How You Can Allow Or Disallow FaceTime Data Calls

On April 21, 2013

It took more than two years for Apple to bring in iOS the ability to make FaceTime calls using cellular data. Thanks to iOS 6 we can make “FaceTime” video calls wherever we are, as long as you have a stable internet connection. However not all iOS device’s can be used to make FaceTime calls using cellular data, in the list of those who can make it includes iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina Display and iPad mini. If you have a subscription or a card with a limited number of internet connection, you have to be careful as you use FaceTime via 3G or LTE because they may have unpleasant surprise as to remain out of available units.

Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad (cellular model) come with the option to enable or disable FaceTime using cellular data. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Setup application from the home screen of your iOS device;
  • Click on FaceTime;
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and use the button to switch the cellular data ON/I, if you want to make FaceTime calls also from 3G/LTE and OFF/A if you do not want to do this.
  • You can revert this decision following the steps above.