How to Set Up Voicemail Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Setting up voicemail on your Android device is an essential step to ensure that you never miss any important messages. Whether you’re using a brand new Android phone or want to reconfigure your voicemail settings, this tutorial will guide you through the process. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing Voicemail Settings

First, open the Phone app on your Android device. Look for the icon that resembles a phone receiver and tap on it to launch the app.

Note: The steps may vary slightly depending on the make and model of your Android device.

Step 2: Open Call Settings

In the Phone app, locate and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu to access the call settings.

Step 3: Locate Voicemail Settings

In the Call Settings menu, scroll down until you find “Voicemail” or “Voicemail Settings.” Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Set Up Voicemail

In the Voicemail settings, you may see various options such as “Voicemail Service,” “Voicemail Number,” or “Set Up.” Tap on any of these options to begin setting up your voicemail.

Option A: Voicemail Service

If your carrier supports visual voicemail, you might see an option called “Voicemail Service.” Tap on it, and select your carrier from the list provided. This will automatically configure voicemail settings according to your carrier’s specifications.

Option B: Voicemail Number

If visual voicemail is not available or you prefer traditional voicemail, tap on “Voicemail Number.” Enter the voicemail number provided by your carrier.

If you don’t know the number, contact your mobile service provider for assistance. Once entered, tap on “OK” or “Save” to save the settings.

Option C: Set Up

If neither of the above options is available, look for an option called “Set Up.” Tap on it to start the voicemail setup process manually.

Step 5: Follow the Setup Wizard

Once you’ve selected an option to set up your voicemail, follow the prompts provided by the setup wizard. The wizard will guide you through customizing your voicemail greeting and setting a personal identification number (PIN) for accessing your voicemail.

Note: It’s important to choose a PIN that is not easily guessable and memorable only to you.

Step 6: Test Your Voicemail

After completing the setup wizard, it’s always a good idea to test your voicemail functionality. Dial your own phone number from another phone or ask a friend to call you. Let the call go to voicemail and ensure that everything is working as expected.


Your Android device is now set up with voicemail! You can receive and listen to messages anytime someone leaves one for you.

  • Tips:
    • If you encounter any issues during setup, reach out to your mobile service provider for assistance.
    • You can always revisit these settings later if you wish to make changes or update your voicemail greeting.
    • Remember to regularly check your voicemail to stay updated on any important messages.

Now that you know how to set up voicemail on your Android device, you can stay connected and never miss an important message again!

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