Eye See Nothing: The Case Of The Missing FaceTime

You might have seen our post
earlier today, looking for guinea p…er, volunteers to help us test
the new iPhone 4's FaceTime videoconferencing app.

Unfortunately,
we hit a little speed bump.  After restoring our backed-up 3GS apps, we
fired up the new i4, went to start up FaceTime…


This image described by facetime, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, Photo 1

…and couldn't find the app.  Like, nowhere.  Just a big ol' HOLD button where FaceTime should be.

It didn't help that a fellow i4 early adopter had also done a 3GS restore on his phone — and had FaceTime front and center:

 
This image described by facetime, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, Photo 2

Calling Apple support was next to useless: all they suggested was to restore the phone to its native state.

So we're stumped.  And we're wondering: is there ANYONE ELSE out there who restored their 3GS apps to their i4 and lost FaceTime?  And if so, how (if at all) did they get it back?

Frustrated?  There's a (lack of) app for that.

Update: being a fool.  FaceTime was off by default on my phone.

This image described by facetime, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, Facetime-setting

go to Settings/Phone/ Turn On FaceTime option

About Dactyl Anapest

Google + Profile