How to set up voicemail on Android?
Voicemail is one of the most essential features that you can have on your phone, especially if you get a lot of calls. Despite this, most of the people don’t set it up as they’ve never thought about it. And it’s not something very difficult either. All it takes is ten minutes, at most, to set up your own voicemail system. You won’t regret it, we promise. It’s always very helpful to let important callers leave a voicemail so you know exactly who you’ll have to call back. Unless you enjoy calling back every single missed call you receive! If you’re interested, read this article till the end to know how to set up voicemail on Android. Let’s take a look.
The real method to set up voicemail on your android smartphone usually depends on the phone’s manufacturer, make, model etc. and also on your service provider. In general, you’ll have to follow these steps to set your voicemail up in Android.
Steps on setting up voicemail on Android:
Access Voicemail on your Android Device
The first step is to access the voicemail on your smartphone. There are two ways to do that. Some of the people reading this article will have an in-built voicemail app on their phones depending on different makes and models. Usually this dedicated voicemail app makes setting up the voicemail easier.
The other kind will be the ones who don’t have a pre-installed app in their phones for voicemail but will have the voicemail option in their phone app. If you are one of them, you will need to open the phone app on your smartphone, press the number 1 and hold it for a while to access the voicemail.
Configure the voicemail on your Android Device
Visual voicemail apps
If you have the app, just open it and follow the instructions that pop up. Most probably the voicemail app you have on your phone is a type of visual Voicemail apps, that comes with all new Android phones. Nevertheless, it will allow you to set up your voicemail. You can use it to view a list of your messages, select the ones you want to hear and even get read written transcripts of your voicemail messages.
Without visual voicemail apps
For phones that don’t have the app: after pressing and holding the number one, you will hear the message that says you don’t have your voicemail configured on the card. The voice prompts will allow you to configure the voicemail on your Android phone using different information. Once the configuration is complete, press 1 again and check if your password is working and allowing you access to the voicemail. Some of the Android phones work with *86 on the keypad to access the voicemail
Setting up the password
You’ll have to use your keypad to type a password for your voicemail, consisting of numeric digits only. Sometimes, when you open the voicemail app, you’ll be asked to provide a password. This is usually your phone’s last 4 digits. After that, you can change it.
Recording the personal greeting
The voicemail prompts will guide you through the process of recording the personal greeting, a voice recording that your callers hear when your phone receives a call that goes to voicemail. Along with this, some providers also ask for a voice signature. This is it! You’re done setting up Voicemail on Android.
To see more answers to common Android questions and tips: see here.