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
Rick123456 - March 7, 2017 at 9:45am
Works on iphone 4 and 5s, PLEASE NOTE, to those who have said this doesn't work, it is network dependent! Both my phones are on O2-UK! To the OP, thanks for a clear simple solution! (why cant we have this setting in the menu!!)
Mary Ann - February 27, 2017 at 11:41pm
Instructions very clear, unfortunately this did not work on my iPhone 7 plus:((( Guess I'll be standing in the long Verizon store line...SMHO!!!
Autumn Banks - February 27, 2017 at 3:53pm
This will not work for iPhone 5. We are now dinosaurs!
Trish - February 16, 2017 at 12:58am
Brilliant! Thank you! - and I kept getting options ending in 'disabled' tooo, until I realised there was a * before the #61# and that took me to the right page where it all happened beautifully!
Jean wilkinson - February 8, 2017 at 10:37pm
All options that come up end in "disabled." Any other ideas? Great step by step. Thank you.
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