How to Retrieve Voicemail on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Retrieve Voicemail on iPhone

Voicemail is a convenient feature that allows you to receive and store voice messages on your iPhone. Whether you’ve missed an important call or want to listen to a message again, retrieving your voicemail is easy.

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to retrieve your voicemail on an iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Phone App

To retrieve your voicemail, start by accessing the Phone app on your iPhone. Tap on the green phone icon located at the bottom of your home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to Voicemail

Once you’re in the Phone app, locate and tap on the “Voicemail” tab at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to the voicemail section.

Step 3: Listen to Voicemail Messages

In the voicemail section, you’ll see a list of all your received voicemails. Each voicemail message will be displayed with important details such as caller information and time of call.

To listen to a specific message, simply tap on it.

Step 4: Playback Controls

When you tap on a voicemail message, it will automatically start playing. You can use various playback controls to manage and navigate through the message:

  • Play/Pause: Tap once anywhere on the screen or use the play/pause button in the middle of the screen to play or pause the message.
  • Replay: If you want to listen to a specific part of the message again, drag your finger across the progress bar towards left or use the replay button on the left side of the screen.
  • Fast Forward: To skip ahead in the message, drag your finger across the progress bar towards right or use the fast forward button on the right side of the screen.
  • Delete: If you want to delete a voicemail message, tap on the trash bin icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. Confirm your action by tapping “Delete” when prompted.

Step 5: Call Back or Save Voicemail

After listening to a voicemail message, you have a few options:

  • Call Back: If you want to call back the person who left you the voicemail, tap on the phone icon located next to their name and number. This will initiate a call to their phone number.
  • Save: If you want to keep a voicemail for future reference, tap on the “Save” button located below the playback controls. The voicemail will be saved and accessible in your voicemail section until you decide to delete it.

Tips and Tricks

– To quickly access your voicemail without opening the Phone app, you can press and hold down “1” on your iPhone’s keypad.
– If you have multiple voicemails, they will be listed in chronological order with the most recent message displayed at the top.
– Remember to regularly delete old or unnecessary voicemails to free up storage space on your iPhone.
– Some carriers may charge additional fees for accessing and storing voicemails.

Check with your carrier for any specific details or charges.
– In case of any issues with retrieving or listening to your voicemails, contact your carrier’s customer support for assistance.


Retrieving voicemail on an iPhone is a simple process that can be done through the Phone app. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you’ll be able to listen to your voicemail messages, manage playback controls, and take additional actions such as calling back or saving important voicemails.

Make the most out of this useful feature to stay connected and organized.

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