How to Disable FaceTime on an iPhone 5 in iOS 7


Your iPhone offers a number of different ways to communicate with people. One of the more interesting options available is FaceTime, which allows you to make video calls with other people that also have a device that supports FaceTime.

But there are a lot of privacy and security issues that video calling can enable, so you might decide to disable FaceTime on an iPhone to prevent these issues. Fortunately there is a Restrictions feature on the iPhone that allows you to control the use of certain apps and block certain content.

 

Prevent FaceTime Use on an iPhone

The steps below focus on disabling access to the FaceTime app on an iPhone. You will be directed to a Restrictions menu, where you will need to create a passcode. Anyone that knows this passcode will be able to enter the Restrictions menu and change the settings, so make sure to select a passcode that cannot be easily guessed, such as an address or birthday.

 

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

touch the Settings icon

 

 

Step 2: Select the General option.

touch the General button

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Restrictions button.

select the restrictions option

 

 

Step 4: Touch the Enable Restrictions button at the top of the screen.

touch the enable restrictions button

 

 

Step 5: Create a Restrictions Passcode that will be required when you want to access this menu in the future.

create a restrictions passcode

 

 

Step 6: Re-enter the passcode to confirm it.

re-enter the passcode that you just created

 

 

Step 7: Touch the button to the right of FaceTime to disable access to the feature. You will know that it is blocked when there is no green shading around the button, as in the image below.

how to disable facetime on an iphone

 

 

If you are worried about FaceTime’s data usage, you can elect to simply retrict it to Wi-Fi instead of disabling it entirely. This article will explain how to configure your iPhone so that certain apps won’t use cellular data.

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