Voicemail is so integral to using a modern phone that we tend not to think about it much. At least you don’t think about it until you change your mobile phone provider and you need to set up voicemail on your phone. You may have even forgotten that setting up voicemail is something you need to do.
Setting up voicemail on your iPhone is a simple process. The only problem is that the process may be different depending on the carrier you are using. That’s why we’ve put together here everything you need to know about using voicemail on your iPhone.
First steps to set up voicemail on iPhone
For the most part, the voicemail configuration is the same, regardless of which operator you’re using. We’ll first go through the basic steps, then look at any carrier-specific quirks you might encounter.
The first step you need to take is to open the Phone app. Assuming you haven’t rearranged your home screen, the icon will appear in the dock at the bottom of your screen. If for some reason, you can’t find it, you can search for it. Swipe down from the middle of your screen and search for “phone” in the top search bar.
Once you’ve opened the app, tap the VoiceMail at the bottom right of the screen. You’ll see a message informing you that you need to set up your voicemail before you can use it. Press the set-up button now to get started.
If you’ve ever used Apple’s visual voicemail service, a prompt invites you to enter your password. Otherwise, you have to create a password and enter it twice. Once you’re done, press Finished.
Then you’ll see the home screen. Here you can save a personalized greeting or select Fault to use your operator’s default voicemail. To save yours, tap Customs, then tap the Record to start recording.
Read your message to make sure it’s right for you, then tap Finished at the top of the screen.
Your phone is now ready to use Apple’s visual voicemail feature, assuming your carrier supports it. If you run into problems, we will deal with them later.