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

turn off FaceTime on iPhone

If you’re here then you definitely would like to turn off FaceTime on either your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Whichever device you might have, we’ve got you covered with this guide on how to do just that. Apple has recently been in the news after a bug was discovered in the FaceTime App which allows users to get audio of someone who rejected or didn’t answer their call. Although Apple has Swoop in, identified the bug and fixed but some people are still not okay with that. Some people are even going as far as turning off FaceTime entirely, especially people who rarely use FaceTime, to begin with. It’s better safe and sorry, right ?

Now, you can easily disable FaceTime on your iPhone but doing that doesn’t seem to disable it across all iOS device. Which means if you disable FaceTime on your iPhone and you have an iPad and a Mac, you’ll also have to disable FaceTime individually on the iPad and Mac after disabling it on iPhone. We will be showing you how to disable FaceTime on all devices you might own and if you own just one, let’s say the iPhone, then you can simply just disable it on the iPhone. Without further ado let’s right down to it.

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

You should also note that disabling FaceTime means you won’t be able to use the app. If you depend on this app for work then I strongly advise against disabling it. If you still want to go ahead and disable it and you can follow the steps below.

How to turn off FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

  1. Access the Settings Menu by clicking on the Settings application/Icon
  2. Scroll Down to see the FaceTime Icon. Once you see the FaceTime Icon, Toggle the switch beside it to grey to turn it off. Just like that, you’ve successfully disabled FaceTime.

For Mac

  1. Look for FaceTime App on your MacBook and Launch/Open it.
  2. Click on the “FaceTime” option which you’ll see in the Menu Bar.
  3. Now, Click on “Turn Off FaceTime” and that will turn off FaceTime on your MacBook.

If and when you feel comfortable about using FaceTime again, you can simply use these above methods to revert the option and turn on FaceTime on your various aforementioned Apple devices. As always, feel free to let us know in the comment down below if you have questions about this guide.


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