Setting up Wi-Fi calling

Apple Watch Series 4 on watchOS 8.0.1

When Wi-Fi calling is on, your device can make and receive calls via Wi-Fi networks. Your device will choose to make calls via Wi-Fi or over a cellular network based on which signal is stronger at the time.

  1. Note: You can use Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch, even if your iPhone isn't on the same Wi-Fi network or turned on. Enabling Wi-Fi calling on your watch may take up to 60 seconds each time you reconnect to the network.

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  2. Step 1/10

    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  3. Step 2/10

    Scroll to Phone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 3/10

    Tap Phone.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 4/10

    Tap Wi-Fi Calling.

    The indicator is in the center.
  6. Step 5/10

    Tap or slide the Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone slider to the on position.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  7. Step 6/10

    Tap Enable.

    Note: If necessary, confirm or update your emergency address information.

    The indicator is in the center.
  8. Step 7/10

    Tap Phone.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  9. Step 8/10

    Tap Calls on Other Devices.

    The indicator is in the center.
  10. Step 9/10

    Tap or slide the Allow Calls on Other Devices slider to the on position.

    Note: If your iPhone has previously connected to a Wi-Fi network, your Apple Watch will automatically connect and enable. If a cellular plan has been added, the option to control Wi-Fi calling may not be visible within the Watch app, but will still work.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  11. Step 10/10

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