Making a Wi-Fi call is not a difficult task. With Wi-Fi, you can make or receive a call. You can only make a call with Wi-Fi calling on an iPhone, iPod, or any supported carrier. You also need a Wi-Fi connection with either low or no cellular coverage in that area.
How to Make a Call with Wi-Fi from Your iPhone or Other Supported Devices
Step 1: The first thing to do is turn on Wi-Fi calling. To do that, you go to your phone settings, click on ‘phone,’ and then ‘Wi-Fi calling.’
You might also need to confirm or enter your address for emergency services.
Step 2: After turning it on, you will see the Wi-Fi logo, a little bit above your carrier name on your status bar.
Your iPhone uses cellular service for emergency calls when it’s available. However, emergency calls may use Wi-Fi when cellular service is unavailable and Wi-Fi calling is turned on.
Adding a Device
You can also add a device not your own to your iCloud account, so you can make or receive calls on these devices when they are nearby or on Wi-Fi.
The device you want to add must have the latest software version before adding it.
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Follow the process below to add a device for Wi-Fi calling:
Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone, click on ‘Phone,’ and then Wi-Fi calling.
Step 2: Click on ‘Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices’ to turn it on.
Step 3: After doing that, go back to the previous screen, and click on ‘Call On Other Devices.’
Step 4: Turn it on. It displays a list of devices under the ‘Allow calls on’ button.
Step 5: Click on any devices you want to use with Wi-Fi calling, and turn it on.
Ensure that these other devices can also accept Wi-Fi calls from your iPhone.
To Check Devices that Accept a Call Made with Wi-Fi Calling
To do that, follow these steps:
- Go to settings on either your iPod touch or iPad. Tap FaceTime, and click, ‘Turn On Calls From iPhone.’
- If it’s on your MacBook, open the FaceTime app. Select FaceTime, and then preferences.
- Click on ‘Allow Calls From iPhone.’
Apple watch automatically allows Wi-Fi calling when the ‘Allow Calls On Other Devices’ option is turned on.
If you’re having issues trying to add a device, go through the other devices and check if;
1. The ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ and ‘Allow Calls On Other Devices’ are turned on.
2. Your device appears on the list of eligible devices under ‘Allow Calls On.’
3. If it’s the same Apple ID you are using for your FaceTime and iCloud on your iPhone and other devices.
10 Hidden iPhone Tips in 2022
As an iPhone user, are you aware of the many wonders, or should I say tricks you can perform with your phone?
Did you know that there’s more to your iPhone than meets the eyes?
Maybe you are a new iPhone user, and you don’t even know you have the ‘world in your hands.’
The iPhone mobile brand comes with many features that enhance or double the phone’s productivity.
Using these tricks and tips helps you utilize the phone efficiently. Amazingly, these tricks get updated whenever a new iOS is released.
Here is a list of 10 hidden iPhone tips in 2022:
1. Use the keyboard as a trackpad
Your iPhone keyboard can also double as a trackpad, enabling you to move the cursor more precisely, and you can also jump a bit of text.
All of these things will happen with you only tapping your phone screen.
Your phone must have 3D capabilities (from iPhone 6 upward) to use this feature. iPads have this feature too.
To activate this, press down and hold anywhere on the keyboard. When it goes blank, then you are in.
Move the cursor through the text by dragging your finger around. On iPad, drag any two of your fingers in any direction, and boom..! trackpad mode activated.
2. To confirm that a surface is level
The built-in iOS measurement app has a leveling capacity. Click to open the measure app, and on the right-wing, click on ‘level.’
You can either position your phone in portrait mode landscape mode or lay it flat on the side.
For instance, if you want to measure the difference between two surfaces or different surfaces that are not perfectly horizontal or vertical:
Touch your screen and set the angle at zero. Move your phone, and see the red area display how much the two angles differ.
You can use this feature to make sure your pictures are hung correctly. You might not get an accurate answer, but it still helps to a great extent.
3. Hide your private pictures
For some, close relatives have unlimited access to their devices. You can easily hand over your phones, share stuff with your people, and all that.
But, when you have different sensitive images or videos, you may have to put them away because they are only for your private use. Fortunately, as an iPhone user, you can easily hide these kinds of stuff from prying eyes.
To do this, go to photos and select these images or videos. Click on the share button and click hide. In confirmation that these selected images have been hidden, you won’t see them in any location in your library. They will appear only in your hidden folder.
4. Backspace in the calculator
If you use your iPhone calculator a lot, you would have noticed the stress of having to start again after mistakenly typing in a wrong digit.
Well, all that stops now because there’s a way to go about it. There’s a hidden backspace you can use. You don’t have to hit the C or AC button anymore.
