Vi Expands Wi-Fi Calling Service to Apple iPhones, on Handsets Running iOS 14.5

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Vi (Vodafone Idea) has expanded its voice over Wi-Fi calling service to Apple iPhones. The telco used to be already offering Wi-Fi calling for make a selection Android smartphones, and now it’s rolling out the feature to iPhones too. Vi announced that iPhones running iOS14.5 will have the ability to use Wi-Fi calling service in an effort to make and receive voice calls on a Wi-Fi network instead of the usage of their existing cellular network. This feature is useful in areas that have poor cellular reception. Whether the users in such areas have a dependable Wi-Fi connection, they are going to recuperate voice quality without any additional cost.

As per Vi, all iPhone users who have up to date their handsets to iOS14.5, that used to be rolled out final week, can use their smartphone to make calls the usage of Wi-Fi whether they’re in an area that has patchy cellular reception, to receive a great voice quality. The feature is only to be had in make a selection regions. As per Vi website, the service is currently being offered in Maharashtra and Goa, Kolkata, Gujarat, Delhi in addition to Mumbai circles.

The update also brings quite a lot of privacy features and fortify for Face Unlock while wearing a mask (if in case you have an Apple Watch) and App Tracking Transparency that lets users keep an eye on which apps will have to be allowed to track their activity across other apps and internet sites for offering personalised ads and sharing data with third parties.

Here’s how to enable Vi WiFi Calling on your iPhone (iPhone 6s or above):

In an effort to get the feature working, the users will have to have a working Wi-Fi, supported handset, and an active 4G SIM card

Upgrade your iPhone OS to the newest version

Go to Settings > Phone > and enable WiFi-calling

Aside from Apple handsets, Vi currently offers Wi-Fi calling facility on smartphones from OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung, and Xiaomi.

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