How to set up voicemail on your iPhone

Need help setting up voicemail on your new iPhone? If that is so, then you can refer to this walkthrough. Just read further and follow the step-by-step guide to set up voicemail and start using it on your phone.

One of the first things iPhone users set up when acquiring a new phone is voicemail. It’s a digitally recorded message that is used to give callers instructions when the call is unanswered. It’s one of the amazing things a smartphone can do. Generally, the voicemail service provided by the carrier will already be stored in the phone.

In new iPhone models, the traditional voicemail function has levelled up and transitioned into visual voicemail. This new voicemail feature allows you to view all your voicemails without having to call up a number first. Aside from viewing, you can also manage, delete, and play your voicemails from its menu. But before you can do any of these, you will need to set up voicemail on your iPhone first. The following steps are applicable to iPhones running the latest iOS version.

Setting up voicemail and passcode

Before you can start using voicemail messaging service on your iPhone, you will need to create a passcode and then set up voicemail on your device.

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom right corner of the screen then tap the Voicemail icon.
  3. Tap the Set Up Now option.
  4. Enter a four to six digits passcode. Take note of your passcode so you won’t forget it.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Enter your passcode again then tap Done to save it.

After setting up your voicemail messaging service, you will not need to use the passcode again unless an issue emerges. Your voicemail passcode can also be changed at any time.

Recording your first voicemail

Once you’ve successfully set up voicemail on your phone, you can start recording a custom greeting, if you don’t like to use the default greeting provided by your carrier. In case you’d want to give it a try, then here’s how it works:

  1. Tap to open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on the Voicemail icon at the bottom right corner of the Phone app screen.
  3. Tap Greeting on the top left corner.
  4. Select Custom.
  5. Then tap Record to start recording your custom greeting whenever you’re all set.
  6. To play back your greeting, tap Play. If you don’t like it, then you can erase and change it.
  7. When you’re satisfied with your greeting and decided to use it, tap Save.

To hear how your voicemail sounds, you can use another phone and make a call to your iPhone. If the voicemail sounds good to you then you can keep it, otherwise change it.

While visual voicemail is now supported by most, if not all major carriers in the U.S., it wouldn’t hurt to ask and confirm it with your carrier first.

If you’re having trouble setting up voicemail on your iPhone, take note of the error and use it in finding the required solution. Or you can also search for some applicable solutions from this site’s troubleshooting pages.

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