How To Set Up Voicemail On Your iPhone

Do you have an iPhone? Then it’s probably time to set up your visual voicemail function! This is the function that allows you to see all your voice messages without needing to call a number first. You can organize, delete and play your voice messages from this handy menu, but you must first know how to set up voicemail on your iiPhone.

Note: This process should work on most new iPhones, such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8, you may want to make sure that iOS is updated before you start; do it through Settings> General> Software update or you can check our guide on how to update your iPhone to the latest iOS. If you have not yet set up primary voicemail through your provider, go to our additional tip below to get started and make sure everything is ready for visual voicemail.

How to set up voicemail on an iPhone.

Almost all telephone service providers in North America are now compatible with visual voicemail. Apple has a complete list of carriers and what they support if you want to verify, but if you use any major carrier, it’s probably covered. This is what you should do on How to set up voicemail on your iPhone:

Step 1: Go to the phone application at the bottom of the home screen of your iPhone and press it. At the bottom your iPhone window, you will see the voicemail icon in the right corner. Select it to open your visual voicemail.

Step 2: The voicemail screen should show space with a button to configure now in the centre of the screen. Select this: now you have an option. If you have used the iPhone voicemail service in the past and have previously logged in, you can enter your previous password here to access your old voicemails automatically. If you have never used visual voicemail before, you must create a password and re-enter it. When finished, select Done.

Step 3: Now your iPhone will show the greeting screen. If you do not care much about the greeting, you can press “Default” and then “Done” to skip this step. If you want your greeting personalised, select, “Record” to record your greeting, and “Play” to repeat it. When you are satisfied with it, select Done.

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Step 4: Your iPhone’s voicemail is now officially configured. However, you can also check here for more information about how to move voicemail around Apple services. You can share voicemails with AirDrop, send them by mail to others, save them as an audio note to save space, and more. Look at your options and get comfortable using the voice mail system!

Additional tip: set up primary voicemail

You may want to set up and use basic voicemail on your iPhone until you are ready for visual voicemail. If you have just changed providers or this is your first operator, you should probably configure basic voicemail directly with them. This is an excellent option if you’re still comfortable with your phone and want to use traditional voicemail until it is time to set up the visual voicemail application.

Most of these setup procedures require you to dial the correct number and set up your voicemail on the phone, but they all differ in small ways. Let’s review by the main operator to see what they require.

AT & T: Here you can read the specific AT & T instructions. You should start by pressing the voicemail key or by pressing and holding the “1” key. Next, set up a greeting and password (now a requirement) for your voicemail. AT & T also allows you to update your voicemail to get more space, but this is not necessary to set up visual voicemail.

Verizon: Verizon’s configuration is application-based and easy to do before configuring visual voicemail. Select the phone application, select Voicemail and go to Configure now. This will take you to choose a password and a greeting on your iPhone.

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T-Mobile: Like AT & T, T-Mobile wants you to hold down the “1” key until you connect it to your voicemail. From here, set your password and follow the instructions to record a greeting.

Sprint: if you have a Sprint phone, you must press and hold “1” here as well. You can get more information about the process here.

Now you know how to set up voicemail on an iPhone, make sure you drop your comments in case of any issues. You can also contact me using our contact form. Thanks.

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