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How to enable WiFi calling on Apple and Android devices

WiFi calling is supported by most newer cell phones and tablets and by most cellular service providers. When WiFi calling is enabled, voice and text information is routed over the WiFi network instead of the cell network. Most cell providers do not charge for voice or text data sent over WiFi networks, but check with your provider for details.

Enabling WiFi calling on Apple devices:
  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap Phone and then tap WiFi Calling.

  3. Switch the WiFi Calling on This iPhone slider to On.

  4. Review warnings about location data and data collection. Tap Enable to turn on WiFi Calling.

Enabling WiFi calling on Android devices:
  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Depending on the make/model of phone, tap Advanced Calling, Connections, or Wireless and Network.

  3. Select WiFi Calling.

  4. Follow onscreen instructions to enter a US address for use in the event of an emergency call (911).

  5. Once the address is saved successfully, the WiFi Calling setting will be turned on. (Note: Your location cannot be detected in the WiFi Calling mode. Emergency responders will go to the saved address.)

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Keywords:wifi, cellphone, cell, device, apple, android, calling   Doc ID:78127
Owner:Sara S.Group:Washington State University - Vancouver
Created:2017-11-08 14:18 CDTUpdated:2018-11-01 12:25 CDT
Sites:Washington State University - Vancouver
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