How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

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These are instructions on how to set the number of rings before your iPhone goes to Voicemail. You can increase or decrease the amount of time your iPhone rings by following the simple steps below.

Step One
Press the Phone icon in your iPhone's dock.
How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

Step Two
Press to select Keypad from the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Then enter *#61# and press the Call button.
How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

Step Three
An information screen will appear. Take note of the Voice Call Forwarding number. It should say something like
Voice Call Forwarding
When Unanswered
Forwards to +16478396148
.

Press the Dismiss button to return to the Keypad.
How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

Step Four
Enter *61*, followed by the Voice Call Forwarding number we retrieved above, followed by *11, followed by *s# (replace s with the number of seconds your iPhone should ring before going to Voicemail)

Example: *61*+16478396148*11*20#

NOTE*: You can enter a + by holding down 0. The default ring time before going to Voicemail is usually 20 seconds.

Press the Call button.
How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

Step Five
Your iPhone will inform you that
Setting Activation Succeeded
Voice Call Forwarding
When Unanswered


Press the Dismiss button to return to the Keypad. The next time someone calls your iPhone it will ring for your specified amount of seconds before going to Voicemail.
How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail
my name - August 2, 2016 at 6:52pm
Whoo Hoo! No more frantically searching through my purse or under things on the coffee table to find my phone before it hangs up. Thank you!
J Read - August 1, 2016 at 9:55am
All I get at step two is "Error performing request Unknown error.Interrogation failed. Its driving me mad. Apple should make this SIMPLE
Taylor - July 26, 2016 at 2:32am
Fantastic worked first time on Iphone6. Thanks.
Lynarc - June 18, 2016 at 4:50pm
Fantastic fix - worked first time on IPhone 6S Thanks Lynarc
Barbie W - May 26, 2016 at 5:06pm
I kept getting error message in the very first phase on my Iphone 6. I replaced the suggested interrogation code in Step 2 with *#004# and AT&T sent the Step 3 screen that allowed me to successfully follow Steps 3 - 5.
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