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  1. #1

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Anyway to reduce latency/clarity on Facetime?
    I'm trying to record someone speaking via Facetime from their iPhone to my Mac.
    Is their anyway to reduce latency? Instead of wifi to wifi, would a landline from my Mac help? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    Connect by ethernet cable.

    Use an audio only app to cut down on bandwidth usage

    Use the iPhone in a very high signal area or on good quality wifi

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    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2013
    How can I improve Macbook wi-fi?
    I have a 2009 Macbook. Is their any device or upgrade I can add to it to improve Facetime video call sessions? I'm not looking for inexpensive solutions, I need it improved for work. Something that might help with latency, speed or quality for when I'm traveling. Thanks

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    There are too many variables when traveling to try to pinpoint improving a FaceTime call. A FaceTime call depends mostly on the connection which exists from the caller to the received end. Unfortunately, not all hotels, motels, and other visitor hostels use good quality hardware. Most are like trying to make a FaceTime call from Starbucks. You might try carrying along an Apple Airport Express with you to help extending the connection, but whether that will improve the call depends mostly again on the initial connection.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Threads merged. Same topic...same issue. It's always best to continue posting in the same thread...especially since the earlier thread/post contains information that helps explain the situation more clearly.


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