How to Set Up Wifi Calling on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of experiencing poor cellular reception indoors? Wifi calling can be a lifesaver in such situations!

With wifi calling, you can make and receive calls using your internet connection, ensuring crystal-clear voice quality even when your cellular signal is weak. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up wifi calling on your Android device.

Step 1: Check if Your Device Supports Wifi Calling

Before proceeding, make sure your Android device supports wifi calling. Not all devices have this feature, so it’s essential to check.

To do this:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Scroll down and look for the “Network & Internet” or “Connections” option.
  • Select it to access further settings.
  • Look for the “Wifi Calling”,“Advanced Calling”, or “Calls” (depending on your device and Android version).
  • If you find any of these options, your device supports wifi calling. If not, unfortunately, your device may not have this feature.

Step 2: Enable Wifi Calling

If your device supports wifi calling, follow these steps to enable it:

A. Carrier-Specific Settings:

If you are using a carrier that supports wifi calling (such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile), they may have specific settings that need to be enabled. To enable wifi calling for such carriers:

  • Dial the carrier’s wifi calling activation number. This number can usually be found on their website or by contacting their customer support.
  • Follow the automated prompts to activate wifi calling on your device.
  • Once activated, you may need to restart your device for the changes to take effect.

B. Generic Android Settings:

If your carrier doesn’t have specific settings for wifi calling, you can enable it using generic Android settings:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Select the option and toggle it on to enable wifi calling.
  • You may be prompted to read and accept terms and conditions before enabling wifi calling.

Step 3: Configure Wifi Calling Options (if available)

If you have successfully enabled wifi calling, you may have additional options to configure. These options vary depending on your device and Android version, but they generally include:

  • E911 Address:
    This is the address associated with your phone number for emergency services. Make sure it is up-to-date as it will be used when making emergency calls over wifi calling.
  • Connection Preferences:
    You can choose whether to prefer wifi calling over cellular networks or use it in conjunction with them.
  • Call Audio:
    You can select whether to use the default audio mode or the speakerphone mode for wifi calls.

Make sure to configure these options according to your preferences and needs.

Step 4: Test Wifi Calling

Now that you have set up wifi calling on your Android device, it’s time to test it out:

  • Connect your device to a stable wifi network.
  • Dial a phone number as you would normally do.
  • If wifi calling is successfully enabled, you will see a notification indicating that the call is being made via wifi.
  • Speak normally into the phone and enjoy the improved call quality!

Congratulations! You have successfully set up and tested wifi calling on your Android device. Now you can make and receive calls even when your cellular signal is weak, ensuring uninterrupted communication at all times!

Note: Some carriers may charge for wifi calling, so check with your carrier regarding any potential charges or limitations before using this feature extensively.

Happy talking!

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