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

How to register 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 setup your device for the first time. However, you can all register additional addresses with Apple and FaceTime. This makes it relatively simple to ensure anyone with any of your addresses can get through, or even to separate work from family addresses, or to use different addresses on different devices.

How to register additional email addresses for FaceTime

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Tap FaceTime.
  3. Tap on Add Another Email... under the You can be reached by FaceTime at: section.
  4. Type in the email address you'd like to add.
  5. Tap return on your keyboard.
  6. Check your email account for the verification message.
  7. Click on the link included in the email.

That's all there is to it. You'll now start receiving FaceTime calls to that email address as well!

How to enable or disable phone numbers and email address for FaceTime

If you don't want your iPad or iPod touch to receive FaceTime calls sent to your iPhone phone number, or don't want your work iPhone or Mac to receive FaceTime calls sent to your personal email address, you can easily disable -- or enable -- them on a per-device, and per-address/number basis.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Tap FaceTime.
  3. Tap on the checkmark to the left of any number or address you want to turn off (prevent from calling FaceTime on that device).

To enable or re-enable numbers or addresses, simply reverse the process and tap the empty space to the left to number or address to add a checkmark.

How to get more help with FaceTime

If you need more help with using FaceTime on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, check out the articles below, or head on over to the iMore forums.

  • How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch
  • How to turn off video while on a FaceTime call
  • How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac
  • How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV
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