Yesterday Apple seeded iOS 8 beta 3 for supported models of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The software brought a host of performance and user interface tweaks. Every two weeks Apple has been releasing a new beta version which switches on some of the features that were detailed during the WWDC 2014 keynote. The latest feature to go live is something that many users have been anxiously waiting for. iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling goes live in the third beta of Apple’s upcoming software update.
Soon after it was confirmed at WWDC 2014 that iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling feature will indeed make its way to supported devices T-Mobile wasted no time in confirming that it would allow subscribers to make voice calls over Wi-Fi. The feature now works for T-Mobile subscribers even in its beta state.
The feature is good for users who are facing issues with cell reception. They can still make calls over Wi-Fi while the network sorts itself out. Developers who have tested out the iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling feature say that call quality is good over a wireless network.
The toggle for Wi-Fi calling is located in the Settings app under Phone preferences. Users will be required to punch in a physical address to be used in emergency calls over Wi-Fi. This would no doubt assist emergency services when people call 911 over Wi-Fi.
You will have to wait for a bit if you’re itching to try out this feature for yourself. Beta software is only available for developers, you’ll get your chance when iOS 8 ships this fall.