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

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Can I use FaceTime video with an MacBook and email address only?

I have a MacBook and set up FaceTime with an Apple ID, email only. I can call from the MacBook FaceTime to another iPhone FaceTime user. However, the iPhone FaceTime cannot make call the to MacBook'...
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SMS Relay to macOS without iMessage?

Is it possible to relay SMS to macOS without using iMessage? I want to only use a phone carrier's SMS service, without iMessage, but would like to leverage the Mac Messages app. If I can relay ...
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How is iMessage/FaceTime/iCloud service in China?

A non-tech savvy friend is going to China. I need to stay in contact with him while he's there. I've set up WeChat to ensure we're not stalled by firewalls, but I'd really like to use iMessage and ...
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How to change my phone number on Facetime and iMessage?

So I have already changed my number on my Apple ID and on my Gmail, but when I log in with my Apple ID on Facetime and iMessage it still has my old phone number.I restarted my phone but still the same....
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Received Facetime Call from Someone who Didn't Call Me

My phone showed that my brother-in-law wanted to Facetime. When I answered, all I got was the ceiling of the bathroom. He was taking a shower and hadn't called me. Any explanation for this? There is ...
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iMessage and FaceTime not working after changing apple id

Last time I got macbook and iphone from my brother. These devices were always connected with one apple id. I wanted to keep all apps and settings, so I did not create new apple id, I've just changed ...
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Do notifications show over a FaceTime call?

When on a FaceTime call and a notification pops up on my screen, can my FaceTime recipient see it on their screen too?
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FaceTime call log delete

How do I delete facetime calls from my Mac? Since the Sierra OS update I can not delete calls. I used to highlight then delete.
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Access to full FaceTime and Continuity-enabled phone call log (call history) on a Mac

The Mac's FaceTime application, as of macOS Sierra, presents a very simplified call log (call history) in its main window: For any given contact, only a (time-stamped) SINGLE entry for the MOST ...
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Facetime call history & Facebook message history

Do FaceTime calls show up on my phone bill??? Is there a way for me to find out if someone on my shared account is making and/or receiving FaceTime calls and, if so, to/from whom? Basically, what I'...
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No ringing for FaceTime, no alert sound for iMessage

I'm not getting ringing for FaceTime and not getting alert sounds when IMessages come in. I believe I've got all my setting right, and I can see the calls coming in if the iPad is in use. Do not ...
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How do I record FaceTime

i wish to record FaceTime events when communicating with my family on my iPad. How do I do this? I can find no information about how this maybe done.
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Cannot place phone call using Mac OSX El Capitan

I have iOS 10 installed on my phone. As far as I can tell everything is configured properly. A number of support documents out there for iOS 9 list verifying that "Use cellular data" is enabled on ...
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Is the length of Facetime calls made with Apple Watch recorded?

If I make a Facetime audio call with my Apple Watch, is there a record of the time date and length of that call stored on the iPhone.
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Will low power mode influence my facetime connectivity (speed and stability) or whatsapp messaging system?

Namely, I have an iPhone 5 with a very weak battery, and I will form now on probably hold it in low power mode at all times. I am wondering if whatsapp messages will take a beating from this, and also ...
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Why does FaceTime ring on all my devices? Have tried everything!

when my daughter receives a FaceTime call from one of her friends (now that I think about it it may be only this one friend), my iPhone, my husband's iPhone, and my iPad all ring. I set up separate ...
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Macbook webcam only shows black and green LED is always on

I tried making a facetime call on my macbook and it shows the view of my camera to just be black. The green LED for the camera turned on when I opened facetime but now will not turn off, even after ...
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Do cell carries have access to FaceTime information?

On the newest iPhone, do cell phone carriers have access to FaceTime call data (such as which caller initiated and ended a FaceTime call)?
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iMessage log in Problem

This is the error I am getting at the moment when I try to log into iMessage. The same error occured when using FaceTime. I can use my appleID for the Appstore. Do you know what I can do about this?
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How to conference call with FaceTime audio?

I'm trying to do a 3-way call on my iPhone with two friends who both are running iOS 9 (as am I). I click the "add" button while in a call with one person and whenever I click their name or click the ...
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How to remove all traces of an Apple Id from a Mac

If I go to the System Preferences and select iCloud, it prompts me to sign in with my Apple Id. Only problem is, it auto-fills the Apple Id of the previous user. If I try to delete the existing id ...
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Making a FaceTime Audio call using AppleScript

I have read through Make a FaceTime call using AppleScript, but the provided solution is for starting a video call. I am wondering if that solution can be adapted to make a FaceTime Audio call (and by ...
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Notification from FaceTime won't disappear!

I have a notification on my MacBook that won't disappear. My FaceTime app has a notification that wont disappear without me going into settings and clicking the badge icon. I want to delete the ...
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Does signing out of FaceTime disconnect your Apple ID from a specific device?

I used my Apple ID to sign in only to FaceTime on my friend's iPad device. Later I went to Settings → FaceTime and clicked Sign out. Does that mean that this iPad an my apple ID are now completely ...
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Can I detect Facetime screen shots?

Can I somehow know if the other caller is taking a photo (screenshot) while we are on FaceTime? I need to know if they are secretly taking photos of me.
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How do I edit contacts on FaceTime, when icons don't show

When I try to do video with one of my contacts on facetime on my ipad mini, there is no video or audio icon next to her name. My other facetime contacts have the icons. How can I fix this?
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FaceTime dims all other audio during video calls – how to stop that happening?

