A step-by-step guide on how to disable HD calling on your Android device to save data usage and improve call quality.
What is HD Calling?
HD calling, also known as VoLTE (Voice over LTE), is a calling feature on Android phones that allows for higher-quality audio calls over 4G LTE networks.
It provides clearer call quality and faster call setup times.
Why Turn Off HD Calling on Android?
There are a few reasons you may want to disable HD calling on your Android device:
- To reduce data usage if you have a limited data plan
- To improve call quality if you have spotty 4G coverage
- To increase battery life since HD calls use more power
- Personal preference for standard call quality
How to Turn Off HD Calling on Android
The steps to turn off HD calling may vary slightly depending on your Android device and carrier. Here are the general instructions:
- Open your Phone app and tap the 3-dot menu icon in the top right
- Select Settings or Call Settings
- Tap “Wi-Fi Calling” or “HD Voice Calling”
- Toggle the setting OFF
On some Samsung devices, go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Voice over LTE to disable it.
You may need to repeat this process for each SIM card if your phone is dual SIM.
Confirm HD Calling is Disabled
To confirm HD calling is successfully turned off:
- Make a phone call
- Check that “HD” no longer appears on the call screen
Re-Enable HD Calling
If you change your mind later, you can follow the same steps to toggle HD calling back on again.
Can I disable HD calling temporarily?
Yes, you can turn off HD calling when needed without permanently disabling the feature. Just toggle it off using the steps above, then toggle it back on when you want to re-enable HD calling again.
Will turning off HD calling affect my voice call quality?
Disabling HD calling will switch you back to standard calling quality, which may sound more compressed or grainy in comparison. However, it may improve call quality if you have an unreliable 4G connection.