To turn WiFi calling on, you need a semi-recent phone. Pretty much from 2013 phones will work. If you have a phone later than 2013 – good on you, but you may not be able to take advantage of WiFi calling.
Your carrier must also support the ability for WiFi calling. Consult their website to see if they do. If they don’t – honestly it’s time to switch.
Couldn’t be easier to enable WiFi Calling on your iPhone (or iPad if you have the cell version). To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need an iPhone 5c or later.
- Go to Settings > Phone, and click on Wi-Fi Calling.
- You’ll see Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone, toggle that to the on position.
Enable WiFi Calling from your iOS device.
To confirm it is on you’ll see Wi-Fi after your carrier name in the status bar.
Pro Tip: From the Wi-Fi Calling Menu you can also enable other iOS devices you may have to use the service.
To turn WiFi calling on an Android phone, it will depend on the phone you have. The two most popular phones are Google Pixel phones, and Samsung Galaxy phones — so we will lay out the steps for these. Other Android phones should follow similar steps.
Google Pixel Phone
- Go to Settings > Network and Internet, and Calls & SMS.
- The Wi-Fi calling option is at the bottom, tap on it, then toggle on Use Wi-Fi calling.
Samsung Galaxy Phone
- Open the Phone app, and then tap on the More options (the three vertical dots) icon.
- Select the Settings menu.
- Find and tap the switch to turn the Wi-Fi Calling feature on.
The setting is located in the Phone app (the app you use to make phone calls).
Toggle Wi-Fi Calling on.
To confirm you have WiFi calling on, you will either see it next to your carrier’s name or the WiFi calling symbol next to your WiFi bars in the status bar.
Confirm your Wi-Fi calling is on by checking the carrier name, or by seeing the phone with wifi bars icon in your status bar.