How to Turn-off Voicemail on your iPhone, and Reactivate later

Voicemail is a fantastic alternative if you travel frequently, especially on international tours.

Enabling voicemail can save you a good amount of money on ISD incoming calls, and you can afterward listen to your voicemail and answer appropriately.

However, there are instances when you don’t want to keep it for long and are eager to turn it off; however, if you don’t know how to do so, you may become frustrated and annoyed.

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That’s why we’ll show you how to turn off your iPhone’s voicemail and reactivate it later if necessary. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Turn Off Voicemail on iPhone

To switch off voicemail (also known as mailbox or voice message) on your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. To begin, go to your iPhone’s home screen and launch the “Phone” app.

2. To find out your mailbox number, dial *#61# and then press the green trigger button. Write down the number on a piece of paper or record it in some other way as soon as you get it.

3. Now, launch the “Settings” app, then go to the “Phone” section and enable the “Call Forwarding” option. And type in the phone number that you noted in the previous step, following save the settings.

4. Select the “Keypad” icon at the very bottom of the “Phone” app. And, dial #004# and press the green trigger button to make a call, it would not make any call so don’t worry.

5. A series of text messages on a dark grey backdrop should appear, each relating to a different aspect of the voicemail feature. When you’re finished, tap “Dismiss”.

6. By now, your iPhone’s voicemail has now been turned off. You may still change a few things, though.

How to Turn On Voicemail on your iPhone

You can either review your carrier’s instructions or input your provider’s particular code in the “phone” app and touch the call button to re-enable voicemail:

T-Mobile: ##004#

AT&T: ##004#

Verizon: *73 (if *900 and *920 don’t work, try *900 and *920).

US Cellular: *920

You can also contact your carrier’s customer care by dialing the following numbers:

1-877-453-1304 for T-Mobile

1-800-922-0204 for Verizon

1-800-331-0500 for AT&T

By this time, Although you will be able to turn off your iPhone voicemail, some of you may still want to record some of your calls. It could be vital information to remember, confirmation of a verbal promise, or something else.

If you’re seeking instructions on how to record a phone call on an iPhone, check out this post.

Call Forwarding Features that can be Customized 

When it comes to calling forwarding on your iPhone, you may also target individual voicemail settings.

By dialing #61#, you can turn off delayed forwarding.

When there is no signal or when your iPhone is completely turned off, Dial #62# to disable forwarding.

When you dial #67# on a busy line (while on the phone), forwarding is disabled.

Finally, dial #21# and confirm with the green call button, as with any of the previous options, to disable forwarding globally.

These secret codes should work in any country and offer you complete control over your iPhone’s voicemail/mailbox.

Unfortunately, there is currently no user-friendly alternative to this relatively uncomfortable procedure. However, it works!

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