How to Turn Off Voicemail on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Voicemail is a useful feature that allows callers to leave you messages when you are unable to answer their calls. However, there may be times when you do not want to use this feature or prefer to handle missed calls in a different way. If you are an Android user and want to turn off voicemail, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Phone App

To begin, locate and open the Phone app on your Android device. This app is typically found on your home screen or in the app drawer. The icon usually resembles a phone receiver.

Step 2: Access Settings

Once you have opened the Phone app, look for the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to open a dropdown menu, and then select “Settings” from the available options.

Step 3: Choose Call Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option labeled “Call settings” or similar. This option may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer or Android version. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Disable Voicemail

In the Call settings menu, locate and tap on “Voicemail” or “Voicemail settings.” You may need to scroll down further if this option is not immediately visible.

If your device supports multiple SIM cards, make sure you select the SIM card for which you want to turn off voicemail.

Once inside the Voicemail settings, look for an option that allows you to disable voicemail.

The wording may differ based on your device and carrier but look for phrases like “Turn off voicemail,” “Disable voicemail,” or “Deactivate voicemail.” Tap on this option.

Step 5: Confirm Deactivation

After selecting the option to disable voicemail, you may see a confirmation prompt asking if you are sure about deactivating voicemail. Read the prompt carefully and select “OK” or “Confirm” to proceed.

Step 6: Restart Your Phone

To ensure that the changes take effect, it is recommended to restart your Android device. Press and hold the power button on your phone until a menu appears, then select “Restart” or “Reboot.”

Note: Keep in mind that disabling voicemail will prevent callers from leaving you messages. If someone calls you while your voicemail is turned off, they may hear a message stating that the voicemail service is unavailable or disabled.


Voicemail can be a convenient feature, but there are situations where turning it off may be desirable. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily disable voicemail on your Android device. Remember that these instructions may vary slightly depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version, but the general process should remain similar.

Now you can handle missed calls in a way that suits your preferences without relying on voicemail.

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