Do You Need Wifi for Facetime?


Quick Answer

For Wi-Fi-only Apple devices, users must connect to a Wi-Fi network with an active Internet connection for FaceTime to work. Apple devices with mobile data plans can connect to 3G or 4G networks to use FaceTime.

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As well as requiring an active Internet connection, the FaceTime app only works with supported Apple devices. For the iOS app version, users must have an iPhone 4, an iPad 2, an iPad mini, a fourth-generation iPod touch or a newer device. FaceTime for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Users must also configure their routers, firewalls and security applications to give FaceTime unrestricted access to the Internet. The app requires a broadband connection for faster and better performance.

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