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 | 343563 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.

Add Comment
David Yorkshire UK - April 6, 2014 at 10:20am
Fantastic site easy to follow worked first time with my iPhone 5s
ANDIE CAYNE - March 26, 2014 at 2:23pm
BRILLIANT! Worked straight away. THANKS!!!
ANDIE CAYNE - March 26, 2014 at 2:25pm
PS I used this method on an iPhone 3s
toula21 - March 9, 2014 at 12:18am
Didn't work on 4S or 5S - kept getting unknow error. After reading several of the comments, I tried it with and without +; tried clearing previous codes and still had no success. Called AT & T and they were able to change it from 15 seconds (5 rings) to 30 seconds (10 rings). Much easier
Peter - March 7, 2014 at 1:07pm
Many thanks BUT there is no number displayed after "Voice Call Forwarding When Unanswered"! Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you.
amyl801 - February 18, 2014 at 3:31pm
worked great iphone 5s
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