7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2014 7:22 PM by Lilchantilly
hburkhart98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I pushed "facetime" while making a call, and now whenever I call that number, it activates facetime. I know I can turn off  Facetime in settings, but I use it for other calls. How can I delete facetime just from this one contact?


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.2
  • 1. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,225 points)

    You mean this happens when you call this number from your call favorites list?

  • 2. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    I suspect that what you did was add this contact as a Favorite, and when you do this you're prompted to designate the entry as a Voice Call or FaceTime call, and you selected FaceTime.  To correct this, remove the contact from Favorites and re-add it as a Voice Call.

  • 3. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    dr.nature Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This works and thank you!  But is extremely clumsy.  Most contact lists have multiple entries for a given name, (at least in my contact list), so you have to write down the number, re-entry the contact then add to favorite.  Apple, please fix this.

  • 4. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    There's nothing to fix, you're not understanding.  I was not suggesting to delete the contact entirely, just remove its "Favorite" status and re-add it as a Favorite but this time designate it as a "Voice Call" instead of FaceTime.

     

    I think people get confused when using the FaceTime app they set up a "FaceTime Favorite", not realizing that doing so adds that contact entry to your phone's Favorites too, but as a FaceTime contact.  Either that, or when adding a Favorite from within the phone's contact list, they inadvertently select FaceTime as the way to contact the person.

  • 5. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    dsnow3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked as you said:

    1. Remove as a Favorite
    2. Add back as a Favorite and Designate as a "Voice Call"

     

    Very good information - Thanks

  • 6. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    Lilchantilly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this question as well. I use FaceTime for a few contacts. The majority of contacts should NOT have an option to use Facetime.

    If I delete contact from FaceTime it is also deleted from contacts. There should be an option under contact for facetime - on or off for that person. If I go to settings to disable FaceTime. The app disappears and can't be used at all. iPhone 5s. Any help?  I don't use favorites.  If I delete the unsteady FaceTime app is there another app I can use for the same purpose?  Thank you in advance.

  • 7. Re: how do I delete facetime from a contact?
    Lilchantilly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update: I did the work around with Favorites. Did not help. For some folks, when I open a contact I do NOT want to see FaceTime listed.