Where is Wi-Fi Calling?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by adminaaah, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. adminaaah macrumors member

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    I updated to iOS 8 on my T-Mobile iPhone 5 but I don't see the option for Wi-Fi calling anywhere. I mean it's on the 5C and practically 5C and 5 are the same phone but different material so I don't see why Apple wouldn't add it on the 5. :mad:
    Anyone else facing the same issue?
     
  2. brendu macrumors 68020

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    Did you check to make sure it is enabled (or offered) in settings -> phone -> wifi calls?

    Mine drops out sometimes and toggling airplane more brings it back.
     
  3. adminaaah thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't even see the option at all??
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    They are not the same phone…

    From the iOS 8 guide
    Call over Wi-Fi. (Not available in all areas. iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, or later.)
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    Ah, that would explain why I never got it working on my 5. I assumed it wasn't in the beta. Thanks. Still confused why it keeps dropping out for me.
     
  6. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    How good is your internet connection/wifi?
     
  7. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Wifi calling toggle doesn't pop up on my phone. I have AT&T
     
  8. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Right now, the option only shows up with T-Mobile and only if you have an iPhone 5c or above. I assume that you also need to confirm that you're running carrier update version 17.1.

    Keep in mind that the 5c uses a different baseband than the 5, which can impact cellular network compatibility. But, I would think that shouldn't impact on whether the phone can use wi-fi calling. Either way, T-Mobile has not enabled it for the 5, and I'm not sure if they will.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    AT&T has stated they will offer it in 2015
     
  10. Padmini macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check settings to see whether or not your 5 was actually an iPhone 6.... Or one of the devices that actually supports Wi-Fi calling.

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    What part of "we're starting with T-Mobile and EE" was confusing to you?
     
  11. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Ok then how do I get the hands off to work on my iPhone snd ipad. I toggled all the options on and I restarted it
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Both devices must be using iOS8, both must be using same iCloudID/AppleID. Both must be on same Wifi. And Handoff must be toggled on. Then a reboot of both devices should get it working.
     
  13. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Do I need I cloud drive on too
     
  14. brendu macrumors 68020

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    Very strong. I have an AirPort Extreme and an airport express acting as a relay.

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    I don't think so but your devices must have Bluetooth LE (4.0). If you have an iPad 2 or a MacBook older than late 2011 (I think was the cutoff) it won't work.
     

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