Last Updated on January 30, 2020 by Priyam Raj.
WiFi calling has been there on Android and iOS from a while now and finally, it is introduced in India.
Indian Telecommunication brands Jio and Airtel have gone a step ahead and have finally introduced WiFi Calling in India.
But before jumping in the Tutorial, let’s know what exactly is WiFi Calling.
What is WiFi Calling?
It is a feature that is built into devices that can allow you to use a mobile network through WiFi.
In simple words, you can make calls and messages through your device even when it’s on Airplane mode as long as it is connected to WiFi.
How does it work?
It is kind of similar to E-Sim but it uses the Internet (through WiFi) to connect to the Network.
Will my caller ID be affected if I use this feature?
The answer is no, your number stays the same.
Can it work on Airplane mode?
That’s what makes it special, yes it does.
Enable WiFi Calling on Android
It’s simple, follow the steps below
- Open Settings
- Go to Connections
- Connect to a WiFi Network
- Find Wi-Fi calling
- Turn it on
And that’s it, keep in mind that this will only work with selected network providers at this moment.
Also, if you cannot find it on your device then try searching it up in settings or updating the device.
And if you still can’t find it, unfortunately, your device does not support Wi-Fi calling.
Enable WiFi Calling on iOS
It’s simpler, follow the steps
- Open the Settings App
- Go to Mobile Data
- Connect to a WiFi Network and turn on Mobile Data
- Go to Wi-Fi Calling
- Turn it on
- Confirm the message
and there you have it, that’s all you need to do to enable Wi-Fi calling on an iOS Device.
I personally would this feature if I lived in a place where there are network issues but has a good WiFi connection.
This will be really helpful if you had to go upstairs for OTP or something like that.
It is recommended to keep it turned on all the time.