FaceTime is a video and audio calling application which is developed by Apple Inc. Facetime is an application which runs on the devices which run on iOS and Macintosh operating systems that runs on Mac OS X 10.6.6 onwards. The video calling over the Face Time works on all the iOS devices which are equipped with a front facing camera that is iPhone 4 and later and all the Macintosh computers which have Face Time Camera or iSight Camera. While the audio calling is available on all the iOS devices that run on iOS 7 or newer and all Macintosh computers with Mac OS X 10.9.2 and later. The first that Face Time was introduced to the world was with the launch of iPhone 4 on June 7, 2010. While Face time for Mac OS X was announced on 20th October 2010.
Face Time used to charge $0.99 when it was listed in the Mac App Store from being leaving the beta version. But now from Mac OS X Lion onwards and iOSthe application is pre-installed for free of charge.Face Time application is currently not workable with the non-Mac and iOS devices. You can call in HD if the two Mac or iOS devices that are involved in the calling are embedded with an HD camera, but there is no conference video calling facility available on Face Time.
FaceTime not working for Mac: How to fix it?
This supports only one to one video calling facility. However, its competitor Skype is specialised in multi-person video calling. Also before the release of iOS 6, Face Time only worked over the Wifi network but after that, it starts also supporting over the cellular network, but it should be wither 3G or LTE. The calls are done using the phone number of the other device or the Apple email ID. And when calling an email address, all the devices registered with the email address will receive the call, and you can answer the Face Time call from any of the devices that are most convenient to you.
While video calling is the best way to stay in contact with your friends and family and is also very helpful for some individual business meetings with maybe your boss. But it comes to a halt whenever your Face Time application might run into nay problem. So here in this article, we will be talking about the problems that are generally encountered and the method to resolve it.
Issues related to the not working of the Face Time:
- The application may not be available for all the countries or regions or languages or either your carrier.
- Not able to make or receive the Face Time calls.
- If you have sound or connection related issues.
- The Face Time application may be showing ‘waiting for activation’ problem.
So, let’s now tackle each of the problems one by one so that you can get connected to your near and dear one as soon as possible.
If you are not able to make or receive FaceTime calls
- Check that your device is connected to an active Wi-Fi network that has active internet. Having a good and fast connecting is important to make proper calls.
- You should check that the Face Time application is turned ON on your Mac. To do so follow the order.
- First, go to the Settings, then find the ‘Face Time’ and open this option. Now make sure that the application is turned ON on the device. If not, then turn it ON.
- If you are seeing that ‘Waiting for Activation’, then you can turn it off once and then turn ON again. This will resolve the problem.
- You may go to the Setting and then to General and then to the Date and Time and then turn on Set Automatically option.
- Now Restart the device.
- Now your problem may be resolved.
If Face Time is available in your region or country
Face Time application is not supported in every country and region of the world. So its always better to check if the Face Time is available in your region. To check it you can check the region of your device’s purchase. So if the region of your device’s purchase has not been listed, you cannot run it on your device.
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If you have sound quality or connection issue with the FaceTime
This problem may occur when you have a slow or weak internet connection on the WI-Fi. Or it may also because others are streaming heavily over the same network. You may experience dropped calls, black screen or unable to connect notification during the FaceTime calls.
To avoid this problem make sure that you and the person you are calling are connected to the high-speed Wi-Fi network to maintain a seamless and less choppy connection. If you are using a Wi-Fi, then you should be connected to a broadband connection and not a personal mobile hotspot.If in case none of the method oran’t work with your problem then you can change the DNS settings of your Mac and ch and change it to the Google’s open DNS. You can follow the instruction to do so. First, open the settings preferences option and then go to the Network option. Now Select Network or WI-Fi and hen to the Advanced option of the Wi-Fi network. In the Advanced option find the DN tab, and then you can click the + button in order to add Google DNS by entering the 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. And then click OK and then Apply.
Over To You:
Once you have gone through all of these methods, then your problem must have been resolved. This is a complete exhaustive step guide to do eradicate the problem relate to your Face Time application on Mac. Most of the times if none is applicable then you may try to reboot your Mac. This is a quick hack that works most of the times. Thus now you are all ready to be in touch with your friends and family.