The ability to make phone calls over Wi-Fi from your iPhone has been available for a while now. I think Wi-Fi calling is helpful for people that make calls from inside a building like their home and that do not have great Cell reception. I don’t really need to use Wi-Fi calling at my home, but I have it turned on just in case. If you were thinking about using Wi-Fi calling, and need to activate it, then read on.
To activate Wi-Fi calling in iOS go into Settings and Tap on “Cellular”:
Once in this area Tap on “Wi-Fi Calling”:
Then toggle Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone to “On”:
You will receive this disclaimer message:
Just Tap “Enable” and you will be taken to a screen requesting your “Emergency 911 Address”:
You have to fill in this emergency information. If you are calling using Cellular Data the emergency information is automatically provided, but not if you are calling using Wi-Fi. So you have to provide that information for Wi-Fi calling. When you are finished filling in this form, scroll down and Tap on “Continue”:
You will receive this confirmation screen:
When you Tap “OK” you will be on the main screen again and Wi-Fi calling will be activated.
If at any time you wish to check your iPhone to see if Wi-Fi calling is working, just slide down the Control Center from the upper right corner of the screen:
That little icon with the network symbol should be “Green”. If it is not green, but you have setup Wi-Fi calling, you can try to toggling the Airplane Mode button “On” and “Off”. Then toggle the Wi-Fi button “On” and “Off”.
That is all there is to it to activate Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone. It is not a bad idea to just leave it on, I do.