How to Check & Delete Voicemail on iPhone

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If you've just bought your first iPhone, or if you're one of the many people who just never got around to setting up their voicemail until now, you may be wondering how to open and listen to voicemail on your phone. You'll also want to learn how to delete voicemail messages, since too many undeleted messages will mean new messages can't be added to your voicemail. Voicemail on iPhone is quick and easy to use, once you learn a few quick steps. Let's get started learning how to check voicemail on iPhone, and how to delete voicemail as well, so you never miss a message. 

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To open and listen to voicemail on your iPhone:

  • Tap on the Phone icon.
  • Tap Voicemail at the bottom of the display.

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  • Tap on the Voicemail message you'd like to listen to.
  • Tap the play icon. If you want, you can also tap the speaker icon to play your message on speakerphone.
  • Some carriers also offer voicemail transcription, which will allow you to read it instead.

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  • You can call back the person who left you the message by tapping Call Back.
  • Once you've heard the message you can tap Delete if you don't need to save it; this will save room in your Voicemail box.

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Now you know how to open and listen to voicemail messages on your iPhone, as well as how to delete unwanted messages! 


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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.