How to Disable FaceTime Photos 2024

An image of a faceTime call on an iPhone and an iPad - Disable FaceTime Live Photos
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An image of a faceTime call on an iPhone and an iPad - Disable FaceTime Live Photos
Credit: Apple

While the Live Photos feature in FaceTime often adds a fun twist to video calls, there are times when it might not be as welcome. In those moments, you might want to disable FaceTime photos to save you from potentially embarrassing situations.

Imagine you're having a casual chat, not looking your best, and someone decides to capture the moment to embarrass you later. Although it notifies you when a photo is taken, it doesn't offer any control, and once a photo is captured, you cannot undo the action.

However, you have the option to prevent people from taking FaceTime photos in the first place. In this guide, we will show you how to disable this feature effectively. But, before that, learn how to search on TikTok while on FaceTime.

How to Disable FaceTime Photos on iPhone and iPad

To disable FaceTime photos, navigate to Settings > FaceTime on your device, and turn off the "FaceTime Live Photos" option. This setting prevents others from capturing photos of you during a FaceTime video call.

Here are the steps to disable FaceTime Live Photos on iPhone and iPad:

  • Open the Settings app on your device and scroll down to select FaceTime.
  • On the FaceTime settings page, locate and toggle off the option for FaceTime Live Photos.

Keep in mind that this setting is device-specific, not account-specific. This means if you use multiple devices, such as an iPhone and an iPad, you will need to disable FaceTime Live Photos separately on each device.

How to Disable FaceTime Photos on Mac and MacBook

The operating system and settings on a Mac or MacBook differ from those on an iPhone and iPad. Therefore, the steps to disable FaceTime photos on these devices vary from the process used on iPhones and iPads.

Here are the steps to disable FaceTime Live Photos on Mac and MacBook:

  • Open FaceTime and press Command + , to open settings.
  • In the settings window, uncheck the box next to Allow Live Photos to be captured during video calls.

Alternatively, with the FaceTime application open, you can click on "FaceTime" in the menu bar and select "Settings." Remember, if you have both a Mac and a MacBook, you will need to adjust the settings separately on each device.

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to disable FaceTime photos. We hope you found this article informational. Before heading off, make sure you learn how to turn off AMBER Alerts on your iPhone.

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