Voicemail is an essential feature for all smartphone users; however, many people do not have it set up. There is no reason for you to not set up voicemail, that is unless you typically call back every missed call. It is helpful to allow important callers to leave a voicemail so you know whom you need to call back and who is just calling to sell a product. Setting up your voicemail system hardly will take more than five or 10 minutes, and this article will help you how.
How to set up voicemail on Android?
First, you need to open the built-in Phone app. Navigate to the dial screen, then press and hold the number 1 to start a call to the voicemail service. If you happen to have already set up your voicemail, you will be asked for the PIN; don’t worry as you can reset it if you’ve forgotten it, however, the process varies by provider.
If this is your first time setting up voicemail, then you will hear a message stating, “No voicemail number is stored on the card.” Now, you need to follow the prompts you hear to complete setting up the voicemail service on an Android phone. After you complete the voicemail setup, try pressing and holding 1 again to verify that the voicemail is working correctly with the password you selected.
You are now ready to receive voicemails. If you happen to have the Visual Voicemail app, which usually comes with most new Android devices, you will be able to see a notification pop up for the app when you get a voicemail. The Visual Voicemail app can be used instead of dialing in to hear as well as manage my voicemails.
How to set up Voicemail on Android? (Step-by-Step Instructions)
- Open the in-built Phone app.
- In the bottom right, tap the keypad button.
- Now, press and Hold number 1 to call the voicemail service.
- You will be requested for a PIN if your voicemail is set up, it can be reset it if you forgot.
- If you are freshly setting up your voicemail, you will hear a message stating, “No voicemail number is stored on the card.”
- Then, proceed to follow the instructions to set up your voicemail.
- Hang up.
- Now, press and hold the number 1 once more, and enter your PIN.
What is the Visual Voicemail app?
The Visual Voicemail app can be found on many Android phones; this app provides an easy way to receive as well as organize your voicemail messages. Users can check their voicemail without making a phone call or even needing to enter the passcode or PIN. Using the app, you can look at all the voicemail messages, along with the date they came through, the number it was from, and how long the voicemail message is. The new Android operating systems include this Visual Voicemail app natively.
How can users find and change settings in the Visual Voicemail app on Android?
If you receive a voicemail; you will be able to see a notification from the Visual Voicemail box when it is ready to view. You can tap on this notification to open the Visual Voicemail app to be able to listen to the voicemail. However, what if you accidentally swiped the notification away? Don’t worry as it can be accessed through your Phone app. You will see a button to open up the Visual Voicemail app in the Phone app. If not, you can also find the Visual Voicemail app by either searching through all the apps or by using the Search function to type “Visual Voicemail.”
After you locate the Visual Voicemail app, it is straightforward to use. While the app is open, tap on the three vertical dots in the top right; tap on Settings from the menu that appears. In these settings you will be able to do the following:
- You can change the voicemail greeting.
- You can toggle the autosave function.
- You can change the voicemail password.
- You can also choose to display message notifications in the status bar.
If you wish to change your voicemail greeting, you are presented with three options:
- Default: This greeting will proceed to read out your number to callers using an automated voice.
- Name: This greeting will announce the name (should be recorded by you) to callers.
- Custom: This setting allows you to record a personalized greeting that plays whatever you record.
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