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
amjad dabas - April 28, 2016 at 2:46pm
for me i stooped the voice message to keep the incoming calls ringing longer
Ines - March 7, 2016 at 5:09pm
No number comes up when i do #61#- it just has the text you mention! I have a swiss mobile number...could that be why? Swisscom is my server-
retro_rob1989 - March 4, 2016 at 3:56am
Thanks for posting. Still can't believe Apple won't let you do this directly from the phone like every other mobile phone out there.
Dean - March 1, 2016 at 5:02am
Very helpful tutorial and to the auther you have made this so easy anyone could follow. Thank you for taking the time.
Norm Rechtman - February 19, 2016 at 3:29pm
I believe it only works with phones on the At&T network
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