Is there a way to block your phone number on FaceTime?
Someone posted this in one of groups I’m in I have not tried it though
#telemedicine FaceTime hack.
For those of you having trouble with telemedicine platform or patients having difficulty with it I have figred out a way to change your caller ID to allow you to face time your patients (not sure if it works on androids and patient would have to have an iphone or ipad) It's a bit complicated so let me know if u have trouble following.
First decide what email address u want to use. Consider something like [email protected]
. Turn on automatic reply to say something like “
****PLEASE NOTE this inbox does not accept e-mails and any responses will not be monitored. Please call our office at ————or access our patient portal with any questions. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911*****
On your phone/ipad:
- go to settings - click on the top where it should have your apple ID
- click on Name, Phone Numbers, Email
- 2nd line down - reachable at - click on edit (in blue)
- click on the red stop icon
- there will be a pop up warning that says "Choose another address to use..."
- click on continue
-might need to enter iphone passcode
-enter the new email address
-this will send a verfication code to that email address
-check your email for the verification code
-back to your phone/ipad - enter the verification code - wait for confirmation
- then back to settings
-scroll down to Facetime icone
-click on use your Apple ID for facetime
-pop up - Apple ID sign in requested - enter your email address and YOUR NORMAL APPLE ID PASSWORD
-scroll down to Caller ID - check only the email address (not your phone number)
Try calling someone to make sre it works - your callerID should now be the email address.
If a patient tries to email that address they will get that automatic message