How To Fake Poor Connection on FaceTime?

How To Fake Poor Connection On Facetime

While FaceTime calls are fun and interactive, they can get annoying, or the call could have come at the wrong time. In such a scenario, the best thing to do is hang up.

However, basic etiquette depicts hanging up on people as rude; therefore, your second best option is to hang up without them knowing. One way to do so is by faking a poor connection. But how?

Quick Answer

An easy way to fake poor connection on FaceTime is by putting your phone on Airplane mode. Doing so will simultaneously switch off your internet, disrupting the call. The trick is, instead of the other contact getting a “Call ended” notification, they will get a “Facetime is reconnecting” notification which usually means you have a poor internet connection.

We all get overwhelmed with FaceTime calls at one point or the other. If you can relate, this post is for you. Below are simple ways to get out of a FaceTime call without the other person knowing.

Method #1: Use Airplane Mode

As mentioned earlier, one way to end a Facetime call without annoying the other person is by faking a poor connection by putting your phone on Airplane mode. This trick works because a FaceTime call will only work if you have a stable internet connection.

Therefore, if your internet becomes unstable or flat-out disconnects, your device will try to find another Wi-Fi router or mobile data it can connect to. While it’s searching for an alternative, the recipient of the call will receive a “FaceTime is reconnecting” notification.

The reconnecting window is usually 10 seconds; after that, the recipient will get a “Call failed” notification. At that point, they will assume you have a poor or no internet connection.

Part of the reason this is a solid trick is that if you deliberately hang up, the notification sent out is “Call ended,” which won’t be the case in this scenario.

To put your phone on Airplane mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe your screen from the top-right to reveal the Control center. If you have an older iOS device, swipe from the bottom right for the same results.
  2. Tap on the Airplane icon in the top left corner.
  3. Close the Control center by putting your finger on the white line at the bottom of the screen and swiping it up.
  4. Your call should now be successfully interrupted.


  1. While still on the call, swipe your screen from the bottom up, allowing you to return to your home screen.
  2. Open the Settings app.
  3. Toggle on the slider next to the “Airplane mode option and ensure it turns green.
  4. Swipe your screen from the bottom to reveal your previous screens.
  5. Open the FaceTime app window, and your call should read, “Facetime is reconnecting,” before it finally informs you that the call failed.

Also, if it’s a video call, please maintain eye contact while doing the steps to prevent the recipient/s from knowing what you are up to.

Method #2: Ending the Call First

Another way to get out of the FaceTime call without the other person knowing is by hanging up and then disconnecting from the internet.

While the aforementioned negates the whole purpose of the recipient not knowing, the trick is in how you argue it out. Also, this method only works well if you are sure the other person will call you back via FaceTime.

So, when you hang up, the recipient will get the “Call ended” notification. Then before they call back, you need to put your phone on Airplane more or disconnect from the internet.

This way, when they call you back, their display will read “Ringing” instead of “Calling,” which indicates that you are either not connected to the internet or have a poor connection.

For  this trick, follow the steps above:

  1. Press the red “X” icon on your display to end the call. Alternatively, press the Power button.
  2. Quickly swipe the screen down from the top right to reveal the Control center.
  3. Press the Airplane icon and wait a couple of minutes.


As much as FaceTime calls can be fun, cheap, and interactive, they can also be tiresome and overwhelming.

Because hanging up will be deemed rude, one way to get yourself from your situation is by faking a poor connection.

This post contains simple ways to go about the task at hand.


If my internet disconnects my FaceTime calls, will my phone automatically start using airtime to continue the call?

No, it won’t. FaceTime calls will only work if you have a stable internet connection.

Will the FaceTime call I am currently on disconnect if someone else FaceTimes me?

No, it won’t. However, your device will notify you that someone is calling and give you the option of picking up the second call or hanging up and continuing with your current call.

Do FaceTime calls have a call session limit?

No, they don’t. The call will go on as long as all parties have an internet connection.

Why does my FaceTime voice call work, but the video calls keep disconnecting?

Either you or the person you are on a call with have an unstable internet connection. Video calls tend to require more bandwidth than voice calls.

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