The only reason why FaceTime doesn’t get enough recognition is the fact that it is only an iOS-specific feature. Had it been available for Android devices, then it may have been as popular as WhatsApp or Viber. The FaceTime, however, is slowly making its way to the top. Most iPhone/iPad users love this feature as it offers great video and audio quality without any lagging issues.

There are quite a few ways of getting rid of this issue which is a welcoming sign. Sure, these issues shouldn’t be happening in the first place, but some of it has to do with the users as well. If you are also facing connectivity issues with the FaceTime then you can read some of the proven techniques to address this issue. Here is what you can do about this problem.

Disable and Re-enable the FaceTime:

You need to start with the most basic technique of switching off and switching back on. Turning off a device and powering it back on has been an effective way of troubleshooting the problems within it. Likewise, you can apply the same for a feature too. No one would ever know how it works, but what matters is that it works. Here is what you need to do.

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option FaceTime.

3. Toggle off the FaceTime switch for a few seconds. Toggle it back on.

You’d be lucky if this addresses the issue as you have done virtually done nothing technical about it. If this quick trick doesn’t help then you can move on to the next step.

Check Date and Time Settings:

You must be wondering that what connection date and time settings could have with this issue, aren’t you? It indeed doesn’t have any apparent interconnection, but some iOS users have addressed this FaceTime non-connectivity/poor-connectivity issue by simply setting the date and time settings to automatic. Again, it is just a non-technical sort of solution, but it has proved to be handy. Here is what you need to do.

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Tap on the option Date and Time.
Set Automatically

4. Locate the option Set Automatically and toggle it on.

Renew Lease in Wi-Fi Settings:

Do not get into the technicalities of what Renew Lease does as it is a topic for some other day. You just need to do some adjustments with your Wi-Fi settings as it could help improve the FaceTime connectivity. Here is what you need to do.

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option Wi-Fi.

3. Hit the information icon next to the connected Wi-Fi.
Renew Lease

4. Locate the option Renew Lease and tap on it. Confirm your action by tapping Renew Lease again.

Reset Network Settings:

The best solution for any network related issue is to reset your network settings. Network issues aren’t apparent and your iPhone doesn’t give any warning/notification if something is wrong with the network settings. So, all you need to do is to reset your network settings and it may well address the issue. Here is what you need to do:

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on the option Reset.
Reset Network Settings

4. Now choose the option Reset Network Settings.

5. Once the settings are reset, connect your device to Wi-Fi and check if it improves the FaceTime connectivity.

Force Restart:

Resetting network setting should have addressed the issue. If it hasn’t, you will need to Force Restart your device. Here is how you can force restart different iPhone models.

For iPhone 8 or Later:

Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:

Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:

Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.