Wi-Fi calling feature allows the users to make and receive calls, send messages through the Wi-Fi connection. The benefit of using this feature is that, it provides better data coverage in all that areas with weak cellular reception. This feature is available in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and you can use it to make more improved voice calls.
Here we will discuss the steps to use Wi-Fi calling feature and place a call to emergency numbers from your Galaxy S6 Edge.
You can activate the Wi-Fi calling feature in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by following the below procedure. To know more about apps screen of your phone click here.
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Process to activate Wi-Fi calling feature
> Tap on the app from the home screen of your Galaxy S6 Edge.
> Next go to the settings option.
> Touch more connection settings.
> Now select the ‘Wi-Fi calling’ option for the configuration or setting.
> Turn on the feature by sliding the switch to the right. Also select the ‘Wi-Fi preferred’ and ‘Never use cellular Network option’ to activate the Wi-Fi calling feature.
But it is important to connect to a Wi-Fi network or enable the Wi-Fi connection if you already have for using the Wi-Fi calling feature.
Here is the process to connect to a Wi-Fi network
> Touch the apps icon from the home screen of your phone.
> Next tap connection and touch Wi-Fi.
> Turn it on if required. When the Wi-Fi switch is positioned in the right and it is green, it indicates that the Wi-Fi is already on.
> Now touch on the Wi-Fi and wait for the network options to come. Select the Wireless network from the list and connect it. In case it is not there, you need to add it manually by touching more.
> Next you will be asked for the password. Provide the password and connect it.
Some hints about the Wi-Fi calling feature
> When you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and the Wi-Fi calling feature is on, there will be a Wi-Fi calling icon in the status bar. So when you see the icon, you can make calls and texts using Wi-Fi calling.
> When you have enabled this feature but the device is not under the coverage area, there will be a Wi-Fi calling disconnected icon in the status bar.
You can also deactivate this feature when not required. The below step by step process will help in doing that:
> Touch the app from home screen.
> Go to the settings option.
> Scroll down to locate the connection and then touch on Wi-Fi calling.
> Wi-Fi settings will be appeared next. Turn off the Wi-Fi calling feature from there.
Process to place call to emergency number from your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
You need to make a call to the emergency number anytime and anywhere when you are in need. And phone is the very important requirement for that. Galaxy S6 Edge allows the users to make calls to the emergency number 911 even though the phone screen is locked or the account is restricted. Both the ways are discussed here.
How to make a call to the emergency number from the locked screen
> Swipe the phone shortcut icon from the locked screen and then tap on the Emergency call.
> Enter 911 and dial the emergency call icon.
You can place a call to the emergency number when the area from where you are calling is under the wireless network coverage.
How to make a call to the emergency number normally when the account is restricted
> Unlock the phone screen first to touch the phone icon.
> Put 911 from the keyboard and simply dial.
The call will be initiated but the area should be under the coverage of your wireless network to place the call successfully.
Galaxy S6 Edge is also equipped with a GPS chip and this is necessary for using E-911 emergency location service where accessible.
This GPS feature is required to have some information based on which the approximate location is calculated when you place call to the emergency number. It takes some times (30 sec and beyond) to determine and report of the location. This time required depends on few factors such as availability and access to the satellite signal.
But the best option is to report the location to the operator of emergency while placing the call.
So following these steps easily you can use Wi-Fi calling feature and place a call to emergency numbers from your Galaxy S6 Edge.