How to Call & Check Your Voicemail from Another Phone

You can check the voicemail messages on your iPhone, even if you don't have your phone with you! Here's how to call your voicemail from another phone.

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If the need arises, you can call your voicemail and check your messages from another phone. You can also delete, replay, save, and even hear the date, time, and number of a voicemail message using this method. 

We can also help you learn how to check and delete voicemail on your iPhone, how to change your voicemail greeting, and how to use Voice to Text (voicemail transcription) on your iPhone. For more iPhone tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

How to Dial Your Voicemail from Another Phone & Check Your Messages

Important note: Step two below will vary depending on your cell phone service provider. I have US Cellular, and use the *, voicemail password, # combination. A coworker with Verizon coverage has to use a #, voicemail password, # combination. Also, she doesn't have the option to replay messages. Check with your cellular service provider to see which combination will work to remotely access your voicemail if neither one of these methods works for you. This tip will work from another iPhone or from an Android, but keep in mind that you need to follow these steps exactly for this to work.

Here's how to check your voicemail from another phone:

  1. Dial your iPhone phone number from another phone and wait for your voicemail greeting to play.
  2. While the greeting plays, dial *, your voicemail password, and then #. 

    enter your voicemail passcode
  3. To replay the message, tap 4. 
  4. To delete the message, tap 7.
  5. To save the message, tap 9.
  6. To hear the date, time, and number the message came from, tap 5.

Related: How to Set Up a Voicemail Message for the First Time

Now you don't have to worry about missing out on voicemail messages if you're not near your iPhone! You can use a friend's phone to check your voicemail remotely.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.