Though I still mostly use the cellular network for phone calls, I make sure to take the full advantage of Wi-Fi calling to cut down the phone bill. To have a more seamless experience, I have enabled WiFi calling on Apple Watch to communicate more freely—without having to depend on my iPhone.
Yet to use WiFi calling on your Apple Watch? Setting it up is so simple. Let me walk you through the steps!
How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch
- Some carriers may not offer Wi-Fi calling. Head over to this Apple Support article to check if your carrier has the support of this feature or not
- To start using it on your watch, you have to first enable it on your paired iPhone
- When WiFi Calling is available, Wi-Fi will appear after your carrier name in the status bar
- If cellular service is available, your smartphone will use it for emergency calls
- When you have enabled WiFi Calling, and cellular service isn’t available, emergency calls may use Wi-Fi calling
- Your iPhones location might be used to help response efforts when you place an emergency call, even if location service is disabled on your device
Turn On Wi-Fi calling on iPhone
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on the Phone app.
Step #3. Next, you have to tap on Wi-Fi calling and turn on the Switch.
Step #4. Now tap on Calls on Other Devices and turn in on.
Note: you might be asked to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.
Turn on Wi-Fi calling on Apple Watch
Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on My Watch.
Step #3. Next, tap on Phone.
Step #4. Next up, turn on Wi-Fi Calls.
That’s it! Now, you can make and receive calls over Wi-Fi on your Watch.
Over to you
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I have a iPhone 7 and Apple Watch series 7
My watch app has no toggle for wifi calling! Only mirror my iPhone, custom and ringtone sound hepatic. No wifi calling.
I live in Canada and wonder if it’s not available here? My phone is on wifi calling and enabled for other devices. My iPad and MacBook show up but not my Apple Watch.
I tested the whole process again. The Apple Watch option is no longer available, which is why you can’t see it.
Now, it is auto-enabled once you enable Wi-Fi calling and Calls on Other Devices.
Try calling from your Apple Watch; it should be working.