So, you’ve got a shiny new iPhone? One of the first things you’d want to do is set up the Visual Voicemail. In this busy world, you can’t always be available to take phone calls. The Visual Voicemail allows you to see all the voicemail messages without having to dial up a number first. You can scour through the list of voicemails and choose which ones to listen to now or later, and which ones to delete or share.
If you’ve already set up the basic voicemail on your account, the Visual Voicemail should be activated automatically. If you have purchased a new iPhone, you can set it up with just a few taps. It allows you to customize a greeting or set the default one. Depending on your iPhone model, it also lets you read transcripts of voicemail messages using Apple’s voicemail-to-text feature.
Almost all leading wireless carriers across the globe support Visual Voicemail. You can check here whether your carrier supports the functionality.
Setting up Visual Voicemail
- Launch the Phone app and tap the Voicemail icon
- Tap the Set Up Now button
- If it’s the first time you are using voicemail on your iPhone, create a voicemail password and then tap Done. If you’ve used it before on the device, enter your old password
- Now you’ll see the Greeting screen with two options – Custom and Default. If you don’t want to set up a custom greeting, just tap Default and then Done. If you are interested in personalizing the greeting, tap Custom and then Record to record it. Once you’re happy with the recorded greeting, tap Done.
That’s all! You’ve set up your Visual Voicemail. Apple also allows users to save voicemails as voice memos or notes. You can also share the Visual Voicemail messages with your friends through Mail, AirDrop, and Messages. Here’s how to do it.
Saving and sharing Visual Voicemail
- Launch the Phone app and go to Voicemail
- Tap the voicemail you want to save and then tap the share button
- Now select Notes or Voice Memos to save the message. If you want to share it, select Messages, AirDrop or Mail to send the voicemail as an attachment.
Let me know in the comments below if you encountered any issue setting it up.