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
Cozmos - November 12, 2016 at 5:20am
Thank you so much! I have Kashmir ringtone and I never got to hear any lyrics before it went to voicemail.....now I can! :)
MAH12345 - October 26, 2016 at 4:07pm
*#61# DOES NOT WORK
Sharee - October 26, 2016 at 7:31am
Didn't work :(
JMC - October 21, 2016 at 10:31pm
Ohhhh I LOVE that this information was not only available but clear to understand step by step for my iPhone6S. Now I dont have to panic every time my phone rings, only to miss the call and redial everyone!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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!
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