Both FaceTime and FaceTime Audio are data and never go through the phone network as a regular phone call. You will be charged in the same way as using the internet for other purposes on your phone, over Wi-Fi or mobile data depending on your scenario.
FaceTime Audio calls don't ‘become’ regular calls. I'm almost certain the case from the linked article must ...
This seems like a bug.
Also other people had this kind of question too: Apple discussion
I have found three temporary workarounds (the last one is the best). All of them force quit the process FaceTimeNotificationCenterService:
Open Activity Monitor and search for FaceTime. Then select FaceTimeNotificationCenterService, press the red circled button and ...
Yes — if you simply minimize the FaceTime window (⌘ Command+M) or hide FaceTime (⌘ Command+H), video will pause while audio still functions as usual.
(Similarly, on iOS, pressing the home button will pause video and allow you to use other applications while audio still works.)
Yes you can! Here are the steps:
Open Automator and create an Automator Service, with a single Run AppleScript action, containing the following code:
High Sierra and later:
tell application "System Events" to tell process "Notification Center"
if checkbox "Mute" of window 1 exists then
click checkbox "Mute" of window 1
You should at least see a FaceTime icon in Settings:
If you don't, FaceTime may not available in your country. According to Wikipedia and Apple these countries don't support FaceTime:
United Arab Emirates
If that's not your case, please check this document. It explains what to do to troubleshoot a missing FaceTime app. This is the ...
Quit all open apps that may try to use the FaceTime camera
Open Terminal, found in the /Applications/Utilities directory in OS X
Enter the following command string exactly, then hit return:
sudo killall VDCAssistant
Enter the administrator password when requested, this is required to execute a command with superuser privileges as prefixed ...
Sorry, Facetime is not available on devices purchased in the United Arab Emirates and therefore in Dubai, as stated in these KB articles:
FaceTime might not be available, or might become unavailable, on devices purchased or used in certain countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
I finally found a solution.
The iCloud Keychain had several system keychain items. These items were not supposed to be in the iCloud Keychain and were overriding the "login" Keychain items whenever I would request login to Messages or FaceTime.
I found the error by comparing my Keychain to a friend's laptop. I deleted everything from iCloud Keychain that ...
Go to the Settings app in your iPad. Navigate to Facetime on the left column. Under "You can be reached for video calls at:", click "Add Another Email..." You should be able to call your alternative email address from your MacBook.
First, the best advice for dealing with a hungry troll: don't feed him.
Ignore this guy, and he will quickly get bored and move on.
If your device runs iOS 7, you can block FaceTime and messages from known addresses that disturb you.
However, if unknown individuals are bothering you with frequent iMessage text messages, you can adjust your Notification ...
This'll do it. You can input a phone number in most normal formats. Can't say I've tried them all:
set phone_num to text returned of (display dialog "Input a phone number to call:" default answer "")
do shell script "open facetime://" & quoted form of phone_num
tell application "System Events"
repeat until (button "Call" of window 1 of application ...
Absolutely it is!
On Apple's Approach to Privacy page, you will find the following statement under the iMessage and FaceTime section:
We use end-to-end encryption to protect your iMessage and FaceTime conversations across all your devices. With watchOS and iOS, your messages are encrypted on your device so that they can’t be accessed without your passcode....
No, you need to jailbreak your device to enable Facetime over 3G as of iOS 5.
Here's an extract from the official documentation:
With FaceTime, you can participate in video calls with another iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2, iPod touch (4th generation), or a FaceTime for Mac user over a Wi-Fi network connection.
FaceTime calls are encrypted sufficiently for most anyone's needs. FaceTime's encrypted stream acts underneath any other WiFi encryption that might also be present. If you feel that end-to-end data streams encrypted with unique keys for each recipient is safe, then I'd say have fun with FaceTime.
Someone with special skills, tools and time could probably ...
FaceTime is quite secure. In Feb 2014, Apple published a white paper on the security used in various iOS services, which finally brought to light some of the features that others had previously inferred or guessed at. The section for FaceTime states:
FaceTime is Apple’s video and audio calling service. Similar to iMessage, FaceTime calls also use the ...
As someone posted in your question, it's not true call blocking in that the call still connects to your service but the phone silently rejects it without any indication to you. Since it still hits your voicemail, it's not really blocked, just not answered (more like Do Not Disturb)
I just tried this with my wife's phone. When she called, she initially hears ...
System Preferences > Notifications > FaceTime > uncheck 'Play sound for notifications'
Alternatively, you could just turn on 'Do Not Disturb' from the Today/Notifications widget easily when you need it by clicking on the notifications button in the menu bar and scrolling up the 'Do Not Disturb' setting will scroll into view
Facetime will ring on any device you have registered your email address for the Facetime.app on that device.
There is an explanation here on imore.com which goes into some details on how it works and how to register, enable and disable an email address on a device.
How to enable or disable phone numbers and email address for FaceTime
If you don't ...
It seems that I have found the answer to this issue. I ran the ACL permissions repair tool at the Terminal in Recovery Mode, but when I checked the ~/Library and its subfolders from the CLI, I found that many of the subfolders were owned by another user account. (How this happened is anyone's guess.) The solution here was to Get Info for the ~/Library folder,...
First, register your phone number with iMessage. It appears that it is not registered from the screenshot you provided.
See how here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201349
Next, ensure your Apple ID is signed in on both devices.
Go to Settings > iCloud on your phone and check your Apple ID here:
Sorry, picture looks different on 10.3 beta
Now, check ...
FaceTime, iCloud and iMessage are location-independent. The location of the sender or recipient does not affect the price you pay to use the service: free.
However, how you connect to the internet may cost. Using free Wi-Fi will be free, or you can pay roaming rates to your SIM card provider for cellular usage, or you can purchase a Chinese SIM card and pay ...
The short answer - you can either call a phone number (iPhone + FaceTime) or an AppleID (iPod/Mac/iPad + FaceTime) and you can't call another device with the same number.
To call back to your mac (or any other AppleID device) - you'll have to make a second account with a different Apple ID. Similarly - there's no easy way to get the phone number into ...
When you Facetime, the caller chooses either your phone number or the email address associated with your Apple ID. If it chooses the email address, it will ring both your computer, and your iPhone (as well as any other devices you have logged in with that Apple ID such as an iPad), and you may answer on either device. If the caller chooses your phone number, ...
Well, you cannot use iMessage or FaceTime with non-Apple devices. With iMessage on the iPhone, the phone will switch to SMS messages when contacting non-iPhone users, but that's it.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to FaceTime and iMessage that are cross-platform.
Alternatives to FaceTime:
Skype (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
Tango (PC, ...
This is currently not possible (iOS 8, OS X 10.10.3).
A similar question has been asked on the Apple Communities forum, and the consensus there was that it's not possible: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6649250
It's possible that Apple will add this functionality in a later version of their software/OS.
Yes, the iPad also comes with the Facetime app, except not if you buy it in Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and if you buy it in China the audio will not work.
I think Skype works everywhere, and I have sometimes found it more reliable than facetime, but others have the opposite experience.
Although China is notorious for restricting various internet services, iMessage, FaceTime, and iCloud are not among them.
Your friend would have no trouble using these services, as long as he's either connected to Wi-Fi or has a cellular connection.