iPhone Wi-Fi calling can save you in places without coverage: this is how you can activate it
Over time, Apple has added more features to phone calls. Now, and thanks to the operators, iPhone can also make calls through your home Wi-Fi for those places in the house where we do not have good coverage. Let us see how we can enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone. Of course, we need to make sure our carrier supports this feature first.
See the list of carriers that support Wi-Fi calling
FaceTime has long had the ability to make audio calls. These are produced over a Wi-Fi or cellular network, the latter depending on whether the carrier supports it. In this case, FaceTime audio calls don’t count toward our monthly bill (remember, you can connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network without entering your password).
Calling over Wi-Fi is a different technology that depends on carriers. long ago deploying several companies around the world, reaching Spain. In our country, these were the first carriers to support Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone:
The case of O2 is not specified on the Apple website, but as a user I can confirm that it is an option. It’s probably because it’s a subsidiary of Movistar. The next step is to confirm that you have the latest carrier settings available:
- Go to Settings > General > Information.
In case there are new settings, iOS will ask you if you want to update them. Since Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone is relatively recent, you may need to go through this process before using them.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone
Now that we have everything we need to activate Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone, let’s see how the process works. We must follow these steps:
- Open Settings and go to Mobile Data.
- Below your carrier’s name, you’ll see a Wi-Fi Calling section.
- There you will see a button, activate it to activate this function.
- A notice about the collection and use of location data will appear. Accept it to use Wi-Fi calling.
These Wi-Fi calls for the iPhone will come in very handy when we are in an area of the house or office with little telephone coverage
That is all. From now on, your calls will use the known Wi-Fi network that your iPhone is connected to. If the quality is poor or you move away from the access point, your calls may be affected.
There is an additional option that is not supported by all carriers with Wi-Fi Calling. And it is what allows these calls on other devices with our Apple ID. Something that can be useful if we want to stop having the iPhone at hand.