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How To Turn Off Voice Mail On iPhone

As you probably already know, a voice mail system stores audio messages left by your unanswered calls. It and may or may not cause additional costs when in use or when listening to the recordings. Retrieving a voice mail on iPhone can be a hassle, especially if you don’t want to use the feature in the first place. Therefore, we show you how to turn off voicemail on iPhone.

How to disable voicemail on iPhone

In order to turn off voicemail (you may also know this feature by the name of mailbox or voice message) on your iPhone, proceed as follows:

Open up the “Phone” app and select the “Keypad” icon at the very bottom. Now enter the following sequence and start a call┬áby tapping the green receiver icon (don’t worry, it won’t actually call anyone but rather confirm the setting): ##002#

You should see a number of text messages on a dark gray background pop up, each concerning a part of the voicemail feature. For instance, there’s “Voice Call Forwarding”, “Data Call Forwarding” and “Fax Call Forwarding”. Tap “Dismiss” when done.

Tip: In order to re-enable voicemail, consult your respective carrier’s documentation or manual.

Now you have deactivated voicemail on your iPhone. However, you can still customize a few settings. Just read on to find out more.

Customizing individual forwarding features

There is also the option to target individual settings with regards to call forwarding on your iPhone.

  • Typing in ##62# will disable forwarding in cases of no signal, or when you’ve shut down your iPhone entirely
  • Typing in ##61# will switch off delayed forwarding
  • Typing in ##67# will disable forwarding on a busy line (when you’re currently on the phone)
  • And finally, to disable forwarding globally, type in ##21# and confirm with the green call button, as with any of the other options.

These special codes work in any region and should give you the power to fully customize your voicemail/mailbox on iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no user-friendly alternative to this slightly awkward method, at least for the moment. But it works!

Customized Voice Mail Greeting: You can record your own greeting for Voice Mail. Learn how to record personal voicemail greetings on iPhone.

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