11 On-Demand Facetime Not Working Solutions [2022]

FaceTime is one of the most widely used apps on iPhones.

Honestly speaking, the ease with whivh Facetime lets you connect with your friends & family deserves to be at the top.

However, at the same time, it becomes a big headache when it stops working for unknown reasons.

Don’t worry, I’ve noted all your problems & will use this article to answer them.

How FaceTime is Generally Used On iPhones?

  • To get started, open up the Address book on your device.
  • Open your contact details by touching the app icon, and choose the number you want to contact. If you select a person, their information will open in a new tab or window. A FaceTime icon should display next to their profile.
  • You can use FaceTime by choosing it from your phone’s settings.
  • To make a phone call using only audio, use the Audio Call option. If you want to dial via video, choose the Video – calling option.

Can I Use FaceTime on Android or Windows Device?

As of now, Facetime is only compatible with the Apple ecosystem. And I don’t think this will change anytime soon.

So, no you can’t use Facetime on Android phones like Nothing Phone 1 or the latest Windows OS.

Besides, Apple recently released a new feature, FaceTime links, along with the iOS 15 launch.

Create and share FaceTime links and share them with others to join a FaceTime call from any web browser, whether you’re using an Android or PC! Even though the FaceTime app is only accessible on Apple devices, anyone with an online connection can make and receive FaceTime calls.

Why Facetime isn’t Working For You?

Problem 1 – Issues with Date and Time

Fix – It’s highly likely that the date and time on your device get automatically reset. However, if you’ve noticed a similar instance with FaceTime, change the date & time settings from manual to automatic.

Once enabled, confirm the choice by selecting Settings (or System Settings on a PC) and selecting Date and Time.

Problem 2 – FaceTime is no longer allowed in your country

Fix – Although Facetime is available in every country with Apple devices, it isn’t available for countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, or the United Arab Emirates.

Problem 3 – Poor internet connection

Fix – Poor connectivity can prevent you from using the FaceTime app. You can either utilize cellular data to access the FaceTime app or examine the cause of your internet connection problems.

Problem 4 – FaceTime Not Updated

Fix – The functionality of your apps may degrade if you don’t update them regularly. One possible solution to FaceTime problems is always using the latest app on your device.

To check if you are using the latest version of your software, head to the Settings menu and select Software Update.

Problem 5 – Content & Privacy Restriction Blocking Your Access

Fix – It is possible that your FaceTime is not working because it is turned off in your device’s Content and Privacy section.

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For phones and tablets, you will need to go to Settings (System Preferences on computers) and then Content & Privacy Restrictions to make sure FaceTime is switched on.

Problem 6 – Firewall Blocking Access to FaceTime

Fix – Possible causes of this issue include the presence of firewalls on your device, which results in FaceTime not working error. If you want to know how to get past those firewalls and use FaceTime, contact apple support immediately. 

Meanwhile, if you can wait, I’ll soon publish some ways to bypass internet firewalls to help you enjoy seamless access to the web and apps.

Problem 7 – Facetime Not Working on Mobile Data

Fix – Gather an ejector tool for SIM cards or a paperclip and straighten it. Put the tool into the SIM card tray’s opening. To pull out the tray, you’ll need to exert some effort. Reduce the tray’s forward movement and reinsert the SIM card. This will fix the facetime not working error on your mobile data.

Problem 8 – Facetime Not Working Because of Apple ID Issue

Fix – Launch Spotlight by double-clicking the magnifying glass symbol in the menu bar. When the app that you’re looking for displays as you type, double-click on FaceTime to launch it. In the top left corner of your screen, open the FaceTime menu and select Preferences from the drop-down list.

If you are logged into your Apple ID, this window will reflect that. After logging in with your Apple ID, you can try making the call again. If you’ve previously logged in and you’re still seeing Waiting for Activation, try logging out and back in; that’s usually all it takes to fix the issue.

Problem 9 – Facetime Servers Down

Fix – FaceTime won’t work for anyone when there are some server updates or glitches from the side of Apple. Until Apple comes out with a fix, there is nothing you can do.

You can check the current server status of all the Facetime services on Down Detector. On this page, you’ll be able to see any server problem on the facetime app.

Problem 10 – Airpod mic not working on FaceTime

Fix – Reconnecting your AirPods to your Apple device is simple yet one of the fastest solutions if the microphone fails to work. Quickly remove the AirPods from your ears, place them back in their charging box, and close the top.

In this way, you can reconnect your AirPods to your device.  Once connected, I think it’s time to test the microphone of your Airpod again. 

If the issue persists, feel free to reach us in the comments below.

Problem 11 – Facetime Camera isn’t Working

Fix – If the camera isn’t working because of a temporary technical glitch, it’s safe to say you can fix it by simply restarting your device. If this doesn’t work, I’m afraid it might be a hardware issue, and you should get it checked by the Apple support team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my Facetime not work with Carplay?

Sorry but Carplay doesn’t support facetime.

Why is my Facetime not working on IOS 14?

Suppose the different scenarios mentioned in this post don’t fix the facetime not working error on iOS 14. In that case, I’ll recommend you to rollback to the previous update or wait for the next update to arrive. Meanwhile, you can report this issue on Apple forums or social media handles to get the solution soon.

Why is Facetime not showing up on my contacts?

FaceTime only shows contacts with access to an iOS device or a Mac.

Why is screen recording not working on Facetime?

To fix the screen recording issue, I’ll recommend you the following 3 solutions – 
1. Add a screen recording icon to your iOS or Mac control center.
2. Remove predefined restrictions from the Facetime app.
3. Reset all settings.
4. Upgrade your device to the newest stable version.

Why is my Facetime not working after I unblock someone?

The first step is to use a stable mobile or Wi-Fi connection. The solution for you is to delete the contact and then re-add it. Trying restarting your iPhone to see if the problem still exists or not. Besides, you can fix a similar behavior pattern by restarting your device.

Why isn’t my Shareplay showing up on Facetime?

Even though it’s enabled by default, the functionality could have been accidentally turned off. Launch the Settings menu and find the FaceTime option. Next, select “SharePlay” from the menu. Turn on ‘SharePlay’ in your device’s settings.


I hope the 11 quick solutions listed in this post helped you eliminate Facetime not working error.

Besides, if you still some help, feel free to reach us in the comments section below.