After brouhaha over VoLTE, now it’s time for VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi, also called WiFi Calling) support on Android and iOS devices. VoLTE came with promises to foster a new environment for crystal-clear communications, but poor LTE reception inside buildings and the lack of 4G in rural areas overshadowed it. However, with WiFi calling, the problem of strong signal reception and LTE requirement disappears. If you are connected to a WiFi network even with a weak signal, you can communicate with clear voice. And the best part is that VoWiFi works even if you’re on 2G, 3G or 4G. So, if you want to learn how to enable WiFi Calling on Android and iOS devices, follow our guide. However, learn more about device support and VoWiFi availability from Airtel and Jio.
Enable WiFi Calling on Android
As we all know, Android smartphones have different UI skins, so the process will be slightly different from one device to the next. we will start with OnePlus devices pass Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, Nokia first and learn how to enable WiFi calling on these Android devices. If this article doesn’t mention your Android device, you can go to: Airtel and jio Websites to find device-specific information about VoWiFi. Now without any delay, let’s get started.
WiFi Calling on OnePlus Devices
Airline: OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6
Jio: Yet to announce device support.
To enable WiFi Calling on OnePlus devices, Settings -> WiFi & Internet -> SIM and network settings -> SIM (airtel). Now enable the toggle for WiFi Calling. This much. After a while, you will see a “VoWiFI” icon in the status bar if you are connected to a WiFi network. Now, if you make a call, you will see the “WiFi call” item on the call screen.
WiFi Calling on Samsung Devices
Airline: Galaxy S10 and S9 Series, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 9 Series, Galaxy A51, A50s, A30 and A10, M20 and M30, On 6, J6. You can find the full list of Samsung devices that support Airtel WiFi calling at: here.
Jio: Galaxy S Series, Galaxy Note Series, Ten Series, A Series, M Series, J Series. You can find the full list of Samsung devices for Jio WiFi search at: here.
To enable WiFi calling on Samsung devices running OneUI, go to: Open Settings -> Connections -> Wi-Fi Calling -> SIM1 or SIM2 -> “Wi-Fi Calling”. You’re done. You will find the VoWiFi icon in the status bar adjacent to the mobile network.
WiFi Calling on Xiaomi Devices
Airline: Poco F1, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Y3, Redmi 8.
Jio: Poco F1, Redmi K20 Pro, K20, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Note 7 Pro, Redmi 8, 8A, 7, 7A, Redmi Y3.
Enable VoWiFi on your Xiaomi device from MIUI, navigate to: Settings -> SIM cards and mobile networks -> Jio or Airtel -> Enable the “Call using WiFi” toggle. Following this, a WiFi search icon appears in the status bar.
WiFi Calling on Realme Devices
Airline: Realme X2 Pro
Jio: Realme X2 Pro
Realme has announced that by the end of March, almost all Realme devices will receive WiFi calling support. You can find the timeline of VoWiFi deployment for various devices here: here. However, if you currently have Realme X2 Pro and have updated it to the latest version, you can enable WiFi Calling from: Settings -> Dual Sim & Mobile Network -> Sim 1 or 2 -> WiFi Calling -> Enable toggle. This much.
WiFi Calling on Nokia Devices
Airline: Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 8.1 DS, Nokia 9 Pureview, Nokia 7.1 Plus, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1
Jio: Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 7.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6 DS
Nokia has had commendable success in bringing support for WiFi calling and has already shipped patches for many devices. You can enable VoWiFi on Nokia devices by doing the following: Settings -> Network & Internet -> Mobile Network -> Advanced -> WiFi Calling -> Enable the toggle and change the preference to “Call over WiFi”. Now when you make a call, you will see a WiFi icon in the dialer app.
Enable WiFi Calling on iPhone
Airline: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 8 (1863/1905), iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max
iPhone 11 (2111/2221/222/2223), iPhone 11 Pro (2160/2215/2216/2217), iPhone XR (XR, XR-A1984, XR-A2105), iPhone 11 Pro Max
Jio: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro Max
As we can see, Apple has covered almost all of its iPhones for VoWiFi support in India, only blocking the iPhone 6. However, the process of enabling WiFi calling is simple, as all iPhones run a common iOS operating system. just open Go to Settings -> Phone app -> Wi-Fi Calling -> Enable the “Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone” toggle. This much. Although iPhones do not show the VoWiFi icon in the status bar, you will find Jio or Airtel WiFi Calling mentioned in the Control Center.
Enable WiFi Calling and Enjoy Clear Voice Communication Indoors
Thus, you can enable WiFi calling on a number of Android and iOS devices. The steps are pretty simple and the settings differ slightly from device to device. On Android, you will find the WiFi search toggle under WiFi or Network settings. As for iPhones, you can enable Voice over Wi-Fi without much hassle. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you run into any issues or the pass is not available on your device, comment below and let us know. We’ll definitely look into it.