iOS 9.3 to bring Verizon Wi-Fi Calling to iPhone

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Apple rolled out its third iOS 9.3 beta earlier this week — and followed it up with a public beta on Wednesday — and although it is almost identical to the second beta, there is one nice new addition. Those on Verizon can now enjoy Wi-Fi Calling.

Wi-Fi Calling has been slowly making its way to iPhone owners on all major carrier in the U.S., starting with T-Mobile in June 2014, AT&T in October 2015, and then Sprint a little while later. Now the feature is finally available to those on Verizon.

Wi-Fi Calling, as its name suggests, lets you make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network when your cellular signal is poor or nonexistent. What’s more, your iPhone will intelligently switch between both networks to give you the best connection without dropping your call.

If you’re already running one of the iOS 9.3 beta 3 releases, you can enable Wi-Fi Calling on Verizon by following the steps below:

  • Open the Settings app, then tap Phone
  • Tap Wi-Fi Calling
  • Toggle the Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone option
  • Tap Enable when prompted

If you’re not using iOS 9.3 beta 3 yet, you’ll get Wi-Fi Calling on Verizon when the update makes its public debut in the coming weeks.