How to Use Voicemail on iPhone? [10 Ways]

Are you trying to find out ways to voicemail on your iPhone? You’ve landed at the right place! Read on to know how to use voicemail on iPhone.

Apple’s voicemail is a feature available in iOS to send a voicemail to other iPhone users. Hence, we can delegate several jobs to people via voicemail if they cannot pick up your calls.

Additionally, I had trouble managing my time well, which had an impact on my productivity. Adding to this, making notes, making the PPT, scheduling meetings and appointments, and so much more got very hectic for me. Most of the time I would forget whom I had to call and delegate the work or coordinate about tasks.

And unlike most people, I could not afford a personal assistant to handle all my work and call concerned people on my behalf. Therefore, I inclined more towards tech-reliable methods. And Apple’s voicemail came to my rescue. After learning a few tricks, I thought I’d share my experience with everyone.

Note: As I’m an iPhone 13 user, I’ve provided screenshots of the iPhone 13 below for your reference. On the other hand, the identical procedures can be implemented on iPhone 14 as well.

Previously, I’ve covered How to Lock or Unlock iPhone and Methods to Erase Data on iPhone as well.

In general, the recipient can listen to the voicemails whenever they want. Hope that it would be of some help to you as well. Mentioned below are the topics I’ve talked about.

  • How to set up voicemail on iPhone
  • How to check voicemail on iPhone
  • How to change voicemail greeting on iPhone
  • How to change voicemail password on iPhone
  • How to change voicemail notification ringtone on iPhone
  • How to see voicemail transcription on iPhone
  • How to delete voicemail on iPhone
  • How to retrieve deleted voicemails in an iPhone
  • How to share voicemails on iPhone
  • Why can’t I find voicemail on my iPhone

How to Set Up Voicemail on iPhone

First and foremost, we’ll see how to set up voicemail on our iPhones. Follow the simple steps below.

  • Open the Phone app on the iPhone home screen.
  • Click on the Voicemail icon on the lower right side of the Phone app.
iPhone 14 voicemail set up
  • In the new page, choose Set Up now.
  • Now, enter a password for voicemail.
  • Again, put up a greeting which can be default or custom.
  • Next, click on Record on the lower right corner and speak out your message.
  • Once recording is done, tap on Stop.
  • Further, if you want to listen to your recorded message click on Play.
  • If the greeting is good according to you, press on Save on the top right corner.

Therefore, now voicemail is ready to use on your iPhone.

Check Voicemail on iPhone

Once Visual Voicemail is set up, we start receiving voicemails from other people. Additionally, you can keep and access the voicemails whenever you choose.

  • Go to Phone app on the home screen of the iPhone.
  • Now, open Voicemail tab. The list of voicemails received will be available here.
iPhone 14 pro voicemail set up
  • Tap on any voicemail and click Play button.

However, iPhones’ visual voicemail and voicemail transcription features may not work for some carrier networks, languages or regions. So, if the features are not available in your iPhone, assume it’s due to one of the above reasons.

Change Voicemail Greeting on iPhone

Additionally, we also have the choice to change our voicemail greeting on iPhone.

  • Tap open Phone app on iPhone.
  • Click on Voicemail on the lower right side of the Phone app.
  • Now, tap on Greetings.
  • Press on Custom if the Default option is check marked.
  • Next, click on Record on the lower right corner and speak out your message.
  • Once recording is done, tap on Stop.
  • Further, if you want to listen to your recorded message click on Play.
  • If the greeting is good according to you, press on Save on the top right corner.
  • However, if you don’t like the previously recorded message then you can record a new message following the same steps.

Note: Some users have two SIM cards in their iPhone. As a result, both numbers might have two separate outgoing greeting messages programmed.

Moreover, if there is still an issue saving the greeting then make sure that you’ve set up the iPhone voicemail. In case, the issue persists then try resetting the network settings on iPhone.

Change Voicemail Password

Furthermore, there is a way to change our voicemail password.

  • Go to Settings > Phone.
  • Now, scroll down and click on Change Voicemail Password.
  • On the new page, iPhone prompts to Enter a new voicemail password.
  • Then tap on Done.
  • We will be asked to Re-enter new voicemail password.
  • After entering the password again, click on Done.

Finally, the voicemail password will get changed on iPhone. And you can use your voicemail tension free.

Check: How to Set Up Face ID on iPhone?

Change Voicemail Notification Ringtone

More often than not, we get bored of our usual iPhone ringtones. But we can also change that in our iPhone.

  • Open Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
iPhone 14 pro max voicemail ringtone
  • Move down the screen and click on New Voicemail.
iPhone 13 pro voicemail notification
  • A drop-down menu with lots of options will be available.
iPhone 12 voicemail ringtone
  • Tap on any ringtone that suits your taste and set it as the new voicemail ringtone.

Thereafter, the ringtone will change on iPhone.

Voicemail Transcription

On some iPhones, the option of Voicemail transcription is available. So, to see the transcription, open the Phone app and tap on the Voicemail icon. A list of messages will be displayed on the new page. Click on any message on your voicemail. If the transcription is available, then it will pop out. And you can read the message further on.

Delete Voicemail on iPhone

Moving on, at times our voicemail gets filled with lots of messages and it needs to be cleared out. Let’s see how we can do that.

  • Tap on the Phone app on the iPhone home screen.
  • Now, go to Voicemail.
  • On the next page, tap on Edit.
  • Select the voicemails to delete and finally click on Delete.
  • Again, these deleted messages get stored in the bin.
  • To remove the deleted messages from the bin, press on Deleted Messages.
  • Finally, click on Clear All and all the deleted messages will be cleared.

Note: Some regions in which Apple has its operations spread out, the network carriers can delete the voicemail messages permanently. Moreover, if you change your SIM card there is a high probability that the voicemails will get deleted.

Read: Efficient Ways to Set and Reset Keyboard on iPhone

Retrieve Deleted Voicemails in an iPhone

Fortunately, there is an option to retrieve the deleted messages in iPhone voicemails.

  • Open Phone > Voicemail.
  • Next, click on Deleted Messages.
  • Now, select the deleted messages and tap on Undelete.

The messages will be reinstated in the voicemail messages category on iPhone.

Share Voicemail on iPhone

We can also share the voicemails by the following steps.

  • Open Phone app on iPhone.
  • Now, tap on Voicemail icon on the Phone app.
  • On the next page, select the message you want to share and there will be a share option that looks like a box with an arrow.
  • Click on that and we will see the options with whom we want to share and the mode of sharing (WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.,).

Ultimately, we have shared the voicemails with the concerned person on iPhone.

Why Can’t I Find Voicemail on My iPhone

The reason maybe because we need to reset the network settings on iPhone.

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • Further, scroll down and click on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Now, tap on Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • A confirmation pops up to Reset Network Settings.
  • Click on that option. And maybe the voicemail will start working.

If we can’t find visual voicemail on our iPhones, then check Apple’s list of wireless carriers and find support for the issue.

Note: On days, when we cannot find or use the visual voicemail on our iPhone then we can check it from another phone. We only have to dial our number and press * or # with respect to the carrier. Doing this will let us go past the greeting message. And we can finally enter our voicemail password.

Winding Up

After a lot of speculation, I have mentioned quite a few ways to deal with issues around voicemails. Most importantly, I have also hinted at how to set up voicemail on iPhone.

Scroll through the steps and try out the solutions to resolve any problems that you might be coming across.

In regard to voicemail, iPhone also has some restrictions for some regions and network carriers due to which certain features don’t work on iPhone.

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