4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2012 9:04 PM by Ninja Jet
D.M.P Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Greetings,

I thought I remember from the keynote that when someone calls you on Facetime, it was supposed to ring all your devices (mac, iphone, and soon ipad...). On my macbook I registered my apple ID and of course on the iphone it auto-registers with your phone number. A friend and I were testing all this out and when he called me on Facetime the following happened:

1. When he selected my phone number, the Facetime call rang on my iphone.
2. When he selected my apple ID, the Facetime call rang on my macbook.

The overall point of this email is to ask if anyone knows if it is possible to link your apple ID and phone number so that when someone calls you on facetime to either one it rings all your devices? Thanks for any insight.

Regards,

Dominik

Unibody Macbook, iPhone4, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: Unified phone number/apple ID for Facetime???
    Mig954 Level 4 Level 4 (2,045 points)
    1. When he selected my phone number, the Facetime call rang on my iphone.
    2. When he selected my apple ID, the Facetime call rang on my macbook.

    From what I understand, this is exactly how it is supposed to work.

    I never saw the Keynote, so maybe someone else can touch on that.
  • 2. Re: Unified phone number/apple ID for Facetime???
    djodavis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the EXACT same question!! I would very much like for when someone Facetimes me to have it ring on my iPhone 4 AND Mac.
  • 3. Re: Unified phone number/apple ID for Facetime???
    Stephen Darlington Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    I think "no" is the short answer.

    What the keynote was referring to was that all the devices with the same identifier ring at the same time. So if you have, say, a Mac and an iPad 2 both signed in with the same Apple ID, they'd both ring. Unfortunately, you don't sign into Facetime on your iPhone 4 with an Apple ID...
  • 4. Re: Unified phone number/apple ID for Facetime???
    Ninja Jet Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    At the moment:

    You are able to log into all Apple devices with an Apple ID for use with both Facetime and iMessage. For instance I can log into an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and a Mac all with one Apple ID. If someone Facetime calls the Apple ID, all devices will ring simaltaniously. If however you call my phone number with Facetime, only my iPhone will ring with a Facetime call. The same goes for iMessage. I can send and receive a message on all my devices through my Apple ID, which will sync that message accross all devices. However if I send or receive an iMessage usuing my phone number, it will only appear on my iPhone.

     

    With iOS 6:

    You will have the option to unify your Apple ID and your phone number. This means that all the functionality of the above still exists, however you will now be able to send and recieve iMessages and Facetime calls on all devices using your phone number or your Apple ID as they will both be unified.