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How to turn off FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

FaceTime is automatically activated when you set up iPhone, iPad or Mac. If you don't want to use this feature or you don't want your contacts to get in touch using FaceTime, you can just turn it off.

Why should you turn off FaceTime?

You may want to turn off FaceTime or restrict it for privacy or security reasons. In early 2019, a huge bug was discovered in Group FaceTime that allowed a caller to overhear on your iPhone or iPad even before you answered the call. This bug has been fixed.

However, if you are still unsure about the security of your account, you can turn off FaceTime entirely. If this happens, you will no longer be able to make or receive FaceTime calls.

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How to turn off FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

If you turn off FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad, you will no longer receive notifications for video calls. However, to the caller it will appear that you are not answering.

To turn it off, open your Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and find the FaceTime section.

This screen will show you all the details related to your FaceTime account. If you want, you can turn off one or more phone numbers or addresses where you can be reached. You can turn off the email addresses associated with your account, but you cannot turn off your phone number.

For that, you need to completely disable FaceTime. You can do this by tapping the toggle next to FaceTime.

How to turn off FaceTime on Mac

There are two ways to turn off FaceTime on your Mac. The first option is to launch the FaceTime app on your Mac. You can search for it using Spotlight, or click the Launchpad button in the Dock, then click the FaceTime icon.

After starting FaceTime, go to the top menu bar and click on "FaceTime". Click there on "Settings".

In the Settings window that will open, uncheck the "Enable this account" option.

Alternatively, you can turn off FaceTime by going to the menu bar and clicking on the option "FaceTime" and then on "Turn off FaceTime". Pressing Command + K works as well.


Now that FaceTime is turned off, you can continue using your device without worrying about receiving FaceTime calls. If you want to keep making free conference calls over the internet, you can use an alternative like Google Hangouts or Skype.