WiFi calling allows your iPhone to use your WiFi network to make a call. This is a great alternative for people with poor service at home or work, as it does not rely on your connection strength with the Verizon network to make a phone call. You can also make calls to domestic numbers from international locations without exorbitant charges, provided you are on a WiFi network. (Learn about iPhone roaming settings, too, if you travel internationally a lot.)
Our guide below will point you to the menu on your iPhone where you can enable WiFi calling for your device. You will also need to enter a default emergency address, in case you need to make a 911 call over WiFi.
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3.1. This device is on the Verizon cellular network. Wi-Fi calling is only available on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and SE. Additionally, you need to have Advanced Calling or HD Voice enabled on your Verizon account, and you need to be on a monthly cellular plan with Verizon.
If you are curious about some of the other features for calls on your iPhone, then our dial assist iPhone tutorial can help you figure out what one of them is for.
Here is how to enable WiFi calling on a Verizon iPhone 6 –
- Open the Settings menu.
- Open the Phone menu.
- Select the Wi-Fi Calling option.
- Turn on the Wi-Fi Calling on this iPhone option.
- Touch the Enable button.
- Fill out your emergency address information.
- Accept the terms and conditions, then tap the Continue button.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Phone button.
Step 3: Tap the Wi-Fi Calling button.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone.
Step 5: Tap the Enable button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
Step 6: Enter the requested information for your emergency 911 address.
Step 7: Tap the box at the bottom of the screen to accept the terms and conditions, then tap the red Continue button.
Is your iPhone automatically forwarding calls to your iPad when they are both on the same Wi-Fi network? If you would like that to stop, then read this article on disabling call forwarding from your iPhone.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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