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How to set up voicemail on iPhone: Visual voicemail 101

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(Pocket-lint) – If you’re a new iPhone user, you may be wondering how voicemail works on your new phone. Apple calls the voicemail feature in the iPhone’s default Phone app “Visual Voicemail.”

Visual Voicemail, compatible with some carriers, shows a real visual list of your messages. You can choose which ones to play and delete without having to listen to them all. You can also view the transcription (in some English-speaking countries). This means that the message has been transcribed into text. If you’re interested in visual voicemail, including how to set it up, here’s everything you need to know.

How to set up voicemail on iPhone

Setting up voicemail for the first time

by phone app[ボイスメール]The first time you tap , you will be prompted to create a voicemail password and record a voicemail greeting.

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  1. Open your phone app,[ボイスメール]Tap a tab.
  2. [今すぐセットアップ]Tap.
  3. Create a voicemail password.
  4. Choose greeting: default or custom
  5. [カスタム]Select to record a new greeting.

How to Play and Delete Voicemails on iPhone


To play, share, or delete voicemail messages, just ask Siri something like “Play voicemail from Maggie.”

phone app

Go to Voicemail in the Phone app on your iPhone for full control over your messages.

  1. Open your phone app.
  2. [ボイスメール]Tap a tab, then tap a message.
  3. Do one of the following.
    • Play message:[再生]Tap the button.
    • Share a message:[共有]tap the button
    • Delete message:[ゴミ箱]Tap the button.

Note: Messages are stored until deleted by you or your carrier. To restore deleted messages,[削除されたメッセージ]tap the message, then tap[削除を取り消す]Tap.

How to see voicemail transcription on iPhone

Voicemail transcription is part of the Visual Voicemail feature, but is limited to iPhone 6s and later. No need to enable transcription.along with each message[ボイスメール]It will automatically appear in the tab.

  1. Open your phone app,[ボイスメール]Go to tab.
  2. Tap a voicemail to transcribe it.
  3. If the voicemail has not been previously transcribed, you may see “Transcribed voicemail…”.
  4. The transcription should appear immediately.
  5. When you revisit your voicemail, tap it to see the transcription.
  6. Blanks may appear if Apple is unable to determine what the caller said.

How to check if your iPhone supports visual voicemail

Visual Voicemail is only available on iPhones in certain countries or regions and on certain carriers.You can see the full list of supported carriers here in America When here in Europe.

How to listen to messages if visual voicemail doesn’t work

If visual voicemail isn’t working for whatever reason, you can check your messages from your iPhone (or another phone in the US and Canada).

  • For iPhone: in the Phone app[ボイスメール]Tap the tab and follow Apple’s instructions to access your messages.
  • Or from another phone in the US or Canada: Dial the number, press * or # (depending on your carrier) to skip the greeting, and enter your voicemail password.
    • If you live outside the US and Canada, please contact your carrier for information on how to access your voicemail without using the Phone App/Visual Voicemail.

How to Change Voicemail Password on iPhone

From your iPhone[設定]>[電話]>[ボイスメール パスワードの変更]and enter your new password. that’s it.

How to Change Voicemail Greetings on iPhone

To change your greeting at any time, open the Phone app, tap[ボイスメール]Tap the tab to[あいさつ]Go to. From there, adjust your voicemail greeting. simple.

want to know more?

check out Apple’s iPhone Voicemail Support Page for more information.

By Maggie Tillman.

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