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Frequently Asked Questions about iPhone Voicemail

“I always view people talk voicemail on iPhone when search online. But I did know it very well. Can someone introduce me something about it?”

Voicemail as the communication tool which enables people to communicate with others with voice on iPhone. But many people may not familiar with this tool and even not use it before. Are you curious about it? In this article, we will discuss some frequently asked questions about iPhone Voicemail so that you could get know about this app.

Q1. What is voicemail and visual voicemail on iPhone?


A voicemail system, also known as the voice message or voice bank, is a computer–based system that allows users to exchange personal voice messages using an ordinary telephone.

Visual voicemail is a random-access voicemail with a visual interface. Apple is the first one to promote this feature, Samsung's Instinct and BlackBerry Storm and Torch integrates a visual element into their voicemail services. Still there is third-party app also supports visual voicemail service on mobile phone by storing the voicemail in the cloud rather than mobile carrier's network.

Visual voicemail is not free to use. The charges are different from your voicemail plan. You should contact your carrier to get the cost information.

Q2. How to set up voicemail on iPhone?


After learning the basic knowledge about voicemail, you may need to know how to use the voicemail service on iPhone to get the voice messages.

Voicemail is supported by carriers, so for setting up voicemail on iPhone, the first thing you must make sure is that your carrier supports this service. In US, most carriers support voicemail services, like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.

Then follow the steps as below to get the voicemail setup on your iPhone.

1. Go to "Phone" app, tap "Voicemail" and hit "Set Up Now".

2. Create a voicemail password > "Done" > Enter the password again to confirm it > "Done".

3.Make greeting settings by "Custom" or "Default". If you select "Custom", then you could start to record a new greeting > Tap "Done" to complete the iPhone voicemail setup.
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Q3. How to send voicemail on iPhone?


After setting up iPhone voicemail, you will be waiting for receiving or sending the voicemail on iPhone. Get this part to check voicemail on iPhone.

How to make a voicemail on iPhone?

1.Go to "Phone" app, tap "Voicemail" > "Set Up Now" > Enter your voicemail password (Forgot voicemail password) > "Done" > Record a voice message > "Save" to save the voice messages on your iPhone.
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2.Select the voice message, and hit the share icon > Select one way to send the voicemail from Mail, Messages, Notes, and Voice Memos, as well as third-party apps such as Slack, Pocket, Wunderlist, Trello, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. to voicemail on iPhone.
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How to send calls straight to voicemail?

When you are busy in a meeting or other affairs and do not want to be disturbed by the calls on your iPhone, then you can make settings to get incoming calls into voicemail.

Go to "Settings" on iPhone > Hit "Do Not Disturb" > Turn on "Manual" to leave a voicemail without calling phone.

Also, you can make other settings like "Repeated Calls", "Allows Calls From", etc. to receive the different calls as voicemail.
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Q4. How to access the voicemail on iPhone?


Sending a voicemail will be made by iPhone settings, however, how to receive the voicemail on my iPhone?

If your carrier supports voicemail, then you will receive the voicemails directly on your iPhone, if others send you the voicemail.

If others send you a voicemail, you can access the voicemail on your iPhone directly.

Go to "Phone" app, hit "Voicemail" to find your voicemail list > tap the messages marked as New in the order to listen to it. For the Old or Archived voicemails, you need to tap twice to playback them.
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Q5. How to answer or delete the voicemail on iPhone?


After you listen to a voicemail, you may answer the voicemail to your friends or families, or want to delete useless voicemails from your iPhone. Check this part to achieve them.

Answer the voicemail on iPhone

After you access a voicemail, you could answer the voicemail with "Reply With Messages" or "Reminder Me Later". Here you will know how to answer the voicemail with "Reply With Messages".

1. When the call is in progress, just wipe the phone button to select "Reply With Messages".

2. Select from "I'll call you later", "I'm on my way" and "What's up?" options or edit the messages from "Custom" option.

Delete voicemail on iPhone

For the unwanted voicemails, you could delete the voicemails directly on your iPhone.

Go to "Phone" app > "Voicemail" > Hit the voicemail that you want to delete and tap "Delete" to make it.
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