Say goodbye to iPhone voicemail: this is how you can remove it — 2022

Voicemail is a tool that, until not long ago, most users used quite frequently. However, with the appearance of instant messaging it has fallen into disuse. For this reason, in this post we want to tell you everything you need to know about voicemail and everything you can do with it on your iPhone.

What is voicemail?

Voice mail is a tool that have all users with a mobile phone that allows everyone who calls you on the phone, leave you a voice message in case you don't answer. In this way, all those messages that are left for you accumulate in the voice mailbox, a place where you can go to listen to each and every one of those voice messages that have been left by those people who have wanted to contact you by phone and have not they have been able

Calling voice mail

As we said, the use of voicemail has fallen into disuse , mainly because for some time most people have been communicating through instant messaging. Even when someone calls another person and they don't pick up the phone, they don't usually leave a voice message in the mailbox, but write a message through Whatsapp, Telegram, iMessage or their favorite messaging app.

Adjust voicemail to your liking

Despite the fact that voicemail is used less and less, it is still just as valid and there are a series of actions that all users can carry out with it. Apple, through its flagship device such as the iPhone, gives users power c Set up certain aspects of voicemail , to personalize it and adapt it to the user's taste.

Here we tell you everything you can do with your voicemail. That if, before continuing, you have to know that certain functions that we are going to talk about depend on the operator , so it is possible that in your case you cannot carry out any of them.

So you can check it

Obviously one of the most common actions in relation to the voice mail is to check it first, to check if there is any message pending to listen, and second, to be able to listen to said message(s) that other people have left you. To be able to do it, the process is really simple and all you have to do is go to the phone app of your iPhone.

Click on voicemail

Once you are inside the Phone app, the visual voicemail, which is located bottom right of the screen , and which is only available with some carriers, will show you a list of all the voice messages you have unread. At this point you can choose which of them you want to play and even delete them without having listened to them. You can even see how many new messages you have available since a balloon on the Voicemail icon tells you the number of unheard messages.

In addition, currently the voicemail transcript is in beta phase in some countries, which allows and will allow when its development is finished, to be able to read in text what the people who have told you through the voice messages they have left in your mailbox. At the moment it is limited to voice messages in English, and in addition, the transcription itself depends on the quality of the recording of the message.


Set it up

How could it be otherwise, through your iPhone you can also configure the voicemail. The parameters or options that you can modify are not very high, since after all, a voice mailbox does not have many customization options either. To begin with, the first time you tap Voicemail, you'll be prompted to create a password for the mailbox and record your message personal greeting, the one that always sounds after the signal. For this you have to follow the following steps.

  1. Click on Voicemail and then on Now.
  2. Create a password for voicemail.
  3. Select a greeting, either the default greeting or a custom greeting that you can record by choosing this option.

Do what you want with each message

Obviously, you have several options when choosing what to do with each of the messages that arrive in your voicemail. Can you reproduce them to be able to know what they have to tell you, but you can also both share them What remove them from voicemail. To do this, you can help Apple's voice assistant, Siri, and with commands such as Hey Siri, do I have any new voicemails? The Hey Siri, play Jorge's voicemail , you can have your voice assistant help you with these messages. In addition, you also have the following options available.

  1. Tap Voicemail and click a message.
  2. Choose any of the following options
      play the message. Share the message. Delete the message.

Even if you have deleted a message that you did not want, you can recover it by clicking on Deleted messages. However, in some countries or regions, the phone operator may delete messages permanently.

Change your voicemail settings

When it comes to customizing your voicemail settings, you have three different options available. On one hand you can change greeting which is always emitted after the signal, to do this you just have to click on Voicemail and then click on Greeting. Of course, another of the actions that you can carry out is the change voicemail password , for this you have to go to Settings, click on Phone and then on Voicemail password. Lastly, you can also change the new voicemail notification by going to Settings, tapping on Sounds and vibrations .

Change voicemail settings

What if visual voicemail is not available?

In some cases the visual voicemail is not available and therefore, if you want to listen to the messages that other people have left in your mailbox, you have to take a different action. If your mobile device is an iPhone, what you have to do is click on Voice mail and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to be able to listen to the voice messages that have been left for you. On the other hand, if you have another phone, you just have to dial your number, press * or # , depending on your carrier, to skip the initial greeting and enter your password so you can listen to pending voice messages.

Visual voicemail not available

Turn off voicemail

We end this post by telling you how you can deactivate your voicemail so that no one can leave you a message when you don't pick up the phone. The first way to get voicemail disabled is to contact your carrier and ask them to disable it. However, there is a faster way to do it from your iPhone. Here are the steps you have to take.

  1. Open the app of Telephone .
  2. click on Keyboard .
  3. Writes #004# and click call.
  4. A message will appear to confirm the deactivation of voicemail.
  5. Finish the operation by clicking Close.

Deactivate voice mail