How to set up voicemail on iPhone



If you only recently got a new iPhone, you probably wonder why you are not getting voicemails. Many people don’t know, but voicemail is the setting that needs to be manually turned on. Still, nothing is challenging about it.

This article will teach you how to set up voicemail on your iPhone. We will show you a detailed guide as well as tips to improve the voicemail experience.

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How to set up voicemail on iPhone

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Here are all of the steps you need to take to set up voicemail on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Phone app, which is used to make calls, see the contacts list, recent call information, and other stuff connected with communication.
  2. While in the app, look at the bottom menu. In the top right corner, there will be a button Voicemail - press it.
  3. If your Voicemail is not set up yet, you will see the message that you should create a password for it.
  4. So, press “Set Up Now” and create the secure password for your voicemail.
  5. Once the password is created, you must choose the greeting - a particular sound that will play if somebody sends you a message using a voicemail.
  6. That’s it. If you do everything correctly, voicemail will start working, and you will get messages from other people.

While choosing a greeting, consider that there is an option for Custom Greeting. It should be recorded on your own and then can be used for voicemail. So, consider it an excellent option to make your iPhone stand out.

How to disable voicemail on iPhone

If you tried voicemail but later understood that this feature doesn’t suit you, there is a way to disable this function. Just check the list below, and you will find how to turn off voicemail on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Phone app, the same app you have used to set up voicemail on your phone.
  2. Choose the option Keypad on the bottom menu, which is located just next to Voicemail.
  3. Once Keypad is opened, enter the deactivation code #004#, which works for most GSM providers.
  4. If everything works correctly, you will see the message ‘Setting Deactivation Succeeded.’

Still, this message doesn’t mean that you disabled the voicemail. So, it would be best to try to call yourself from another device to check if everything worked correctly.

If the #004# code didn’t work for you, the only way to disable voicemail on your iPhone is to contact your carrier. Still, contacting the carrier will delete all the information connected with voicemail on your phone, including greetings, messages, and settings. So, do it only if you are 100% sure that voicemail won’t be used on your phone in the future.


If you have never used voicemail before, check the questions below. Here we answered some of the most widely asked questions about the voicemail.

What is Voicemail on an iPhone?

Voicemail is the feature that allows callers to record a message for a recipient when he or she cannot answer the call. This message can last up to three minutes and be listened to whenever the recipient wants. Still, the maximum capacity of the voicemail box is 100 messages.

Can you save the voicemail message?

If you want to save the voicemail message to send it to another person or just listen to it later, there is a built-in function that allows you to save and manage the voicemail. You only need to click the Share Icon and then choose ‘Save.’ After that, you can do whatever you want with voicemail. And if you are looking for more content, then be sure to check out our guide on how to transfer your WhatsApp account from one iPhone to another.

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