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

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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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How can a malicious video get into my FaceTime call?

Apple's recent update (10-Dec-2019) deals with fixing the following security issue: Impact: Processing malicious video via FaceTime may lead to arbitrary code execution If I call somebody via ...
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How can I prevent Always Allowed apps from counting towards App Limits

Simple use case: my son has an iPad where he plays some games and uses FaceTime to talk to his grand parents every day. I want him to use the iPad no more than 1 hour every day, with the exception ...
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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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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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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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My MacBook is still ringing ever after I've answered the call on my iPhone

My MacBook is still ringing ever after I've answered the call on my iPhone. It is ringing as I am type this. How can I stop it. There is no window/icon to stop it
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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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Macbook frequently crashes during video chat. How can I debug this?

Frequently, and for no apparent reason, my Macbook Pro 15,1 with macOS 10.14.6 freezes, then hard-crashes during video chats (hangouts, slack, FaceTime). I have not seen this problem during regular ...
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make FaceTime louder [duplicate]

How do I make the FaceTime.app sound output louder on my MacBook? It's too quiet for me to hear what the people on the other end are saying. Way quieter relative to every other app I use (YouTube in ...
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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): Wi-Fi Calling You can use your phone number to make and receive calls directly on this Mac using Wi-Fi. I have: ...
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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 ...
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How to make facetime volume off and normally watch video in Macbook?

I have a question about using my Mac. When I'm connected with others in FaceTime and I turn the FaceTime volume off, then I play a video, the volume is also off. I want the FaceTime volume off but ...
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Microphone doesn't work for face time

If I try to facetime L. on her iphone from my Mac Pro, I get a connection but no audio from my desktop to L. (I can hear L, but L can't hear me) If I try from my laptop, no problem. If I try to ...
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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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Logitech C920 - Follow my face support for OSX 10.14

I have had a Logitech C920 sitting on my shelf for over a year now and I just unpacked it to try it out. I thought I would try the Follow My Face feature out because I noticed it working on other ...
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Endless “enter verification code” loop on old iPad for iMessage and FaceTime signin

I (well, my kid) has an old iPad with iOS8 on it. His Apple id has 2FA turned on (he also has an iPhone 5S). Recently we changed his password and now (understandably) iMessage and FaceTime no longer ...
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FaceTime login error

I try to login with my Apple ID and password in FaceTime and I get the error "An error occurred during activation. Try again." I got this message always whenever I tried to log in over the past few ...
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Can I be reached on FaceTime on Mac using my non-iPhone phone number?

I have a Mac and an Android phone. I can use FaceTime and people can call me using my email address. I want people to be able to place calls with me using my phone number. So I've added my phone ...
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FaceTime activation

I just downloaded FaceTime. For some unknown reasons, it was activated 4 times, and I was billed 4 times for the activation SMS. Are there any ways to get money back? I don't have Apple store or ...
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iPhone 'My Number' is missing in the settings app - can I get it reinstated?

My number tab is not showing any number and it's blank. I am unable to tap on it to input the number myself. Hence, iMessage and Facetime can not be accessed using my phone number. How can I get my ...
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Phone call notification on Mac opens FaceTime app, interrupting work

I wanted to get notifications on my computer for phone calls, so I set up my Macbook to make and receive phone calls. When I receive a phone call, FaceTime opens and then the notification appears. ...
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Why are OSX apps Apple provides “essential” to the operating system and when will we be able to get rid of them? [duplicate]

I hate clutter. And I hate that my laptop (running latest OSX Mojave) is still cluttered with Automater, Chess, FaceTime, Font Book, Home, Mission Control, News, Notes, Photo Booth, Reminders, ...
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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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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 ...
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What's the aperture/sensor size for the mid-2011 27" iMac FaceTime HD camera?

I'm working on a project where I need to convert from pixels to mm and need to find the aperture or sensor size on the FaceTime HD Camera. Specifically, I have the mid-2011 27" iMac. I can't seem to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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