2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2011 3:00 PM by EZ Jim
kd268 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My husband and I have Nanos and my 2 children got ipod touches for Christmas. We have one account for itunes and I am not sure how to get their facetimes working. Do I have to get them email accounts and with who? Just tell me what and how to do this as easy as possible please.
THANKS

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  • 1. Re: face time and email accounts
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,155 points)
    First you need to activate Facetime with the Apple ID/email address. Hen for at least one of them you have to add another email address by going into Settings>FaceTime. After adding the email address delete the Apple ID?email address for that iPod. Adding the email address includes having to verify the account. I would sign them up for a GMail account. That is what I use for my iPod. My computer uses my iTunes ID/email address.
  • 2. Re: face time and email accounts
    EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,390 points)
    Welcome to Dicussions, kd268

    kd268 wrote:
    ... I am not sure how to get their facetimes working.


    Read and follow http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4319



    Do I have to get them email accounts and with who?


    Any free or active trial email account will do. This can work: http://www.apple.com/mobileme/
    Remember, *the email addresses you use to activate FaceTime _MUST be working emails_*.

    You can get free email at other places, too, including from services like those in this list:

    http://email.about.com/od/freeemailreviews/tp/free_email.htm



    Just tell me what and how to do this as easy as possible please.
    THANKS!!!


    (1) There is a very good abbreviated User Guide manual bookmarked in Safari on your iPod touches.
    Open the Guide, touch the FaceTime iCon, and carefully follow the instructions.

    If you need more detailed help, the full user guide can be downloaded by clicking here:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPod_touch_iOS4_UserGuide.pdf

    (2) You need at least one Apple iD to activate FaceTime. You can use more than one Apple iD to activate each of your iPod touch FaceTimes separately if you like. (I suggest one iD for each.)

    *If you use only one Apple iD*, you need separate email addresses to be used as "caller iDs" for each of the FaceTime devices you want to be able to call separately. If you use only one caller iD, both iPods will ring whenever someone makes a FaceTime call to that caller iD.

    *If you use separate Apple iDs for each iPod*, you do not seed a different email address to be used as a caller iD. You can use the same Apple iD for the caller iD because a FaceTime call to one iD will not be recognized by the iPod with a different iD.

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