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Facetime button not available on iPhone or iPad: Here’s Fix

The FaceTime icon missing or FaceTime option not available in settings iPhone, iPad. The main reason is to be restrictions. It’s privacy protected feature of the iOS device where iOS user can block specific items, hide apps on home screen, online constraint websites and stop many features for his/her matter. Almost daily, we’re using Facetime and iMessage on iPhone than other apps after the Whatsapp and Facebook. So without these, both apps iPhone seems a died device. So think more If FaceTime app icon is not showing up on your iPhone at that time, you might experiencing discomfort cause of you can’t-do Facetime audio or video call. So still, if you pass from this issue mean FaceTime option not available in settings iPhone (iOS 12iOS 11, iOS 10, or iOS 9) then you must try below-given clues.

Try and Fix problems on your iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5.

Alternatives to fix FaceTime option not available in settings iPhone, iPad: iOS 12/ iOS 11/ iOS 10/ iOS 9

Solution 1. FaceTime app may be under restrictions

Step 1. Open Settings app (look like Gear icon) iPhone home screen

Step 2. Navigate General

Step 3. Scroll down the screen and tap on Restrictions


iOS 12 or Later Update:

Restriction settings are moved: Where is the Restriction Settings on iOS 12 or later? Settings app > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed apps > Find Face Time Restriction on iOS 12 Device.


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Step 4. You’ll ask to enter restrictions passcode; enter it and go next

[Forget restrictions passcode: learn how to reset]

Step 5. Now make sure Facetime and Camera app option are ON under Allow label

Step 6. If turned off then turn FaceTime & Camera ON.how to fix app icon missing on iOS 9 iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

You’re done!

Hope, now FaceTime option will be available in settings iPhone. If not appear then follow next solution.

Solution 2. Make Sure your iOS device supports FaceTime

FaceTime app is might not available, or that might not appear on devices purchased or used in Pakistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia.

If above both ways are correct, and you appear same error then you should update your device to the latest version of iOS.

Get More – How to Fix Facetime handoff not working

Please share a comment on this way for Facetime not highlighted in Settings iPhone x, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S+, iPhone 6/6+, iPhone SE/5S, iPad.

If ever you can’t here other person on Facetime, though, I think your iPhone Mic not working properly. Don’t worry – Get troubleshooting – Fix FaceTime Microphone not working on iPhone.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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  1. I cannot find restriction in setting option

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