In this tutorial, we will learn how to turn off Google Voice on Android. Google Voice is a useful feature that allows you to make calls, send texts, and manage voicemail using a virtual phone number.
However, there may be situations where you want to disable Google Voice for various reasons. Follow the steps below to turn off Google Voice on your Android device:
Step 1: Open the Google Voice App
To begin, locate and open the Google Voice app on your Android device. The app icon typically resembles a white telephone receiver on a blue background.
Step 2: Access Settings
Once you have opened the app, tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner of the screen. This will open a slide-out menu.
- If you are using an older version of the app:
- Navigate to “Settings” and tap on it.
- Scroll down until you find “Voice settings” and tap on it.
- If you are using a newer version of the app:
- Tap on “Settings” in the slide-out menu directly.
Step 3: Disable Google Voice
In the settings menu, scroll down until you see the option labeled “Make and receive calls.” This option allows you to enable or disable Google Voice for calls made through your device’s dialer.
Note: Disabling this option will prevent calls from being made or received using your Google Voice number through your device’s dialer.
To turn off Google Voice for calls made through your device’s dialer, simply tap on the toggle switch next to the “Make and receive calls” option. The switch will turn gray, indicating that Google Voice has been disabled.
While you are in the settings menu, you may also want to explore other options that allow you to customize your Google Voice experience:
- Voicemail: Manage settings related to voicemail, such as greeting, transcription, and notifications.
- Messaging: Set preferences for sending and receiving text messages using your Google Voice number.
- Calls: Configure options for call screening, call forwarding, and other calling features.
- Account: View and manage your Google Voice account details and linked phone numbers.
Feel free to explore these options and make any necessary changes according to your preferences.
In this tutorial, we have learned how to turn off Google Voice on Android. By following these simple steps, you can easily disable Google Voice for calls made through your device’s dialer.
Remember that disabling Google Voice will prevent calls from being made or received using your Google Voice number through your device’s dialer. Additionally, don’t forget to explore the various settings options available in the app for a more personalized experience.