How to Turn Off the Recent Apple FaceTime Glitch

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As you’ve probably seen on Twitter’s trending topics, there’s a bug in Apple’s FaceTime feature which will cause the on-camera calling feature to allow audio to be heard before the call connect. This could be a particularly bad problem if you’re saying something you don’t intend anyone to hear, so here is how you can turn this feature off:

  • Open Up iPad / iPhone Settings
  • Select FaceTime
  • Switch the green button off at the top

For Mac users:

  • Activate the FaceTime app
  • Select “Turn FaceTime Off” at the top of the screen

(Source: CB)

iPads and iPhones that run iOS 12.1 and PCs using MacOS Mojave are affected and although the bug has been pinpointed to primarily group calls, individual FaceTime is affected as well.

If you’re curious, here is how to break the glitch:

  • Start a FaceTime Video call with an iPhone contact.
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen while call is dialing and tap “add person”.
  • Add your own phone number in the “add person” screen.
  • A group FaceTime including yourself and the audio of who you originally called will start, even if the call hasn’t been accepted.
  • Provided by: 9to5Mac