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.
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.
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.
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.
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.