How to Mute Someone on FaceTime? A Quick Hack!

How to Mute Someone on FaceTime

FaceTime is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but what happens when one person keeps talking and you just want to take a break? This post will show you how to mute someone on FaceTime. Whether you’re trying to get some peace or are just not interested in the conversation, muting someone on FaceTime is easy.

There can be times when you want to mute that annoying cousin from making loud noises on the FaceTime call. Or your angry girlfriend is shouting at you. And that’s when you’ll want to mute them for a while. 

How to mute someone on FaceTime? Unfortunately, you cannot mute anyone on a FaceTime call, as Apple does not offer any feature like this. 

However, there are some tips you can use to keep the audio to yourself and prevent others from listening to your conversation. Read the article to know more.

How to Mute Someone on FaceTime Calls: Tips to Keep the Audio to Yourself 

How to Mute Someone on FaceTime

As you know, you cannot mute anyone on a FaceTime call. But that does not mean you can let the people near you hear what you guys are talking about. Here are some helpful tips for enjoying your privacy when using FaceTime.

  1. Use Headphones 

The easiest and the quickest way to keep the audio to yourself is using a pair of quality headphones. I prefer using AirPods since they offer the ultimate convenience, and there is no fuss of wires as well. 

You can use any headphones and use them to make FaceTime calls with the audio discreet to yourself. 

  1. Ask the Other Person to Mute Their Mic 

If the person on the other side of the FaceTime call mutes their mic, it can help. What you need to do is ask them to tap the call window and then click on the Mute Button. This will mute the microphone of the other person, and you won’t hear them until they unmute their mic.

  1. Turn Your Device’s Volume Down 
How to Mute Someone on FaceTime

Dropping down the volume on your device will definitely help keep the conversation discreet. If you are doing FaceTime via iPhone/iPad, use the volume rockers to reduce the volume. 

However, if you are doing it on Mac or Windows PC, you can use the mute shortcuts. Locate the combination of volume down or mute function on the keyboard and use it when required.

Why I Cannot Mute Someone on FaceTime?

Apple did not disclose any specific reason for this. But according to some users, it could be due to privacy reasons. You can only mute yourself or turn your camera off on a FaceTime call. If you want the other person to stay mute, they have to turn their mic off. Or you need to reduce the volume.

How to Mute FaceTime Call Notifications?

How to Mute Someone on FaceTime

You can easily mute FaceTime call notifications by following some easy steps. Tap on Settings, and click on Notifications, now tap on FaceTime and slide the Allow Notifications button to the off position. 

You will not get any FaceTime call notifications until you toggle the notifications back on. 

Does Do Not Disturb Silently FaceTime?

Yes, Do Not Disturb will silence FaceTime, but it will not mute the other person if you answer the call. Here the DND feature works as it functions for normal calls and text notifications. 

What Does Silence Join Request Mean on Facetime?

How to Mute Someone on FaceTime

A lot of users think that this feature introduced in iOS 15 helps silence the FaceTime calls, but that’s not the case here. Apple wants people outside its ecosystem to enjoy using FaceTime, and that is why they introduced the silence join request feature.

Whenever anyone requests to join an ongoing FaceTime call. The initiator of the call will hear a soft chime, and a notification will appear in the notification bar. When a lot of people join a call, it can be annoying to approve all.And that’s where the Silence join request helps. Now the initiator of the call will not receive multiple notifications, and people can join the call silently.


Q1: Can I mute someone on FaceTime on Android?

A: You cannot mute someone on FaceTime on Android. The reason is there is no FaceTime app available for Android. Furthermore, you can only attend a call initiated by some iOS or Mac User. In a nutshell, Android phones do not let you make changes to the FaceTime call.

You can drop the volume to avoid listening to the other people in the call.

Q2: Can I pause my video on FaceTime?

A: Yes, you can pause your video on a FaceTime call. There will be a tab above the grey area where you see the flip, mute, and end buttons. Drag this up, and you’ll see a full menu of options for the FaceTime call. Click on “Camera Off”, and you can pause the video until you turn it back on.

Q3: How do you know if someone muted you on FaceTime?

A: There is no way to mute someone on FaceTime, so you won’t know if someone has muted you. However, if someone turns down their volume, you won’t be able to know it.


Here’s everything you should know about how to mute someone on FaceTime. Apple continuously updates FaceTime to make it smoother while improving the audio/video quality. Make sure to upgrade to the latest iOS version to get all features of FaceTime, and enjoy talking to your friends and family.

Stay tuned with us for more such updates, and become iOS savvy.

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About the Author: Adam Wishmore

Adam Wishmore is an apple geek, there is no other way of putting it. Since the first generation iPhone hit the market to the latest Macbook pro, Adam knows everything there is and how to fix everything on apple devices. Find me on Facebook