Missing Facetime App

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  1. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Somehow my Facetime App is missing off of my phone. Not that big of deal, I can facetime by going to a contact and touching facetime; but the stand alone app is missing. I know I could reinstall the entire OS and then restore from a backup, but I was hoping there was something easier.

    Anyone have a thought on how I could get it back?
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    iPhone have never had a stand alone FaceTime app.
     
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  5. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Really? I could have sworn it was there. . . .

    [​IMG]

    Looks like Apple thinks it should be there.
     
  6. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Guess it was never there, Apple is just taunting me. The feature works fine, but I could have sworn there was an icon there at one time.
     
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    Q: Is there a specific app for "HD Video Recording"?

    A: No.

    So why should there be a FaceTime app?!
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    There is one for the iPod touch/iPad.

    EDIT: Sorry, I quoted the wrong person. Meant to the quote the person above my post.
     

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  10. white4s macrumors 65816

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    that's telling you the phones features not actual apps
     
  11. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    To be fair, the header on that screen is "Browse Built In Apps".
     
  12. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    There's only a standalone "app" only for the iPad and iPod touch. The iPhone 4 was the first FaceTime device and was integrated into contacts/phone. The iPad and iPod touch do not have "phone" applications, so it was integrated into contacts and then made a separate launcher app.

    If you're used to iPad/iPod touch I can see where you would want to find a separate app. The thing on Apple's website is just to showcase features.
     
  13. eric/ Guest

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    every one of those is an individual app

    the HD video is the video application. it's just a marketing point to call it the HD video app
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    I see "Videos" listed there as an application. The "HD Video" isn't any app, but a feature.
     
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    it's the same principle behind the separation of the camera app from the photo app

    camera
    photo

    hd video recording
    videos

    hope that makes sene. :apple:
     
  16. Intell macrumors P6

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    How does the "HD Recording" feature have anything to do with the Videos app? If it has anything to do with any of the apps, its the Camera app. The Camera app and the Photos app are two different apps on the iPhone's screen. Thus, the separation is needed. The "HD Videos" is a feature, not a part of the Videos app. On that page in pre-iOS 5 times, the Videos app wasn't even there, only the iPod app was present.
     
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    HD videos is to videos app as camera is to photo app

    don't think i can make it any more simple than that

    if you don't understand, than idk what to tell you
     
  18. Intell macrumors P6

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    When capturing a video using the Camera app, it cannot be played back using the Videos app. Only iTunes media can be played using the Videos app. Using that logic, your metaphor comparing the two isn't very good. Don't forget the thing is listed on Apple's page as "HD Video Recording", not "HD Videos". Note the word "Recording".
     
  19. white4s macrumors 65816

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    yea seriously we all know there's no physical facetime app so there's no argument to what apple describes it as. its called marketing people lol
     
  20. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    It's kinda dumb to have that on Apple's website. Why post a picture of built-in apps with icons that aren't really apps? I can see where that would be confusing to the average person who doesn't know all the ins and outs of the iPhone. Facetime is not an app, it is a feature within the Phone app. And HD Recording is not an app, it is a feature within the Camera app. I won't say that it's misleading because it's not like they are claiming to have something they don't, it's just needlessly confusing.
     
  21. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Never was on the iphone , on the other idevices its there.
     

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