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How to enable and disable FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

How to setup, enable, disable, or restrict FaceTime

FaceTime is automatically activated as part of the overall setup process you go through the first time you turn on a new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac. If for some reason it doesn't seem to have been activated, or if you'd rather turn it off, you can also enable or disable FaceTime at any time...
How to register, enable, and disable additional email addresses for FaceTime

How to register, enable, and disable additional email addresses for FaceTime

While FaceTime was originally locked to an iPhone phone number, now that iPod touch, iPad, and Mac can make FaceTime video calls, Apple has added email addresses as a way to connect. Usually your FaceTime address will be your main Apple ID -- the one you use for iCloud, and sign in with when you...
How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac

Apple's free video chat service, FaceTime, works on any Mac with OS X 10.7 Snow Leopard or later and web camera, including the ones built into MacBooks and iMacs. As long as you have an internet connection, including tethering, you can use your Mac to call anyone with a FaceTime compatible iPhone...
How to turn off video while on a FaceTime call

How to turn off video while on a FaceTime call

FaceTime calls are a great way to see who you're talking to, but there may come a time when you'd rather not be seen. Maybe you're not dressed for company, or maybe you simply don't want anyone to see who's with you, or behold the state of the world around you. While, Apple hasn't (yet?) enabled...
How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch

How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch

Apple's free video calling service, FaceTime, is available on every iPad since the 2011 iPad 2, and iPod touch since the 2010 iPod touch 4. Because FaceTime requires an internet connection, on the iPod touch and non-cellular iPads, you need to be connected to Wi-Fi to make a call. On an iPad or...
How to place a FaceTime call from your iPhone

How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone

The iPhone was the first Apple device to gain access to their free video calling service, FaceTime. Since 2010 and the iPhone 4, FaceTime has been integrated right into the built-in iOS Phone app. That means you can make, or switch to, a FaceTime call as easily as a regular call. What's more,...
Apple airs iPad mini commercial - I'll be home

Apple airs iPad mini commercial - I'll be home

Apple has aired a new iPad mini commercial featuring FaceTime and aimed at the holidays. It's called I'll be home, and features a girl and her grandfather sharing a musical "moment of holiday cheer". This is the kind of commercial Apple does often, and does well, blending technology and...
AT&T may be further expanding FaceTime over cellular

AT&T may be further expanding FaceTime over cellular

AT&T may be further relaxing its restrictions on FaceTime over cellular, allowing anyone with access to the feature to use it. AT&T had previously announced that all iPhone 5 customers, including those on individual plans, would be able to use the feature. Anyone with an iPhone 4S or a...
iMessage and FaceTime down. Are you affected?

iMessage and FaceTime down. Are you affected?

iMessage and FaceTime are both experiencing outages according to Apple's iCloud system status page, and numerous reports flooding into iMore's various comm channels. Apple says service will be restored asap. Online continues to be a huge challenge for Apple, and if you haven't already, I invite...
AT&T will expand availability of FaceTime over cellular

AT&T set to expand availability of FaceTime over cellular

AT&T will loosen its restrictions on FaceTime over LTE. Previously, AT&T had limited use of FaceTime over LTE to those customers with a Mobile Share plan. Now, a customer on any of the carrier’s plans will be able to use FaceTime over LTE. AT&T also announced that they would be making...
Apple fined $368 million in FaceTime patent case

Apple fined $368 million for violating VirnetX patents in FaceTime

Apple has been fined $368 million after their video calling feature, FaceTime, was found to infringe on patents owned by a company called VirnetX, a company that provides solutions for secure internet communications. A US court ruled that Apple’s FaceTime product infringes on four patents by...
AT&T's FaceTime over cellular restriction could put them at odds with the FCC

AT&T's FaceTime over cellular restriction could put them at odds with the FCC

AT&T's restriction of iOS 6 FaceTime over cellular to shared data plans might cause them to run afoul of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). AT&T won't be charging extra for FaceTime over cellular, but will be requiring what for many could be more expensive plans. Since AT&T...
AT&T will require you to be on a Mobile Share plan to use FaceTime over cellular

AT&T will require you to be on a Mobile Share plan to use FaceTime over cellular

iOS 6 will allow users to use FaceTime over the cellular network as opposed to just Wi-Fi. AT&T has released a statement saying they will not charge extra for the FaceTime over cellular feature but you'll need to be on one of their new Mobile Share plans in order to have access to it. AT...
Poll: Would you pay extra for FaceTime over cellular?

Poll: Would you pay extra for FaceTime over cellular?

Would you pay extra for FaceTime over cellular? Rumor has it, come this fall AT&T just might charge extra for FaceTime over cellular when the feature launches with iOS 6. Is that fair? AT&T has a business to run and if they can get a few more dollars per user, or keep a little extra...

iMore Today: 3GS as in Streaming, in-cell-ation, and get outta my FaceTime

Today on iMore we're talking about AT&T potentially charging extra for FaceTime over "4G", iPhone 3GS getting thrown a VIP Inbox bone, and the iPhone 5 losing a display layer. This is iMore Today! Subscribe to our YouTube channel Behind the scenes So we've pretty much decided on the...
AT&T look set to charge extra to access FaceTime over cellular when iOS 6 is launched

AT&T could be preparing to charge extra for iOS 6 FaceTime over cellular

AT&T could be getting ready to charge you extra for using FaceTime over cellular when iOS 6 is launched. At WWDC back in June, Apple SVP of iOS, Scott Forstall, announced one of the major new features of iOS 6 would be FaceTime over cellular. It was unclear at the time if carriers would...
FaceTime over cellular is possible under iOS 6, but will your carrier allow it?

FaceTime over cellular is possible under iOS 6, but will your carrier allow it?

At WWDC 2012, Apple SVP of iOS, Scott Forstall, announced one of the major new features of iOS 6 would be FaceTime over cellular. Introduced in iOS 4, FaceTime has been Wi-Fi only up until now, despite the widespread availability of 3G and 4G networks, and despite rival products like Skype having...
FaceTime over cellular enabled in iOS6, bringing unification to Apple ID and phone numbers

FaceTime over cellular enabled in iOS6, bringing unification to Apple ID and phone numbers

We're still taking in the list of features to be found in iOS 6 but one major feature announced at WWDC 2012 will surely please a lot of folks out there who use FaceTime. Yes, absent for too long - FaceTime over cellular is coming enabled in iOS 6  - and that's not all. In addition to FaceTime...
How to use FaceTime to make video calls on the new iPad

How to use FaceTime to make video calls on the new iPad

One of the greatest features of the new iPad and all iOS devices is FaceTime. FaceTime is free over Wi-Fi video calling that allows you to see the caller on the other end of the conversation through the iPad's front-facing camera. You can also “swap” cameras and show the caller what is around...
PSA: The new iPad won't do FaceTime over LTE

PSA: The new iPad won't do FaceTime over LTE

Attention avid video callers: according to early reviews, the new 3rd-generation iPad won't be able to make FaceTime calls over LTE. Given how popular we're all expecting the new iPad to be, I wouldn't be surprised if carriers put the lock-down on FaceTime in order to keep their LTE networks...

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