How to Change Your Voicemail Greeting on Your iPhone

How To Change Your Voicemail Greeting on Your iPhone

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Learn how to make your own voicemail greeting. A personal voicemail greeting is an easy way to prevent callers from hearing a generic greeting message. It ensures that people know they've reached the correct person, and makes them feel more comfortable leaving a voicemail. To change your voicemail greeting on an iPhone, you'll need to follow a few simple steps. 

Related: How to Check & Delete Voicemail on iPhone

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How to Record a Voicemail Message On the iPhone

  1. Open your Phone app.
  2. Tap Voicemail.

    Tap the Phone appOn the bottom of the screen, tap Voicemail
     
  3. Select Greeting.
  4. By default, your voicemail will be setup with your carrier's generic greeting.
  5. To record a custom greeting, select Custom.

    Select Greeting in the upper left cornerInstead of the default setting, choose Custom
     
  6. Tap Record to begin recording your voicemail greeting.
  7. When you finish recording, tap Stop.

    To record a new greeting, select Record and begin speakingTo finish recording tap Stop
     
  8. To make sure you're happy with your new greeting, tap Play.
  9. To change what you just recorded, tap Record and try again.

    To listen to your recorded voicemail greeting, tap PlayTe re-record, press Record again
     
  10. Tap Save when you’re satisfied with your message.

    When you're satisfied with your greeting, tap Save in the upper right corner

You're all set! Now, when you don't answer the phone, the person calling you will be directed to your custom voicemail greeting.

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