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What is Wi-fi calling on iPhone and how to enable Wi-Fi Calling

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How many of us face this problem  ” Whenever we are indoors, and get low Mobile Signals and face lot of issues in making / receiving calls “. iPhone and many operators have got a solution for this, known as Wi-Fi calling.

If your carrier supports Wi-Fi Calling on iCloud-connected devices, you can also make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other devices. You can use Wi-Fi Calling on these devices, even if your iPhone isn’t on the same Wi-Fi Network or turned on:

  • iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later
  • Apple Watch with watchOS 2 or later
  • Mac (2012 or later model) with OS X El Capitan

Make sure that you’re signed in to iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID that you use on your iPhone. Also make sure that your devices have the latest software.

To place a Wi-Fi call from your iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or Mac, follow these steps.

  1. If you haven’t added your device yet—which allows it to use Wi-Fi Calling—add it.
  2. Open FaceTime.
  3. Tap Audio.
  4. Enter a contact or phone number and tap Wi-Fi call .

Adding a Device for Wi-fi calling

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Phone and turn on Wi-Fi Calling, then turn on Calls on Other Devices.
  2. Tap Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices.
  3. On your other devices, sign in to iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID and password that you use on your iPhone.
  4. Turn on Wi-Fi Calling:
    • On your iPad or iPod touch, go to Settings > FaceTime > Calls from iPhone and tap Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling.
    • On your Mac, open FaceTime and choose FaceTime > Preferences > Settings and select Calls From iPhone > Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling.
  5. When a six-digit code appears, enter it on your iPhone and tap Allow.

What to do if you can not add a Device

  • Make sure that Wi-Fi Calling and Allow Calls on Other Devices are on, and that your device appears under Allow Calls On.
  • Make sure that you’re using the same Apple ID for FaceTime and iCloud on your iPhone and your other device.

If still you face problems, please try the below mentioned steps :

  • Go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling and make sure that Wi-Fi Calling is on.
  • Restart your iPhone.
  • Connect to a different Wi-Fi network. Not all Wi-Fi networks work with Wi-Fi Calling.
  • Turn Wi-Fi Calling off and then on again.
  • Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Network Settings.

Now the Main quesyion, How to check whether your Operator supports wi-fi calling or no, you can check same here. Just to shorten your time, List of key operators is given below :

  1. India – Vodafone
  2. Singapore – Singtel, Starhub, M1
  3. Japan – Softbank, NTT Docomo
  4. South Korea – LG U+, KT, SK Telecom
  5. UAE – Etisalat , DU
  6. Other Gulf Countries – Zain is the most common operator
  7. Canada and US – Most of operators Support Wi-fi calling
  8. France – SFR, Free Mobile, Orange, NRJ Mobile, La Poste Mobile
  9. Germany – E-plus, O2, Vodafone, Telekom
  10. Greece – Vodafone, Wind, Cosmote
  11. Italy – 3, Tim, Vodafone

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