How to Turn on Voice & Data on Verizon iPhone 6

The Verizon iPhone 6 and Verizon iPhone 6 Plus finally support simultaneous voice and data, which is a fancy way of saying you can talk and use the Internet at the same time. The only catch is that you need to turn on voice and data on the Verizon iPhone 6 before you can use it.

We’ll show you how to turn on Verizon iPhone 6 voice and data and explain how you can use this.

Thanks to new Verizon VoLTE connectivity you can now make a call using the speedy LTE connection on your iPhone instead of the older connection style that the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and other Verizon iPhones use while making a phone call.

On top of delivering better sounding calls you can also talk and browse the web at the same time. This sounds like a small deal, but it lets you look up directions to a restaurant or check on anything else without hanging up and calling someone back.

Learn how to use voice & data at the same time on the Verizon iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus.

Learn how to use voice & data at the same time on the Verizon iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus.

Here’s how you can turn on Verizon iPhone 6 voice and data so that you can use this new feature. You can only use this when you have a LTE signal, but the good news is Verizon offers widespread 4G LTE coverage.

Verizon’s special HD Voice and Video calling only work when calling another enabled Verizon device, but so long as you are connected to LTE you can use VoLTE for simultaneous Voice & Data on the Verizon iPhone 6.

How to Turn Verizon iPhone 6 Voice & Data On

Before you can use this you need to turn it on in your iPhone 6 settings. On the Verizon iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus open your Settings.

Tap on Cellular at the top of settings. After you do this you will see an arrow or Data Only next to Enable LTE.

Turn on Voice & Data on the Verizon iPhone 6.

Turn on Voice & Data on the Verizon iPhone 6.

Tap on the Enable LTE Option and then tap on Voice & Data. The phone will take a minute or two to turn this option on. You may need to be in LTE coverage when you do it.

You may also need to turn on the Advanced Calling 1.0 feature on your account. The directions below show you how to do this. Activating Voice & Data on the Verizon iPhone 6 turned this feature on for us.

After you turn this on, you may need to add a free feature on your Verizon account.

After you turn this on, you may need to add a free feature on your Verizon account.

When you make calls on VoLTE the  call goes over the phone’s data connection. This allows for better sounding calls, but calls will still use your minutes instead of your data. Verizon calls this Advanced Voice Calling 1.0 and in order to use HD Voice and Video calling the other user needs to be using a capable device. This will not work when you call another carrier, landline and most other cell phones on Verizon.

This is only available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. You also need to make sure Advanced Calling is turned on in your Verizon account. Use this link to go to your Verizon Account, log in and add the free feature if it is not already on. When we checked the feature was already turned on for our account.

You may need to turn on Advanced Calling 1.0.

You may need to turn on Advanced Calling 1.0.

Although VoLTE support is part of iOS 8, the iPhone 5S iOS 8 update does not let you use this feature to talk and surf on the iPhone 5s.

Check out the other new iOS 8 features below and make sure you learn how to turn on Hey Siri, to do more with your iPhone 6 and iOS 8.

What’s New in iOS 8

iOS 8 vs iOS 7 Walkthrough - Home Screen

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7 Walkthrough - Home Screen

We start our iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough with the iPhone home screen, which is where you'll start your iOS 8 experience after an update this fall. 

These screens are incredibly important as you see them anytime you turn on the iPhone or need to choose an app to launch. There is no way around using them, so Apple needs to make sure they work just right. 

As you can see in the iOS 8 vs iOS 7 comparison above, there is no change between the home screen in the new iPhone software. Apple changed the status bar and some other small visual changes in iOS 7, but there are no updates for iOS 8.  

We could see Apple change the home screen slightly for iOS 8 for the iPhone 6. The new iPhone will feature a larger 4.7-inch display with a higher resolution. This is something Apple may use to add more icons to the screen. Or they could stick with the current layout, it's tough to tell.  

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