I have gone through the suggestions ...
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How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

Is it possible to hide FaceTime audio? It certainly was possible to hide or move the window in earlier macOS versions but with macOS High Sierra I can't select the window nor can I hide it with ...
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FaceTime option not showing on FaceTime user's contact

One of my contacts just switched from Android to an iPhone and they have activated both FaceTime and iMessage. We both have iPhones SE and are both running iOS11.2.1. However, even though we can ...
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When I receive a phone call now, my MacBooks always open up FaceTime and do not allow me to take the call!

This started happening a few weeks ago. I just want the old functionality back again, it looks like this: Now, when I receive a call, FaceTime.app starts, my camera's green led comes on (due to ...
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Unable to answer my phone call on mac

Before recent OS and iOS upgrades I was able to answer calls on mac from my iPhone. Now, after recent upgrades i can only make calls from my Mac but I'm unable to answer them. Whenever there is ...
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Is there a way to disable Facetime from starting?

I don't use facetime. I'd like to disable it so it doesn't automatically start following system startup. Is there a way to do this? (MacBook Pro, High Sierra)
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How to remove Your carrier may charge for SMS Messages used to activate FaceTime

This message keeps coming back: "Your carrier may charge for SMS Messages used to activate FaceTime" I managed to get rid of it before but when I change the SIM card it pops up again. It's similar ...
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macOS 10.13: FaceTime preferences greyed out

I started Facetime and went to preferences to Signout from my old AppleID. After successfull signout I wanted to Login with the new one, but Facetime preferences are greyed out. I'm on macOS High ...
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Route FaceTime notification sounds through internal/non-hdmi speaker

I'm setting up an old Mac Mini as a home theater machine. We'll use it for, among other things, letting the kids FaceTime with Grandma on the big screen. Here's my question. I want most audio played ...
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FaceTime calls keep disconnecting the moment I answer

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra Version 10.13. So did my friend. We called each other on FaceTime. It took several attempts to establish a FaceTime connection. The first few ...
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Volume not recovering after a FaceTime call

Not sure if this issue started with High Sierra or Sierra, but definitely have been coming across this issue more and more often. Like it or not, FaceTime ducks the volume of every other source ...
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iMessage and FaceTime not working with Apple ID any more

My iMessage and FaceTime suddenly stopped working with my Apple ID on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.9.5) during my vacation at NYC. Even on my iPhone (iOS 10.3.3) I can now only use iMessage and FaceTime ...
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Is FaceTime free (including internationally)?

From what I've read so far, it seems like VIDEO FaceTime will be free for both parties, other than: If the party is using WiFi, whatever they have to pay their ISP for internet access. This is ...
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If I buy an Iphone in Dubai, will I be able to install and use Skype/Whatsapp in other country?

I am from Brazil and I am planning to buy an iPhone 7 in Dubai. I know that iPhones bought in Dubay have Facetime blocked at the hardware level. But, I would like to know if I will be able to install ...
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iPad volume issues

I seem to be having a strange problem with my iPad. The volume only sometimes works. The volume will be fully turned up and not muted, but it won't work. Then, without changing anything, a couple ...
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Where do I put a custom ringtone for Facetime? (macos Sierra)

I like that Facetime Continuity allows my phone to ring on my computer. But it repeats the sound aggressively and it loops way too fast.. I created a quieter tone with eight seconds before it loops. ...
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Make Facetime ignore incoming calls in macOS

Does anyone know of a way (hack or otherwise) to prevent incoming FaceTime and iPhone Continuity calls, other than disabling both entirely? I still want to make iPhone and FaceTime calls from my Mac. ...
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Microphone Not Working With FaceTime

I'm at a loss on this one. My girlfriends microphone is not working in FaceTime on her iPhone 5s. The microphone itself works because we tested it with the Voice Memos app. When we have a FaceTime ...
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What is the need of the Facetime app in the MAS?

