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How to turn off WiFi calling on Samsung phones

WiFi calling is a nice feature, but it sometimes has issues. Here’s how to turn it off.

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WiFi calling is a useful feature on Samsung phones that allows you to make phone calls using the internet.

It can be a great tool for making calls without cell service. But it can also present some problems.

Call quality can be poor or even fail if you’re on a weak WiFi signal. And the feature could potentially use more battery than normal on your device.

For whatever reason, you might want to turn off the WiFi calling feature on your Samsung phone. But the feature is somewhat hard to find. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

How to turn off WiFi calling on a Samsung phone

You can find the WiFi calling toggle in the settings of your Samsung phone. But you don’t get there through the traditional settings app. Instead, start by opening the Phone app on your phone.

Open the phone on your Samsung phonesamsung phone app icon
Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right cornersamsung phone app for wifi menu
Select Settingssamsung phone app settings button
Find the WiFi Calling option about halfway down and toggle it offsamsung phone settings wifi calling toggle

That’s all there is to it. Samsung’s WiFi Calling option is on if it is green. If it’s toggled to the gray side, the feature is off.

Of course, if you ever want to turn WiFi calling back on, just reverse the process and you will get the feature again.

Turn off the feature when it’s not needed

Again, WiFi calling can be a useful feature when needed. It allows you to make phone calls without cell service, as long as you have internet access.

But if you don’t need the feature, it may cause some trouble. You may get a weak signal, or the feature could drain your battery faster than normal.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to toggle the feature on and off. As long as you know where to look. The process should be similar across all Samsung smartphones with updated operating systems.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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