Apple’s latest iOS 8.3 update, which made its public debut on Wednesday alongside OS X 10.10.3, enables Wi-Fi calling on compatible iPhones connected to EE in the U.K.
While traditional voice calls are no longer the “in” thing, plenty of us still use them to connect with friends, family, and colleagues on a daily basis. Those who are subscribed to EE will now find that voice calls are even better on their iPhone.
If they’re connected to a Wi-Fi network and they have a compatible iPhone, that is.
Thanks to iOS 8.3 — which also adds tons of new emoji and additional languages for Siri — Wi-Fi calling is now supported on Britain’s biggest network. But users must enable it manually before they can use it.
To do that, simply open up the Settings app, then find the “Wi-Fi Calls” option inside the “Phone” menu. Please note, however, that Wi-Fi calling is only supported on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, so older devices won’t have this option.
Wi-Fi calling first came to the iPhone back in September with the release of iOS 8, but until now, it was only available to users on T-Mobile in the U.S. In addition to EE, iOS 8.3 also enables the feature for Sprint users.
It’s good to see that Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone is expanding its reach, even if it is only to two more carriers.