FaceTime and iMessage are great free Video call and Text messaging service by Apple. By Enabling FaceTime on Apple Device, we can make free Video/ Audio call under apple’s environment. Setup for using FaceTime on iPhone/ iPad is straightforward, but some server/ Device error or Wrong settings you may not enable on iOS device or Mac. Here I give troubleshooting tips on repair or Fix FaceTime not working on iPhone 7, 7 plus running on iOS 10/ iOS 11 or later version.
Mac users can fix FaceTime problem on Mac in this way, but iOS users can resolve with below troubleshooting actions. And Start to enjoy free video/ audio calling equipment across all Apple Devices.
Steps: FaceTime not working on iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S+
These are the messages you will receive on (iPhone/ iPad) screen when not activate iMessage successfully.
- Could not sign in please check your network connection
- An error occurred during activation
- Waiting for activation
- Activation unsuccessful
Restart/ Force Restart iPhone
Restart: Press and Hold Sleep/ Wake
Force Restart iPhone 7/ 7+: Press and Hold Volume Down + Home button
Disable/ Enable FaceTime
Go to the Settings
Scroll Down screen, Find FaceTime. Disable & Re-Enable FaceTime toggle.
Also, check and make sure you have set FaceTime with your Apple ID or Contact number. Switch to another Apple ID or Use FaceTime activated apple ID then Tap on “Use Your Apple ID for FaceTime.”
Use Apple ID for FaceTime, Not a Number
We can use FaceTime using a Phone number or Apple ID. having issues on your local number. But Apple ID use Apple’s service for FaceTime call.
If not added apple ID inside FaceTime setting just tap on Add Email, See the Above Screen.
Go to the Settings > FaceTime > Use Email As a FaceTime.
Check Blocked List
Added contacts in Blocked List, You will not receiving FaceTime Audio/ Video call from his/ her.
Maximum Activation Time Duration
It may take up to 24 hours to activate FaceTime on Apple Server. After that contact your carrier or Apple support center. May be your carrier is limited to serve FaceTime on your Data Plan or Region.
Check Device Date/ Time
Check Your Device running on correct time, set it automatically if you are moving into other countries regularly. Go to the Settings > General > Date & Time (Enable Set Automatically/ Time Zone)
Check internet connection
Check your iPhone receiving internet data (Carrier Data Plan or Wi-Fi internet) using test on your Browser search.
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Still not fixed, Contact your Apple Support online or nearest apple store. Share your suggestion if you found any alternate solution on FaceTime not working on iPhone 7/ 7 Plus.