How to Enable or Disable FaceTime Live Photos on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

FaceTime Live Photos, Now Live photo not only works with the live object using your iPhone, iPad camera but also explore in FaceTime camera that’s at the remote place. From your iPhone, iPad or Mac FaceTime app we can capture the live photo of your video caller or recipients in just one click. For the privacy reasons if you don’t want no one takes your live photo anyhow then Disable Live Photo in FaceTime in the latest iOS and latest macOS.

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Also know the prerequisite conditions for turn on or Turn off FaceTime live photos use on both the devices. iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11[Pro Max], iPhone XR, iPhone X, 8(Plus), iPhone 7(Plus), iPhone 6S.

Take FaceTime Live Photos during video call: Both devices must be enabled Live Photo from iPhone settings on iPhone or Mac FaceTime system preference.

Your macOS High Sierra installed on your Mac.

Trick to Activate/Deactivate FaceTime live photos on iPhone, iPad, macOS

5 FaceTime Live Photos Enable and Disable on iPhone or Mac

Using these privacy settings, prevent your recipients take a live photo from FaceTime video call.

1: Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad

2: Under the Settings, See the FaceTime.

8 FaceTime in iPhone Settings

3: Tap on it and Scroll down on screen, Disable “FaceTime Live Photos”.

6 Disable FaceTIme Live on iPhone

Hide “FaceTime Live Photos of you” Notification alert on the screen while we tap on the circle. Recently there is no option for hiding alert while we take a live photo.

Manage Disable/ Enable Live Photos FaceTime on Mac

  • Open FaceTime app on Mac.
  • Go to FaceTime > Preferences.

    FaceTime Preferences Option on Mac

    FaceTime Preferences Option on Mac

  • Under the Settings tab, See Check box option “Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls”.

1 Allow Live Photo during FaceTime video on Mac

Option on Mac Greyed out or Unable to change, Make Changes we must turn off FaceTime video call screen.

2 Disable FaceTime Live photo on Mac

4 enable FaceTime live photo on Mac

Helpful: Unable to make the call, Reconnecting, FaceTime video call Failed.

Enable: FaceTime Live Photos in iOS

Unable to take a live photo on FaceTime video call, showing below message:

The Query is “FaceTime Live Photos must be enabled on both devices to use this feature” If FaceTime Live Photos toggle turned off/white then turn it On.

#1: Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad

#2: FaceTime, Enable “FaceTime Live photos.”

7 Enable FaceTime live photo on iPhone

That’s it!

Now, whenever you capture or click vivid picture during video call you will receive the message or notification text at both ends.

Useful: Flip FaceTime camera on Video call.

Restriction on FaceTime App on Mac is for Live Photo available under FaceTime preference settings.

Do you want to block facetime users? You don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry. It’s effortless. Get here how to Block a Facetime Contact.

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