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
AW - April 14, 2018 at 6:14pm
Thank you so much! It worked! Loved the extra tip on how to get the plus(+) sign!! However can you let everyone know that 30 seconds is the max number of seconds it allows...
JDW - March 19, 2018 at 6:53pm
Is there a max number of rings allowed? I am trying to get about 20 rings before VM, however I set it for 240 and its going to VM at 6 rings no matter how far out i go
rodger price - March 12, 2018 at 3:28pm
Great stuff - worked perfectly - got a good 30 secs now before voicemail kicks in. Thanks for such a clear set of instructions.
lyn bosch - February 18, 2018 at 1:52am
this does NOT work. just wanted to change the number of rings before going to voicemail. the instructions end up trying to go to call forwarding. and *#61# is Invalid!
ruth964 - March 12, 2018 at 8:26pm
lyn bosch Hi there. Let me encourage you to try it one more time! Perhaps one star or number went in wrong for you! It worked for me and so many others, it seems! I hope you've got it now!
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