Instead of using your carrier’s network connection, you can make voice calls via a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi Calling is very useful if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage.
To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need an iPhone 5c or later on a supported carrier.
How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone
- Launch Settings.
- Navigate to Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.
- Enable Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
- Tap Enable in the prompt that appears to confirm.
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.
Call from your iPad or iPod touch
- If you haven’t added your device yet—which allows it to use Wi-Fi Calling—add it.
- Open FaceTime.
- Tap Audio.
- Enter a contact or phone number and tap .
You can also place a call by tapping a phone number in Contacts, Mail, Messages, Safari, and other apps.
Call from your Apple Watch
- Open the Phone app.
- Choose a contact.
- Tap .
- Select the phone number or FaceTime address that you want to call.
Make calls from your Mac
First, you need to authorize your Mac from your iPhone before you can use it for Wi-Fi Calling. Here’s how to do it.
- On your iPhone, launch Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.
- Turn on Wi-Fi Calling, then turn on Calls on Other Devices.
- Enable to allow calls on your Mac.
- Tap Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices.
Next, you need to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your Mac. Wi-Fi Calling on your Mac is the feature that needs to be turned on in FaceTime settings app on the Mac.
- Launch FaceTime on your Mac.
- From the top menu-bar, select FaceTime > Preferences.
- Enable Calls from iPhone.
- Tap Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling.
- Enter the 6-digit code that appears on your iPhone and tap Allow.
Now you can make and receive calls over Wi-Fi directly from your Mac.