How to Record a Voicemail Message on iPhone

How To Change Your Voicemail Greeting on Your iPhone

Voicemail greetings are important; your personal voicemail greeting lets people know they’ve reached the right person and reminds them to leave a message after the beep. Whether you have the newest iPhone, or an older version like an iPhone 7, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6s, here’s how to set up or change your voicemail.

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To set up Voicemail on your iPhone:

  • Open your Phone app.
  • Tap Voicemail, then select Greeting.

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  • To use your carrier’s generic greeting, tap Default and press Done.
  • To record a custom greeting, select Custom, and tap Record.

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  • Record the message you want to play when you miss someone’s phone call. Tap Stop when you’re done recording. You can listen to what you’ve just recorded by pressing Play. If you want to try again, just tap Record again to record over it.
  • Tap Save when you’re satisfied with your message.

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