Looking through the Mac App Store I stumbled across a result that really confused me. There I saw the FaceTime App made by Apple. It costs £0.99, with minimum requirements of OS X 10.6.8. I was ...
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Changed iCloud password, now Messages, Facetime, and Keychain don't work

After changing my iCloud account password, which I also use to log in to macOS, I can no longer sign in to Messages which means I can't use iMessage or SMS messages on my MacBook. Every time I enter ...
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FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) detected on USB hub, but no picture? `sudo Killall VDCAssistant`, restarting, etc does nothing

Why does my laptop camera keep losing picture? Is this possibly just a hardware failure? Specifically, this is in regards to a mid-2012 MacBook Air running macOS Sierra 10.12.5 with a 2GHz i7 & ...
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facetime showing a number I didn't call

my iphone facetime audio history shows a number i don't think i could have called. Absent someone accessing my physical phone, are there reasonable ways this number could show in my history?
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Making audio calls on iPhone via Automator in macOS Sierra

I was using this script by Evan Carmi to make audio calls via my Mac: on run {input, parameters} open location "tel://" & input & "?audio=yes" return input end run This worked great ...
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Can one's iMessage/FaceTime identities be hijacked at a public Wi-Fi?

I'm logged in on "Joe's MacBook Pro" at a public Wi-Fi. I get an alert window (apparently from no program in particular). It says: Your Apple ID is now being used for iMessage and FaceTime on a ...
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FaceTime & Continuity: move call started from iPhone to Mac or vice versa

I received a FaceTime video call on my iPhone 6s (iOS 10.3.1) and I wanted to continue it on my MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.4). Both devices were in the same WLAN and with Bluetooth turned on but ...
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how do i select alternate email address attached to AppleID show outbound FaceTime?

I use appleid@myowndoma.in but attached an address with my name. FaceTime seems to allow selection of the other address but my brother complains about seeing literal appleid@ address
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iCloud Keychain breaks login for iMessage and FaceTime

For about 6 months I have had problems with iCloud Keychain. Every time I login with my iCloud account on a new computer (e.g. a Mac Pro at work and a brand new MBP 15" with touch bar) iMessage, ...
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Continue call on FaceTime in MacBook

When I make a call through FaceTime in my MacBook, I can switch to my iPhone and continue the call from there by just clicking on the top green bar that appears with the caller name. But can I do the ...
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iPhone message pop up [duplicate]

A few months ago my iPhone was stolen... a few days ago I recieved a facetime call from a weird email at 4am so I didnt pick up then a message that says add +57(318)xxx-yyyy for iMessage and Facetime ...
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Cant get iOS 10.2.1 and OSX 10.10.5 devices to allow phone calls from OSX

I'm having trouble getting my iPhone 6s (running iOS 10.2.1) to be able to make calls and SMS texts from my Mac, running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I've followed this guide online: https://support.apple....
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Will changing my MAC address void my warranty or affect any existing programs?

Noobie here 😬 Pretty much what the title says. I have 2016 Macbook Pro (macOS 10.12.3), so, will changing the MAC Address by terminal or by using some program like SpoofMAC void my warranty or ...
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“X is not available for FaceTime” on Mac

Whenever I try to use FaceTime to contact a certain person, it immediately disconnects with the message "X is not available for FaceTime". We are both using a MacBook running Mavericks, not iOS. The ...
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QuickTime Player.app New Movie Recording Error: won't record

How do I get rid of this error icon and use QuickTime Player to record from my FaceTime HD Camera? The FaceTime HD Camera is listed as one of the input options: The New Audio Recording and New ...
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Cannot activate iMessage/Facetime after change of phone number

I had to change my phone number / service provider on my phone (iPhone 5s), and while everything else seems to be working OK, I am unable to activate iMessage or Facetime with my new number. Whenever ...
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How to disable permanently Messages on iOS

I am trying to disable Messages on iOS because it is continuously sending SMSs to a foreign number (doing so wasting my credit). I disabled Messages and FaceTime from the Settings, but Messages still ...
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Call using Facetime audio only

I would like to be using Facetime for audio calls only. When I open some contact on my iPhone I can see something like on the picture attached. The intuition tells me those two buttons within Facetime ...