How to Set the Number of Rings Before Your iPhone Goes to Voicemail

Posted January 25, 2009 at 5:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 481980 views
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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.

Step Two
Press to select Keypad from the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Then enter *#61# and press the Call button.

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.

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.

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.

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Sohikim_G - January 22, 2015 at 8:55am
worked for my Iphone 4 30' sec ;) thx
Vero55 - December 30, 2014 at 10:15pm
I have a 4S and T-Mobile, the instructions to change the number of rings worked perfectly. Thank you!
Andy bozdan - December 13, 2014 at 12:15pm
I have I phone 5 and when I tap in the first code I get the verizon message saying this call cannot be connected as dialed!!!!! So it's back to the verizon shop....again!!!!!
Diana Maine - November 25, 2014 at 1:48am
This did not work on my iPhone 4
Niners843 - January 5, 2015 at 10:42pm
Did you ever figure out how to change the number of rings before the phone went to voicemail?
SSDJ III - September 14, 2014 at 8:09pm
Well, I have the iphone 4s, ane I just forwarded my calls to my cell phone number and it doubled the number of rings, in addition to the ring time. It also helps to use a simpler, less time cosuming ringtone.
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