Swipe left or right at the top of your screen, displaying digits. Doing this also functions as a backspace command. There you can easily remove the last number you wrongly typed in.
Still on the calculator app: Have you ever tried to use that app in landscape mode?
When you use the app in that mode, you will see the extra functions of the app. But first, you have to change your phone’s orientation from portrait mode to landscape mode.
Open your phone’s control center:
Swipe down from the upper-right corner to do that on iPhone X. On iPhone SE and other devices, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Find the lock with an arrow round about it, and leave it unactivated.
5. Early bedtime
Every phone has an alarm. Phone alarms are set to help you wake up or go to bed on time. With an iOS phone, you can stick to a given bedtime, i.e., you have a daily reminder of what time to sleep.
To do this, move to the health app on your phone, and at the bottom right of it, tap on browse. Locate the ‘Sleep’ option, and tap on the ‘Your schedule’ section.
If you have no scheduled sleep goal, the app will prompt you to do that. And, if you have done that, click ‘Full schedule & options’ to change it.
To set a sleep schedule:
- Under your schedule, click on ‘Add.’ Or you can click ‘Set Full Schedule,’ under ‘Fill schedule.’
- Select the days you want the plan to be active.
- Slide the wake-up and bedtime round from the digital graphic to set the time for each.
Note: The slider will give an orange color notification if you select a time that doesn’t match your sleeping goal.
- Continue with setting your alarm options.
When it’s the set alarm time, your phone will ring, and the ‘do not disturb’ option will automatically turn off.
6. Get your lost phone
Your medical ID provides vital information about you or any iPhone user. With it, you can also get back your lost phone. This iPhone tip can save your life.
Most iPhone users might not even use the health app, but the fact that the information you fill in on that app can make someone locate you and return your mobile device should be a reason why you consider using the app.
This information will be displayed on the lock screen when using the emergency dialer’s link.
For your Medical ID, click the Settings app, locate ‘Health’ and click on it. Tap on ‘Medical ID’ and then click edit.
Fill in all the necessary information. If you want the information to display on the lock screen, click on the ‘Show When Locked’ button and switch it on.
To also find a lost phone, you can use the ‘Find My Phone’ feature, which enables you track your phone on a map.
To activate this, tap to open the settings app. Click on your name, and then click ‘Find my phone.’
7. Notifications via camera flash
This feature is for those who prefer visual alerts to audible ones. You can set your device to blink through your camera flash whenever there’s a notification.
To make this happen, go to settings and click on ‘accessibility.’ You will see the ‘Audio/Visual’ option; tap on the toggle to switch on the flashlight for alerts.
And, if you don’t want to be disturbed or distracted by this, put your device in silent mode. On silent mode, you can tell your device not to light up all through the period that your phone is on silent.
This trick has nothing at all to do with taking pictures, so ensure that no one thinks you’re taking a snap of them.
8. Help Siri to use nicknames
With nicknames, you can differentiate between the Grace’s and Johns.
Siri is very proficient in helping you determine who you want to call or text. You can also help by adding nicknames to make it easy for Siri.
The fact is that, on Apple contact, there’s also a field designated for this. So, Siri can work with this to identify people quickly.
You can use words like ‘My bestie’ or ‘My boss,’ as Siri also remembers relationships.
When you give Siri a command to call ‘My boss,’ she will ask which designation that belongs to and if that name should be remembered for future calls.
To assign a relationship manually, click on ‘Contact card,’ tap edit, and add the related name.
Also, select a number from different relationships and click on the ‘I’ icon to link it to the specified number.
9. Magnify what the camera sees
With iPhone, you can zoom in on any real-life image, and this might be helpful in certain situations. An example of such a situations is trying to get a glimpse of an object in a dimly-lit place.
Click on Settings, and then click ‘accessibility.’ Next, click on ‘Magnifier’ to turn on the feature.
When the feature is on, open your camera app, check the side button, triple tap on it (on older phones, the side button is the home button), and the Magnifier options then come up.
With the slider at the bottom, you can have a closer look at anything, even closer than the camera’s zoom.
10. Write on an email attachment
An email attachment doesn’t give or carry the complete information sometimes. So you can use Apple’s built-in app to explain better.
Text overlay, digital signatures, digital scribbles, and a zoom-in magnification window; you can add all these to an email attachment.
To change a PDF attachment or an image received: Open it and click the markup icon at the top right.
Click on ‘Done,’ and choose if you want to discard changes or how do you wish to reply.
Selecting to reply will enable you to view your email before sending it.
If you attach a file to a new email, click the attachment and select ‘Markup.’
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