When Steve Jobs announced that the new iPhone 4 would come with video calling, most Apple fans were thrilled with the idea. The Cupertino company has called this new feature FaceTime and is only available on the fourth-generation iPhone, which would not have gone down well with 3GS, 3G and 2G customers.
Today was the first official day that we started getting our shiny new iPhone 4 phones — some have been unlucky and experienced a few problems, such as yellowish spots and poor reception — but the main issue is wondering how to activate FaceTime.
I decided to look into this issue following a phone call with my cousin; my first stop was the Apple forum. Once you have restored all your setting on your new iPhone 4 you will no doubt see a message on the FaceTime setting saying “Waiting for activation”, do not worry as this is perfectly normal.
This is how things will happen, once you have transferred your number from your old SIM to your micro SIM you will have to wait a while. Once your carrier has transferred this you should then turn your iPhone 4 off and then turn it back on. Then make certain that you are where you can receive a Wi-Fi signal and FaceTime should then activate.
A number of owners have been complaining that it does not work, only to learn that they were trying to use 3G — it only works with Wi-Fi. Please let us know if you still have activation problems.