This guide will show you how to change the iPhone voicemail message on iOS 9. Even if you don’t use the iPhone for calls very often this is a great thing to do, since you may end up sending more calls to voicemail.
If you don’t make any changes the default iPhone voicemail message is pretty bland and not very professional. It is a good idea to change the iPhone voicemail message to something more professional or at least something that lets callers know they reached the right person.
With visual voicemail you may not remember how to call voicemail to set it up. We’ll show you how to record a new iPhone voicemail message and listen to your current one.
We recommend including your name and a short message, especially if you use this phone for business purposes.
With Visual Voicemail on iOS 9 you can listen to a Voicemail easily and you can also save or send a message on to someone else through iMessage or email.
Setting up a new voicemail message is the same on any iPhone that runs iOS 9 or higher. Use the steps below to set a custom iPhone voicemail message.
Tap the Phone icon on the home screen.
Next tap on the Voicemail tab in the bottom right of the screen.
Once this screen has appeared all of your old voice mails will display. Tap Greeting in the top left.
On the Greeting page there are two options. The standard option is to use the default iPhone voicemail message, but you can also record a custom message. If you already have a custom iPhone voicemail message recorded, tap Play to listen to it now. Otherwise tap Custom.
You can tap on Record to start recording a new iPhone voicemail greeting and then Stop when you are done. Tap on Play to listen to it so you don’t have an embarrassing mistake or noise in it. When you are satisfied with the message, tap Save in the upper right.
While recording a message, make sure that you don’t yell into the phone and make sure you record in a quiet place. Setting this up in a restaurant will make your iPhone voicemail greeting sound like you are actually picking up the phone.
If you are setting a new iPhone voicemail message for work, it is a good idea to make sure your message is professional and that you avoid common mistakes. MightyCall recommends not using, “Your call is very important to us…” to start your message.
The service also recommends stating your name, apologizing for missing the call and that you will call them back. If possible include a time frame for a return call. Don’t ramble or include un-needed information.
While recording, it is a good idea to keep the iPhone voicemail message short. Ideally do not make callers listen to you for more than 25 seconds.
For personal users, a funny iPhone voicemail message may be just what you want. It’s still a good idea to keep it short, but you can have some fun by using your iPhone to record a funny voicemail message played over a speaker on your computer or another device.