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FaceTime Answers on Other Devices: Find Out Why

‍If you’ve ever used FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac before, you probably know that it’s a great way to stay in touch with the people that matter most. You can video call them whenever you want and see them as if they are right there. Well, almost. Sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as we would have liked.

Maybe your friend didn’t pick up because they are currently busy, or perhaps their phone is off, and they will get back to you later. If you see “FaceTime answered on another device,” there is an explanation. Keep reading to find out more about this!

What does it mean when your iPhone says FaceTime is answered on other devices?

FaceTime can mark calls as answered if the other person is using another device
FaceTime can mark calls as answered if the other person is using another device

If you ever receive a FaceTime call and see that the status on your iPhone says “FaceTime answered on other devices,” then your current iPhone cannot process that call. In simpler terms, the FaceTime app on your device cannot process the incoming call because another device of yours is already receiving that call.

In this case, the person trying to FaceTime you is connecting to your Mac, iPad, or another iPhone already in use. So, what happens next is that your iPhone rejects the call and tells you that They answered your request on another device. Pretty straightforward, right? Well, maybe not. FaceTime can mark calls as answered if the other person is using another device.

Why does my iPhone say FaceTime is answered on other devices?

There are a few possible reasons why your iPhone might say that you answered the incoming FaceTime call on another device. We’ve already covered the first one, but let’s dive into a few more. If another device (iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, or another iPhone) is receiving the FaceTime call, then your iPhone will display this message. Keep in mind that even if you reject that call, it will still appear as answered on another device.

Suppose another person’s device is already connected to your device before you place a FaceTime call on your iPhone. In that case, that person’s device will be the one receiving your call, and your iPhone will mark that call as answered on another device. iPhone will think the incoming call is FaceTime call in progress and mark it as answered on another device.

If you have multiple FaceTime accounts logged in on your iPhone, it will keep your call as answered on other devices no matter which accounts you are logged into.

How to fix the “FaceTime answered on other devices” issue?

If you’re having trouble with FaceTime saying you answered a call, ask your friends to try calling you. If FaceTime works on their end, it’s safe to say that the problem lies with your device.

And if you and your friend call each other and get the same message, there’s not much you can do. Is FaceTime not working? Try restarting the device, deleting and downloading FaceTime again, logging out and logging back in, etc. You can try contacting Apple’s support if none of these work for you.

Why does my iPhone say FaceTime is out of range?

If you’ve ever tried to call another device and saw “iPhone out of range” on your screen, don’t worry. This is a pretty common error and it doesn’t necessarily mean that your device is broken.

Depending on the situation, you may see “iPhone out of range” or “Mac/iPad out of range”. If the person you’re calling is using a Mac or an iPad, this message will appear on your iPhone. If they’re using their iPhone, you’ll see “iPhone out of range”.

Is video calling still not available for you?

You might also want to check your friends' devices to see if they can use video calling
You might also want to check your friends’ devices to see if they can use video calling

You could try to turn on video calling on your iPhone. To do this, open Settings and tap FaceTime. From there, tap Video Calling and ensure it’s turned on.

You might also want to check your friends’ devices to see if they can use video calling. If not, you might consider contacting Apple’s support to see if they can help you.

What do answered calls on another iPhone mean?

This is a pretty common problem that happens when two or more people try to FaceTime each other at the same time. If your iPhone receives an incoming FaceTime call, it will mark it as answered on another device.

To fix this, you should try calling your friends back and asking them to try FaceTime again. If you don’t have time for that, you can also try restarting your device, logging out of FaceTime, logging back in again, and so on.

Can hackers access FaceTime?

The FaceTime system is secure and there’s no reason to worry about it being hacked. FaceTime works by creating a secure connection between two devices and encrypting the call so that no one else can see it.

This means that even if someone is trying to listen in on your ring, they won’t be able to see anything. There was one instance when someone could listen in on FaceTime calls, but that was before it was released to the public. Since then, Apple has implemented many security measures to protect the app.

Conclusion

FaceTime is a great way to stay in touch with the people that matter the most. You can video call them whenever you want and see them as if they are right there. Well, almost. Sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as we would have liked.

Maybe your friend didn’t pick up because they are currently busy, or perhaps their phone is off, and they will get back to you later. Whatever the case, if you check your FaceTime app and see that it says “FaceTime answered on other devices,” there is an explanation for that.

If you ever experience something like this, follow the instructions in this article, and you will find a solution in no time. Stay safe, friends!

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