Several users have reported an issue in which they cannot sign into FaceTime for Mac OS X. In these cases, either no sign in screen ever appears, or the sign in process spins endlessly and never progresses. Other users may receive the message “There was a problem with FaceTime. You need to quit and open FaceTime again”
Delete plist File
In some cases, this issue can be resolved by deleting the file:
- ~/Library/LaunchAgents and delete the com.apple.imagent.plist
(the tilde [~] represents your home user folder)
Use Alternate Email Address
Set DNS to use Google Public DNS
- Go to System Preferences -> Network.
- Click on the connection you are using now.
- Click Advanced.
- Switch to DNS tab.
- Click the + sign under DNS servers
- Add 126.96.36.199
- Add 188.8.131.52
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