Make connections with only your Wi-Fi connection.
Put it this way, if we were on a desert island with no Wi-Fi, we’d all be in trouble. As much as we hate to admit it, we love a strong Wi-Fi connection to keep in the loop with our socials, check sport scores, read the news and more.
We especially love it in areas where our signal is rubbish. Whether that’s in a shopping centre, at a football game or on our daily commute.
The thing is, sometimes it’s good signal we’re after rather than good Wi-Fi. There are times when we urgently need to call someone and the signal in that area just isn’t co-operating – what use is Wi-Fi then?
It’s a lot of use actually. iPhone users will be thrilled to discover that there’s a way you can make calls to your nearest and dearest. The only thing you need is a good, strong Wi-Fi connection.
No signal? No problem.
When you’re in an area with little to no mobile coverage, but have a Wi-Fi connection that’s tip top, you can make all the calls your heart desires – as long as you’re an iPhone user of course.
Make calls from your iPhone.
1) Go to Settings.
2) Tap Phone.
3) Select Wi-Fi Calling. You may have to enter or confirm your address at this point for emergency services.
4) If Wi-Fi calling is available, you’ll see Wi-Fi underneath your network provider name in the status bar.
5) Your iPhone will now use Wi-Fi to make calls.
If you’re lucky enough to be on a network that supports Wi-Fi Calling on iCloud-connected devices, you can also allow your other devices to make and accept calls using Wi-Fi.
To do this, you must make sure that you’re other Apple devices, such as your watch or iPad, are logged into the same Apple ID that you use on your iPhone – so keep your password handy folks!
You’ve also got to make sure that your devices are up to date with the latest software which means sadly you’re going to have to stop pressing remind me later when your phone tells you you’re due an update.
If all of these things are in check, you can use your iPhone to set up Wi-Fi calling on your other devices.
Add other devices.
1) On your iPhone go to Settings.
2) Then tap Phone.
3) Select Wi-Fi Calling.
4) Turn on Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices.
5) Return to the previous screen and tap Calls on Other Devices.
6) Turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices. A list of your eligible devices will appear under Allow Calls on.
7) You can then turn on each device that you want to allow to use Wi-Fi Calling.
8) On your other devices, make sure they are able to accept calls from your iPhone.
9) On your iPad or iPod go to Settings and then select FaceTime.
10) On your Mac, open the FaceTime app and choose FaceTime preferences. Then turn on Calls from iPhone.
Make calls from your Apple Watch.
1) Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch.
2) Choose the contact you want to call.
3) Tap the phone button.
Make calls from your iPad, iPod or Mac.
1) Open FaceTime.
2) Tap the Add button.
3) Enter a contact or phone number then tap the contact to call.
When all the fun is over, you can easily remove a device and strip it of its Wi-Fi calling abilities.
1) Head to Settings on your iPhone.
2) Tap Phone.
3) Select Calls on Other devices.
4) In the list of devices, turn off Wi-Fi Calling for the device you want to remove.
We’ve given you a lot of instructions here, but we want to make sure you take full advantage of any Wi-Fi connections out there.
You never need to worry about no signal again and will always be able to stay in touch with those around you.
This is strictly limited to Apple, so you’ve got to be in the iPhone gang to get started. Luckily for you, we’ve got deals almost as good as this guide to Wi-Fi calling, ready and waiting for you.