This iPhone feature will solve your poor signal problem

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This iPhone feature will solve your poor signal problem
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Don’t you just hate it when you go to make a phone call and there’s no signal? Now there’s an iPhone feature that will come in handy!

Poor cell coverage? Activate this feature

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By activating Wi-Fi Calling, you can make a call with little or no cellular coverage by using a Wi-Fi connection instead, according to Apple. So if you have a dead spot in your office building, you may be able to use your company’s Wi-Fi to successfully make a call.

Just go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling to activate this feature. You’ll probably need to enter or confirm your address for emergency services.

Here’s the fine print from Apple’s website to explain exactly what that means:

When cellular service is available, your iPhone uses it for emergency calls. If you turned on Wi-Fi Calling and cellular service isn’t available, emergency calls might use Wi-Fi calling. Your device’s location may be used to aid response efforts when you place an emergency call, regardless of whether you enable Location Services.

This iPhone feature will solve your poor signal problem

To use Wi-Fi Calling, you must have an iPhone 5c or later model, according to Apple’s website. The feature is supported by all four major wireless providers in the United States: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. To see a full list of carriers, click here.

If you have an Android device, Wi-Fi Calling may be an option for you as well. Check your settings to find out.

We should mention that Wi-Fi Calling isn’t the same as Wi-Fi Assist, an iPhone feature that switches from a Wi-Fi network to a cell network if there’s a weak Wi-Fi signal — and can lead to surprise overage charges

Read more: How to disable iPhone feature that could cost you hundreds of dollars

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