How to dis­able Face­time

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Step 1: Check to see whether you’re sus­cep­ti­ble: Make sure your iPad or iPhone was af­fected by the glitch. It ex­ists on iOS de­vices with the most re­cent soft­ware up­dates, start­ing with iOS 12.1.

To check your iOS ver­sion, open the “Set­tings” app, scroll down and se­lect “Gen­eral,” and then click on “About.” In the fol­low­ing list, you'll see a line ti­tled “Ver­sion” fol­lowed by the op­er­at­ing sys­tem on your de­vice. If your iOS is 12.1 or newer, such as 12.1.3, your de­vice could be at risk.

It’s not clear if the glitch is also af­fect­ing Ap­ple com­put­ers, but the Group Face­Time fea­ture was re­cently in­tro­duced on them with MacOS 10.14.1. Check the cur­rent ver­sion on your Mac by se­lect­ing the Ap­ple icon in the top left of your screen and click­ing on “About This Mac.” The lat­est ver­sion is MacOS 10.14.3.

Step 2: Turn Off Face­Time: On an iOS de­vice, open “Set­tings.” Scroll down a bit un­til you see “Face­Time” and se­lect it. Tap the green but­ton on the top row, which will tog­gle Face­Time off. The but­ton should turn gray, and every­thing that had been be­low should dis­ap­pear.

To turn off Face­Time on Macs, open the app, se­lect “Face­Time” at the top left of the app, and then se­lect “Pref­er­ences.” Click on “Sign Out.”

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