This is the setting on your mobile that allows you to hear calls well when you have poor coverage

With everything mobile phones have evolved in recent decades, there is one basic function that remains working that way depending on where the user is. A poor coverage It ruins both the experience of talking to another person and using the data connection with any application, something that is especially frustrating when it happens in one of the places where we spend the most time, our homes.

It is not a problem exclusive to depopulated areas, but rather It also occurs in large urban centers in which the deployment of operator networks is greater. You can be on the street with excellent coverage and it declines noticeably inside the building. The option that many users resort to in these cases is to call through an app, if they are connected to a Wi-Fi network, instead of doing so through the telephone line, but for years mobile phones have included an option that allows solve this situation and continue making calls through the app Phone as long as the condition of having a router nearby is met. It is about the Wifi calls.

This capacity reached Android in 2015 with its version 6, Marshmallowalready iOS in the same year with the 9. It uses technology known as VoWiFiVoice over Wifi in Spanish, to divert the call from the telephone network to the Wifi network when coverage is poor, without interrupting communication, and thus offer greater quality. It is particularly useful for users who have poor coverage at home and have their mobile phone always connected to the router.

One aspect that must be taken into account is that this option Most operators support it, but not all, so it is necessary to consult it in each case. And although nowadays it is common to have contracts with unlimited calls and fiber plans have no data limit, it is also important check if any type of charge is made for these calls.

The trick to have good quality calls with poor coverage on Android

Keep in mind that on an Android mobile the route may vary depending on the manufacturer's customization layer. To activate this option, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings on your mobile.
  • Tap on Network and Internet.
  • Choose Calls and SMS.
  • In section Wifi Callsselect the name of your operator.
  • Activate the option Wifi Calls. Android will ask you to set the Call preference. You can choose between prioritizing the Wi-Fi network or the mobile network.

How to activate Wifi calling on an iPhone

  • Open the Settings of your iPhone.
  • Choose Mobile data.
  • In the options section under your operator name, tap Wifi calls.
  • Activate the slider to Wifi Calls (this iPhone) and confirm the action by clicking Activate.