If you use FaceTime and iMessage behind a firewall

You can use FaceTime and iMessage with most networks. If you're on a network that's behind a firewall, you may need to enable certain ports.

Some networks use firewalls for security. Firewalls block certain Internet traffic from entering or leaving a network. Internet traffic moves through a firewall using ports. To use FaceTime and iMessage behind certain firewalls, you may need to ask your network administrator to enable these ports:

FaceTime iMessage
  • 80 (TCP)
  • 443 (TCP)
  • 3478 to 3497 (UDP)
  • 5223 (TCP)
  • 16384 to 16387 (UDP)
  • 16393 to 16402 (UDP)
  • 80 (TCP)
  • 443 (TCP)
  • 5223 (TCP)

Depending on the NAT configuration of your router and network, additional ports may be used to send and receive video. Some router features, such as port mapping, SIP dropping or dynamic opening of media ports may interfere with FaceTime and iMessage. Contact your network administrator if you need help with port forwarding.

If you're using a Wi-Fi network, learn about recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points.

 

FaceTime is not available in all countries or regions.

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