iOS 9.3 to bring Verizon Wi-Fi Calling to iPhone

Apple rolled out its third iOS 9.3 beta earlier this week — and followed it up with a public beta on Wednesdaios93y — and although it is almost identical to the second beta, there is one nice new addition. Those on Verizon can now enjoy Wi-Fi Calling. Verizon said it will offer Wi-Fi calling to its iPhone customers through Apple’s iOS 9.3 operating system update.

Wi-Fi Calling has been slowly making its way to iPhone owners on all major carrier in the U.S., starting with T-Mobile in June 2014, AT&T in October 2015, and then Sprint a little while later. Now the feature is finally available to those on Verizon.

“Verizon is committed to offering new choices that deliver the best customer experience. We began offering Wi-Fi Calling on some devices last year and are now preparing to offer Wi-Fi Calling to customers using iOS devices,” Verizon spokesman Scott Charlston.

MacRumors notes that the third iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center. The beta version of the software is intended for developer testing, and will likely be released to iPhone users sometime in the near future.

What’s more, your iPhone will intelligently switch between both networks to give you the best connection without dropping your call.

If you’re already running one of the iOS 9.3 beta 3 releases, you can enable Wi-Fi Calling on Verizon by following the steps below:

  • Open the Settings app, then tap Phone
  • Tap Wi-Fi Calling
  • Toggle the Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone option
  • Tap Enable when prompted

If you’re not using iOS 9.3 beta 3 yet, you’ll get Wi-Fi Calling on Verizon when the update makes its public debut in the coming weeks.

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