The "WiFi Calling Ready" ongoing notification and its icon are very irritating. So much so, that I don't use the feature. Just too much trouble to turn it on and off all the time, and leaving it on deposits the quite ugly icon in the notification area. (It of course should be small and better looking and go in the status area.)
I can't find a solution to this frustrating problem. Maybe some ROM maker will fix it. That's really the only hope for most of these screwups.
The notification icon is pretty much embedded into the framework for the wifi calling feature, and any custom ROM that implements wifi calling will likewise display the icon in your notification bar. Go into wifi calling settings and choose "cellular network preferred," that way your phone will only turn on wifi calling when you have wifi access but no cellular service (which isn't very often most likely or at least when you only REALLY need it), in which case you'll have to put up with the icon in order to have cell service in those deep, dark dungeons we call cubicles.
That does remove the awful UI element, but it also effectively removes the entire feature. I would like to be able to get somewhat enhanced call quality in my home (which has excellent wifi). This solution won't work there because I do have marginal-to-middling cell strength at worst. It's too bad that they got the hard part (the actual calling) right, then wrecked the thing with such an awful mess in the UI area.
But thanks for the suggestion, which might work well for some people.
If you completely disable wifi calling (I think you said you want to do this), the icon goes away.
Just open Wifi calling and tell it to disable.
I know this thread has been dead for quite some time, but I wanted to chime in to say that I find the notification icon incredibly frustrating, as well. I end up turning off WiFi Calling even in areas where it would get me better reception just to get rid of the bloody icon. I would greatly appreciate it if the application development team could add an option to hide the notification icon for those of us that don't want it cluttering up our status bar all the time.
I agree applications like this are incredibly frustrating. I am about to uninstall this feature too.
Pull down the notification bar, long press on the WiFi calling notification, press on 'App info', then uncheck 'Show Notifications'
I have attempted this, but the check box is disabled so it can't be unchecked.
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