Set up voicemail on your iPhone

The visual voicemail feature of iPhone allows users to check the voicemails without calling anyone. Visual voicemail prepares a list of all your voicemail texts so that you can choose which ones you want to listen to now or later and which you want to share or delete. Depending on the iPhone’s model as well as location, you might be able to read copies of your voicemail texts with the iPhone’s unique “voicemail-to-text” feature. With this fantastic feature, you can categorize, delete, and play voicemails. But before this, you have to follow these steps to set up voicemail on your iPhone.

Set Up Voicemail on Your iPhone

Go to the Phone app at the bottom of the iPhone’s home screen and select it

Then click on the Voicemail icon, which is situated in the right corner, and open it

Now you will find that the window is empty with a white screen. Click on “Set Up Now”

Generate a Voicemail password and click on “Done.”

Enter the password again to confirm it and after that, select “Done”

Select Default or Custom. If you do not care about the greeting, select Default and then click on “Done” to skip the step

If you choose Custom, you will be able to record a personalized greeting. Click on Record to record your new greeting and Play to listen to the preview. Then select Done.

Select “Save”

How to Transfer the Existing Voicemail?

In order to transfer your existing voicemail, you need to follow these steps –

Go to the Phone app at the bottom of the home screen and select it

Then select the Voicemail icon, which is situated in the right corner, and open it

Click on “Set Up Now”

Enter your password and select “Done”

Record a personalized greeting or use the default greeting and click on “Save”

Note: if you forget your voicemail password, you cannot reset it from your iPhone. You need to contact your carrier to reset your voicemail password. Also, if you change your SIM card, you will lose the voicemails you saved on your iPhone.

How to Set Up Basic Voicemail?

Before setting up visual voicemail on iPhone, it is ideal to set up the basic voicemail feature. If you have just changed your provider or you are new to a carrier, the company may suggest you set up a voicemail straight with them. Every carrier has different methods for setting up voicemails and here is the instruction of how to do it –

AT & T–If you are a customer of AT & T, you will find an option of creating your own basic voicemail. You need to press and hold the “1” key while you are on the phone. AT & T will ask you to set up your personalized greeting through voice prompts.

Sprint – It has its own basic voicemail for setup. To get there, you will need to press and hold the key “1” and create a password (between four to ten digits) to access your voicemail. After that, you will need to follow the voice prompts to set up.

Verizon – You will have to check out Apple’s detailed instruction page for setting up Visual Voicemail on iPhone.

T-Mobile – Like Verizon, T-Mobile directs users to Apple’s instruction page to set up the visual voicemail.

You can save your Visual Voicemail texts as voice memos or notes or share them using Mail, Messages, or Airdrop.

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