Is there a hidden preference or something I can get at through defaults write? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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How do I stop the help/search feature from EVER auto-calling people? iPod Touch, iOS 9.2

My real concern is the the AUTOMATIC ability of my device to call out to people (FaceTime) without ANY confirmation from me. Not just FaceTime, but anything similar as well (texting/email). All the ...
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Echo in FaceTime video call

Here is my setup: User A: iPad Air, iOS8 User B: (1) iPad Air 2, iOS9, (2) MBP 15", El Capitan FaceTime between User A <-> User B (1) works just fine. When FaceTime video call is initiated ...
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How to prevent changes on the iPad

I have an iPad with iOS 9 that is used by technological illiterate people of my family. These persons use basically facetime, messages and safari. They manage that relatively well but if for some ...
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How can I remove web phone links from opening in Google Hangouts?

For whatever reason, Google Hangouts has taken over as my dialer whenever I click on a phone number on the web (either Chrome or Safari). I want to restore this to open in FaceTime, but no longer have ...
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iCloud Issue After El Capitan Update 10.11.2

After updating my MacBook Pro to 10.11.2, I am having huge issues with iCloud. Thus far, I am noticing that: I can no longer use Messages. I cannot use FaceTime. I cannot authenticate into iCloud ...
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FaceTime- How do I hide that I have my own iCloud ID from my parents when they call?

I don't want my parents knowing I have my own iCloud ID, because they want to know who I'm calling, even though they can check the bill...or no? Idk, I just want them to be able to FaceTime me without ...
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How can I restore all files i deleted in the Applications floder?

Actually, i just want to delete one file in the Application folder,but when i moved it to Trash, CleanMyMac notices me to use it to delete it clearly. However after i clicked yes, it deletes all ...
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excessive cpu usage from kernel_task after accidentally ripping Facetime HD camera connector off the logic board

Accidentally ripped off the Facetime HD camera cable of the logic board. Now whenever I boot into OS X kernel_task hogs all the cpu (500%). I could be wrong here, but my hunch is that because no ...
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Trying to find how to have FaceTime [duplicate]

Last July I went on a holiday to Dubai and have bought my very first iPhone from there, the Gold iPhone 6 plus. Recently I decided to start using Facetime but for some reason I cannot find the app. I ...
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FaceTime camera has blurred lines during a FaceTime call but not during skype

When I make a video call through FaceTime on my iPad the person I talk to has blurred lines through the video. I've tested it myself by calling from my iPhone and I see these blurred lines as well. ...
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How can I teach Facetime some manners?

My niece and her grandma both have iPads1. I have a (Windows) computer with Skype installed. If I'm talking to the niece on Skype and her grandma calls her on Facetime, the niece's iPad immediately ...
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Why won't Facetime ring when somebody calls me?

My volume is turned up, it's not on mute, alarms and other things that make noise work, it's not set to "do not disturb" or anything like that. If I happen to have the iPad open when a Facetime call ...
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input numbers to navigate 'audio menus' when using phone tethered to your mac via facetime

When using facetime tethered to your iphone in Yosemite (not sure if its different in El Capitan, i havnt upgraded yet) is there a way to be able to key in a number in order to navigate phone options ...
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How can I force my phone to send iMessage instead of SMS? (I'm in a mobile promo) [Iphone 5 iOS 9.0.2]

I am new to apple and I want to use iMessage. When I am connected to the internet, I thought SMS would automatically send as iMessage. The one I'm texting also uses iPhone 5 and we're both connected ...
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Can i download facetime for android?

A lot of my friends have iOS devices who use FaceTime and I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Is it possible for me to download/use FaceTime on my Android Phone?
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How do I prevent FaceTime call notifications from exiting fullscreen apps on OS X?

When I get a call through FaceTime, it switches away from a full screen app/video I'm using. I don't want to turn it off, because getting calls on the computer is useful, but I don't want it to ...
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facetime issues on the phne purchase from uae

i have purchased this Iphone from uae and now I am in India inserted an Indian sim card changed my regions to India still cant find Facetime on my phone
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Is it possible to use iPhone 6 with FaceTime without a cellular SIM card?

I have an iPhone 6 with FaceTime purchased from Saudi Arabia. I don't have a cellular SIM in my phone, only a data SIM card. My question now is if I go out of the Kingdom to any other country, will ...
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Can I block only the Facetime calls from a specific person, not calls or texts?

I want to block Facetime calls from a specific person, but not phone calls or texts. How can I do that?
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Why my imessage and facetime button turn off by itself?

I already on the imessage and facetime in setting. But, why suddenly it turn off by itself? So, what should I do? Is there something wrong with my iphone?
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Constant prompts for FaceTime Password, iCloud Password and iMessage Password

I don't use any of these services. Currently there is a dialog box permanently on the screen prompting for a password. If I press cancel, it's replaced instantly by another dialog box, prompting for a ...
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FaceTime application not available

I bought my iPhone 6 Plus in Georgia. I am using the phone in Georgia. FaceTime is not available on my iPhone. Please tell me how to get it to work.
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How can I detect an incoming call on Yosemite

I'd like to detect an incoming Facetime call and run certain scripts as a result. I'd like to achieve something similar to when iTunes pauses when there is an incoming call, but I would run my own ...