Questions tagged [facetime]

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

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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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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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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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Apple ID /Facetime account hacked? [duplicate]

About a week ago, we received a Facetime call from our own email address and it was a complete stranger. Then a friend of ours got a Facetime call with from our email address and they missed the call,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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in iOS 7, how can I easily specify an email address to be used for FaceTime?

Something seems to have changed for the worse in iOS 7. Under iOS 6, it used to be possible to select various "identifiers" (email, telephone number) to be used for FaceTime for the same person, and ...
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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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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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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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Is someone remotely accessing my iPhone?

Can someone watch you on face time auto without you knowing it? On my iPhone there are calls I never made and the light turned on by itself saying facetime with a number by it. Is someone watching ...
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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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FaceTime Front Camera Image Flickers

I have an iPhone 4S 32 GB model. It is not jailbroken, and I do not have any camera-specific apps installed. Sometimes when I switch between front and rear cameras during a FaceTime session, upon ...
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adding a icon to home screen for a contact to facetime

I want to add a icon to iPad/iPhone homescreen such that on clicking on it results in a contact's facetime call initiation. the closest I could come up with is a facetime url as a bookmark which on ...
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iPod Touch 5th generation; iMessages and Facetime doesn't work

I recently got my iPod Touch, and a couple days ago, I was signed out of FaceTime and iMessage (not by my own doing) and I haven't been able to log back in. I have already tried changing my DNS to 8.8....
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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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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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Can I separate Facetime audio from system audio?

I have an iPhone 6 and MBP on OSX Yosemite. The new feature in OSX allowing me to take a call through my MBP is fantastic, but it's less practical than it could be because of how long it takes to ...
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FaceTime audio when blocked?

If you're blocked as a contact on a iPhone can you still contact them by FaceTime audio?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I block my ID when making a FaceTime Call?

Is there a way to initiate a FaceTime call but block my identity from the person I'm making the call to? Reason: my daughter has lost her privilege to use FaceTime, but I looked at her Apple account a ...
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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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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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Can't log in to FaceTime

I have a problem with FaceTime. On my MacBook, when I try to log in into my FaceTime it says Your Apple ID "my e-mail-address" can not be used for FaceTime. Now, on my iPad & iPhone it does work....
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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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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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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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iMessage and facetime not displaying my number

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2, I recently turned off the iMessage and FaceTime and then ejected my SIM card and inserted SIM card of another network. After few hours I again switched my SIM ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...