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  • pbajaj Level 1 (0 points)

    thats correct. Products in ME do not have social networking capabilty under local laws.

    hence apple will not feature facetime - but when foreigners/travellers leave ME/Dubai, they can re-sync their apple products (iphone/ipad) and have the fresh upgrade re-installed an which will include facetime..

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,320 points)

    Facetime is banned in the UAE. It does not exist on your phone and you can not add it. If you don't like it, complain to the government there.

  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)

    If you have FT on your iPhone, you won't 'lose' it when you travel to a ME country that has FT blocked, thus foreigners/travellers won't need to "re-sync" to get FT back.  iOS devices purchased there have FT blocked... it doesn't affect iOS devices not purchased there.

  • dalas367 Level 1 (0 points)

    Correction. the Iphone 4 does come with Face Time.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    he didn't say the iPhone 4 doesn't come with FaceTime - he said there is no icon for it. Which is true.

  • g.k.vicky Level 1 (0 points)

    OK...I qoute the manual of iPhone4 about FT:



    FaceTimevideo calls (iPhone 4) let you see as well as hear the person you’re talkingto.

    You canmake a video call to someone with a device that supports FaceTime. No setup

    is needed,but you must have a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. FaceTime uses the

    frontcamera so the person you call can see your face, but you can switch to the main

    camera toshare what you see around you.

    Note:  FaceTime may not be available in all countriesor regions.

    Make aFaceTime call: In Contacts, choose a name, then tap FaceTime and tap the

    emailaddress or phone number the person uses for FaceTime.

    To callsomeone who has an iPhone 4, you can start by making a voice call, then


    If youpreviously had a FaceTime call with someone, appears on the FaceTime

    button andon the email address or phone number you used.

    Make a FaceTime video call

    Make aFaceTime call using Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button until the

    VoiceControl screen appears and you hear a beep. Then say “FaceTime,” followed by

    The name ofthe person to call.

    If you hada previous FaceTime video call with someone, you can make another video

    call tothat person by tapping the entry for that call in Recents. PreviousFaceTime

    video calls are indicated by ----FaceTime icon...


    If you don't see the FT icon in the country yhat support FT, tap on "Setting"----.scroll till you fine FT..if you don't find it---> tap on "Mail, Contact....."  or  tap on "Phone"....go on tapping on items that related to Videocalling.



  • g.k.vicky Level 1 (0 points)

    Just for the record, are you sure there is Face Time on you iPhone 4? Have you tried using Voice Controle? Download the App Voice Control and install it. To use Voice Control: Press and hold the home-button until the Voice Controlscreen appears and you hear a beep.

    Use the following commands to make calls.

    Call someone in contacts Say: - call-  or  -dial- then say the name of the person

    Make a Face Time call to someone in contacts (iPhone4)

    Say - FaceTime- then say the name of the person.

    If the person has a FaceTime it will works, and hope the icon will stay on the screen.

    It's worth trying...

  • dentist_1977 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually face time option is not appear on my phone

  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)

    Where did you purchase your iPhone?  iPhones sold in some ME countries have FT permanently disabled, i.e. no FT option.

  • Matey3 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 4 was indeed purchased in a ME country (Kuwait I beleive) but no matter what I do here in USA I cannot get FaceTime installed.

    I recently made a mistake and updates to OS 6, it wiped out my whole phone and reinstalled the OS so I lost all my videos and installed programs etc. Only thing is that my photos did not get deleted but since I live here in USA and reinstalled a fresh OS on this phone I dont understand why FaceTime still is not there?


    I tried to install the 3rd party Face Time and it cannot see it at all it only shows me the FaceNow app. which is useless since I dont have a facetime to have a Favorite contact (to put it in its list)~!

    I did install the 3rd party software on this phone b4 but now after OS 6 I cant even find it any more?


    can some one help please.

    thanks in advance!


    PS this phone is unlocked and I can use it with any SIM card (comes in handy overseas) but I am on AT&T service here in Texas.(Apple said it was ATT's problem but ATT told me it was Apple's fault heh so I dont know?)

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    "My iPhone 4 was indeed purchased in a ME country (Kuwait I beleive) but no matter what I do here in USA I cannot get FaceTime installed."




    "I dont understand why FaceTime still is not there?"


    becasue as has been explained over and over here, facetime is PERMANENTLY disbaled on iphones purchased in many kiddle eastern countries.


    You cannot get facetime on your iphone.

  • Nick fro Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this problem and what I did was go to settings then go down to general then to restrictions and then turn on FaceTime. The FaceTime option then showed in the settings menu

  • iinami Level 4 (1,440 points)

    This is the funniest thread on the whole forum. It's been stated here by four level 6 members, one level 7 member, and one level 9 member: facetime does not and can not exist on phones bought in certain middle eastern countries. Is that not clear? 

  • rekaul Level 1 (0 points)

    If I get an Iphone 5 from the Middle East, with no Facetime app, can I then buy it from the App Store via Macbook Pro and update it on the my phone? I have a US account on the App Store.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,320 points)

    No. Facetime can never be added to an iPhone that came from a country where it is banned.