3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2011 4:18 PM by EZ Jim
Ge0ph Level 2 Level 2
If I have FaceTime on my Mac Book Pro, iPhone and iPad and someone makes a FaceTime call to me, can I take the call on any of those devices? If they are all in front of me can I choose what device I want to take the call on?

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Solved by EZ Jim on Mar 24, 2011 4:17 PM Solved
Ge0ph wrote:
If I have FaceTime on my Mac Book Pro, iPhone and iPad and someone makes a FaceTime call to me, can I take the call on any of those devices?


iPhones: No
Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads: Yes

In order to be able to answer a call on multiple devices, each device must have identical FaceTime "Caller iD" addresses. iPhones identifiers are unique, not identical, so each FaceTime call to an iPhone is unique to that one device.

Because iPhone uses its unique phone number as its address while your other devices use working email addresses (Macs and iPods cannot have a "phone number"), iPhones cannot be addressed along with any other devices. No but the one iPhone will receive a FaceTime invitation made to its unique number.

You can use identical information on as many Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads as you like. A FaceTime invitation to that "Caller iD" can be answered on any of them that are powered up and configured to have FaceTime on and working.

If you want to be able to call from one of your Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads to another, the two devices must have different "Caller iD". Otherwise, it would be like trying to call one extension telephone from another on the same line. It does not work.



If they are all in front of me can I choose what device I want to take the call on?


Yes.

EZ Jim


Message was edited by: EZ Jim


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  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7
    Ge0ph wrote:
    If I have FaceTime on my Mac Book Pro, iPhone and iPad and someone makes a FaceTime call to me, can I take the call on any of those devices?


    iPhones: No
    Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads: Yes

    In order to be able to answer a call on multiple devices, each device must have identical FaceTime "Caller iD" addresses. iPhones identifiers are unique, not identical, so each FaceTime call to an iPhone is unique to that one device.

    Because iPhone uses its unique phone number as its address while your other devices use working email addresses (Macs and iPods cannot have a "phone number"), iPhones cannot be addressed along with any other devices. Nobody but the one iPhone will receive a FaceTime invitation made to its unique number.

    You can use identical information on as many Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads as you like. A FaceTime invitation to that "Caller iD" can be answered on any of them that are powered up and configured to have FaceTime on and working.

    If you want to be able to call from one of your Macs, iPods touch (4Gen), and iPads to another, the two devices must have different "Caller iD". Otherwise, it would be like trying to call one extension telephone from another on the same line. It does not work.



    If they are all in front of me can I choose what device I want to take the call on?


    Yes.

    EZ Jim


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


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    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • Ge0ph Level 2 Level 2
    Thanks,
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7
    You're welcome.

    Thanks for using the Stars to let us know you got what you needed!


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    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1