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

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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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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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iPad volume issues

I seem to be having a strange problem with my iPad. The volume only sometimes works. The volume will be fully turned up and not muted, but it won't work. Then, without changing anything, a couple ...
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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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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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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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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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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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facetime showing a number I didn't call

my iphone facetime audio history shows a number i don't think i could have called. Absent someone accessing my physical phone, are there reasonable ways this number could show in my history?
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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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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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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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how do i select alternate email address attached to AppleID show outbound FaceTime?

I use appleid@myowndoma.in but attached an address with my name. FaceTime seems to allow selection of the other address but my brother complains about seeing literal appleid@ address
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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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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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iPhone message pop up [duplicate]

A few months ago my iPhone was stolen... a few days ago I recieved a facetime call from a weird email at 4am so I didnt pick up then a message that says add +57(318)xxx-yyyy for iMessage and Facetime ...
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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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Will changing my MAC address void my warranty or affect any existing programs?

Noobie here 😬 Pretty much what the title says. I have 2016 Macbook Pro (macOS 10.12.3), so, will changing the MAC Address by terminal or by using some program like SpoofMAC void my warranty or ...
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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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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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Cannot activate iMessage/Facetime after change of phone number

I had to change my phone number / service provider on my phone (iPhone 5s), and while everything else seems to be working OK, I am unable to activate iMessage or Facetime with my new number. Whenever ...
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How to disable permanently Messages on iOS

I am trying to disable Messages on iOS because it is continuously sending SMSs to a foreign number (doing so wasting my credit). I disabled Messages and FaceTime from the Settings, but Messages still ...
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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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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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