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How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone
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Knowing how to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone will come in extra handy when there's little-to-no cellular coverage around you. Provided that your Wi-Fi connection is stable, you can still receive and make calls as usual. 

Wi-Fi calling isn't to be mistaken for an ordinary FaceTime session, as the former is still carrier-driven and relies on SIP/IMS technology. And though this fancy feature may seem like something reserved for the latest and best iPhones, it's actually been around a while and should work with models that go as far back as the iPhone 5c.

Below, we've put together a step-by-step guide to the whole process. But before we get started, make sure that your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling and that you own a model that was released later than the iPhone 5c, because otherwise, you won't be able to enable this feature. In our guide, we used the iPhone 13 Pro.

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

1. First, launch the 'Settings' app

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2. Scroll down and tap the 'Phone' option in the settings menu.

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

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3. Next, select 'Wi-Fi calling' to proceed.

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

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4. Now go ahead and toggle the grey icon next to the 'Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone' option.

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

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5. In the pop-up window, confirm your choice by tapping on 'Enable' to finalize the process.

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

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6. You can also turn on the option to 'Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices'. This will ensure that you can answer and make calls on your other Apple devices (provided that you're signed in to the same iCloud account.)

Otherwise, congrats on setting up Wi-Fi calling! 

How to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

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Now you know how to set up Wi-Fi calling on iPhone, take a look at how to enable the hidden trackpad on iPhone or iPad or how to get full-screen Caller ID on iOS 15. You may also be interested to know that Apple's iPhone Weather app has a must-try hidden feature.

Denise Primbet
News Writer

Denise is a Life Reporter at Newsweek, covering everything lifestyle-related, including health, relationships, personal finance, beauty and more. She was formerly a news writer at Tom’s Guide, regularly producing stories on all things tech, gaming software/hardware, fitness, streaming, and more. Her published content ranges from short-form news articles to long-form pieces, including reviews, buying guides, how-tos, and features. When she's not playing horror games, she can be found exploring East London with her adorable puppy. She’s also a part-time piano enthusiast and regularly experiments in the kitchen.