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How to Set Up Voicemail on iPhone


Setting up voicemail on your first iPhone is critical. You want to ensure that your caller may leave a message if you miss a call. Here’s how to set up voicemail on your iPhone and check your messages.

Once your voicemail is ready, you may configure your alerts to notify you when a message is waiting. We’ll demonstrate how to listen to a message, update the password if necessary, and even re-record the welcome.

Set Up Voicemail on iPhone

Setting up voicemail on an iPhone is a simple process that takes place in the Phone app. Open Phone and then tap the Voicemail tab at the bottom.

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Choose “Set Up Now,” provide a voicemail password, and decide whether you want a Default or Custom greeting. If you select Custom, just follow the directions to record your own welcome.
And that’s the end of it!

Listen to Your Voicemail Messages

To access your voicemail and listen to your messages, go to the Phone app’s Voicemail tab. As long as your carrier offers Visual Voicemail, you’ll see a list of messages you’ve received.

To listen to a message, select it and press the Play button. If your wireless carrier supports Voicemail Transcription, you’ll see your message transcribed to text as well. This is useful for quickly viewing the message.

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On the right side, you’ll notice a couple more voicemail message buttons. Tap the speaker symbol to listen to the message in speaker mode, the phone icon to return the call, or the trash can button to remove it.

You’ll also see a share button on the upper right, which you can use to mail or share the message using your iPhone Share Sheet. Finally, there is an info icon (small letter I for further information on the call or caller.

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Adjust the Voicemail Notifications

When you get a new voicemail, the Phone app will display a badge app icon by default. This may be altered by heading to Settings > Phone > Notifications. This number displays all Phone app alerts, including missed calls and voicemails.

When you open the Phone app, the number of unplayed messages will be displayed on the Voicemail tab.

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You may also set up an alert to notify you when a new voicemail arrives. Select “Sounds & Haptics” from the Settings menu, then “New Voicemail” from the Sounds and Vibration Patterns menu.

Tap “Vibration” at the top to pick a pattern, and then at the bottom, select one of the Alert Tones or Ringtones. To save and depart, tap “Back” in the upper left corner.

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Change the Voicemail Password

If you wish to modify the voicemail password you put up originally, you may do it in the Settings app as well. Choose “Phone,” then “Change Voicemail Password,” type the new password, and then touch “Done.”

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Record a New Voicemail Greeting

You might also wish to alter the voicemail greeting you recorded. Open the Phone app, go to the Voicemail menu, and then press “Greeting” in the upper left corner.

To hear your current welcome, use the Play button. To record your own, choose “Custom,” then “Record” to begin, “Stop” to end, and “Save” to utilize the greeting.

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As you can see, configuring voicemail on an iPhone is simple and worth a few minutes of your time so callers may leave you a message when you’re unavailable to respond.

Learn more about the Silence Unknown Callers feature for decreasing spam calls or how to activate full-screen incoming calls on your iPhone for further assistance with calls.





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