FaceTime calling machine where FaceTime isn't running

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WilliamLondon, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000

    WilliamLondon

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    Strange thing happened tonight, on my iMac I have Messages and FaceTime running, waiting for a call from my friend. On my home network I was working separately on my MacBook Air (which has neither application running currently) when all of a sudden a FaceTime call comes through to the MBA. Strange, because FaceTime isn't running on my MBA, why is it receiving a call that my iMac isn't? I decline the call, and then I'm not able to call back from my iMac, where I have FaceTime already running. I keep trying, I try and launch a FaceTime call from within Messages (from my iMac), where Messages is *only* running (as is FaceTime), but I keep getting the message that the other user isn't available. Finally, I launch FaceTime on my MBA and call my friend and it connects immediately and all if fine, but my FaceTime call is on my MBA and not on my desktop.

    I've been trying to figure out why and have searched the google-machine to no avail and tried a quick search on here, but haven't found anything. There must be something obvious I'm missing, anyone? Apologies if this is obvious or known and I've just asked the same stupid question again-again, many thanks for any help you can provide!
     
  2. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

    hobbbz

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    Facetime doesn't have to be running to accept a call. Regarding 2 machines on the same network with the same account, that I don't know.
     
  3. WilliamLondon, Oct 20, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

    WilliamLondon thread starter macrumors 68000

    WilliamLondon

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    Is that true? Why then when I had only one machine (this laptop is new), my friends and family could not call me when I didn't have FaceTime running on my iMac??
     
  4. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

    hobbbz

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    I don't know what to say except that it would defeat the purpose of FaceTime if it had to be running to get an incoming call. Perhaps something was funky with your previous setup.
     

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