Questions tagged [facetime]

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

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Yosemite can't call numbers that contain two hash characters

My iPhone (running iOS 8) and my MacBook (running OS 10.10.3) are in the same WiFi network, and I can answer incoming calls from my MacBook. Initiating calls from the Contacts application on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Soundflower route audio into Facetime?

I have successfully routed my built-in microphone's audio to a Google Hangout through AU Lab via Soundflower, and want to do the same with Facetime. Using the same settings as with the Google Hangout ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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 ...
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Setting up a new iPad with new Apple ID with an @icloud.com email address all works fine except FaceTime and iMessage

I can sign in to iCloud, iTunes and download from iTunes so I know the Apple ID works. I can Go in with my Apple ID and FaceTime, works fine. So I know then iPad, FaceTime, andiMessage work. But ...
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False Facetime notifications

I keep getting Facetime Audio notifications from a cousin of mine at random times even though my phone doesn't ring. The notifications always come in pairs with the same timestamp. I thought my cousin ...
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Missed Facetime calls in and out but nobody initiated them

Why is my iPhone 4S giving me spam missed facetime messages on calls I or my friend have not initiated? Over the last week, I have been receiving missed facetime calls from a friend that doesn't ...
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Facetime HD Camera undetected in Vodburner

I have installed Vodburner but it is not detecting the Facetime HD camera. Please suggest how to solve this.
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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Bootcamp, Face Time HD camera image - How to “Flip Horizontal”

I am using the built in Face Time HD camera (iMac Mid 2011) via Bootcamp on Windows 7. It basically works great, but I need to switch the output image horizontally. The software I am using does not ...
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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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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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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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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 & 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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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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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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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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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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FaceTime: Keyboard shortcut or command name to hang up?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to end a FaceTime call? I searched the menubar for such a command, in order to create a custom shortcut in System Prefs; found none. Are FaceTime keyboard shortcuts not ...
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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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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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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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Facetime audio takes up SSD space

I was just using FaceTime audio and my phone told me I was running out of space. I was curious as to how this was possible as I knew I have about 2GB free yesterday. I kept going back in and ...
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Why do Facetime and Messages ask me for a password at random moments?

Facetime and Messages have started asking me for my username and password at seemingly random moments. I don't use either application and have not added them to my login's autostart programs. This ...
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Can I route music that's playing on my computer into Facetime?

I'm using facetime with a headset, while also listening to music. How do I play the music I'm listening to my friend, over facetime?
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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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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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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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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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What's the path for Jitsi config files?

As near as I can tell, Jitsi is able to dial out and make a phone call using babytel: 17:35:39.320 INFO: [881] impl.protocol.sip.OperationSetBasicTelephonySipImpl.createOutgoingCall().184 Creating ...
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What should I look for to replace the iSight camera on a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with a modern retina style FaceTime HD camera?

Given that I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro with the old low-res iSight camera, is it possible to upgrade that camera to a modern FaceTime HD camera like the kind in the modern retina Macbook Pro. I'm ...
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How to use Messages features since Mavericks/FaceTime

So my niece frequently asks my sister/parents to screen share with me so we can make funny faces at each other (using photo-booth-like effects). I also occasionally help my parents by sharing their ...
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FaceTime audio on Mac not working (video is fine)

Whenever I try to make a FaceTime audio call from my Mac (10.9.3) I just get "Call Failed". This happens regardless of whether I use the FaceTime Audio button in the FaceTime app or the "phone" icon/...
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How do I enable multiple phone numbers for iMessge and FaceTime?

I have a couple of active SIM cards in a couple of different countries. How can I set my phone up to receive iMessages and FaceTime calls from all those numbers, even though there's obviously only one ...