This issue was encountered by a few users on the site. Thanks to Claire, our reader, we were able to look into this issue and suggest a quick fix. The problem is that you are able to talk to your friends and family on facetime but you don’t hear any sound when they facetime you. Sometimes the problem only happens with one of the iOS devices and does not happen with all the devices that are connected to the same Wi-fi. If you are experiencing this problem with your Ipad or Iphone, the fix is relatively very easy. Sometimes the settings on your device get changed and this problem can be easily fixed by checking and tweaking a few of the settings on your device.
No Sound Problem on FaceTime
Step -> 1 Go to Settings > General. Tap on General.
Step-> 2 Look for “Use Side switch to” and you will find two choices underneath it. Lock Rotation and Mute
Step-> 3 Click on Lock Rotation and set it on. You will see a check mark once you complete the action. This will allow your facetime calls to ring. As you see in the picture below, it shows as “Mute” thereby disabling the sound.
Step -> 4 Please make sure your ringtone sound is “On” by checking Settings > Sounds ON > specific ringtone of your choice. This will make sure you are able to hear the ringtone when someone dials you on facetime.
Connecting Problems on FaceTime
If you are experiencing other problems with facetime such as connection issues or you see the message “Connecting..” and then it fails, you can follow the steps below. Essentially the steps described below are assisting with reactivation of facetime and resetting the network. By performing both these steps, the connection error can be easily resolved.
Step-> 1 Open “Settings” and go to “FaceTime”
Step-> 2 Flip the switch for “FaceTime” into the OFF position followed by flipping it back to the ON position. ‘Waiting for activation…’ message will be displayed and your Apple ID information will fill in.
Step- > 3 When in doubt, go ahead and reset the network. This usually resolves problems associated with connection issues. Open “Settings” > General > Reset > choose “Reset Network Settings”
Once your device boots up, your Facetime should be up and working. Please provide your comments if you have encountered other problems and know of easy fixes.
If you are having problems with FaceTime on your mac, please see the attached article.