Setting up voicemail is crucial when purchasing your first iPhone. Ensure that your caller can leave a message if you miss the call. Here’s how to configure iPhone voicemail and access your messages.
Once your voicemail is prepared, you can modify your notifications so that you are informed when a message is awaiting. This, as well as how to hear a message, modify the password if necessary, and even re-record the greeting, will be demonstrated.
Set Up Voicemail on iPhone
The iPhone’s Phone app has a straightforward approach for configuring voicemail. The Voicemail tab may be found at the bottom of the Phone app.
Choose “Set Up Now,” enter your voicemail password, then decide between a Default and Personalized welcome. By simply adhering to the steps if you select Custom, you can record your own greeting.
That’s it, that’s the whole thing!
Listen to Your Voicemail Messages
Go to the Voicemail tab in the Phone app to listen to your messages and retrieve your voicemail. If your carrier offers Visual Voicemail, you will see a list of the messages you have received.
Tap the Play button after choosing a message to start listening. Your voicemail message will also be converted to text if your wireless provider offers the Voicemail Transcription service. This is convenient for a fast glance at the message.
On the right side, there are a couple of additional voicemail message buttons. To play the message on a speaker, to call the number back, or to erase the message, tap the speaker, phone, or trash can icons.
The message can also be sent or shared using the iPhone Share Sheet options by clicking the share button in the top right corner. Finally, you have an info symbol (a small I for information regarding the call or caller.
Adjust the Voicemail Notifications
The Phone app by default displays a badge app symbol when you get a new voicemail. Go to Settings > Phone > Notifications to alter this. All phone app notifications, such as missed calls and voicemails, are shown on this number.
The amount of unplayed messages you have is displayed when you open the Phone app on the Voicemail tab.
A fresh voicemail notification alert can also be set up. Choose “Sounds & Haptics” under Settings. Under Sounds and Vibration Patterns, select “New Voicemail.”
To select a pattern, tap “Vibration.” To choose a sound, tap one of the Warning Tones or Ringtones at the bottom. To save and leave, tap “Back” in the upper left.
Change the Voicemail Password
The Settings app also allows you to modify the voicemail password that you originally set up. Enter the new password, choose “Change Voicemail Password,” and then choose “Done” on the “Phone” menu.
Record a New Voicemail Greeting
Altering your voicemail greeting is another thing you might want to do. Activate the Phone app, choose the Voicemail menu, and then hit “Greeting” in the upper left corner.
To hear your most recent greeting, tap the Play button. Choosing “Custom,” pressing “Record” to begin, “Stop” to end, and finally “Save” to utilize the welcome will allow you to record your own.
As you can see, configuring voicemail on an iPhone is simple and well worth the time investment so that callers can leave you a message when you’re unable to answer.
Find out how to enable full-screen incoming calls or how to use the Mute Unknown Callers function on your iPhone for extra assistance with calls on your device.