Can you use an old Iphone 5 for facetime

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Peytonhead, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Peytonhead macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2015
    Can you use an old Iphone 5 for facetime only with out it being connected to a carrier? I want to send it to my parents so we can facetime. Facetime is so much better than skype! If this is possible, can you provide details on how to get this to work!

  2. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    i don't know if anything is different with the iPhone 5 but i'd assume it only needs to be connected to wifi to use FaceTime.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sure you can, but like the other poster indicated, your parents would have to get the phone up on a good WiFi connection if there is no cellular.

    This is how my family keeps in touch! Skype is horrible compared to FaceTime
  4. wongster macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2014
    yep. wifi plus best to have them have their own apple id for using FaceTime.
  5. MyMacRumor macrumors newbie


    Feb 27, 2015
    Yep iPhone 5 can do facetime on iOS 7 and iOS 8 but not on iOS6.

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