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How to disable FaceTime on your Mac and other Apple devices | Digital Trends Spanish


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The Apple ecosystem is, in addition to being friendly, very intuitive and easy to use. Its prices may not be for everyone, but most, if not all of its users will agree that it is worth it. The use of native and therefore exclusive applications makes them very secure, although this was not always the case. Do youYou would know how to disable FaceTime on your Mac or iPhone, if you ever need it?

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If you did not know it, A fail (bug) serious was discovered almost two years ago in Apple’s FaceTime feature that allowed users to eavesdrop on the person they called, even before they answered.

Although iPhone users were the most affected by the error, the problem also occurred when receiving calls on MacOS. The solution at the time for Apple was to disconnect group calls from FaceTime to help resolve any privacy issues.

But, disabling FaceTime on your Mac may be the best way to avoid headaches, regardless of whether the apple company I solve it days later of known this incident.

Here’s how to disable FaceTime on your iPhone, MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini.

To get started, open the FaceTime app and then click Facetime at the top left of the screen, in the menu bar. Then select Turn off FaceTime.

But beware, this disables FaceTime only on a single MacOS device. If you have several devices, you will have to repeat the same procedure in each one. You can also go for a more radical decision and disable FaceTime entirely by logging out of your account on each device.

To do this, go to FaceTime in the menu bar, click preferences and then click Setting and select Sign off.

According to Apple

Logging out of FaceTime will prevent all calls until you log back in, according to the Bitten Apple company. If you want to stay connected to FaceTime, but simply stop receiving calls, simply turn off FaceTime.

Turning off FaceTime will only turn off call notifications. To the person calling you, it will simply appear that you are not responding.

Turn off FaceTime on an iPhone

The deactivation process is similar on an iPhone. Open settings, scroll to FaceTime, and turn off the green FaceTime switch. If you were worried about him bug and since then you have dispensed with FaceTime, there are many others Alternative chat apps available on both macOS and iOS, some even with video. These include Skype, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.

Many iPhone owners commented on what happened on social media at the time. Apple has issued a statement acknowledging that it is aware of the problem and has found a solution.

That solution, as expected, came with a software update and the problem was fixed. Here you can check Apple’s website showing the status of online systems.

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