Wi-Fi calling is nothing new. A Wi-Fi call is similar to a regular call, but it uses the internet instead of a phone line or cellular network. By means of Wi-Fi calling, you can make or receive a phone call with a Wi-Fi network. If there is little or no cellular coverage in an area, you can use this feature. You can use the Wi-Fi connection of your home, hotel, office or even a Wi-Fi hotspot. The user can take full advantage of Wi-Fi calling to cut down their phone bills.
Like many features in your Apple Watch, your Watch also has the Wi-Fi calling feature. If your device usually picks up a stronger Wi-Fi signal than a cellular one, at that time you can use this feature. The biggest advantage is that Wi-Fi calling also lets a user connect all kinds of Apple devices using the same iCloud account so you can make calls from them even if your iPhone is off or not on the same Wi-Fi network.
How to Enable Wi-Fi calling on your Apple Watch
Some carriers will not support Wi-Fi calling or not offer Wi-Fi calling. If your carrier has supported this feature, you can use Wi-Fi calling on your Apple Watch, otherwise not. You can check carriers list of Apple that provide this service.
To start using Wi-Fi calling on your Apple Watch Enable it on your paired iPhone device.
To Enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone
- Open ‘Settings’ app of your iPhone.
- Tap on ‘Phone’ into the settings.
- Open ‘Wi-Fi calling.’
- Now, Turn on the ‘Sliding button’ of ‘Wi-Fi calling on This iPhone.’
- Go back to ‘Calls’ menu.
- Now, open ‘Calls on Other Devices.’ It is below the Wi-Fi calling tab.
- Turn on the sliding switch of ‘Allow Calls on Other Devices.’
Enter or confirm your address if asked.
Note: If you place an emergency call, then your iPhone will attempt to use the cellular network. If there is no cellular network, then it will use Wi-Fi calling.
To Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch
- Launch ‘Apple Watch’ app in your iPhone.
- Tap on ‘My Watch.’
- Tap on ‘Phone.’
- Turn on ‘Wi-Fi calling’ by sliding button.
Now, you can create and receive calls over Wi-Fi on your Apple Watch, Even If your paired iPhone device is not near to your Apple Watch or Switched Off. But, your Apple Watch must be within the range of any Wi-Fi network to which iPhone has linked.