How to Setup Wifi Calling on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to set up WiFi calling on your Android device. WiFi calling is a useful feature that allows you to make and receive calls over a WiFi network, even when you have a weak or no cellular signal. It can be especially handy in areas with poor network coverage or when traveling abroad.

Step 1: Check Device Compatibility

Before setting up WiFi calling, ensure that your Android device supports this feature. Not all devices and carriers offer WiFi calling, so it’s essential to check compatibility.

To check if your device supports WiFi calling:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Wi-Fi & network or Connections.
  • Look for an option like “WiFi Calling” or “Advanced Calling. “
  • If you find the option, great!

    Your device supports WiFi calling. If not, it means your device does not support this feature.

Step 2: Enable WiFi Calling

If your device is compatible with WiFi calling, follow these steps to enable it:

  • Open the Phone app
  • Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  • Scroll down and look for the WiFi Calling option.
    • If you don’t see this option, it may be located under another sub-menu like “Calling Accounts” or “Advanced Settings.”
    • If using a dual SIM phone, check if the WiFi calling option is available for both SIM slots or only one.
  • Toggle the switch to enable WiFi calling.

Step 3: Set Preferred Network

After enabling WiFi calling, you can set your preferred network to ensure seamless switching between WiFi and cellular networks. Here’s how:

  • Go back to the main Settings menu.
  • Select Wi-Fi & network or Connections.
  • Tap on SIM & Network or a similar option depending on your device.
  • Look for an option like “Preferred network type” or “Network mode.”
    • If you find multiple options, choose the one that mentions both WiFi and cellular networks.
    • Select the option, such as “WiFi Preferred” or “WiFi and Mobile Data,” that suits your preference.

Step 4: Make a Test Call

Once you’ve completed the above steps, it’s time to make a test call over WiFi. This will help ensure that everything is set up correctly:

  • Dial any phone number as you would for a regular call.
    • If your device is connected to a WiFi network, it should automatically switch to WiFi calling mode. Otherwise, it will use cellular networks for calls.
    • Note: Depending on your carrier and device settings, there may be additional prompts or notifications during the call setup process.

      Follow any on-screen instructions accordingly.

  • During the call, check if the call quality is satisfactory. If you experience any issues, try switching between WiFi and cellular networks to see which provides better call quality.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up WiFi calling on your Android device. Now you can enjoy making and receiving calls even when your cellular signal is weak, as long as you have a stable WiFi connection.

Note: The steps mentioned above may vary slightly depending on your Android device’s manufacturer and the version of Android it is running. However, the general process should be similar across most devices.

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