How to Turn Off FaceTime on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

There's a serious bug affecting FaceTime right now, which lets someone who calls you hear the audio on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac even if you don't answer the call.

There does not appear to be any way to avoid getting these unwanted calls, short of turning off FaceTime. Luckily, it's easy to do.


How to Turn Off FaceTime on Your iPhone and iPad



  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down to FaceTime.

  3. Click on the toggle next to "FaceTime."

This will turn off FaceTime on your specific device, but you will need to deactivate FaceTime on all of your iPhones and iPads to avoid unwanted spy calls if you use FaceTime connection methods other than a phone number.

How to Turn Off FaceTime on macOS



  1. Open up the FaceTime app.

  2. Click on "FaceTime" in the menu bar.

  3. Select "Turn FaceTime Off."

You can also choose "Preferences" and deselect "Enable this account to deactivate FaceTime.

With FaceTime disabled, no one will be able to secretly FaceTime call you to listen to your audio. With FaceTime enabled, anyone can exploit a Group FaceTime bug to place a call to you that will allow them to listen to your audio even if you don't accept the FaceTime call.



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8 weeks ago
How to turn off Facetime.

Click “Turn off Facetime”.

The more you know;)
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8 weeks ago
The big downside to this is most people will probably turn off FaceTime and never turn it back on, even after the bug is fixed.

I like being able to call people with FaceTime audio, because the sound quality is far better than a cellular call. This may prove less reliable in the future.
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8 weeks ago

This doesn’t work between my wife’s iPhone 8 (11.4.1) and my ip7+ (12.1.3) both devices must have to be on iOS 12.

I think that's b/c Group FaceTime was an iOS 12 feature.
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8 weeks ago

I'm still on iOS 10. Looks like I'm still enjoying the best iOS version.

Some would stay that would be iOS 6. ;)
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8 weeks ago
I never use FaceTime anyway, so this is good to know.
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8 weeks ago

I'm still on iOS 10. Looks like I'm still enjoying the best iOS version.


Not :p:p:p
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8 weeks ago
Apple’s privacy initiative starts now!
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8 weeks ago
This could cause a divorce!

('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/turn-off-facetime/')


There's a serious bug affecting FaceTime ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/28/apple-major-facetime-bug/') right now, which lets someone who calls you hear the audio on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac even if you don't answer the call.

There does not appear to be any way to avoid getting these unwanted calls, short of turning off FaceTime. Luckily, it's easy to do.



How to Turn Off FaceTime on Your iPhone and iPad

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* Open the Settings app.

* Scroll down to FaceTime.

* Click on the toggle next to "FaceTime."

This will turn off FaceTime on your specific device, but you will need to deactivate FaceTime on all of your iPhones and iPads to avoid unwanted spy calls if you use FaceTime connection methods other than a phone number.

How to Turn Off FaceTime on macOS

[LIST=1]
* Open up the FaceTime app.

* Click on "FaceTime" in the menu bar.

* Select "Turn FaceTime Off."

You can also choose "Preferences" and deselect "Enable this account to deactivate FaceTime.

With FaceTime disabled, no one will be able to secretly FaceTime call you to listen to your audio. With FaceTime enabled, anyone can exploit a Group FaceTime bug ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/28/apple-major-facetime-bug/') to place a call to you that will allow them to listen to your audio even if you don't accept the FaceTime call.

Article Link: How to Turn Off FaceTime on iPhone, iPad, and Mac ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/turn-off-facetime/')

[doublepost=1548734798][/doublepost]This could cause a divorce!
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8 weeks ago

[doublepost=1548735503][/doublepost]Of if you get a call from anyone you dont trust, just power off your phone immediately.

Seems like overkill. If someone was actually worried about a FaceTime attack of this kind, easy enough to decline the call and that ends the whole thing right there.
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