Galaxy S22 model faced the recent vulnerability, learn how to turn off Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE

It was found that the Pixel 6 series and certain Galaxy S22 devices running Exynos modems are exposed to malicious attacks. While, in order to combat this, users can turn off Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE. Therefore, here in this article further we will tell you, how to turn off Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE on both of these respective devices.

As disclosed by Google’s Project Zero, some Exynos modems are open to remote attacks with next to no user interaction. To understand this, if an attacker has your phone number, they could able probably execute an attack on your device without any input from a user.

As this vulnerability needs some 5G feature to be turned on. Therefore, the best way to assure a device isn’t exposed is by disabling those features completely. While Google stepped forward in order to fix this through the March 2023 security patch. At the same time, presently it’s for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. On the other hand, leaving the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro still vulnerable.

In the case of Samsung devices, the Galaxy S22 is only the model out of many that expose to the same level of risk factors.

Steps to turn off Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE

There are two settings available in order to turn off until a patch is installed. Talking about the first that most of us are familiar with, Wi-Fi Calling. Whereas, the other one is VoLTE (Voice over LTE). It enables the same function and enables calls by using LTE networks. Also, instead of hampering LTE networks to simple data, carriers enable users to place calls over LTE.

Pixel 6

  • On your Pixel, head to the settings.
  • Tap Network & internet.
  • Find and tap Calls & SMS.
  • Under Wi-Fi Calling, ensure each SIM is disabled.

Galaxy S22

  • On your S22, head to the settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Toggle off Wi-Fi Calling.
  • Tap Mobile networks and look for VoLTE calls. Turn it off.

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