You might have heard of Wi-Fi Calling, but not have a clear idea on what it actually is. The blame is not on you, as Wi-Fi calling is a rather recent phenomenon. Thankfully, you don’t have to wonder about the ins and outs of this technology anymore. I will tell you all that you need to know about Wi-Fi Calling and How you can use Wi-Fi Calling on your phone. So, let us get started.
What is Wi-Fi Calling?
Wi-Fi calling is just what it is called, making calls over the Wi-Fi. So, instead of using your traditional telecommunications provider, you use your high-speed broadband service to make calls. Even a high-speed Wi-Fi router is capable of providing this service. When you are using Wi-Fi calling, you will still be making calls from your own number just not through your service provider.
Wi-Fi calling is especially beneficial if you have network problems with your cellular service. That means, if you get low reception on your phone inside your house or workplace, you can use your Wi-Fi to make the calls instead. This will reduce the chances of any call drop due to bad reception. The best thing, however, is the high-quality telephonic communication made possible through this technology and you have to pay no extra cost. Wi-Fi calls work the same way as normal calls and function on the same tariff.
How does Wi-Fi Calling Work?
You might have this question in your mind from the starting of this article. So, I will not keep you in suspense anymore. Wi-Fi calling works the same as calls on Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype do. All of these social media apps make use of a technology called VoIP and so does Wi-Fi calling. VoIP stands for Voice over the Internet which makes calls by means of the web and not a service provider. The latter functions on the protocol of Voice over LTE network.
How to Use Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone?
Wi-Fi calling makes calling a lot easier and clearer even if you are living under a stone. I mean it literally, provided you have a Wi-Fi connection there. Anyway, Wi-Fi calling is efficient and thankfully available to both iOS and Android users. Let us learn how you can use Wi-Fi Calling on your phone.
Enabling Wi-Fi Calling of iPhone
To enable Wi-Fi calling on your iOS device, follow the given steps
Step 1: Head to the Settings App.
Step 2: Scroll down to find the Phone, and tap on it.
Step 3: Locate the Calls Section, under which you will find Wi-Fi Calling.
Step 4: To enable Wi-Fi Calling, turn on the Toggle next to it and you are done.
Now, you can use Wi-Fi calling on your device without any interruption. Once the service is enabled you will see “Wi-Fi” in your carrier bar. If that is not the case, check to see if your Wi-Fi is on and working or restart your iOS device. If the problem still persists, ensure that your iPhone is updated and both your phone and service provider support Wi-Fi calling.
Enable Wi-Fi Calling on your Android Devices
Wi-Fi calling is not available on all android devices, so before going into the steps make sure that your Android device supports the feature. After which you can enable the service on your phone through the following steps.
Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’ on your Android device.
Step 2: Find Network and Collection and tap on it.
Step 3: Then Tap on ‘Wi-Fi Preferences’ followed by ‘Advanced’ There might be a direct option on your device called ‘Advanced Calling’ under Network and Connection. It is different on different skins so make sure you check for both.
Step 4: Finally, you will find the Wi-Fi calling option that you need to enable and you are done.
This way you can make use of the feature of Wi-Fi calling on your advanced android devices. If the feature is not working, check for any pending software updates and also check your Wi-Fi connection.
Congratulations, now you know all the basics of Wi-Fi Calling and can make use of the feature to the best of its abilities. If at any point you face problems with the service, just reset your Network Setting. This little hack solves most of the issues with Wi-Fi calling. Now, go ahead, make some high-quality calls.