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Voicemail Greeting on iPhone: How to Record

custom-voicemail-greetingThe default, generic voicemail greeting that comes with your iPhone is fine but also rather bland and boring. You can personalize the voicemail greeting on iPhone by recording your own custom version of it. This is a tutorial on how to create the recording. Whether you can record your own greeting (also known as “voicemail outgoing message”) of course depends on your carrier and whether they have their own mechanism in place, or integrate neatly with the iPhone’s native functionality.

If your carrier supports the iPhone voicemail feature, you can retrieve and listen to your voicemail right from within the “Phone” app and call your contacts back by simply tapping their messages. That type of functionality is pretty neat and useful, because it saves you actual time. If not supported by your carrier, you will not be able to see the visual overview of your voicemail inbox and use any of the related features. Tapping the “Voicemail” tab in your “Phone” app will simply call the number associated with your voicemail box. So let’s get going with creating our custom voicemail greeting on iPhone!

Phone > Voicemail > Greeting > Custom > Record > Save

Open up your “Phone” app on your iPhone, then tap the “Voicemail” tab at the bottom right. Now select “Greeting” in the upper left of the screen. Tap “Custom” and then “Record” to record your personalized voicemail greeting. Make sure to keep the microphone in an appropriate angle and distance while recording. When finished, tap “Stop” and finally “Save”.

You can listen to your recording by playing it from the menu and chose to keep the custom greeting or revert to the default one. Don’t forget to confirm your changes by tapping “Save” when done.