How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone

Make a call with Wi-Fi Calling

With Wi-Fi Calling, you can place a phone call in an area with little or no cellular coverage. Learn how to make a voice call using Wi-Fi Calling.

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To place a Wi-Fi call, you need an iPhone on one of these carriers:

  • Canada: Bell, Rogers
  • Hong Kong: 3, SmarTone
  • United Kingdom: EE, Vodafone
  • United States: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint
  • Saudi Arabia: Zain
  • Switzerland: SALT, Swisscom

iPhone 5c and later are capable of Wi-Fi Calling. Check with your carrier on which models are supported.

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Turn on Wi-Fi calling in Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling. You might need to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.*

If Wi-Fi Calling is available, you’ll see Wi-Fi after your carrier name in the status bar. Then your calls will use Wi-Fi Calling.

* When cellular service is available, your iPhone uses it for emergency calls. If you turned on Wi-Fi Calling and cellular service isn’t available, emergency calls might use Wi-Fi calling. Emergency calls might send your device’s location information to help emergency workers find you, regardless of whether you turn on Location Services.

Place a Wi-Fi call from another device (T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T)

  • If you’re in the United States and use T-Mobile, you can place a Wi-Fi call from your iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later.
  • If you’re in the United States and use Sprint, you can place a Wi-Fi call from your iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9.1 or later.
  • If you’re in the United States and use AT&T, you can place a Wi-Fi call from your iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9.2.

You can also make Wi-Fi calls with Apple Watch with watchOS 2, or Mac with OS X El Capitan. When you place the call, your iPhone could be right next to you or far away—it could even be off.