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How to Change Voicemail on iPhone?



How to Change Voicemail on iPhone

What is a Voicemail greeting? I bet everybody already knows the answer. 😎

But if you don’t. It is basically a voicemail message that users can set in their own (or preferred) voice to greet the caller when they can’t pick up the call. 

You can set your Voicemail greeting the way you like it – funny and casual for friends & family while keeping it formal and professional for work. 

However, there are still people out there who haven’t recorded voicemail greetings in their own voice or don’t know how to do it on an iPhone.

Are you one of them? If yes, ✅

This article will show you exactly how to change voicemail on iPhone. It’s an easy and straightforward process that can be done quickly.


  • You can use third-party apps like Google Voice or VoIP phone systems like KrispCall to customize voicemail greetings.
  • To change voicemail on your iPhone, go to the Phone icon, select Voicemail, choose Greetings, choose Customize, then Record, Stop, Playback, and finally Save.
  • Set up voicemail greetings easily through the KrispCall dashboard, offering multiple message types and instant updates.

How to Change Voicemail Greeting on iPhone?

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your SIM card is installed on your iPhone. 

To change voicemail greeting on iPhone, Click the Phone icon > Tap Voicemail > Select Greetings > Select Customize > Tap Record, specify a greeting, then Stop > Playback > Record. 

Here are the detailed steps to change voicemail on iPhone:

  1. Make your way to your “ Phone” application.

2. Click on the “Voicemail” option. (You’ll see a couple of options at the bottom. One of those will be the voicemail option).


3. Tap “Greeting,” located at the top left.


4. Choose “Custom” to personalize voicemail and change the default greeting.


5. Tap “Record” to record your voicemail, then tap “Stop” when you’re done.


6. To listen to what you’ve recorded, tap “Play.”


7. If you don’t like the initial recording, tap “Record again” and repeat the process.

Record again

8. Finally, after reviewing it, click the “Save” button to save what you’ve just recorded.

👋 You May Also Like: Professional Business Voicemail Greeting Examples

Alternative Ways to Change Voicemail Greetings on iPhone

You can also change the voicemail greetings with the help of third-party apps or by using a VoIP phone system.

1. Using Third-party apps

Using any third-party app might seem unappealing at first. However, in this case, third-party voicemail apps allow iPhone users to easily change voicemail greetings.

Maybe, once in your life, you’ve been in a situation where you were asked for your phone number, but you didn’t really want to share it because you didn’t trust the person or know them.

Third-party apps like Google Voice allow you to have a second phone number for free. The second phone will allow you to make calls, text messages, and do everything else you would do with your regular number.

You will require a Gmail account to sign up. But, after that, it’s pretty easy. It also offers you the ability to change your number if you need to (which costs $10).

Now, let’s see how you can change voicemail greetings on your iPhone using Google Voice:

  1. First, you will need to download Google Voice as a phone app.
  2. After downloading the app, you need to sign into your Google account and set your Google phone number.
  3. Verify your phone number, enter the code you received, click Finish, and your account will be ready.
  4. Now, in your Google Voice dashboard, tap the options menu (three bars) at the top left.
Google Voice Three Bar Menu
  1. Tap Voicemail, and click Voicemail greeting.
Google Voice Voicemail Greeting
  1. On the New greeting page, tap the + Record a greeting to set your custom greeting.
Google Voice Record a greeting
  1. After this, you can follow the steps from the earlier section.

2. Using VoIP Phone System

As mentioned earlier, you can also use a VoIP phone system to customize your voicemails.

💡 If you don’t know what VoIP is, check out this detailed article.

You can use a voip phone system like KrispCall, a cloud-based telephony system, to set up and have full control over voicemail in an easy and simple way. 

Here’s how you can set a voicemail on your iPhone using KrispCall:

  1. Create a KrispCall account and set up your cloud phone system.
  2. Login to access your account’s dashboard, go to ‘settings,’ and look for the ‘my number’ settings.
  3. Scroll to find the “incoming call strategy” settings, then select voicemails for unanswered calls.
  4. Now, move to the Greetings and Recordings section.
  5. Select the Voicemail option and configure, customize & personalize it.
  6. Make sure the voicemail system works and start using it.
🎉 Also Read: Benefits of Having Customized Phone Greetings for Business

KrispCall: A Better Way to Set up Voicemail Greetings

KrispCall A Better Way to Set up Voicemail Greetings

Managing voicemail greetings with your wireless service provider may be limited. With KrispCall’s advanced VoIP phone system, you can easily create personalized greetings that leave a great impression.

As a cloud-based phone solution, KrispCall offers advanced voicemail controls that allow you to truly personalize your greeting experience.

For example, you could use a warm, friendly greeting for mornings and afternoons rather than a hurried tone for late evenings. KrispCall also lets you set up your own voice greetings for holidays, weekends, or whether you have an outgoing calendar message.

Additionally, some key benefits:

  • Multiple Message Type Benefits: Choose from standard messages, personalized messages, or “away” messages.
  • Instant Updates: Changes to your greeting will automatically take effect immediately—no more waiting for carriers.
  • Flexible Controls: Set free times, transcription, and detailed greeting options.
  • Auto-answer Concept: Give callers a status update like “In a meeting until 3 p.m., leave a message”.

Overall, KrispCall makes it easy to capture callers’ attention and optimize your voicemail greetings.

🔥 Try the KrispCall Voicemail Feature to record your personalized greeting today.


In short, taking a few minutes to personalize your voicemail greetings has some great benefits. This lets you do your best and make a good first impression on the caller.

Hearing your warm, personalized greeting instead of a generic system message will make the other person feel like they’ve met someone approachable. It will also give callers helpful context about your availability and next steps.

From a professional perspective, personalized voicemail also improves your overall image and recall.


Can I change the voicemail message on my iPhone?

Yes, you can change voicemail messages on your iPhone. For this, you should follow these steps:

1. Open the Phone app, tap Voicemail, and then Greetings options.

2. Select Custom and record your message.

3. Click on Record, play, and then Save.

4. Stop recording, Save, and keep voicemail updated.

How to delete your Voicemail greeting on your iPhone?

To delete your voicemail greeting on your iPhone, click on the Phone Icon, then click Voicemail > Greetings > Default. Your personalized voicemail message will be deleted, and you’ll return to the default greeting.

How can I record a custom voicemail on my iPhone?

To record a custom voicemail on your iPhone, Open the phone app, go to the voicemail tab, and tap Greeting > Custom. Tap Record and record your desired voicemail greeting—press Stop. Click Play to listen to your greeting. Press Save to stay greeting, or click Record if you want to record a new one.

What happens if I forget my voicemail pin on my iPhone?

iPhone doesn’t have a built-in way to reset your voicemail password; thus, some third-party apps can help. One option is the My Verizon Mobile app, which allows you to reset your password using the Verizon service. To reset your password, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your My Verizon account using the app or website. If you are already logged in, you can directly access the password reset section. Otherwise, select “Account overview” under My Devices.
  2. Select the iPhone device for which you need to change your voicemail password.
  3. Go to “Manage device > My device” » and select the option to “Reset voicemail password.”
  4. You will be prompted to create your own new password or ask Verizon to create one for you. If you create your own password, enter it in the confirmation and new password fields.
  5. Select your preferred password reset option and submit a request to complete the password change from your voicemail through My Verizon.

How can I remove my voicemail greeting on my iPhone?

To remove your voicemail greeting on your iPhone, Open the Phone app and select the Voicemail option. On the Voicemail screen, click the Greetings option. Click the checkbox option next to Default. This will remove any personalized greetings and revert to the standard voice messages provided by your carrier.

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Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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