FaceTime Not Working on iPhone [Solved]

We have been getting reports from numerous iPhone users saying that FaceTime is not working properly on their iPhones. Some also faced this issue only when they tried group calling their friends on their iPhones.

This issue is majorly caused because of one the reasons mentioned below.

  1. The date and time are not set correctly on the iPhone
  2. iPhone is not updated to its latest version
  3. Internal technical bugs within iPhone
  4. The iPhone model may be incompatible
  5. FaceTime is not allowed in the country the user is residing
  6. Poor/Unstable internet connection
  7. FaceTime settings are not enabled properly

If you are also having the same issue with your iPhone while Facetiming with your friends, then do not worry at all. We have got you many solutions to resolve this issue in the article below.

Initial Fixes

  1. Some iPhone models are not compatible with the FaceTime feature. So check whether your iPhone model is one of them. Whereas a few iPhone models only support one on one Facetime but not group calling.
  2.  Make sure your iPhone is in its latest version of iOS. So try updating your iPhone by browsing Settings > General >Software Update.
  3. There could be a possibility of the FaceTime server is down from their side and you can’t do anything about it but wait till the server is up. Check the status of the FaceTime server to ensure nothing is wrong with your iPhone.
  4. Some countries do not allow certain cellular networks from using the FaceTime feature on their iPhones. So check whether your cellular network allows you to use FaceTime in your country.
  5. Try restarting your iPhone once to rule out any possibility of software glitches that were created in the iPhone.


Fix 1 – Check the FaceTime settings on iPhone

Step 1: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Once the settings page is open, scroll down and choose the FaceTime option from the list by tapping on it.


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Step 3: Here, you need to tap on the FaceTime option’s toggle switch to enable it as shown below.

Step 4: Also, make sure you are using the right Apple ID.


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Fix 2 – Verify the Internet connection on iPhone

Sometimes a lack of a strong internet connection may cause such connectivity issue which results in FaceTime errors on any iPhones. So check whether your internet connection is strong enough by opening the YouTube or Chrome app to access some videos or webpages.

If you find the internet connection is good but still facing this issue, check if the FaceTime feature on your iPhone is granted access to use the mobile data network using the following steps.

Step 1: To do so, open the Settings page.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mobile Data option by clicking on it.


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Step 3: Look for the FaceTime option from the list of apps.

Step 4: Make sure FaceTime is enabled by clicking on its toggle button as shown in the below screenshot.


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Fix 3 – Set the correct Date and Time

Step 1: You have to go to the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: After that, go to the General option.


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Step 3: Then click on the Date & Time option from the general menu.


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Step 4: Now enable the Set Automatically option by clicking on its toggle button.


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This will automatically set the correct date and time on your iPhone.

Fix 4 – Make sure FaceTime is not restricted on your iPhone

Step 1: After unlocking your iPhone, head toward the Settings page.

Step 2: Select the Screen Time option from the settings menu list.


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Step 3: You now have to choose the Content & Privacy Restrictions option as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: After that, click on the Allowed Apps option.


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Step 5: Now click on FaceTime and Camera’s toggle buttons to enable it.


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Fix 5 – Sign Out and then Sign In to your iPhone’s Facetime

Step 1: To start with, you need to launch the settings page first.

Step 2: Then scroll down and go to the FaceTime option from the settings menu.


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Step 3: After that, scroll down and tap on the Apple ID as shown below.


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Step 4: This pops up a context menu on the screen.

Step 5: Please click Sign Out from the context menu as shown below.


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Step 6: Now go back to the Settings menu and click FaceTime again.

Step 7: Click Use your Apple ID for FaceTime.


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Step 8: Choose the Sign In option if your Apple ID displayed is yours.

Step 9: Otherwise, choose Use Other Apple ID.

Step 10: If prompted enter your Apple ID password to continue.