How to set up voicemail on Android

The voicemail is the most seldom used feature in a smartphone and many actually don’t know how to set it up. But it will become useful at one point so it’s better to set it up on your device. And in this guide, I will walk you through on how to set up voicemail on your Android device. Just follow these steps and you’re good to go…

  1. Launch the stock Phone app. The voicemail is a feature that’s embedded in the phone app and thus, you can access it through the app.
  2. Touch and hold the number 1 on the dialer. If you haven’t setup the service before, you’d probably get the “No voicemail number is stored on the card.” message. However, if it’s already been set up, listen to the prompts for instructions on how to set it up completely.
  3. Enter your voicemail password when prompted.
  4. When you reach your mailbox, tap 3 for the Advanced Options menu. (If you have any new voicemail messages, they will need to be listened to before you tap 3.)
  5. Tap 2 to record your greeting.
  6. When prompted, record your greeting, then tap #.

On some Android devices, you can also setup voicemail by following these steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Touch Call Settings.
  3. Choose Voicemail.
  4. Tap on Voicemail service and select My carrier or My operator.
  5. Tap Setup.
  6. Select Voicemail number and type in your voicemail number.
  7. Tap on OK after entering your voicemail number.
  8. Tap on OK in the Voicemail number changed popup.
  9. Now launch the Phone app.
  10. Tap and hold the number 1 key until the phone calls the voicemail service.
  11. Enter a PIN or password when prompted by the voice command.
  12. Record your name by speaking when prompted by the voice command.
  13. Choose your greeting or you may opt to record a new one.
  14. Follow voice commands to complete setup.

And that’s pretty much it!

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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