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
Oliver Boar - January 27, 2016 at 4:39pm
I'm trying to reset the number of rings my S6 phone exercises before going to voicemail. As things stand, I'm missing ALL of my calls. These instructions are clear, but NO NUMBER comes up when I follow the instructions, so I can't enter a number my calls are forwarded to! In other words, this feature is not enabled. When I press on the "voice call forwarding" text, nothing happens. When I go to settings, "call forwarding" ASKS me for a number. I'm stumped.
Gaines Whitcomb - January 21, 2016 at 8:02pm
Instructions beautiful, but will not work on our iPhone 6+, service by AT&T. Tried twice to set @ 40 sec, then tried @30. Error message every time. Looked at another thread - turns out we had to leave out the + sign to get it to work!
Jeannie - December 24, 2015 at 5:00am
Worked perfectly for iPhone 5 on ATT.
Norman M - December 17, 2015 at 10:41am
Did not work on my iphone 5 having tried several times?
Janet - December 3, 2015 at 1:24am
This didn't work on my 6+. It kept showing error. I tried to get 30 seconds and it wouldn't work. I need more than 20 seconds to get to my phone.
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