How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

Wi-Fi calling was first introduced in iOS 8. The new feature was met with a virtual round of applause from all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Basically, Wi-Fi calling lets you place and receive phone calls and text messages if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage.

By default, Wi -Fi calling is not enabled on your iPhone. That means you will have to activate it. Keep in mind that once you have enabled Wi-Fi calling, your iPhone will automatically switch to Wi-Fi, and if you move out of an area covered by Wi-Fi, your iPhone will switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks to maintain a stable connection during a call.

1. How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

To activate Wi-Fi calling on your phone, the following steps will help you

Step 1: Open the Setting app on your iPhone

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Phone

Step 3: Tap Wi-Fi calling under Calls section

Step 4: Enable Wi-Fi calling on this iPhone.

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If you encounter a problem with Wi-Fi calling or simply you don’t want to use it, you can disable it by sliding Wi-Fi calling button to the left.

2. How to use Wi-Fi calling along with Continuity

Normally, Wi-Fi calling does not usually work with the Continuity feature. Therefore, you will not be able to place or receive calls on your iOS devices like a Mac or an iPad if you activate Wi-Fi calling.

If you own an iPhone running iOS 9 or a Mac running OS X EL Capitan, you can use the Continuity feature along with Wi-Fi calling.

To enable the Continuity feature, you can follow the steps below

Step 1: Launch the Settings app

Step 2: Select Calls on Other Devices under the Wi-Fi calling option.

Step 3: Select Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices. This step allows other iOS devices signed into your iCloud account to make and receive calls even when your phone is not nearby.

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With iOS 9.3 update, Wi-Fi calling is now available for all four major US carriers including T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.

If you are an AT&T subscriber, iOS 9.3 allows you to make international Wi-Fi calls, which will help you stay in touch while you are travelling abroad.

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