FaceTime is a free service from Apple that allows you to place and receive video calls with other FaceTime users. Use it to keep in touch with family across the country or your friends down the street. You can quickly Enable FaceTime on IOS Devices on recent versions of iPhone or iPad or set it up on your Mac laptop by following this guide.
FaceTime application is not allowed in some countries in the Middle East. This policy is a follow-up of Apple toward the local government’s policy. If you own iPhone or iPad that cannot use FaceTime from the beginning due to that policy, then it will remain like that forever. You can contact the local operator to activate your FaceTime. But if you are already going abroad where you are not using their local network service, FaceTime will be locked back.
Enable FaceTime on IOS Devices
Open Settings. Tap the Settings icon on your device’s Home screen to launch the Settings app.
Tap FaceTime. You may have to scroll down the Settings list to find it.
Tap the “Use your Apple ID for FaceTime” button. You can also set the Use Cellular Data option to ON if you wish to make FaceTime calls outside of a Wi-Fi network.
Enter your Apple ID and password. If you don’t have one, tap the “Create new Apple ID” option to get one for free. Now tap Sign In.
Select the emails you want to associate with FaceTime. If you are setting up an iPhone or you have already set up your iPhone with FaceTime, your phone number will be displayed. Otherwise you will just be shown the email address linked to your Apple ID. You can select or deselect any of the available addresses. Tap Next to continue.
Add additional email addresses. If you have one Apple ID but want to have multiple people be able to access FaceTime on their devices, you can tap the “Add An Email” link and add the email address. This email address will be linked to your Apple ID, and can then be used to receive FaceTime calls.
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- This is especially useful for families that share one Apple ID but want to access FaceTime on multiple devices.
Toggle FaceTime on. If the slider is not already set to ON, toggle it so that FaceTime activates. It may take a few moments to turn on.
Start using FaceTime. FaceTime is now turned on and you can be contacted by any of the email addresses you selected.
How to turn off FaceTime
- Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
- Tap on FaceTime.
- Tap the switch next to FaceTime to turn it off.
If you ever want to re-enable FaceTime, you can just pop back into settings and turn it on again.
How to use parental controls to restrict FaceTime
- Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
- Tap on General midway down the list.
- Tap on Restrictions midway down the list.
- Tap on Enable Restrictions if they’re not enabled already.
- Enter a passcode.
- Tap the switch next to FaceTime to disable it.
To remove the restriction, repeat the above process and toggle the FaceTime slider back to the ON position.