Monday, September 20

Don’t get overwhelmed with calls! We tell you how to use voicemail on the iPhone

The Visual Voicemail feature on your iPhone lets you view all of your voicemail messages without having to call a number first. Visual Voicemail on iPhone shows you all the messages in your voicemail so you can decide which ones to listen to now, which ones later, and which ones to share or delete. Depending on your iPhone model and location, you may also be able to read transcripts of your voicemail messages. You can even organize, delete and listen to them from this useful menu, but first, you must know how to configure it properly.

This process should work on most current iPhones, although it’s best to make sure iOS is up to date before you begin. To do this, go to Settings> General> Software update. Once you’ve updated to the latest version of iOS 14, you should be good to go.

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If you have not yet configured your voicemail through your operator, we will tell you how to do it a little below. You can even save Visual Voicemail messages as notes or voice memos and share them with apps like Messages, Mail, or Airdrop.

How to set up voicemail on iPhone

Almost all carriers in the United States support visual voicemail. Apple has a complete list of operators in case you want to take a look. If you are a subscriber to a main operator, you probably already have it active. This is how you should configure it:

Step 1– Go to the Phone app at the bottom of your iPhone’s home screen and select it. At the bottom of the phone window, you will see the icon of the voicemail in the right corner. Select it to open your visual voicemail.

Step 2: The voicemail display should show an empty space with the button for Configure now in the center of the screen. Select it. Now you will see an option: if you have used the iPhone answering service in the past and have logged in before, you can enter your old password to automatically access old voicemails. If you’ve never used Visual Voicemail before, you’ll need to create a password and re-enter it. When you’re done, select Clever.

Step 3: Your iPhone will now display the welcome message screen. If your greeting doesn’t matter much to you, you can select Predetermined and later Clever to skip this step. But if you want to customize it, please select Personalized, soon Engrave to create one and play to hear it. If you are satisfied, select Clever.

Step 4: Your iPhone’s voicemail is already set up. But nevertheless, we suggest you take a look here to learn more about how to move your messages through the different Apple services. You can share voice messages using AirDrop, email them to others, or save them as an audio note to save space.

Set up audio transcription

How to set up audio transcription for iPhone voicemail

From iOS 10 and iPhone 6s, you can view your Visual Voicemail messages as a text transcript. Voicemail transcripts parse the audio file on Apple servers using machine learning to transcribe. That way, you can listen to or read your messages. To see both, you must enable Siri through Settings> Siri and search> e Language English (US) or English (Canada). Although the transcription function is in beta, it is quite accurate and after configuring it, you can click on any previous or existing message, and a new text transcription will start.

Do you want more? Try an app

If Apple’s Visual Voicemail interface doesn’t impress you, you can find an iOS Visual Voicemail app to replace it. We suggest trying an application like HulloMail Voicemail or YouMail, which provide unique interfaces and additional features (such as linking multiple phone numbers) that add more value than Apple’s proposition. Both are free.

How to set up basic voicemail

Before using Visual Voicemail on your iPhone, it may be better to set up and get used to the basic voicemail service. If you have just changed your operator and you are getting familiar, take into account that each company requires that you configure your voicemail directly with them. This mailbox will work well for users who are still learning how to use their phone or do not want to receive many calls.

The setup process varies by carrier. However, all the settings have more or less the same steps, like dialing a number correctly and setting a greeting for your phone.

AT&T: you can read AT&T instructions here. You should start by pressing the Voicemail key or holding down the «1» key. Then set a greeting and password (required) for your voicemail. AT&T also allows you to upgrade your voicemail to get more space, but this will not be necessary to set up visual voicemail.

Verizon: Verizon has a help page for frequent questions on your website for Android phones, but it directs you to the Apple instructions to set up visual voicemail on your iPhone.

T Mobile– Like Verizon, T-Mobile directs you to the Apple instructions to set up visual voicemail.

Sprint– If you have a Sprint phone, you must also press and hold “1”. You can get more information about the process here.

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