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Questions tagged [facetime]

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

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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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Using FaceTime without the video

I have a first generation MacBook Air that heats up a lot when playing videos, and almost grinds to a halt after a few minutes of playback. Is there a way I could turn off the video during FaceTime ...
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How do I call myself using Facetime?

I have Facetime on my MacBook and Facetime on my iPad. Of course I also have one Apple ID account. Sometimes the family uses the iPad while I'm away. I'd like to be able to call "myself", that is ...
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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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FaceTime calls lower system volume

When you enter a FaceTime call in OS X, as of Mavericks, it lowers the volume of everything else besides the call. There's no way to disable this "feature." People here suggested disabling audio ...
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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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How to mute a FaceTime iPhone call on OS X through a shortcut?

When using FaceTime on OS X 10.10 to initiate a call using the iPhone, is there a shortcut that allows me to mute the call from the keyboard? Is there a keyboard shortcut (or a way to setup a ...
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What happens to a blocked caller?

So I can block callers from iOS 7 now (Settings > Messages > Blocked) and I'm told it blocks voice, iMessages, and FaceTime. What happens when they try to contact me? Are they told the number is ...
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FaceTime not working on iPhone 6 Plus purchased from Dubai

I bought my iPhone 6 Plus in Dubai. I am using the phone in Sri Lanka and I cannot use the FaceTime. How can I use FaceTime while in Sri Lanka?
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Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4?

Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4? If so, can you FaceTime in following situations? A initiates FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. B is also on 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. A ...
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How do I stop my Mac from ringing when I get a phone call on my iPhone?

Yosemite has a new feature where my Mac rings when I get a phone call. Annoyingly, it continues to ring for 30 seconds or so, even after I've answered the iPhone. How can I turn this sound off? I'd ...
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There is no connected camera message with built in FaceTime camera

Anyone run into "There is no connected camera" message while using any of the camera applications (Messages, PhotoBooth, Skype, etc.)? I tried force quitting all the applications that use the camera ...
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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 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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Is it possible to hack facetime call? [closed]

Me and my girlfriend are using facetime regularly for talking. I'm worried if anyone can hack our Facetime calls and record our videos? Is it possible? How safe is Facetime?
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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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Using applescript, how to move a window to my second display?

I have experimented with absolutely every possible scripting option I can find on the web, and no matter what I do I cannot move a FaceTime window to my secondary display. This works... tell ...
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How can one debug imagent issues?

I have just upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and am attempting to use Facetime and iMessage. Upon entering my Apple ID into the respective applications and attempting to sign in, I receive the ...
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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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iChat call forces in-call status bar in iOS simulator [closed]

Is there a way I can disassociate the iOS Simulator from my iChat calls, currently I am working on my app and I am using iChat for a video call and the in-call status bar comes and I can't toggle it ...
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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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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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Prevent facetime from asking for password in Mavericks

Some time ago I've updated to OSX Mavericks. Since then each time after the system starts I get a prompt to enter Facetime password. How to disable this?
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Make a FaceTime call using AppleScript

Is it possible to initiate a FaceTime call with "+1 (###) ###-####" when I execute an AppleScript? Does FaceTime support AppleScript and how can I automate the start of a call?
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Does FaceTime take up data or calling minutes when in a Wi-Fi area?

I am using FaceTime and calling my friend abroad. I am using an iPod touch, but my friend has an iPhone and is in an area where they have Wi-Fi access. My question is, does that "call" count toward ...
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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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Can I transfer a call from the iPhone to Facetime on the mac?

Using Yosemite, can I transfer a call from the iPhone to Facetime on the mac? I know it is possible to go from FaceTime on the mac to the iPhone. I want to go the other direction.
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Use FaceTime with the same Apple ID?

I and my wife own three Apple devices. MacBook Pro, iPad 2 (only Wi-Fi) and iPhone 4S. All of these are registered with the same Apple ID and Gmail account. With FaceTime I can call to IPhone, but I ...
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FaceTime: Connect Mac to iPhone

I just bought my first Mac, and I want to use FaceTime with someone who has an iPhone. How can I do 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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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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iMessage, FaceTime, Back to my Mac not working (Mountain Lion clean install)

After doing a clean install of Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro (13" unibody, MacBookPro5,5) and upgrading to 10.8.3 I'm having trouble with iMessage, Facetime and Back to My Mac. I am running Little ...
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Cannot send iMessage from MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have been using my MacBook Pro for nearly 2 years. I have no problem using iMessages both on my iPhone and Mac. However, today, I can't seem to be able to send any messages out from my Mac. There is ...
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FaceTime - How to direct communication to specific devices?

I have an iPhone and a MacBook. My wife the same. Is it possible (and how) to specify which devices should be called? For example, when one of us travels, we want to be contacted on the phone, from ...
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Email-based FaceTime on iPhone 4?

The new iPod Touch and the Mac FaceTime app both allow the user to send and receive FaceTime calls with their email address/Apple ID as the identifier. Is it possible to set up an iPhone 4 to send/...
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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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How does iPhone's facetime work even when the phone function is off?

It's a bit inconvenient that iPhone's FaceTime can only be used on WiFi. And yet you call people by using their numbers. But my mom's iPad only has wifi and she has no number, and I call her iPad ...
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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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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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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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FaceTime added to Dock on Start Up

I've encountered an interesting issue, and I am wondering if anyone else has experience with it. Every time I restart my Mac, FaceTime is added back to the Dock. If I remove it from the Dock, it ...
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FaceTime on my iPad

I have a number (3) in red on my FaceTime icon on my iPad but I can't see what it's for. I've been onto my call history and no missed calls and I've now deleted all the calls made and received but ...
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My FaceTime cannot be activated

I got an iPad 2 running iOS 6.0.1. and I really have no idea why my FaceTime cannot be activated. I always got an error while log in (username or password is incorrect) But actually the Apple ID and ...
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How to pass the endless verifying status on iMessage or FaceTime activation when phone number is wrong?

My iMessage continues to show Verifing status on iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1). The phone number displayed at iMessage verifing screen is wrong (old one) The Settings > Phone displays the correct number iTunes ...
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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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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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Annoying shrill outgoing Facetime ring tone

Is there anyway to stop the FaceTime ringtone heard on an outgoing call? I have tried the iPhone mute button and FaceTime mute icon with no success.
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Devices with different Apple IDs responding to the same FaceTime calls

This is really weird. Whenever my sister-in-law calls my wife via FaceTime, my phone and Mac also ring at the same time. When my wife answers the call, then both of my devices stop ringing. It's ...
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How to choose which FaceTime number to call

I have a friend with two iPhones, two different numbers. When I call her with FaceTime audio, only phone A rings. How can I call phone B? The phones have two separate Apple ID addresses, but they ...
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rMBP Late 2013 Facetime HD Camera Not Working

I have my rMBP since the end of December. When I got it, i needed to update the OS X to 10.9.1. I don't recall if i tried the FaceTime HD Camera later or before the system update, but i'm sure it was ...