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Apple iMessage, FaceTime


Messaging, telephony, videophone and collaboration service for iOS and MacOS devices

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy


  • iMessage and FaceTime can be used without registering an Apple ID (and without agreeing to Terms of Use), if the service is activated on an iOS device with only the telephone number used as user identification.
  • Service provider is located outside of Finnish Act for Privacy of Electronic Communications (Controller: Apple Ireland, Processor: Apple USA)

Technical description of Apple Services' security measures is available at

Messaging and video/audio is end-to-end encrypted, keys are exchanged via Apple's proprietary global device directory. Apple is technically able to insert additional third-party encryption keys of required by law, but it is not mentioned in the description whether Apple does so. The enrcyption model itself can be considered safe. Attached files and photos are encrypted and saved into iCloud. The key and address are sent as an iMessage to recipient(s).



Apple ID or a valid telephone SIM in an iPhone




Apple Inc., Ireland

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