How to Use Parental Control to Enable or Disable FaceTime on iOS

When you set up your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac for the first time, the FaceTime will also activate automatically, as it is the part of the setup process. If for any reason, it does not, then you can manually enable it from your device settings. You can also use Parental control to restrict your kids from using FaceTime. Here is how to do this all.

How to enable FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad

If you’re unable to use the FaceTime on your iOS device, maybe it is disabled on your device. Stick to the below steps to activate FaceTime on your device.

1.    Open the ‘Settings’ on your iOS device.

2.    Scroll and open the ‘FaceTime’ settings.

3.    Tap the toggle switch of FaceTime and turn it on.

Grey button indicates the FaceTime is off and green means it is on. After turning it on FaceTime activation process will start, and soon you’ll be able to use it.

How to disable FaceTime on iPhone or iPad

Users can enable and disable the FaceTime feature when they want. If you didn’t want to use the feature, then you can disable it from your iOS device settings. Here is how to disable FaceTime.

1.    Open the ‘Settings’ on your iOS device.

2.    Scroll and open the ‘FaceTime’ settings.

3.    Tap the toggle switch of FaceTime and turn it Off.

Grey button indicates the FaceTime is off and green means it is on. If in future your mood turns and you want to use FaceTime again then the process is opposite and straightforward. Just use the above steps and turn it on.

How to disable FaceTime from using cellular data

FaceTime can be work on both Wi-Fi and cellular network. If you don’t want to use it on your cellular data, then you can choose what type of network you want to use.

1.    Open the ‘Settings’ on your iOS device.

2.    Go to ‘Cellular.’

3.    Scroll and go the section “Use Cellular Data For.”

4.    Find FaceTime and its switch.

5.    Tap the toggle switch of FaceTime and turn it off.

To enable the FaceTime on cellular data again, repeat the same steps and turn the toggle switch on.

How to restrict FaceTime in iOS 11 or earlier devices

You can use the Parental control to hide the FaceTime app from your device home screen, and Phone app. Here is how.

1.    Open the ‘Settings’ on your iOS device.

2.    Open ‘General’ settings.

3.    Open ‘Restrictions’.

4.    Tap ‘Enable Restrictions,’ if it is disabled.

5.    Type your 4-digit ‘Passcode.’

6.    Tap ‘FaceTime’ switch to disable.

That’s it! You can remove restriction anytime, just follow the same process and enable it.

How to restrict FaceTime in iOS 12

In iOS 12, the restrictions are moved into the Screen Time section in Settings. So, the process is a little different in iOS 12.

1.    Open the ‘Settings’ on your iOS device.

2.    Open ‘Screen Time.’

3.    Go to ‘Content and Privacy Restrictions.’

4.    Set a 4-digit Screen Time Passcode.

5.    Enter again to verify.

6.    Enable ‘Content and Privacy.’

7.    Now, tap ‘Allowed Apps.’

8.    Tap ‘FaceTime’ switch to disable.

That’s it! The FaceTime will be removed from your home screen. You can remove restriction anytime, just follow the same process and enable it.

Howdy, I’m Nick. I’m a software engineer living in Manhattan, New York. I am a fan of technology, photography, and design. I’m also interested in music and blogging. You can visit my website office.com/setup.

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