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Serious FaceTime Bug Allows Eavesdropping of Microphone on iPhone & Mac, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Jan 28, 2019 - 10 Comments
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A serious privacy bug has been discovered in FaceTime for iOS and MacOS that allows remote eavesdropping on another persons iPhone or Mac, even if they don’t pick up and answer the FaceTime call. Essentially this means that anyone can remotely listen to the microphone of a targeted iPhone or Mac by a remarkably simple … Read More

How to Take Live Photos in FaceTime on iPhone or iPad

Jan 15, 2019 - 1 Comment
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You can capture Live Photos of FaceTime video calls at any time during a FaceTime video chat on iPhone or iPad. This offers a fun way to capture moments of a video chat, and just like any other Live Photo, the resulting image will be a short video clip with audio that is saved and … Read More

How to Make Group FaceTime Calls from Mac

Dec 3, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to use Group FaceTime on Mac

Group FaceTime video chat allows for up to 32 participants to be engaged in the same active video conference, as long as those people are on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, running the latest versions of macOS or iOS system software. We’ve discussed making Group FaceTime video calls from the iPhone and iPad before, and … Read More

How to Use Group FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

Nov 1, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to use Group FaceTime video chat on iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad now have the ability to make Group FaceTime video calls, where you can have up to 32 people participating in a group video chat. Let’s walk through how to start a Group FaceTime video chat on the iPhone and iPad, and also demonstrate how to add people to an existing FaceTime … Read More

How to Flip FaceTime Camera in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2018 - 20 Comments
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How do you flip the FaceTime Camera in iOS 12? Where did the Flip camera button go in FaceTime for iOS 12? You’re probably not the only person wondering the answer to these questions. FaceTime video chat is very popular amongst iPhone and iPad users, and a common component of many FaceTime video conversations involves … Read More

How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely

Mar 1, 2017 - 34 Comments
How to disable Mac camera completely

Some of the more privacy conscious Mac users out there might put tape over their webcam or use apps like Oversight to detect camera activity. While either of those approaches can be satisfactory for many users (or considered totally paranoid and overboard to others), many advanced Mac users in the security community go a step … Read More

See How Much Data a FaceTime Call Uses on iPhone

Mar 7, 2016 - 5 Comments
Check FaceTime call data usage per call in iOS

FaceTime is the lovely video chat service that is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X, and while it’s a lot of fun to use and helps keep people in touch, something to keep in mind is that FaceTime can use quite a bit of data as it’s essentially streaming and uploading … Read More

Is iMessage Down? Is iCloud Down? How to Check Apple Services Status

Feb 19, 2016 - 7 Comments
Check Apple services online or offline

Many Apple device owners depend heavily on iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple ID, Siri, the App Stores, and the other myriad of Apple online services for their Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV to work as intended, whether it’s backing up to iCloud or sending messages to friends and families, using iTunes, or logging into … Read More

How to Add Another Email Address to FaceTime

Nov 12, 2015 - 3 Comments
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If you juggle multiple email addresses for various purposes on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you may find it useful to add additional email addresses for FaceTime. This allows you to both call out from another email address, and perhaps more importantly, you can also receive inbound FaceTime calls for the newly added email address too.

How to Use Picture In Picture Video Mode on iPad

Oct 15, 2015 - 8 Comments
Picture in Picture mode button iOS

Picture In Picture mode allows iPad users to open a floating video player or FaceTime chat that persists in a small overlay while doing other activities in iOS. For example, you could be working in Pages or drawing in Notes while watching your favorite sports team in a hovering player window with PiP, it works … Read More

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

Mar 21, 2015 - 39 Comments
Phone Calls on Mac and iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice … Read More

Fix for Mac Randomly Asking for Password to iCloud, FaceTime, Messages

Mar 4, 2015 - 89 Comments
iCloud

A notable amount of Mac users have discovered that a random OS X password popup window can appear from iCloud, FaceTime, or Messages, any of each asking for the respective iCloud password. The random password request is very non-specific and just has the logo, “iCloud Password – Please enter your password for email@address” with options … Read More

Change the Mac Ringtone Sound for Incoming iPhone & FaceTime Calls

Feb 10, 2015 - 9 Comments
Changing the Mac Ringtone for FaceTime and iPhone calls

Now that the Continuity feature allows the Mac to receive incoming calls from your associated iPhone, in addition to standard FaceTime video and audio chat, you may want to take a moment to customize the ringtone that sounds when a call is coming to a particular Mac. This is particularly helpful with multiple-Mac environments with … Read More

“We Have Different Phone Numbers, Why Are Our iPhones Ringing at the Same Time?”

Dec 15, 2014 - 62 Comments
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Many iPhone users have discovered that since updating a few of the household phones to the latest versions of iOS, suddenly when one iPhone rings, so does another completely different iPhone with a different phone number. This is often the case with spouses and partners who find their iPhone ringing when their wife or husbands … Read More

How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac

Oct 17, 2014 - 54 Comments
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“Why are my iPhone calls ringing on on my Mac?” Perhaps you have asked yourself this question after noticing that since updating your Mac to a modern version of MacOS or Mac (including MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OS X El Capitan, Yosemite), that when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your … Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Sep 29, 2014 - 44 Comments
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If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac … Read More

How to Block Contacts From Calling Your iPhone

May 5, 2014 - 17 Comments
Block contacts from calling your iphone

You can block callers from contacting you on your iPhone, and not only will it block their inbound phone calls but also any text messages or FaceTime communication attempts. This is obviously useful for so many reasons, whether it’s to avoid a nuisance or a weirdo, and it’s simple to use. One interesting thing to … Read More

FaceTime Stuck on Connecting & Fails? Here’s How to Fix in iOS & Mac OS X

Apr 29, 2014 - 37 Comments
FaceTime

FaceTime makes video chat and audio calls easier than ever, or at least, it does when FaceTime works. While FaceTime used to be one of the most reliable ways to initiate a video conversation between any Macs, iPhones, or iPads, sometimes it just doesn’t work. More recently, a bug has been identified that has completely … Read More

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