How to turn off WiFi calling?

Have you ever wondered how to turn off WiFi calling on your phone? You're not alone. This is a fairly common question, and one I've been asked multiple times over the years. There are a couple of different types of Android phones and they all offer WiFi calling in different ways. But don't worry because we'll cover all the different ways you can turn it off.


  • As smartphones have now reached the ceiling in capability, it seems only improvements of the current technology are being made. A game-changing trend is yet to break out. Though we don’t need it right now, the improvements made have greatly made our lives convenient.

Among the areas of improvement are the screen material, smart activation, and the various means of communication. For communicating with other people, web browsing has never been so easy now. Furthermore, a feature called “Wi-Fi calling” has been introduced.

What is Wi-Fi Calling?

Wi-Fi calling is a communication method that enables you to conduct phone calls through a Wi-Fi network. Generally, it is the same time as what features you are using with social media platforms. It is also what other internet services such as Skype and Viber are doing.

Wi-Fi calling is part of the technology called “Voice over Internet Protocol” or “VoIP”. The difference is that the application or web-based services are not the initiators but the phone carriers or the brands of your SIM cards.

Instead of using your regular balance, when antenna receptions are poor but you are able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can still make a call to other numbers. With that logic alone, the feature will only be available if the carrier offered it.

How to Activate/Deactivate Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi calls in some countries are free of charge if the calls made were purely domestic. Since smartphones have two major operating systems, we will be tackling how to activate/deactivate the Wi-Fi Calling feature on both iOS and Android devices.

For iOS devices (iPhone 5C versions and higher):

  1. To use the feature, go to Settings > Phone then look for the “Wi-Fi Calling” option.
  2. Simply enable the toggle button which is indicated by the color green.
  3. To register the devices that your phone is capable of connecting through Wi-Fi Calling, you need to enable the “Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices” option.
  4. After that, go back to the “Phone” section, select “Calls on Other Devices”, and enable the “Allow Calls on Other Devices” option.
  5. A list will appear on the devices that are allowable to be connected through Wi-Fi calling. You can individually enable them.

To deactivate the Wi-Fi Calling feature, you can just reverse the steps and disable the toggle buttons.

For Android devices that are manufactured with the supporting feature:

  1. To activate, go to your phone’s Settings menu.
  2. For convenience, use the search bar and type “Wi-Fi Calling”.
  3. If an exact result comes out, select it.
  4. On that page, look for “Wi-Fi Calling” and click on it. On this page, enable the toggle bar. It will turn blue or any dominant color set by the manufacturer.

Finally, you can now use the Wi-Fi Calling feature. To deactivate, retrace the steps and just disable the toggle button.

Summary: How to turn off WiFi calling?

  • Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  • Tap on connections.
  • Tap on mobile networks.
  • Tap on advanced.
  • Tap Wi-Fi calling.
  • In your IOS device, once you tap on WiFi calling option you can see a description that’s says “Your carrier offers Wi-Fi Calling, which lets you make calls with a Wi-Fi network connection. When available, your phone will use Wi-Fi Calling instead of cellular network for calls.”


Conclusion

The Wi-Fi Calling feature allows us to communicate with other people without any significant setbacks. It may be a less appreciated feature due to many social media platforms these days, but there might be situations where it will come in handy. Besides, it can be availed of for free as long as the call is domestic.